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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: December 21, 2016 12:42AM

bump

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: GiveMeTheOldDays ()
Date: December 22, 2016 11:41PM

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this even though I was born in 1985 so therefore could not partake in the festivities. My problem is that reading these old stories is the only enjoyment I can really have anymore due to the times and changes. The new generations suck balls! Want to bar hop in DC? Hopefully the worst you'll get is a DUI because the other possibilities are worse, i.e; robbed/beat up/killed for your wallet/smartphone/shoes by some nigs "pickin out they next white target" or having something pop up on your dick the next day that you can't get off with Ajax and a wire brush from the super infested dc area slores.

Not to mention the fact that you can't find good music in bars anymore, or even a good bar anymore. I can't find a Rock n Roll joint, a biker bar or one God damned honky tonk anywhere. I want to experience a hard fighting, harder partying bar where you don't know if you're going out the front door with a bad ass lady or out the back door over the shoulder of some scarred up bouncer for going toe to toe with some bad ass who wanted to test you to see if you had the grit to be in a place like that. Oh well I guess tossing cold ones back in my shed while cranking my own tunes will have to do until they invent a fucking time machine. Fucking millennial new Era bullshit. Give me another Hillbilly Heaven, Jim's country club, or Hunters Lodge I heard was a honky tonk. Hell they've even gotten rid of all the good places in Fredericksburg. That same wave that washed all the rednecks out of Nova is heading south. Times they are a changing!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Big O and Dukes Fan ()
Date: December 24, 2016 04:25PM

You had a chance to go to the Crow Bar before it shut down, Tough Guy.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: WAM ()
Date: December 30, 2016 10:26AM

I hung out in DC/Georgetown clubs 70 to 73 and remember most clubs mentioned. I worked at the Crazy Horse about 72,73. I was there so often I figured I should work there! I Remember many good bands including ‘Button.” Big guitar fan and really admired Danny Gatton who played downstairs, under the CH for a short time. He played country/steel guitar there. Speaking of good bands, no one mentioned the Keg up on Wisconsin avenue where I heard the best R&R and the best guitar, including Cherry People, who I assisted with business loan early 80’s? Followed Gatton all over the metro area and sat right in front of him in a small Fairfax club, which is now known as Shebeens restaurant. I met him between sets and talked to him a little. I also met Muddy Waters and talked to him between sets when he played at the Cellar Door. BTW those that saw Gatton at the Cellar door Christmas 78 I believe that was the performance that was recorded for album, check it out. Loved the bayou, saw Nighthawks there for years. Many other great groups played there including Johnny Winter. I loved Winstons because they had music trivia nightly and one night I answered several questions in a row and they cut me off. I won several shooters and had to give some of them away. I remember the fire engine, thanks for telling me the club, I had forgot. Saw Roy Buchanan at My Mothers Place. Bayou and Butterfly great places to dance and then later about 75,76 Pierce Street Annex

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: WAM ()
Date: December 30, 2016 11:18AM

Forgot to mention I met my wife at the Paul Mall in 75. We have been married for 38 years. Nice place always crowded.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Paul Mall ()
Date: December 30, 2016 03:44PM

I remember that girl! She was a great fuck and when the train came in everybody got to ride! Tell her hey for me.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Ffffff ()
Date: December 30, 2016 03:54PM

Nice Wrote:
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> Dumfriesboy Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > just me Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Anyone remember the Wax Museum. Can't
> remember
> > > where it was in DC, but they had some great
> > > concerts there back in the 80's.
> >
> > I was at this SRV concert at The Wax Museum.
> >
> >
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ-eUjenlH0
>
> That. Is fucking BADASS. Thanks for the link. I
> saw him at DAR the following year.

It was on School St, SW. It is a gym, now.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: iwnh ()
Date: December 30, 2016 05:40PM

WAM Wrote:
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> Forgot to mention I met my wife at the Paul Mall
> in 75. We have been married for 38 years. Nice
> place always crowded.

I hustled a few phone numbers there back in the day. Had my pocket picked for a $100 bill once too.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Local since 73... ()
Date: December 30, 2016 06:57PM

GiveMeTheOldDays Wrote:
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> I thoroughly enjoyed reading this even though I
> was born in 1985 so therefore could not partake in
> the festivities. My problem is that reading these
> old stories is the only enjoyment I can really
> have anymore due to the times and changes. The new
> generations suck balls! Want to bar hop in DC?
> Hopefully the worst you'll get is a DUI because
> the other possibilities are worse, i.e;
> robbed/beat up/killed for your
> wallet/smartphone/shoes by some nigs "pickin out
> they next white target" or having something pop up
> on your dick the next day that you can't get off
> with Ajax and a wire brush from the super infested
> dc area slores.
>
> Not to mention the fact that you can't find good
> music in bars anymore, or even a good bar anymore.
> I can't find a Rock n Roll joint, a biker bar or
> one God damned honky tonk anywhere. I want to
> experience a hard fighting, harder partying bar
> where you don't know if you're going out the front
> door with a bad ass lady or out the back door over
> the shoulder of some scarred up bouncer for going
> toe to toe with some bad ass who wanted to test
> you to see if you had the grit to be in a place
> like that. Oh well I guess tossing cold ones back
> in my shed while cranking my own tunes will have
> to do until they invent a fucking time machine.
> Fucking millennial new Era bullshit. Give me
> another Hillbilly Heaven, Jim's country club, or
> Hunters Lodge I heard was a honky tonk. Hell
> they've even gotten rid of all the good places in
> Fredericksburg. That same wave that washed all the
> rednecks out of Nova is heading south. Times they
> are a changing!

http://jvsrestaurant.com/

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: 96tears ()
Date: December 30, 2016 07:08PM

