The Lounge is part nightclub and part restaurant with live music, comedy nights from Tuesday through Sunday and a little dancing. The club, located at 7165 Germantown Avenue, hosts local acts, along with national and international talent, such as DJ Lito, who leads the salsa dancing on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Every Friday night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. baby boomers around Northwest Philadelphia are invited to dance, eat great food and meet new friends.
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Baby boomers are the generation of people born after World War II. This time period from 1946 to 1964 had a dramatic increase in births, hence the name baby boomers. This increase in births led to a rise in home sales, automobiles and roads. The country exploded in growth and just about everything needed to be enlarged. Some significant boomers include: Barack Obama, Bill O’Reilly, Michael Jordan and Tom Cruise. This 18-year boom really took America to a new level and opened up a lot of opportunities for future Americans.
“Since I am a baby boomer and the people who come here are around the same age, I can relate to their stories,” Linda Scott, member of the baby boomers lounge said. “I come here about once a month and everytime I meet somebody new.”
“I normally see new people here each week. The event has is a fun place to be at on a Friday night,” Janet Sampson, member of the baby boomers lounge said. “I’m not the best dancer in the world but I’ll give it a go if I like the music.”
The friendly and welcoming atmosphere of The Lounge gets people such as Sampson and Scott coming back each month and participating in the activities.
This beautiful building has a casual yet urban look to it. The dining area features a nice view across from the storefront windows with a series of tables in front of the stage and opposite of the bar. The tin ceilings and maple type looking floor creates a casual but elegant look at the same time. The Lounge is a colorful combination of elegance, classiness and contemporary all in one.
The baby boomers event is a great way for people to come and meet some of their fellow neighbors and hopefully make new friends.
–Text, video and images by John Henry