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Desert Bar’s last weekend is April 27-28

April 13, 2019

The last weekend of the season is rapidly approaching for The Desert Bar.

The off-road destination east of Parker has announced it last weekend is April 27 and 28. Live music is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 12:30 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The bar will reopen in October.

Live music at the Desert Bar includes The Swillers this weekend, Southbound on April 20-21 and the band Reign on April 27-28.

After a long day riding around the desert, the Desert Bar is a welcome oasis. The smell of smoke and burgers greet visitors as they enter the Nellie E Saloon, more commonly known to locals as the Desert Bar, and patios and gazebos allow plenty of seating. The bar is seated in the Buckskin Mountains, near Parker, on an old mining camp. There’s beer available, but this place is BYOC – bring your own cash. Credit card readers aren’t available this far out into the wilderness.

It’s a favorite place for families. There are no televisions, nor overly loud music and dancing. The bar closes at 6 p.m. . The outhouses at the Desert Bar come with expansive views of desert mountains and the off-road trails that the four-wheelers drive in on.