Local since 73... Wrote:
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> GiveMeTheOldDays Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I thoroughly enjoyed reading this even though I
> > was born in 1985 so therefore could not partake
> in
> > the festivities. My problem is that reading
> these
> > old stories is the only enjoyment I can really
> > have anymore due to the times and changes. The
> new
> > generations suck balls! Want to bar hop in DC?
> > Hopefully the worst you'll get is a DUI because
> > the other possibilities are worse, i.e;
> > robbed/beat up/killed for your
> > wallet/smartphone/shoes by some nigs "pickin
> out
> > they next white target" or having something pop
> up
> > on your dick the next day that you can't get
> off
> > with Ajax and a wire brush from the super
> infested
> > dc area slores.
> >
> > Not to mention the fact that you can't find
> good
> > music in bars anymore, or even a good bar
> anymore.
> > I can't find a Rock n Roll joint, a biker bar
> or
> > one God damned honky tonk anywhere. I want to
> > experience a hard fighting, harder partying bar
> > where you don't know if you're going out the
> front
> > door with a bad ass lady or out the back door
> over
> > the shoulder of some scarred up bouncer for
> going
> > toe to toe with some bad ass who wanted to test
> > you to see if you had the grit to be in a place
> > like that. Oh well I guess tossing cold ones
> back
> > in my shed while cranking my own tunes will
> have
> > to do until they invent a fucking time machine.
> > Fucking millennial new Era bullshit. Give me
> > another Hillbilly Heaven, Jim's country club,
> or
> > Hunters Lodge I heard was a honky tonk. Hell
> > they've even gotten rid of all the good places
> in
> > Fredericksburg. That same wave that washed all
> the
> > rednecks out of Nova is heading south. Times
> they
> > are a changing!
>
> http://jvsrestaurant.com/

Yep.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Real 1%er ()
Date: December 31, 2016 01:19AM

GiveMeTheOldDays Wrote:
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> I thoroughly enjoyed reading this even though I
> was born in 1985 so therefore could not partake in
> the festivities. My problem is that reading these
> old stories is the only enjoyment I can really
> have anymore due to the times and changes. The new
> generations suck balls! Want to bar hop in DC?
> Hopefully the worst you'll get is a DUI because
> the other possibilities are worse, i.e;
> robbed/beat up/killed for your
> wallet/smartphone/shoes by some nigs "pickin out
> they next white target" or having something pop up
> on your dick the next day that you can't get off
> with Ajax and a wire brush from the super infested
> dc area slores.
>
> Not to mention the fact that you can't find good
> music in bars anymore, or even a good bar anymore.
> I can't find a Rock n Roll joint, a biker bar or
> one God damned honky tonk anywhere. I want to
> experience a hard fighting, harder partying bar
> where you don't know if you're going out the front
> door with a bad ass lady or out the back door over
> the shoulder of some scarred up bouncer for going
> toe to toe with some bad ass who wanted to test
> you to see if you had the grit to be in a place
> like that. Oh well I guess tossing cold ones back
> in my shed while cranking my own tunes will have
> to do until they invent a fucking time machine.
> Fucking millennial new Era bullshit. Give me
> another Hillbilly Heaven, Jim's country club, or
> Hunters Lodge I heard was a honky tonk. Hell
> they've even gotten rid of all the good places in
> Fredericksburg. That same wave that washed all the
> rednecks out of Nova is heading south. Times they
> are a changing!

You want Kilroys on Wednesday nights. You sound tough enough to hang, tell'em Timmy sent ya.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: t ()
Date: February 08, 2017 02:10AM

Tammany Hall was the first bar I ever walked into alone. I was 17. I danced many a dance on the tables there. Rosalita always ended the night. There was a bartender named Leven that worked there.

Winston's

The Atlantis, the address was 930 F Street, it was a dark, punk scene.

The Plum

The Spaghetti Mill in Annandale, I think.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Kweyt ()
Date: February 08, 2017 04:25AM

>Not to mention the fact that you can't find good music in bars anymore, or even >a good bar anymore. I can't find a Rock n Roll joint, a biker bar or one God >damned honky tonk anywhere.

A dive. Slim pickings in the 80s. Gone by the 90s. No point crying over it. Make something with what you got. A life to remember.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Scholar ()
Date: February 08, 2017 09:44AM

Old Mac's, 34@M, home of the last sixty-five cent drafts in Clowntown. It had a globe light fixture outside that read "BAR". When the Commander finally sold the place, it had various names and it was not a good place to go, any more. It was "Poseur's" for a while, which was a hangout for the fans of what became the "faux-alternative" WHFS after the Einsteins sold it yet again.

The Tombs was a much better place when Macooey owned it. They had a reputation for serving underage. Since Clyde's bought it years back, it has not been the same.

Mr. Eagan's, one of the last of the DuPont dives. Turned into just another fern bar.

Childe Harold-Great when the upstairs had shows. Still OK after the downstairs was all that was left.

Millie and Al's-probably the last of DC's neighbourhood dives.

Hotel Intrigue bar-one of the few decent hotel bars. While it was trendy for the Kennedy Centre crowd, those of us who lived in Foggy Bottom and were regulars did not have to stand when a show broke.

Tabard Inn Dining Room-At night used to have some good jazz players.

Cellar Door-Root Boy, Danny Gatton, Roy Buchanan--WHAT can you say? Even George Carlin used to play the Cellar Door.

Clancy's Clowntown-The trashiest titty bar in the highest rent district. There was one in Anacostia, too, but the G-town location was the trashiest. There were always several acceptable dancers per shift but ALWAYS one ugly one. I knew a cab driver who lived in Vee-YAYY who married one of the ugly ones.

Pour House-Had a guitar player from Baltimore named Karen Goldberg Sunday nights who was pretty good. Reasonable drink prices and free peanuts--ya' threw the shells on the floor.

Mr. P's before it became Mithter P'th-Not a bad neighbourhood bar before the Taxi Zum Klo crowd took it over.

Guncher's-Brunch, or GRUNGE as we used to call it, was not bad. It was a real clip joint at night, though. It and J&B's Crazy Horse had a contest going to see which one could be the worst clip joint. Those two were the only places to which I went, ever, where you were expected to tip the hatcheck girl both in and out. I lived in New York, home to many a clip joint and even there, never did I see a place where you were supposed to tip the hat check girl when you handed it in and took it back. Needless to state, I went to either at night rarely.

