Doug Quilici

Doug Quilici, Copenhagen Bar

Doug Quilici is owner of the Copenhagen Bar at 2140 Prater Way in Sparks. The bar was previously located several blocks to the west, and run by Doug’s father, Gino “Bear” Quilici. That location was demolished in 1966 to make way for Interstate 80. Doug became his father’s business partner even before Bear passed away in 1997. Longtime customer and bartender Ray Maldonado also chimes in with his memories of Bear and the popular bar. Photo by Patrick Cummings

Full Oral History Transcript

In a 2013 interview, Copenhagen Bar owner Doug Quilici explains his family's geneology, leading to his father's purchase of the bar in 1949. Recorded by Alicia Barber.


Interviewed in 2013, Copenhagen Bar owner Doug Quilici describes his father, Gino "Bear" Quilici, who bought the establishment at its previous location in 1949 and moved the business to its current site in 1966. Recorded by Alicia Barber.