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A customer! Not many people come into Boulder City these days.

Ike is a bartender working at the Big Horn Saloon in Boulder City in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.


Ike is the archetypal bartender, and only resident, of Boulder City. His bar primarily caters to workers employed at the nearby concrete mixing yard. However, he rarely gets troopers from the New California Republic, due to conflicts at the saloon leading to the NCR placing the establishment off limits to the military.[1] His business has taken another hit after deathclaws overran Quarry Junction and halted production.[2] He remains in Boulder City, however, keeping his saloon going, the bar being the only service in town since the NCR blew up Boulder City to rout the Legion during the First Battle of Hoover Dam.[3]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is a merchant. Sells: consumables

Effects of player's actions

  • Ike will comment on the Courier wiping out the Quarry Junction deathclaws and note that it restarted his business.[4]
  • Wearing NCR faction armor will prompt a comment on how the troopers are prohibited by the military from coming to the bar, due to brawls with yard workers. He will serve drinks as usual, due to the Courier being a customer.[1][5]
  • If the Courier is wearing Legion armor or kills Private Kowalski in front of the memorial, Ike will turn hostile.
  • Should the NCR troops around Boulder City be killed, Ike will remark about fearing attacks from the Great Khans, due to not being a part of the NCR.[6]


Apparel Weapon Other items
Field hand outfit Baseball bat


Ike appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Ike is set to use the same merchant container as Trudy in Goodsprings. This means that any items sold by/to Ike will be taken from/appear in Trudy's inventory as well. Most importantly, this means the amount of caps he carries is directly linked to Trudy.[verified]
  • PCPC If one kills Ike with Mister Sandman perk in his bed in the Big Horn Saloon, his voice will still complain about the player character stealing his lever-action shotgun and ammunition.[verified]
  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 Sometimes when completing the unmarked quest Claws Out, Ike disappears but the workers will be inside the Bar.[verified]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Courier: "Why is the Big Horn off limits to troopers?"
    Ike: "The workers here don't much like the military. After too many fights and broken noses, the NCR doesn't allow troops to spend time here. That doesn't stop a few people like yourself, of course. Don't worry, I won't say a word."
    (Ike's dialogue)
  2. The Courier: "Where does the concrete come from?"
    Ike: "Most of the limestone comes from Quarry Junction out west, but I hear some Deathclaws overran the quarry. With no work to be had, all the workers around here have wandered off. I'm the only one left in town."
    (Ike's dialoguee)
  3. The Courier: "Tell me about Boulder City."
    Ike: "Most of the town is rubble - destroyed during the Battle of Hoover Dam - and the only other thing around here is the concrete mixing yard."
    (Ike's dialogue)
  4. The Courier: "Where does the concrete come from?"
    Ike: "Most of the limestone comes from Quarry Junction out west. The supply had stopped for awhile because of a Deathclaw problem. I heard some badass wastelander killed the Deathclaws, and deliveries of limestone have been coming in again. I don't think they've gotten the trains up and running yet, but most of the concrete plant workers have come back to town now. Good for business."
    (Ike's dialogue)
  5. Ike: "Howdy, trooper. I thought the Big Horn was off limits to you guys, but who am I to complain? A customer is a customer."
    The Courier: "I'm not a trooper. I just happen to be wearing the armor."
    Ike: "Oh. Well, you'd better not let any of the real troopers hear that - and, of course, they won't be hearing it from me, neither. So, what brings you to Boulder City? Not many people come here."
    (Ike's dialogue)
  6. Ike: "Hope those Great Khans don't come trash my saloon. I'm not part of the NCR!"
    (Ike's dialogue)