Blues Alley was much better when John Bunyan owned it.

I MUST give a shout-out to one Maryland club, Showboat/Villa Rose in Silver Spring. Great jazz room, even if the drinks were a bit expensive.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Hop Along ()
Date: February 08, 2017 04:35PM

What about TRAMPS!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Jones ()
Date: February 08, 2017 05:04PM

Oldies but goodies.
Crazy Horse in Georgetown
Casino Royal 14th St.
Benny's in DC
1320 on Rt. 1
Oxon Hill Firehall PG
Hillbilly Heaven Rt 1
Pawn Shop Rosslynn

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: TND ()
Date: March 25, 2017 02:00AM

Pierce Street Annex :-)

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Scholar ()
Date: March 25, 2017 09:49AM

Crazy Horse was a horrible clip joint. The hat check girl had her hand out both when you handed in your hat and when you took it back from her. Everywhere else that I have been, you tipped when you retrieved it. You could not finish turning around from the hatcheck girl when six bartenders are holding out glasses and beer bottles in your face and shouting at you above the blasting music. Every time that you turned around some asshole employee had his hand out for something. I avoided that clip joint.

I knew only one dancer at Casino Royal but knew half of them at Benny's. Do not forget This is It. The D.C. Government set up that joint then yanked their liquor licence as part of the effort to chase the titty bars and porno stores off Fourteenth Street. This Is It tried to survive as a juice bar, but that did not work well. When it would not shut down, the D.C. Health Department went in there and shut it down. This Is It was the last holdout.

In the early 1980s, I dated an older lady (40) who loved the Pawn Shop. All of my Asian and African friends also like it, for some reason.

I heard about Hillbilly Heaven, but can not say that I ever went there. There was another hillbilly joint in Arlington on Glebe Road just above U.S. 50 on the east side of Glebe Road. I forget its name, now. That was back when the Birchmere was in a shopping centre on South Walter Reed next door to a pool hall.

I do not remember 1320.

The PG firehall was for bingo?



Pierce Street Annex was an overpriced yuppie meat market full of sham and fake people. I went there once. That was enough.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Jones ()
Date: March 25, 2017 11:25AM

The Crazy Horse was the place to meet foreign women working in the area back in the day(@1966). The regular band had a lead singer who could do Elvis second only to the King himself. The late 70s Pawn Shop was great for its low key atmosphere and loads of attractive, professional women virtually all of normal weight sans tattoos who worked for nearby companies like IBM and Xerox.

Hillbilly Heaven on Rt. 1 was about the roughest place around. Its patrons were mostly Appalachian men who worked the construction trades and partied as hard as they worked. It's the only place I ever met a card carrying member of the KKK. The Oxen Hill fire hall in PG rocked on Saturday nights. It was a BYOB place with decent bands and hot women from nearby apartment complexes. Both places could get out of hand around closing time with some fistfights erupting in the parking lot thet even scared the cops.

Around that time, there was a dive bar in Culmore (Misty's?)where something could
always be found to get you through the night. One of the most memorable BJs I ever received was had in the parking lot.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Scholar ()
Date: March 25, 2017 10:23PM

In 1966 I was living in California and was stealing a can of beer here and there from my parents when I thought that I could get away with it. By the time that I got here, Crazy Horse had become a clip joint.

I do not remember the Oxon Hill fire house. If they tried that now, the fistfights would seem tame. People would get shot.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Crazy Horse ()
Date: March 25, 2017 10:25PM

What is a clip joint?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Professor ZigZag ()
Date: March 26, 2017 08:32AM

A place to get a haircut...or an implement for smoking marijuana.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Scholar ()
Date: March 26, 2017 09:02AM

Crazy Horse Wrote:
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> What is a clip joint?

Oh, you get a "haircut" allright at the clip joints. A clip joint is a place that rips you off worse than usual. Almost all places in Georgetown are and were rip-offs, but some were, and are, worse than others.


If you go into a clip joint, often you encounter:

1. A cover charge even if there is no live entertainment.
2. The compel you to check your coat and hat even if you prefer to keep them.
3. If you order a beer and ask for a glass, there is an extra charge.
4. The price of the beer is jacked up higher than usual.
5. The bartender does not give you the opportunity to ask for a Crudweiser, he just hands you the Heiney-kinn and charges you the super jacked up price for it.
6. Back when you could smoke in a bar, the clip joint charged for matches.
7. A charge for ash trays.


.........hopefully, you get the idea.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Mike O'Meara Show Fan ()
Date: March 26, 2017 02:39PM

Crazy Horse Wrote:
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> What is a clip joint?

What pussies call bars where they didn't get laid (so all bars). Particularly pussies who can't get it together to own their own matches.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Scholar ()
Date: March 26, 2017 08:39PM

Q: What's a Mike O'Meara Show Fan?

A: An extremely, totally, completely and utterly G-A-Y; GAY panty boy whose 1st GF got stolen by a 7-11 Clerk named Abdullah and hasn't been able to get a girl since so he turned totally, completely, thoroughly and absolutely GAY.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Mike O'Meara Show Fan ()
Date: March 26, 2017 09:00PM

You're just being a meanie!

Or indulging in some wishful thinking.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Chip S. ()
Date: April 01, 2017 04:49PM

In the late 70's there was a quiet Irish pub on the corner of 20th and Penn adjacent to GW. It was across from Dominique. Great burgers. Help! Thanks.

BTW, I was one of the original DJ's for Fly By Night / Bristol Sounds. Used to spin at EJ O'Reilly's on Thursdays, Chinese Disco Friday's and 21st Amendment Sundays. Long time ago!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Chip S. ()
Date: April 01, 2017 06:33PM

In the late 70's there was a quiet Irish pub on the corner of 20th and Penn adjacent to GW. It was across from Dominique. Could always find a friendly face and a dark corner for a hot BJ. Great burgers. Help! Thanks.

