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Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: just me ()
Date: February 17, 2011 01:31PM

For the older people on FFXU. What bars did you hang out in DC?

I use to go to the Bayou.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: charlton ()
Date: February 17, 2011 02:03PM

I used to frequent that bar which was owned by Joe Theisman, when he was popular back in the 80s. I remember He was on early morning radio opposite Howard Stern.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: CapitolHillBilly ()
Date: February 17, 2011 02:25PM

Hawk & Dove on Capitol Hill. Sometimes Duddingtons. I once watched
"Baseball Bill" win the Washington Drink-a-Thon by downing 52
bottles of Budweiser and then challenging anyone to start over.
What a guy!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: February 17, 2011 02:39PM

930 Club
DC Space
Max's on Broadway (Baltimore and the 90s)
Post Pub
Rumors
The Roxy
Dixie Grill (ok 90s again)
Hard Rock Cafe when it was hip (early 90s)
Adams Morgan - but the names kept changing.
Let me think of more.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: February 17, 2011 02:41PM

Mr. Days and the Rally in alley
Winstons (is it still there?)
Despos in Georgetown.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: just me ()
Date: February 17, 2011 02:42PM

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.

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Date: February 17, 2011 02:46PM

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Date: February 17, 2011 02:49PM

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: just me ()
Date: February 17, 2011 02:52PM

I think that is the new Wax Museum. But I don't think this one will hold concerts.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: CoolOnlineWannabeRadioPersonality ()
Date: February 17, 2011 02:53PM

Radiophile Wrote:
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> 930 Club
> DC Space
> Max's on Broadway (Baltimore and the 90s)
> Post Pub
> Rumors
> The Roxy
> Dixie Grill (ok 90s again)
> Hard Rock Cafe when it was hip (early 90s)
> Adams Morgan - but the names kept changing.
> Let me think of more.
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Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: February 17, 2011 02:55PM

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: February 17, 2011 02:57PM

the old Waz Museum was at 4 and E St SW

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: CapitolHillBilly ()
Date: February 17, 2011 03:00PM


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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: February 17, 2011 03:00PM

CoolOnlineWannabeRadioPersonality Wrote:
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Yup, thats it. One half the morning show Elliot and Woodside, Scott Woodside, who was aftra/sag, was an extra in the bar scenes. He placed a WPGC or Q107 bumper sticker near the phone boot and it got into a couple shots.

And who could forget Cagneys at #1 Dupont Circle. The place was wall to wall hot women dancing.



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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: just me ()
Date: February 17, 2011 03:19PM

It was always dark when I arrived. But I do recall having some good times.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Gonzo ()
Date: February 17, 2011 03:55PM

Rabbits Foot, went to school with the bartender. Always a line, called before and was let in the service door. Got a lot of free drinks too. Needless to say my friend was tipped well.

Also Mr. Henry's Tenley Circle, Dancing Crab, Godfather. Zebra Room for pizza.

We used to run with some crazy chick's at Mt Vernon College. They liked to go to Winstons. One of them lived across the street from Clancy's and Good Guy's. If she was running late I left her a note which titty bar I was at and she came and got me.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Date: February 17, 2011 04:02PM

Crow Bar. You had an honest to goodness biker bar smack in the middle of K Street.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Date: February 17, 2011 04:11PM

Pier Street Annex or something like that? Where Sam & Harry's is now. I used to work the door at Rumors. Fights every night. Awesome.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: February 17, 2011 04:34PM

in the 80s there was one I am thinking at the bottom of 17th near National Geographic. Had outside tables and was a big happy hour destination.

And it was called Pierce Street Annex. I saw Rick Springfield there. How 80s is that?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Date: February 17, 2011 05:15PM

I saw the Hoff at Rumors one time. He was tall and skinny as hell back then. Was with a smokin hot black chick.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Old guy ()
Date: February 18, 2011 08:35AM

Winston's - Gtown - Dive and a half
Fish Market - Gtown - Loved the Schooners
Annies - Gtown - Lots of easy women and jarheads
Chicago - Dupont
Samantha's - Midtown - Now called Mackey's
Brickskellar - Just closed last year, place was awesome in its day for beer
The Round Table - Tenley - Hole of a bar with bad guitar
The Malt Shop - Great bar above Dancing Crab
Quigley's - Clydes like place near AU
Lulu's - Awsome place near GW. Lots of drunk women and good times

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: lordfairfax ()
Date: February 18, 2011 08:51AM

In the early 70s, one of our gang discovered a place near Dupont Circle called "Food for Thought". They had *dark Schlitz* by the pitcher and they did not card! We went there quite a few times.

Then, we found a strip joint around the corner called Fireplace, also did not card. I'm sure the women were skanks but, to a 16-year old, any nude woman was incredible. One time, the waitress in there asked for our IDs. We all said we forgot them. She said "Look, the manager's watching me, just gimme your library cards or something". So each of us whipped out some sort of card, which she studied while nodding, then proceeded to get us our pitchers.

Another place around there was Childe Harold. We'd go down there and see Emmy Lou Harris, Billy Hancock (rockabilly) and the late, great Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band.

Ahh, good times!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Date: February 18, 2011 11:37AM

It died in the early 2000 era, but Ha' Penny Lion...

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: February 18, 2011 11:44AM

> Brickskellar - Just closed last year, place was awesome in its day for beer

It had been going down hill for the past few years. Terrible service, not keeping beer in stock, etc. It's totally stupid to have 500 beers listed on your menu if you don't even keep half of them in stock. Last time I as there, I had to order 3 different times before they had what I wanted.

