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Roadside Taverns Nevada

 

French Bar
Gardnerville, NV
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

How about this neon sighting of the French Bar and its advertising of slots for its customers. This French Bar marquee was restored back in the 1990's.

 

 

Alturas Bar
Reno, NV
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The sign for the Alturas Bar still glows outside this pub in Reno.

 

 

 

Abby's Cocktails
Reno, NV
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

This Highway 40 bar try to point the way with its neon lit sign.

 

 

Abby's Hwy 40
Reno, NV
Photo courtesy Scott Strickland

 

UPDATE 08/09 : Here's what Abby's Hwy 40 looks like with its sign redone. There's now neon lettering on the sign itself and a little neon character also graces this roadside delight. 08-09

 

 

Playhouse
Reno, NV
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

The neon sign for the Playhouse looks rather serpentine at night as the bulb chasers swoop through to the martini glass. This location is found off the main drag.

The sign even features a martini glass at the tip.

 

 

Buffalo Bar
Sparks, NV
Photo courtesy Allen Sandquist

This roadside tavern sits in Sparks, NV. Well, at least the sign for the Buffalo Bar used to. be in Sparks. In fact, the Buffalo Bar is another of the roadside establishments that are now just a memory.

 

 

449'er Bar
Elko, NV
Photo courtesy Allen Sandquist

Not sure what the history is behind this name, but here's the 449'er Bar in Elko, Nevada in its neon glory.

 

 

 

 

 

Zanzibar Lounge (Closed)
Reno, NV
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Zanzibar Lounge features a great looking tropical palm tree sign out front.

 

UPDATE 03/09 : Two former roadside businesses along Reno's main drag Virginia Street will be torn down soon after a Reno City Council meeting this past week. The Zanzibar Motel and the Zanzibar Lounge had been closed for some time and are located in a Reno redevelopment district near the Peppermill and Atlantis casinos. More information can be found in this Reno Gazette-Journal article. 03-09

 

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