BTW, I was one of the original DJ's for Fly By Night / Bristol Sounds. Used to spin at EJ O'Reilly's on Thursdays, Chinese Disco Friday's and 21st Amendment Sundays. How pathetic! Long time ago!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Party like 1978 ()
Date: April 01, 2017 07:32PM

Quincy's on Columbia Pike in Arlington; top notch bands 7 nights a week. The original Joe Theismann's in Baileys Crossroads; Nova' first real sports bar. Great food and drink. Awesome bartenders, pretty servers.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Logan ()
Date: April 25, 2017 08:19AM

The Yacht Club

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: 96tears ()
Date: April 25, 2017 10:03AM

Logan Wrote:
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> The Yacht Club


Used to love those TV commercials with TOMMY THE MATCHMAKER!!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: 4Lbnx ()
Date: April 25, 2017 11:43AM

Logan Wrote:
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> The Yacht Club



full of snotty, stuck up cunts just looking for a guy with big money. I went there once. That was 2 times too many.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Whatzup ()
Date: April 25, 2017 03:20PM

4Lbnx Wrote:
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> Logan Wrote:
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> > The Yacht Club
>
>
>
> full of snotty, stuck up cunts just looking for a
> guy with big money. I went there once. That was
> 2 times too many.


Well what the fuck did you expect dipshit?? With a name like "The Yacht Club"??!! You're clueless moron who probably goes to Applebees happy hours!!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: 4Lbnx ()
Date: April 25, 2017 09:04PM

Whatzup Wrote:
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>
> Well what the fuck did you expect dipshit?? With a
> name like "The Yacht Club"??!! You're clueless
> moron who probably goes to Applebees happy hours!!


Obviously, Ur a cuckie pantyboy girlyman who sucks on big negro dicks cuz his "wife" makes him. I heard she made U dress up in a French maid dress and be a fluff girl for her bulls. Ur 'Wife" even called here & said Ur getting Ur panties pulled down & getting the BIG paddle from both her and her bull for posting naughty words on the internet.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Whatzup ()
Date: April 25, 2017 09:10PM

4Lbnx Wrote:
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> Whatzup Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> >
> > Well what the fuck did you expect dipshit?? With
> a
> > name like "The Yacht Club"??!! You're clueless
> > moron who probably goes to Applebees happy
> hours!!
>
>
> Obviously, Ur a cuckie pantyboy girlyman who sucks
> on big negro dicks cuz his "wife" makes him. I
> heard she made U dress up in a French maid dress
> and be a fluff girl for her bulls. Ur 'Wife"
> even called here & said Ur getting Ur panties
> pulled down & getting the BIG paddle from both her
> and her bull for posting naughty words on the
> internet.

^^^Said the clueless moron dipshit.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: 4Lbnx ()
Date: April 25, 2017 09:51PM

Whatzup Wrote:
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>
> ^^^Said the clueless moron dipshit.


^^^^^^^^^^Said the cuckie sissy pantyboy who fluffs his "wife's" bulls.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Cindy ()
Date: April 26, 2017 03:07AM

Does anyone remember a backgammon disco club called Tramps on Wisconsin in Georgetown?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Cindy ()
Date: April 26, 2017 03:09AM

Also, Boccaccio's, Christini's, La Fonda, Black Crystal, Pier 9.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: grophusharris ()
Date: April 26, 2017 11:11AM

Cindy Wrote:
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> La Fonda,


For a Mexican joint in Washington La Fonda was not bad. It had an upstairs that was European Spanish, El Bodegon. It was allright, as well, but La Fonda was much better. I lived on Seventeenth Street in the era of La Fonda, Trio's Pizza and Berose Liquors (Mark, the owner's son had all of that different beer in there).

George sold the pizza joint to some guy who couldn't make a go of it, which surprised me. George kept the Trio sit down joint and Fox and Hounds, but sold the pizza joint. It was in a good spot, was open late, had an OK reputation and a large clientele and the same employees who knew what they were doing. It will remain one of the minor mysteries of Seventeenth Street why the new owner could not make it.

Mr. Weiner decided to retire and sold Berose to some Koreans who turned it back into a half pint store, which was what it was before Mr. Weiner bought it. I wonder how a half pint store survives in that neighborhood today, but it does. Most of the drunken Mexicans, negro bums and assorted other drunks got priced out of there a long time ago.

Whatever is in that La Fonda/El Bodegon space now looks like another Rump Ranger joint, like Seventeenth Street needs another one of those.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Yes, ON the bar! ()
Date: May 02, 2017 05:40AM

Bing Hitler Wrote:
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> Was the bar called The Keg up Wisconsin Ave. I
> think right next door was a dump called Clancy's
> House of Beef with young ladies I really wish I
> hadn't seen topless oy1


I used to go to the Keg with Layme Jamie, Amyl John & Dead Rich.

I made a regular habit of throwing up on the bar.

Given my playmates and our activities, I consider myself lucky to be alice and lucky to be productive.

OMG

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Disco Dan ()
Date: May 25, 2017 10:31AM

I was a patron of the Paul Mall for years. It was a disco place in those days. Many happy nights and met plenty of women. The redskins use to hang there and it was no big deal The manager Pip Thomas use to hold the "orphans Thanksgiving" every year for those of us that moved to DC from other places. It was the event of the year and you knew you were part of the "in crowd" if you go invited. Pip Thomas is own of Kilroy's off Braddock rd.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: aLazar ()
Date: May 25, 2017 02:36PM

The G W Campus Club featuring "Screwy Louie"

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Whatzup ()
Date: May 25, 2017 07:24PM

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> ^^^^^^^^^^Said the cuckie sissy pantyboy who
> fluffs his "wife's" bulls.

^^^^^Haha…said the clueless moron dipshit...again. Because that's what clueless moron dipshits do. Again and again.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: 4Lbnx ()
Date: May 25, 2017 07:29PM

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> > ^^^^^^^^^^Said the cuckie sissy pantyboy who
> > fluffs his "wife's" bulls.
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> ^^^^^Haha…said the clueless moron
> dipshit...again. Because that's what clueless
> moron dipshits do. Again and again.

