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Neumeier's Rib Room :: History

Rib Room History





Coney Island opens in Beautiful DOWNTOWN Fort Smith, Arkansas. Outside, to the West of the Coney Island Building, was a charming little Garden Area. This is where the Rib Room ‘SEED’ was planted & where a Beer Garden would soon grow.



Coney Island acquires the Downtown ‘Pizza Wagon’ & begins making improvements to ‘the little Garden’…



Bill organizes AND produces the 1st Riverfront Blues Festival



Coney Island’s Beer Garden opens & Bill, w/ Mark Perry (R.I.P.), takes 1st Place in Pork (RIBS!) at the Arkansas State BBQ Championship!!!



Coney Island’s Beer Garden hosts its 1st Nat’l Touring Act! POPA CHUBBY, who performs his Hit Song, Sweet Goddess of Love & Beer.



The Pizza Wagon hits the ‘Trail’ (Papa’s Pub & Pizzaria is BORN!) & the Garden gets its 1st REAL Stage!



Coney Island Retires. Neumeier’s Rib Room & Beer Garden is BORN!!!


(OUR Championship Ribs will now have a Home of their OWN!)




Neumeier’s Rib Room & Beer Garden continues on its path of serving Championship Ribs and Hosting National, Regional & Local Entertainment!



Neumeier’s Rib Room & Beer Garden CLOSES & Undergoes MAJOR Renovations for an ‘All New’ Music Venue!



Fort Smith, Arkansas Suffers from Rib Room ‘Withdrawals’; this is also when the Dry-Rub ‘Apocalypse’ begins!



The Completely Reconstructed ‘2-Story’ Neumeier’s Rib Room and Beer Garden is again, “LIVE on Garrison Avenue!” (FYI… NO ONE was harmed during the Dry-Rub ‘Apocalypse’!) Nat’l acts are starting to make their way to our ‘new’ venue.



Weather prohibits the Rib Room from serving Ribs ‘n Que on a regular basis; serving Ribs on an ‘occasional’ basis & our ‘Good ol’ Pulled ‘n Chopped Sandwiches’ for ALL scheduled shows & events. Nat’l acts are becoming more prevalent.