Bars Investigated by the TABC

Two Five Dive Bar Investigated by TABC

Considering A Dram Shop Case Against Two Five Dive Bar? Here's What You Need To Know

For three decades, I've been holding bars accountable for over-serving alcohol. In the hundreds of cases I've handled, I've seen just how widespread irresponsible alcohol service is, as well as the tragedies that often follow in its wake. While people might see or hear about drunk driving accidents from time to time, rarely do they hear about the role that reckless bars play in those accidents. In order to draw more attention to this issue, I dedicate a portion of my time to investigating the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission's complaint records and reporting my findings here on my website. If you believe you may have a dram shop claim, please call my office at (855) 326-0000.

Two Five Dive Bar is located in El Paso, Texas. In recent years, it has attracted the attention of the TABC due to allegations of liquor law violations. Between 2018 and 2019, authorities conducted two investigations of the bar's alcohol service practices.

In my experience, it's uncommon for a bar without a history of run-ins with the TABC to end up on the hook for contributing to a wrongful death or injury. Virtually every bar I have ever sued was already on the authorities' radar. That's why I pay close attention to bars with several recent complaints against them. The more investigations a bar has had, the greater my concern is that it could one day contribute to an accident.

Note: Investigations are not proof of wrongdoing. However, if authorities investigate and fail to find evidence of a violation, it doesn't necessarily mean an establishment is innocent, either. The purpose of this article is simply to relay publicly-available information about incidents where the TABC has investigated Two Five Dive Bar for possible criminal or administrative violations.

TABC Investigations of Two Five Dive Bar Between 2018 and 2019

El Paso - 3350 Wedgewood Suite 6


On 05/23/2018, a concerned citizen filed a complaint with the TABC, alleging that the bar sold alcohol during prohibited hours.

Authorities looked into the matter shortly thereafter. For most liquor law violations, the TABC requires either video footage of the incident or eyewitness testimony from one of its agents in order to take action. Having neither in this investigation, authorities decided to close the case on 06/27/2018.

The TABC received a complaint from a member of the El Paso community on 07/17/2019 that alleged multiple allegations. These included selling alcohol to a minor, an intoxicated patron, and permitting prostitution and the possession of drugs on the premises.

The TABC conducted an inquiry into the claims, but due to a lack of video evidence, investigators were unable to determine their veracity. With no other course of action available, they decided to close the case on 10/15/2019.

Texas Law Says Accident Victims Can Sue Bad Bars

If you would like to learn more about Texas dram shop law (i.e. lawsuits against bars who play a role in injurious or fatal accidents), please visit our Texas Dram Shop Law Info Page.