^^^^^^^Said the sissy cuckie pantyboy again, b/C that's what sissy cuckie pantyboys do, again & again, of course, after they've fluffed their "wife's" bulls.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Whatzup ()
Date: May 25, 2017 08:59PM

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> > > fluffs his "wife's" bulls.
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> > ^^^^^Haha…said the clueless moron
> > dipshit...again. Because that's what clueless
> > moron dipshits do. Again and again.
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> ^^^^^^^Said the sissy cuckie pantyboy again, b/C
> that's what sissy cuckie pantyboys do, again &
> again, of course, after they've fluffed their
> "wife's" bulls.

^^^^WOW...you just proved (again) to all of FFXU what you really are. You should quit while your behind.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: 4Lbnx ()
Date: May 25, 2017 10:55PM

Whatzup Wrote:

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> ^^^^WOW...you just proved (again) to all of FFXU
> what you really are. You should quit while your
> behind.




^^^Thank you for proving what a sissy pantyboy you really are. Of course, from your 1st post, all of FFXU could tell, anyhow, In fact, half of FFXU has been ass banging your wife, You really ought to quit and enjoy the FFXU libtards who are banging your behind.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Madam's Organ ()
Date: May 25, 2017 11:00PM

back in the '80's would walk around georgetowne, drink in the bed of the truck and then go into the clubs that didn't card too hard...

madam's organ still has that vibe...

feel bad for the guys of today with their tinder...even if it is more "efficient"

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Whatzup ()
Date: May 26, 2017 06:11AM

4Lbnx Wrote:
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> > ^^^^WOW...you just proved (again) to all of
> FFXU
> > what you really are. You should quit while your
> > behind.
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> ^^^Thank you for proving what a sissy pantyboy you
> really are. Of course, from your 1st post, all of
> FFXU could tell, anyhow, In fact, half of FFXU
> has been ass banging your wife, You really ought
> to quit and enjoy the FFXU libtards who are
> banging your behind.



Haha...I WOULD tell you to go blow it out your ass, but my dick is in the way.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: 4Lbnx ()
Date: May 26, 2017 11:01AM

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Yeah, I agree, it's kinda' hard to talk when you got your dick in your mouth! How DO you do that, anyhow?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: mike adams ()
Date: May 31, 2017 09:30AM

I used to work at Clancys Beef Palace as a "cook" when I was 17! The place was once a happening place. They had another one on Good Hope Rd. I was reminded of this this morning as a co-worker has to go to a Popeyes on Good Hope rd which made me think of it. Clancys was owned by Ernie Byrd an old school DC "gangster"? Rumored.. His girlfriend a large breasted nasty ass blonde worked there too. When I was there the few girls that danced were not that skanky. Rose, the manager was a bit sleazy...... Ernies son in law (I think) was sadly a fall down drunk. The bouncer reminded me of Curly from the 3 Stooges but was a complete badass! Glad he liked me! I even blew a joint with a DC cop, in uniform in the back parking lot at lunch time once! Good times for a 17 year old!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: LOL..The Yatch Club ()
Date: May 31, 2017 01:21PM

Fern Bar..With Gold Digging Lounge Lizards and Gigolos.

All the women round..all the joints..the beaches..and Libs had to go to that Lizard Lounge..LOL..

DAJAX

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: The Yatch Club Commercials ()
Date: May 31, 2017 01:25PM

On the same level as Kars For Kids.. Lame as hell..Sucking um In..LOL

DAJAX

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Stormfronter ()
Date: May 31, 2017 02:48PM

The Yatch Club Commercials Wrote:
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> On the same level as Kars For Kids.. Lame as
> hell..Sucking um In..LOL
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> DAJAX


The money from Kars for Kids goes to fund a summer camp for rich kikes. The kikes could pay for it themselves, but they sucker in people to pay for it, instead. And then the kikes wonder why nobody likes them.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: mike adams ()
Date: June 01, 2017 09:08AM

DAJAX you are an offensive motherfucker aren't you. Your posts paint a complete picture of who you are. Pretty pathetic in this day and age...

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Old Coot ()
Date: June 01, 2017 12:09PM

mike adams Wrote:
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> I used to work at Clancys Beef Palace as a "cook"
> when I was 17! The place was once a happening
> place. They had another one on Good Hope Rd.
> When I was there the few girls that danced
> were not that skanky.

>Rose, the manager was a bit
> sleazy......

>Ernies son in law (I think) was sadly
> a fall down drunk.

The bouncer reminded me of
> Curly from the 3 Stooges but was a complete
> badass!


I remember going there, too. They actually had draft beer and it had the cheapest beer of all the titty bars. When I was going there, there were a couple of OK looking chix on a shift but there was always 1 skeezer. In fact, I knew a cab driver who married 1 of the skeezers. He's dead, now, but the last I heard, she was still alive.

I always thought Rose was more a whackjob than sleazy, but maybe I got her wrong. I knew a lot of people who hung out there all the time. I went there, occasionally. The parking lot there was probably the only place in G-town where you could find parking on a weekend night. I think they tore the whole thing down to build 2233 Wisconsin, but I wasn't living here when they tore it all down. I cam e back and discovered Ol' Clancy's was gonezo.

I only saw the son-in-law once, and he was blitzed, alright.

People told me about the bouncer, but I forget his name, now. They said don't let him fool you. I saw him open a serious can of ass-whupp on some guy twice his size and with far more muscles. The guy kept trying to touch the dancers, which was against the law, at the time. You couldn't even put a tip in their garter. Anyhow, the bouncer kept asking him nicely to keep his hands to himself and finally told him to leave. They guy wouldn't, so the bouncer let him know he was on his way out and was not to return.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Old Coot ()
Date: June 01, 2017 12:18PM

mike adams Wrote:
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> I used to work at Clancys Beef Palace
> They had another one on Good Hope Rd. I was
> reminded of this this morning as a co-worker has
> to go to a Popeyes on Good Hope rd which made me
> think of it.


