What is a toddler house and what does it have to do with the house bar
In case you haven’t been to the House Bar on the 10th, that’s pretty much what the name suggests. It’s a bar, looks like it used to be a house. This is where the term Toddle House comes in.
So what is a Toddle House and what does it have to do with the House Bar?
To put it simply, a Toddle House was a fast food restaurant before fast food restaurants were a thing. There was a national channel of them. They served breakfast and were open 24 hours a day. Lunch and dinner were mainly soups, salads and sandwiches.
What sets them apart from other dining establishments is that there weren’t a lot of tables, people paid by depositing a check in a box on the way out, and for the most part people just ordered take out. .
Small fun fact, the founder will eventually launch Waffle House.
So what does this have to do with House Bar? Simple. Check out this photo of Toddle House, then check out House Bar. Tell me they don’t look amazingly alike.
While trying to unearth some interesting facts about Amarillo’s history, we came across a claim that House Bar was once a home for toddlers.
After doing some research on Toddle House, and found that a lot of them turned into things like hot dog stands and other quick service restaurants … dive bar.
Another bizarre similarity is that Toddle House was considered a great place for single men. They could drop by after work and have a quick meal.
House Bar serves single men the same way. Instead of a meal, they serve libations so your labor issues might not seem so bad.
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