Friday, November 20, 2015

Historic Milestone! Gold Mine Tavern Turns 50! Join The Party

The Gold Mine Tavern will celebrate a historic milestone that few bars in Southern Nevada have achieved. Saturday, November 21st, The Gold Mine Tavern, located on historic Water Street in downtown Henderson, will celebrate 50 years with a party commemorating the occasion and will raise money for a Henderson-based charity.

Take a trip back in time as the Gold Mine Tavern, recently named one of “7 Most Historic Bars in the Vegas Valley” by the Las Vegas Review Journal, honors its legacy as Henderson’s oldest bar with 1960’s inspired cocktail specials, PBR beer specials (sponsored by PBR), food truck deliciousness, samplings from Henderson based breweries, Crafthaus and Joseph James, live music from Coin Slot and Forget to Remember (voted Vegas’s BEST Rock Cover Band), Apple Watch giveaway and more.

The party will also feature a raffle where guests will have a chance to win fun beer packages from both Henderson based Crafthaus Brewery and Joseph James Brewing Co., your very own shot machine or mini-fridge from Fireball, Gold Mine Tavern gift certificates and more…with proceeds of the raffle benefiting The Dr. Joel and Carol Bower School Based Health Center.

In 1965 owner and Henderson City Councilman Giles "Bud" Franklin's vision came to life with the opening of the Gold Mine Tavern. The bar served as one of downtown Henderson's long standing favorite hangouts with a reputation for affordable drinks and friendly service. Franklin, remained a fixture at the bar until he sold it in 1977. Following Franklin's departure as owner, the bar underwent several identity changes, with it primarily catering to those in the biker community.

As the years went by the Gold Mine Tavern's became an endearing icon of downtown Henderson one of the long standing staples of the bar is its original 80-foot long wooden bar. In 2006 current owner Tim Haughinberry purchased the Gold Mine Tavern with the vision of bringing a bit of the Fremont Street approachability and live music and event driven performances to Water Street. In recent years Haughinberry, completed several renovations to the Gold Mine Tavern including expanding the patio area and modernizing the interior spaces with a warm red and black color palette. The results of Haughinberry's rebranding efforts combined with the added programming of live local music performances and themed events have resulted in success, with the Gold Mine Tavern now appealing to a more diverse array of clientele including 20-30-year-olds in addition to the biker community and baby boomers.

The Dr. Joel and Carol Bower School Based Health Center is the first school-based health center in the State of Nevada to achieve certification. Established in 2004, the health center was founded as a partnership between the Nevada State College School of Nursing and Basic High School to address significant unmet health needs of Henderson children. Operated by the NSC School of Nursing and located on the Basic High School Campus, the health center serves Henderson school children ages 4- 19.

For more information about the Gold Mine Tavern's 50th Anniversary Party visit  or call (702) 478-8289.

23 S Water St
Henderson, Nevada
(702) 478-8289

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