Clancys was owned by Ernie Byrd an
> old school DC "gangster"? Rumored..


>His girlfriend
> a large breasted nasty ass blonde worked there


Our Late Mayor For Life used to hang out at the CLancy's on Good Hope Rd.

That place was opened back when Anacostia was mostly white YES, there was a time when Anacostia, and a lot of SE was mostly white. The last vestige of that was Naylor Gardens, which stayed all white until the late 1980s. The Manager there refused to rent to blacks. Everybody knew about it and the property owners and even the DC Govt. just put up with it. The Mamager finally retired, so the policy changed. Anyhow, Ernie kept the place going once Anacostia flipped.

Ernie supposedly came up under the wing of Emmit What's-is-name, a well known DC numbers runner and bookie who lived above Glover Park. Another one of Emmit's proteges ran a phone bookie joint off Penn Ave, SE on the Hill until the mid 1990s, when he died. The only bookie I know who's even remotely connected to that whole tree anymore is old, now, too, and only makes book part time, anymore and only for his regulars.

I never met Ernie's girlfriend, but heard about her.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Stay Away From The Young.. ()
Date: June 01, 2017 10:12PM

>DAJAX you are an offensive mother..... aren't you. Your posts paint a complete picture of who you are.

Everthing you said ..ever posted..just went with you on your ride down the sewer.for the slam on Mothers..Everwhere.... Slam Me Fine..

>I even blew a joint with a DC cop, in uniform

Ha Ha Ha..Asshole..Your SO..SO COOL..! AND Funny....YOUR a WASTE.... and A Old Lib Sack of Criminal Shit..Going Nowhere.. Keep your ASS Away From Young People ! You Criminal Bastard..

DAJAX WTF..LOL..F Yatch Club. Or is he going off cause he loved Kars For Kids commercials..??

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: grophusharris ()
Date: June 07, 2017 01:32PM

Hawk'N' Dove, on Pennsylvania Avenue on Capitol Hill, which is still there. Longtime bartender there, Baseball Bill, just died. May he Rest In Peace,

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: He Drank His Share and More ()
Date: June 07, 2017 04:26PM


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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: hand ()
Date: June 07, 2017 05:45PM

Yep, all of them. Yes, I have many pictures

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Date: August 08, 2017 05:45PM

i went to the Library, Winstons, which i remember wasn't my favorite, but Tom Cruise passed ought roses to girls right outside. Of course I got one and remember thinking how short he was (Risky Business days). Wow great times!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Justin Miller ()
Date: August 10, 2017 02:24PM

Zebra room. Any chance you guys have a T-Shirt from Zebra Room? Would love to rock one!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Scholar ()
Date: August 10, 2017 04:13PM

Winston's was another clip joint. ZEBRA ROOM!!!!!!!!!!!Ahhhhh...........I have not heard that one in a long time. That place never carded you. I used to drink there all the time when I was in high school.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: k.c & the Sunshine Band ()
Date: August 10, 2017 06:38PM

Clubs / Bars DC, Va

Annandale -

Carmine's aka the black Lotus.

mid 70's thru early 90's(?)
a serious hole-in-the-wall built on to side of a bank across the street from
where they built that ill fated Fuckers.
Nothing but huge ass bikers and dealers.
Run by this litle Vietnamese dragon woman,
possibly not ex-madam, named Vera.

To its credit, at the time, it had the largest dance floor on NOVA.

Lenny's II @ fairfax city used to be old Budapest.

A good example of 1. Not letting your kid/nephew behind the mic, soundboard, or mixer. 2. Pay your damn taxes. Being raised by both the IRS and the ATF is not a good thing. What was a good thing- their ridiculously drop dead by anyone measure gorgeous platinum-blonde bartender / aerobics instructor / model / psych. Major.


D.C. - Adams Morgan

Colombia Station.

an actual walk in 50's era Jazz Cafè complete with grand piano, free donuts and coffee, random people reading or playing chess, and sooner or later someone would walk in and start a session.

D.C. - Upoer 14th NW

J.w's cocktail lounge.

Feature Lasy Byron (aka Lady Barron) former keyboarded for both the Count and the Duke respectively.

D.C. George Town

Annie's (Annie Oakley's)

You typical two fisted beer bar. And near second home to dwellers of Henderson hall.

China town (technically )

Coco Loco's. (Nuff said)

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Unknown Comic ()
Date: August 10, 2017 07:27PM

Anyone remember that small bar in Woodbridge in Featherstone Plaza called SUBCITY? Played rock like Van Halen before other bars did, top 40, played Prince before he was well known, a house live band "Fade Bros"?, DJ dance floor, etc. A friendly neighborhood bar with hot women in the day.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Larry ()
Date: August 18, 2017 05:06PM

Mr Eagan's 1343 Conn Ave 1960s-1980s (was called The Blarney Stone previously)

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Dirp ()
Date: August 18, 2017 05:53PM

Ah!! I can't believe no one has tossed out the
"silver fox"
Woodbridge / rt 1 area?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: SLD1 & Showco mixer ()
Date: August 18, 2017 06:02PM

Chip S. Wrote:
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> In the late 70's there was a quiet Irish pub on
> the corner of 20th and Penn adjacent to GW. It was
> across from Dominique. Great burgers. Help!
> Thanks.
>
> BTW, I was one of the original DJ's for Fly By
> Night / Bristol Sounds. Used to spin at EJ
> O'Reilly's on Thursdays, Chinese Disco Friday's
> and 21st Amendment Sundays. Long time ago!


SOUNDTech rules!!!

(Um..ruled...)

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Too lazy to log back in ()
Date: August 19, 2017 12:57AM

Larry Wrote:
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> Mr Eagan's 1343 Conn Ave 1960s-1980s (was called
> The Blarney Stone previously)


Eagan's downstairs. Of the last bartenders there, Victor and Sally were the best. After Victor quit, Eagan closed the downstairs.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Greg Mills ()
Date: September 02, 2017 11:06PM

What about Pattons on Wisconsin Avenue Chuck the bartender Scott the manager then they both moved to Winstons

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Mr. Days
Posted by: Annie Fannie ()
Date: September 15, 2017 03:12PM

The OLD Mr. Days, before Bobby Lee sold it to the parking lot people. Never the same in the new venue across the alley.

