Boomer’s Tap in Des Plaines, Illinois served as a neighborhood bar at 1000 E. Prairie Avenue for nearly a century, except during Prohibition. According to the Chicago Tribune, efforts to shut it down began after a customer was arrested in November 1999 for trying to sell cocaine to an undercover cop. The Baumhart family of Arlington Heights ran Boomer’s Tap for 50 years. I think it was torn down in early 2002. I passed it plenty of times when I was in high school, but it closed before I turned 21. Does anyone remember this place?
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A friend and I spent many Friday nights closing it down before heading to the Isle of Man at Rand and River.
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Kim – Wasn’t the old guy’s name Brofy?
I played on the Boomer’s 16-inch softball team in the early-mid 70s. We stunk, but we always looked forward to drowning our sorrows back at the Tap.
We used to go there all the time and all our friends back in the late 80’s early 90’s. It was a fun place to go. There was an old guy that tended bar there forever but I can’t remember his name.