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Lil Sumthin’ Saloon to open later this month in downtown Spokane

Dec. 6, 2019 Updated Fri., Dec. 6, 2019 at 11:32 a.m.

Lil Sumthin’ Saloon, a Texas-themed bar, is opening in downtown Spokane later this month.

Owner Austin Estrada filed an application with the city in October to convert a former photography studio at 301 W. Second Ave. into a 600-square-foot bar.

Estrada, who moved to Spokane in July from Fort Worth, Texas, describes the saloon’s theme as “kitschy” with cowboy and cactus decor.

“It will have a Western kind of feel to it,” he said.

Estrada decided to lease the vacant space because of its large windows and central location.

Estrada said the drink menu will include whiskey and tequila forward cocktails. Beer will be available in bottles and cans.

Lil Sumthin’ Saloon is Estrada’s first venture into bar ownership with his girlfriend, Kryston.

“It’s been great coming here and opening the bar,” Estrada said, adding the community has been receptive to the idea. “It’s just been so positive.”

Estrada said there are potential plans to partner with the nearby Tiny Tiki for events.

Lil Sumthin Saloon is holding a soft opening Dec. 31 with an event starting at 9 p.m. that includes a cowpoke costume contest and a “Bless Your Heart” art show. Admission is $5.

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