Bongo Lounge: Whatever Happened to the Neighborhood Bar?

bongo

One thing about a general drinking culture, and in my opinion, essential to the makeup of a neighborhood is the neighborhood bar. A great equalizer in a time when people retreat to their own homes, computers, or loved ones, the neighborhood bar is what ties a community together in a way that many other institutions can’t. The Bongo Lounge is located on S. Highland Drive, just south of the main Sugarhouse core. Although there are businesses littered all along Highland, it’s pretty amazing that there are several choices for fine and not-so-fine drinking establishments. Bongo sticks out in the neighborhood for its classic sign, the nondescript building in which it is housed, and the lack of parking (fun fact, there is parking in the back).

The bar itself is everything a local, no-thrills drinking hole should be. The space is large enough to fit a fair amount of people without it being overwhelming. Tight enough to keep people close, for better and for worse. You can easily disappear in a corner any given night while still being within earshot of the main bar and the lone bartender.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s