The club was founded back in 1971 by Bert Charrot who hired Bob Tomasino during the mid 1970's to be his doorman & later club manager & ran the bar from 1978 up to 2013 until he Bert passed away & then Bob took over! This club is very important since they have many celebrity clients & specialize in Disco Music from the 1970's - 1980's and they really cater to their customers music tastes by playing really Good Music and were best known for being the Top Disco Bar Of The 1970's! They are known for being the Oldest Gay Bar West Of The Mississippi, Believe It Or Not? They cater to the LGBT and Straight Communities with absolutely No Attitudes or Trouble! They have a lot of great events going on all the time such as on the 2nd and 3rd Sunday of the Month from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Lori Donato has a Jazz Club with a 4 Piece Band with Live Singing. If you bring in your own sheet music, she will play your songs. If You Love Disco Music, then this is the Place to be! Howard Paul Shore
Laurel Tavern is a small bar with great ambiance, service, and food. The beer selection isn't huge but what they do have is good. It can get crowded to the point of standing room only on Fridays and weekends, but the people are generally friendly and don't mind rubbing elbows.
Recently met up with a few friends here on a Saturday night. It was super fun and we had a great time dancing and drinking the night away. No attitude for miles. Bartenders know how to pour a stiff bourbon on the rocks.