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.
Address:
11229 Hwy 93, Golden, CO
Directions:
About 8 miles south of Boulder, on the west side of Rt 93, across from Rocky Flats.
Hours:
Burned July 2015, hopes to reopen late 2016. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
303-499-4242
Status:
In Transition
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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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