The Chrome Horse Saloon opened on March 13, 2009 some nine months after the 2008 historic flood of the Cedar River. As a successful night spot the live music, bar and restaurant venue attracted a lot of people last night just in time for the St. Patrick's Day celebration next week. The 42N crew had lunch at the Horse today to help welcome the saloon back to the community. The Cedar River is located just two blocks away. Look how high the water level had been (some 8 -10 feet high judging from the white leaching bricks) in the photos below of the Chrome Horse on June 22, 2008 - a week after the crest. Know that.