A beloved Las Vegas dive bar, Boomers Bar, has announced it will close.
Boomers Bar is set to close Dec. 29, 2017.
The bar billed itself as being “located smack dab in the middle of town.” The venue is located at 3200 Sirius Ave., or smack dab in the middle of an industrial neighborhood where you probably shouldn’t stroll alone at night.
Boomers, sometimes referred to with an apostrophe (Boomer’s), has hosted myriad quirky events over the years. Our visits have all involved seeing comedy open mic nights, some of it surprisingly good.
A comedian friend of ours, Matt Markman, is a Boomers alum and frequently opens for Strip headliner Anthony Cools, as well as performing at innumerable comedy clubs in Vegas and elsewhere.
Other recent events have included swing music and burlesque. Which, we might add, some enterprising Las Vegas business should try and combine sometime.
The venue also boasted “We have two pool tables, jukebox with Internet access and free Wi-Fi.” We should have looked for that jukebox with Internet access and Wi-Fi. Those are so rare these days.
Boomers announced it would close in a Facebook post you probably don’t have time to find, so we’ll just show it to you.
We kid about Boomers, but it had a loyal following, and we wish the staff all the best in their future endeavors.
Boomers may never have made any best-of lists, but whenever a bar closes in Las Vegas, a burlesque dancer loses her tassels. Or something.