Pioneer Bar celebrates 70 years with party


August 24, 2023

Lex Treinen

70 YEAR BASH - Christy Tengs Fowler, on right, dances during the 70-year anniversary of the Bamboo Room and Pioneer Bar, which Fowler has owned since the 90s. Fowler wrote several songs for the occasion and performed one that included the lines "Daddy made me do my schoolwork sittin' in the Bamboo Room/Feel like I'm at home when I smell gin and cheap perfume."

Patrons stepping into the Pioneer Bar on Friday and Saturday night were transported to the 1950s, as the establishment celebrated 70 years in business. The walls of the bar were adorned with vinyl 45s from the artists that defined what many consid...

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