126 N. 1st. St.

Las Vegas, NV


Tivoli Tavern (Bar)

ca.

193

4

to 195

3

Tivoli Tavern Las Vegas-matchcover Bob Petersen, proprietor
Tivoli Tavern Las Vegas-matchcover Bill Goodwin manager, Eric Miller Collection
Tivoli Tavern Las Vegas-rare glass swizzle sticks
The collectibles shown here are a good record of the various individuals involved in the Tivoli.

We have-
Bob Petersen,
Bill Goodwin,
O. C. "Al" Rose,
and J B Gault


Guy McAfee was also an owner. You can read more about his life at author J. H. Graham’s website.




Tivoli Tavern Las Vegas 1944 telephone directory listing J B Gault
A cool matchbook courtesy of Lost Vegas Antiques
The Tivoli Tavern at 126 N. 1st. was a very narrow part of the block just off Fremont Street in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.

That first block of North First Street  included some great bars and entertainment venues for decades.
Below is the same view of N. 1st Street 60 years apart.
You can click on the photo to open a larger picture with more detail.
 N. 1st Street 60 years apart. 
You can click on the photo to open a larger picture with more detail.
Below you can see the Tivoli Tavern tucked into the block
next to the Log Cabin Bar in this original tourist photo from 1953.
A business card from
Bill Goodwin at the
Tivoli Tavern showing an early 3-digit phone number.

The earliest phone listing I have found for the Tivoli Tavern is in
the 1934 Las Vegas phonebook
and the latest was 1953.

On the back of the card is a listing of risqué book titles.
These types of cards were very popular at the time.
Click this image to read a great biography of Guy McAfee from author J. H. Graham.
Matchcover from the early 1940’s with Guy McAfee as owner of both the Tivoli and Mandalay Bar.

McAfee is better know as the original owner of the Golden Nugget which he opened in 1946.


Click on the image to read a great biography of Guy McAfee from author J. H. Graham.
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