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Abilene Bar and Lounge

Abilene Bar and Lounge


Factoids

  • 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.



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