The oldest bar in Henderson, Gold Mine Tavern, will celebrate its 50th anniversary on November 21, beginning at 7 p.m.
The bar on Henderson’s historic Water Street opened in 1965. Owned by City Councilman Giles ‘Bud’ Franklin until 1977, the Gold Mine built a reputation on its affordable drinks served with a smile. The bar changed hands several times throughout the ensuing years, all the while pouring shots for its loyal biker crowd. The Gold Mine was bought in 2006 by Tim Haughinberry, who is also the founder of beverage marketing and consulting firm Back Bar USA. Haughinberry has since updated the tavern, and integrated a live local music program that helped expand Gold Mine’s clientele over the past nine years.
The 50th anniversary party will feature live music, food trucks, drink specials and beer samples from Henderson breweries CraftHaus and Joseph James Brewing Co. Attendees can enter a raffle to win prizes including beer packages courtesy of the participating breweries and an Apple Watch. Proceeds from the raffle will go to free children’s clinic the Dr. Joel & Carol Bower School-Based Health Center.
Cheers to the next 50 years!