GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A famous Texas nightclub where Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope once performed is no longer — thanks to Hurricane Ike.

The 79-year-old Balinese Room — a popular dance and gambling hall that was once a major attraction in Galveston, was washed away by battering storm surge as Ike roared ashore early Saturday.

The Balinese Room survived Hurricane Carla in 1961 and Alicia in 1983. But Ike proved too much for the Texas icon as battering waves ripped the building apart.