September 12, 2017
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Buckhorn Bar & Parlor
LARAMIE- The Buckhorn Bar has been in business since 1900, but after five months of construction, the bar held a grand opening for its New Parlor over the weekend.
The New Parlor is not just an add-on, but a fully functioning bar, independent from the other three in the downtown establishment.
“Previously we had some issues with ventilation, but this expansion features its own air system and allows the upstairs capacity to double to around 260 people,” Jason Tays, Buckhorn Bar & Parlor manager, said.
The New Parlor required an additional oak staircase to be built from scratch, creating a total of three separate entrances/exits. Exclusive to the innovation is a stage, the latest sound system technology, LED lighting and a large restroom.
“The grand opening went really well and I heard nothing but compliments,” Tays said. “Our operation ran smoothly and we are meeting our goals of improving our customer service and providing enjoyable entertainment for patrons.”
Marella Fox from Laramie agreed that she has a great night at the grand opening.
“I like how much more space there is upstairs now,” Fox said. “The music they were playing was awesome and I’m going to be making another visit in the near future.”
For the New Parlor, physical construction may be over but tweaks will be made throughout the semester.
“It is definitely a work in progress and will be continuously improved,” Tays said.
Some modifications will include colorful window lighting and an LED screen or projector.
The Buckhorn management also hopes to host several different live music acts that can use the brand-new stage.
The space may also be rented out for private occasions, outside of normal operating hours.
For those interested in checking it out, the New Parlor night club is now open every Thursday through Saturday, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
For inquiries or updates on upcoming events and specials, contact Tays at (307) 660-6740 or check www.facebook.com/TheBuckhornBar/events .