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Borracho Saloon

The hot and new go-to Munds Park destination!

Borracho Saloon, located on the Pinewood strip nestled between the Outpost and Munds Park Salon, is a fully remodeled A-frame, totally hip music bar serving up drinks that deliver both strength and taste.

Lannette Dunkeson and Tom Womak

The Saloon was the town’s talk waiting in anticipation while the owners were mashing out details and ideas for their third venue. They already owned two bars—The Wrecked at the Reef in Rocky Point and the Cactus Tavern in Phoenix.

The owners were great and long time friends with Tom Womak and Lannette Dunkeson—Munds Park residents for 14 years. They knew Tom and Lannette were business savvy and that one of Tom’s longtime dreams was to own a bar. So after a good meal, a couple or few drinks, they sold the bar and the concept to Tom and Lannette.

Tom and Lannette have been sweethearts for 21 years and are seasoned business owners, successfully owning VIP Flooring in Phoenix for 18 years. In conjunction, Lannette has worked for Dell Technologies for the past 20 years. Both the flooring business and Dell are still in the picture while they run Borracho’s. They are no strangers to hard work, and their pioneering spirit will serve them well during this next adventure.

Now, owning a flooring company and a saloon is very different. No fear here! Not even during COVID-19. Tom points out they have excellent mentors, a great concept pulled straight out of Rocky Point, and a passion for outstanding customer service. He’s confident the Munds Park community will embrace what they have to offer, and so far, that has proven fabulously accurate.

Borracho’s is fast becoming one of Munds Park’s premier meeting places to catch up with old friends and meet new ones in an entertaining atmosphere with timeless classic rock, tasty and unique drinks, and friendly and attentive service. These operating concepts are the staples of Borracho Saloon and what Tom and Lannette say is just the tip of their plans for Munds Park.

Borracho’s has a cozy, warm, and modern-rustic atmosphere. Artwork and old photos of Johny Cash, Bob Dylan, vintage beer displays, and a wild boar that looks like Willie Nelson were hung with care and thought throughout the A-frame structure. Even the lights were strategically placed to create a comfortable ambiance. They hauled diamond plate metal from Rocky Point to make their custom countertops that add an industrial feel to this mixed medium bar.

Photos by Barbara Sherman

The patio is outfitted with high-top tables, a large outdoor screen that rolls vintage music videos, a second fully stocked bar with both booze and staff and finally, the La Capilla Stage for live bands and big, big plans for the summer! All this good fun in the pines and fresh air of the Coconino Forest. Yes. It’s as good as it sounds.

So what are the big plans? Some so secret Tom and Lannette wouldn’t share! But they did give us some details for the summer.

Lannette is a music connoisseur and loves live bands. Her tastes range from 80’s Hair Bands to Southern and Classic Rock. She has connections with bands throughout the state and plans to bring new sounds to the Park. The La Capilla Stage will host many artists throughout the summer.

Tom’s big bring this summer will be a taco trailer that will sit right outside the Borracho patio. STREET TACOS!!!!!! Not just any street tacos either—gourmet street tacos.

When Tom was recruiting a chef for the bar, he had the chef over to cook for Lannette and Taylor, their General Manager, to sample his eats. Tom says these tacos were so off the hook that he canceled his order for their food trailer, doubled his budget, and went all-in on a custom trailer. They will carry a limited but excellent menu that is guaranteed to please.

No need to wait till summer to visit! Borracho’s has heat and has several screens for music or sports for your viewing pleasure. Stop in and try their killer Bloody Mary’s, Spicy Margarita’s made with serrano peppers, Moscow Mules, Mexican and Irish hot coffee’s, and to really warm you up, try their famous Mexican Candy shot!

Borracho’s has a full line of swag too. T-shirts, hoodies, bandanas, hats, and more. Stop by and get some gear and look for the new Swag Shack to open this summer.

Follow them on Facebook for events, specials, and upcoming live entertainment. It’s the place to be!


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