How to find a Texas bar with the most color in it
CPA Houstons Houston is a place where every person’s name has been called, but only if you can’t get through the door without saying something that sounds vaguely like “ciao.”
This is not a new trend for Texas bars, but it’s the first time we’ve seen it in Houston.
We decided to ask the bartenders about their favorite color and their favorite place to sit down with a friend.
CPA Brian Gansler and the rest of the staff of CPA Houston love the color red.
“It’s the color of the state,” Ganslers father, David Gansling, told us.
“It’s a color of pride, of Texas, and Texas pride.”
Ganslinger is a barber, and a red-clad customer at CPA Dallas, a restaurant he’s been to many times over.
The barber has seen it all.
“I grew up in Texas, in Houston, in Austin, in the Gulf Coast.
I grew up loving that,” Ganesling said.
“When I first moved to Dallas in 2005, I thought, this is going to be a fun place to live in.”
But when he moved to Houston in 2013, Gansinger decided to start looking for something new.
“We had a lot of reds, a lot reds on the wall,” he said.
And that’s when he realized that he could have his barber in Houston if he just could find a bar that had enough reds in it.
So he started researching.
And then, he found it.
“We had the first red in the house in the barbershop in 2013,” Gainsinger said.
CPD’s Gansner found out that the Texas-based Barbershop at CPP was a little bit more than red and black.
They had a white barbers chair, a white tablecloth, and red chairs with white cushions, all of which had red on them.
“That was kind of shocking,” Gannes said.
The red was a big hit.
The customer reaction was so positive, he thought it would be good to start a chain.
“So I called a friend of mine, and he said, ‘You know, we have this red barbers table in the back.
I think we should do it.’
I was like, ‘Okay, let’s do it.'”
The next time he and his barbers came to the bar, the place was even redder.
The customers were still so excited, and the red was everywhere.
“They’re so red that you can barely tell it’s a barbers shop,” he told us, referring to the red chairs.
“That’s really cool, and I’m going to keep doing it.
I’m always looking for that.”
After that, Gannings and the barber’s crew kept the bar up and running, with a couple of other barbershops in Houston that also had red chairs in the store.
And the chain continues to grow.
The Texas-born Gansers own more than 70 locations, and has about a dozen more to go.