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This Melrose hangout neighbors Restaurant Progress in the historic Wagon Wheel Building. Thunderbird Lounge has no shortage of nostalgia

Thunderbird Lounge

It’s a quirky time capsule of a space, decked out with memorabilia Gratza collected over the years, including lamps and chairs from former girlfriends and their grandmothers.

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A back-to-basics bar with a retro vibe — think old-school video games, a proper jukebox, a cigarette machine (with very current prices) and 1970s classics playing on the TV.