I LOVED THIS BAR! Thank you, Bobby Lee, for changing it from the Cave. My home-away-from-home. The backdoor was a great place to get in and out of. Rally in the Alley was always a highlight for the restaurants and bars in the area. Mike the bartender and Paul ruled!

Awesome pinball machines. Nightly specials of food, i.e., lobster, salad, and baked potato (won't mention the very low price you offered)!

The bands were the best. Everything about Mr. Days was the best. Met and made some very good friends there.

Thank you, Bobby Lee, for making this venue a fantastic ride.

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Re: Mr. Days
Posted by: Cousteau's ()
Date: September 16, 2017 06:11PM

Annie Fannie Wrote:
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> The OLD Mr. Days, before Bobby Lee sold it to the
> parking lot people. Never the same in the new
> venue across the alley.
>
> I LOVED THIS BAR! Thank you, Bobby Lee, for
> changing it from the Cave. My
> home-away-from-home. The backdoor was a great
> place to get in and out of. Rally in the Alley
> was always a highlight for the restaurants and
> bars in the area. Mike the bartender and Paul
> ruled!
>
> Awesome pinball machines. Nightly specials of
> food, i.e., lobster, salad, and baked potato
> (won't mention the very low price you offered)!
>
> The bands were the best. Everything about Mr.
> Days was the best. Met and made some very good
> friends there.
>
> Thank you, Bobby Lee, for making this venue a
> fantastic ride.

Mr. Day's was hot when I worked at Cousteau's in the early 80's - that is where a lot of the NW Bartenders and waitrons would go. Earl the bartender and Shelley also worked there and at cousteaus I believe.

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Re: Mr. Days
Posted by: Gayvid_Blimmo ()
Date: September 16, 2017 09:26PM

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You must be one of those "boys" from Provincetown.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: WPYNM ()
Date: September 16, 2017 09:34PM

Justin Miller Wrote:
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> Zebra room. Any chance you guys have a T-Shirt
> from Zebra Room? Would love to rock one!


Hell yes! We lived in Alban Towers and walked up to the Zebra Room one or two nights a week and drank pitchers of beer.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: No One Cares ()
Date: September 17, 2017 05:08PM

No one cares.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Greg ()
Date: October 08, 2017 08:24PM

Not much activity on here. I last posted a few years ago regarding playing at the Crazy Horse the summer of 1969 for 16 weeks.

In one post, I saw mention of a VA club named Club 1320. No one seemed to remember it or follow up. We played there also. It was a club with topless Go-Go dancers! A little risque for the times. The only other interesting thing I remember about it, was asking the owner where the name came from. It seems he was into drag strip racing, and a 1/4 mile (the length of the timed strip run) as 1,320 feet.....and so he decided to name the club for the "strip".....1320. Guess we all have our ideas.

Keep enjoying the posting here, they might not last forever. I was just on another site, and saw (true or not, I can not verify) that a former member of the Telstars, who played at the Bayou as the house band from about 1966 to 1968. The former drummer was named Ronnie Wison, and it was reported he died in 2016. I was 17 when I first saw the Telstars in Ocean City. visited them often at the Bayou, when they were there, and now feel 100 after reading some of the posts on here.

Rock on people, we all have a time to go, it won't last forever. Peace.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: 1320 Club ()
Date: October 08, 2017 09:42PM

On Rt 1 then in Springfield . Ya Ya We Know and don't care..It was not a place to eat anyone wants to remember..LOL

DAJAX

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Janaye ()
Date: October 13, 2017 11:09PM

Also, on RT 1, was Franks Hideaway, Chrisophers, /Cow Palace, and Engleside Bar!!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: oldtimer ()
Date: October 14, 2017 12:45AM

the irish times, and the tiber creek, yards of beer at the tiber then pints of LI Tea pints at the times then dancing downstairs in the swerve....the dubliner was the old folks bar next door.

the tune inn was in its hay day with bertha the crazy old waitress and duddingtons underground

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Pritchard ()
Date: October 14, 2017 06:18AM

WAM Wrote:
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> I hung out in DC/Georgetown clubs 70 to 73 and
> remember most clubs mentioned. I worked at the
> Crazy Horse about 72,73. I was there so often I
> figured I should work there! I Remember many good
> bands including ‘Button.” Big guitar fan and
> really admired Danny Gatton who played downstairs,
> under the CH for a short time. He played
> country/steel guitar there. Speaking of good
> bands, no one mentioned the Keg up on Wisconsin
> avenue where I heard the best R&R and the best
> guitar, including Cherry People, who I assisted
> with business loan early 80’s? Followed Gatton
> all over the metro area and sat right in front of
> him in a small Fairfax club, which is now known as
> Shebeens restaurant. I met him between sets and
> talked to him a little. I also met Muddy Waters
> and talked to him between sets when he played at
> the Cellar Door. BTW those that saw Gatton at the
> Cellar door Christmas 78 I believe that was the
> performance that was recorded for album, check it
> out. Loved the bayou, saw Nighthawks there for
> years. Many other great groups played there
> including Johnny Winter. I loved Winstons because
> they had music trivia nightly and one night I
> answered several questions in a row and they cut
> me off. I won several shooters and had to give
> some of them away. I remember the fire engine,
> thanks for telling me the club, I had forgot. Saw
> Roy Buchanan at My Mothers Place. Bayou and
> Butterfly great places to dance and then later
> about 75,76 Pierce Street Annex

Yes lots of fun back then. Danny at the Cellar Door. I was at this show.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9G5k92Ppw4

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Old Coot ()
Date: October 14, 2017 10:42AM

oldtimer Wrote:
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> the irish times, and the tiber creek, yards of
> beer at the tiber then pints of LI Tea pints at
> the times then dancing downstairs in the
> swerve....the dubliner was the old folks bar next
> door.
>
> the tune inn was in its hay day with bertha the
> crazy old waitress and duddingtons underground


I remember the old Tune Inn, It's still there, but it's not the same.

