Built in 1905, the beautiful Muheim building housed the Brewery Saloon, the most popular libation hall in Bisbee. But in 1914 the Federal Government enacted and enforced the “Noble Experiment” which banned all alcohol sales and terminated all liquor licenses in Arizona. John Muheim was forced to shut the doors to his saloon and look for new business opportunities for the bar.
The brokerage firm of Duey and Overlock, located on the second floor, was convinced to relocate their offices to the main floor. A stock board was installed in place of the disassembled bar. A ticker tape was sent from the E.F. Hutton offices in Manhattan and the New York Stock Exchange in Arizona was born.
When the doors reopened in the early 1980s, John Muheim’s original intent for his building was once again a reality. The Stock Exchange Saloon proudly displays the board while providing a gathering place for friends and visitors to partake of their favorite spirits in an atmosphere of days gone by.
Fast forward to 2016, the entire building has been painstakingly restored. The Stock Exchange Bisbee now houses the Stock Exchange Saloon and Grill for great entertainment and grill fare, the Stock Exchange Copper Plate for fine dining and the Stock Exchange Copper Cellar for weddings, banquets, meetings and more.
Step inside and look around!