This bar was originally built on Andrews St., not Liberty Pole Way. While the map looks different today, this 19th century building hasn’t changed a bit.
Before Abilene moved in, a gay bar, called Tara Cocktail Lounge, was here. Beloved by many, memories of Bobby the piano player and Mike the bartender live on.
Former patrons of Tara’s still get together; Abilene hosts yearly reunion parties. These customers insist that before Tara, 153 Liberty Pole spent some time as a brothel.