There was another place on Penn Ave, SE, too. This old redneck ran it. I forget its name. He had a pool table, there.


Matt Kane's on 13th? Dorothy the bartender?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Mike Riley ()
Date: December 08, 2017 05:55PM

Who was your roommmate? I worked there from 1977 to 1986. My brother Matt was a part owner. The 21st was awesome.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: old school ()
Date: February 05, 2018 05:06PM

The DOME was awesome...sunday night $10 all you can drink

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Billy ()
Date: March 04, 2018 11:49AM

I remember the Tom Foolery from the early 70s. My roomies and I talked about buying it. Fun place for sure.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Billy ()
Date: March 04, 2018 12:18PM

anyone remember Fricky's in DC from the early 70s? It was around GW just off Penn Ave NW and about 2 or 3 steps below street level. A fun place with a great bartender. My roomies and I went there several times. Here's an exchange between roomie Frank and the bartender
Bartender (BT): what can I get you?
Frank: I'll have a Panther Punch.
BT: I don't know that one. How do you make it?
Frank: 1/2 sarsaparilla, 1/2 ginger ale and a wild cat's eyeball
BT (with no hesitation): Sorry we're out of ginger ale.
The BT was so quick with his reply to my wiseacre roomie it was great and a story I haven't forgotten.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Peggy ()
Date: March 12, 2018 09:59PM

I waitressed at all three of these clubs 1959/1960. They were all happening places. Met a lot of entertainers...Sam Cook, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino were a few that would stop in at the Hayloft to see Phil and TNT. Big Al Downing played a lot at Rands.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Strap ()
Date: April 03, 2018 04:24PM

Any body at Louies Rock city when I rode my Panhead in there maybe 40 years ago ? , made it to within 50 feet of the bar and had to leave quick , may have had the springer on it then , made it out the door ok . Mistys in culmore , Macs pup in george town , Keyhole inn near clarendon ?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Gee willikers ()
Date: April 04, 2018 09:56AM

What a lot of class!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: bring back the '70s or even 80's ()
Date: April 04, 2018 06:38PM

haha...that was me and my cousins...drink outside and then try to get in without id...get turned down a bunch but just have a great time hanging out and talking shit
wasting time was fun back then

Madam's Organ Wrote:
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> back in the '80's would walk around georgetowne,
> drink in the bed of the truck and then go into the
> clubs that didn't card too hard...
>
> madam's organ still has that vibe...
>
> feel bad for the guys of today with their
> tinder...even if it is more "efficient"

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: ya mon ()
Date: May 25, 2018 11:53AM

Anyone remember the Journey Inn and where it was located?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Miike from Rockville ()
Date: July 02, 2018 09:54AM

Clubs I remember back in the late 70's/early 80's
The Black Tahiti -- K St NW between 17th and 18th
Tiffany’s -- L St. NW between 20th and 21st
The Beret -- Connecticut Ave. NW between K and L St.
L.A. Café (Became The Saba Club) -- Connecticut Ave. and 18th NW
The Buck Stops Here -- F St NW between 17th and 18th (beside The White House)
RSVP -- M St SW, Waterside Mall
The French Underground -- DuPont Cir at P St NW
The Paragon -- Wisconsin Ave. NW near S St.
Chapter II (became Chapter III) -- Half and I St SE
Mark IV -- 13th St. NW between E and F St.
IBEX -- Georgia Ave at Military Road NW
The Mirage -- 18th St. NW between L and M St.
Seasons -- Eastern Ave NW at Georgia Ave.
Hogate’s -- Southwest waterfront Maine Ave.
L’Enfant Plaza -- L’Enfant Plaza SW
Casablanca (was Raphael’s first and then Demetrius) -- 16th St NW between O and P St.
Black Crystal -- Crystal City VA

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Top three ()
Date: July 02, 2018 04:51PM

Flipp’s —- 22nd north of PA Ave NW
Black Rooster — L Street west of 19th NW
Buckley’s — 13th & K NW

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Jim in Odessa ()
Date: July 10, 2018 11:35AM

Army buddies used to frequent Clancy's on Wisconsin Ave a lot in '71 & '72 while we were stationed at Ft. Belvoir. One of the few places you could go and not get hassled for being in the service. We got to know the owner well enough that we sometimes worked the door for him and behind the bar. And we got to know a lot of the topless dancers. Particularly "Dirty Carol".

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Tuffy ()
Date: July 19, 2018 12:32AM

Speaking of Annie's..my daughters would go there often...one even met her husband there. Notable was Annie's was originally Bocaccio's where I hung out in the 70's.! LOL

I also frequented the Tombs, Georgetown Underground, The French Underground (Dupont Circle) Bixby's Warehouse [Connecticut Ave area]; Public House; etc etc. Miss those days [sighing]

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Tuffy ()
Date: July 19, 2018 12:35AM

Let me add also the 'Cornerstone' @ ground floor of the original Convention Center

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Tuffy ()
Date: July 19, 2018 12:46AM

I remember Tramps...real popular during the disco era..loved the dance floor and the columns :-)

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Jan E ()
Date: August 23, 2018 10:52PM

Numbers!!!?> The bar under the Front Page was NUMBERS! :-)

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Jan E ()
Date: August 23, 2018 10:54PM

I think yo meant TRACKS! AWEEEEEEEEESOME Bar & dance-club on 1/2 St SE or NE!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Jan E ()
Date: August 23, 2018 10:59PM

GREAT spot! Had a ton of fun there. Great dance club.
What was it before it became The Dome!!!??#
(had a car in it and was one of 2 bars in that area w/a car inside and down-under

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Jan E ()
Date: August 23, 2018 11:36PM

Great memories!
Loved the Pier to this day... it was my first! And I went at age 16!
Never made it to The Underground but it was the bomb around the same time.
Moved on to dancing at "Numbers".

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