Rock the house at The Rail


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Spencer Nelson, Staff Reporter

The Rail in Commerce, Texas has been a place for both locals and college students to come have a great time and enjoy good company.

The Rail has several deals with one for every day of the week, varying from Margarita Mondays, Ladies’ Night with $8 rum punch pitchers on Thursdays, to Karaoke on Fridays.

One of their interesting deals is Texas Tuesdays. If the drink was made in Texas, there is a discount on it.

“We’re big promoters of local businesses and things of that nature,” Mercedes Irwin, a bartender at the Rail, said. “We enjoy having the biggest variety of Texas beers in town and craft beers. So, we definitely like that it gives students and people that don’t want to pay craft prices a day to try new things that are cheap and Texas made.”

Along with Texas Tuesdays, another popular night is Wells Wednesdays where patrons can choose between Coke and whiskey, rum and Coke, or Sprite and vodka for only $1 a well.

“The Mule kids will come over here, and then at about 11 they’ll go over there,” Irwin said, “So we get busy, then they run over there and we get to close on time.”

Competition with The Spot and The Mule is not an issue with the Rail. Students will choose to come to this home-like East Texas retreat for the excellent community and good times.

“The Rail’s atmosphere is always full of friendly people and employees,” Cheyne Mays, a senior at A&M-Commerce, said. “Everybody becomes friends with everybody, and it makes you feel like you’re in a comfortable place to have fun without worrying about other things.”

The bar does not stick to just one crowd. Whether old or young, everyone blends in very well. During the day, the older, loyal customers come out for a drink, and during the night, the college students come out.

The Rail is a venue with a lot of history such as the Dixie Chicks playing there along with other well-known Texas musicians. With three stages and a full-sized bar at each, the Rail has a lot of entertainment to provide.

“Other bars come and go, but the Rail never dies,” Irwin said.