Golden, Colorado: Rocky Flats Lounge (In Transition)

Watering hole for workers at the former nuke weapons site across the street -- which became a Superfund site on its journey to becoming a wildlife refuge. Glow-in-the-dark lounge merchandise. Burned July 2015; currently closed. Owner hopes to reopen late 2016.
11229 Hwy 93, Golden, CO
About 8 miles south of Boulder, on the west side of Rt 93, across from Rocky Flats.
Burned July 2015, hopes to reopen late 2016. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Rocky Flats Lounge

It's now closed and boarded up tight.

[Cynthia Schulz, 02/14/2016]

Rocky Flats Lounge.

Rocky Flats Lounge

The Lounge is a lonely building almost directly across the street from the entrance to the area's famous former nuclear-bomb factory, Rocky Flats (which operated from 1952 to 1988, became a Superfund site, and is now being converted to a wildlife refuge). The lounge was the old Rocky Flats Payroll office before it became the hangout for Rocky Flats workers prior to the shut-down and cleanup.

Their schwag has a radiation symbol on it (some glow in the dark).

It has always been a Packer's Bar, filled with Wisconsin natives on game days. The lot is usually filled with motorcycles and pickups. They have this Wisconsin fish fry every Friday night and it gets pretty packed.

[Laura Bloom, 12/06/2007]

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