It's actually still there, just under different owners and a new name. Hopefully they'll clean up their act.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Conie ()
Date: February 18, 2011 03:47PM

Third Edition

Crazy Horse

Tammany Hall

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: LA ()
Date: March 22, 2011 12:52AM

Back in the 80's, when the drinking age in MD was 21 and 18 for beer and wine in Georgetown, my friends and I went there often
Coming home at 3:00 am, half drunk and tired, it is a wonder we are still alive!
We parked in Georgetown Park
Went to Houlihan's, Chadwick's or Clyde's for dinner
Or Frankly Fries for the $1.00 beers and fries
Went to The Library, Fish Market, Winston's and sometimes Annie's but not very often
I remember a bar called Abbey Road that had an old fire engine in it but I don't remember where it was
My friends pushed me into the Pleasure Chest once....

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Bing Hitler ()
Date: March 22, 2011 05:19AM

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

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Vic Hitler ()
Date: March 22, 2011 05:21AM

Does the Cellar Door count? I guess not a bar but I remember seeing a very drunk Warren Zevon show

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: EX PG CNTY ()
Date: March 23, 2011 02:06PM

The Dome!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Date: March 23, 2011 08:59PM

The Cellar. LOL. A bar you could go to if you were 16 or older....

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Conie ()
Date: March 23, 2011 09:42PM

Vic Hitler Wrote:
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> Does the Cellar Door count? I guess not a bar but
> I remember seeing a very drunk Warren Zevon show


I saw George Thoroughgood spontaneously play in the middle of M st. one night.

outside the Cellar Door

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Gonzo ()
Date: March 26, 2011 07:49PM

Pinhead the Cenobite Wrote:
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> Crow Bar. You had an honest to goodness biker bar
> smack in the middle of K Street.
That was the only place I've ever seen bikers and preppies congregating in the same bar without preppy blood flowing like water. Of course, being DC, the bikers were pretty far from real 1%'ers.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Vic Hitler ()
Date: March 26, 2011 09:09PM

"I saw George Thoroughgood spontaneously play in the middle of M st. one night.

outside the Cellar Door"
Really Miss Conie? Were you in the Cellar Door or in Desperadoes across the street
did Thoroughgood and thackery go to war gitar style
My money is on Thackery!

Anyone ever go to a bar in Fairfax City called I believe Partners(Kamp Washington) now an Auto Parts store at that location. Run by some folks just over from Iran after the revolution. they had these humongous triple decker samwhiches and I sure liked to go there at night and watch the gals wiggle across the dance floor to that Disco beat. I can't dance, don't ask me. Why can't the young gals of today wear them tight fitting jump suit outfits. Anyways as what happens to many a bar they had a fire, shocker! but I don't believe in a dumbass way like the numbnuts at Bridges

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Conie ()
Date: March 26, 2011 09:18PM

Vic Hitler Wrote:
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> "I saw George Thoroughgood spontaneously play in
> the middle of M st. one night.
>
> outside the Cellar Door"
> Really Miss Conie? Were you in the Cellar Door or
> in Desperadoes across the street
> did Thoroughgood and thackery go to war gitar
> style
> My money is on Thackery!
>
> Anyone ever go to a bar in Fairfax City called I
> believe Partners(Kamp Washington) now an Auto
> Parts store at that location. Run by some folks
> just over from Iran after the revolution. they had
> these humongous triple decker samwhiches and I
> sure liked to go there at night and watch the gals
> wiggle across the dance floor to that Disco beat.
> I can't dance, don't ask me. Why can't the young
> gals of today wear them tight fitting jump suit
> outfits. Anyways as what happens to many a bar
> they had a fire, shocker! but I don't believe in a
> dumbass way like the numbnuts at Bridges


Yes!!...were you there?!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Stright in Dupont ()
Date: March 26, 2011 09:35PM

The Fireplace
The Bachelors

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Old geezer ()
Date: March 26, 2011 09:39PM

Louies Rock City at the Fairfax Arlington line South Jefferson St.
Some real great music , huge place. I will always remember one night seeing a Marine climb up one of the interior support beams and kick and fight off five or six bouncers who tried to get him down.

Going way back The Lobster Shed in Old Town Alexandria which is now an Irish bar. Live bands way before Old Town started to suck.

Added attraction was this was when when the age for beer/wine was 18.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: thosewereteh Days ()
Date: March 27, 2011 01:32PM

21st Amendment was a GW hangout with Motown dancing ($2 Long Island Ice Teas)
Chinese disco
Mac's (dive bar on M Street in Georgetown)
The Library
Cousteau's (half-price burger night)
Rumors
Rumors H Street
Deja Vu
Mr. Days
Bojangles
Nathan's in Georgetown
Wax Museum
930 club
Sign of the Whale
Hawk and Dove
Zebra Room
Child Harold

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Conie ()
Date: March 27, 2011 01:58PM

Yes

Those WERE teh days

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Phil ()
Date: March 29, 2011 10:57AM

Does any recall the name of a bar that was housed in the Bethesda Holiday Inn?

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Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: March 29, 2011 11:03AM

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Steve wolfski ()
Date: March 31, 2011 05:54PM

How about Pattons on Wisconsin Ave?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: ederdoff ()
Date: March 31, 2011 05:57PM

They still have Victoria Station, used to stop there once in a blue moon.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: EX PG CNTY ()
Date: April 01, 2011 02:28PM

any one been to Langway's lately? I heard its still open.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Mr. Know-it-all ()
Date: April 01, 2011 07:48PM

Radiophile Wrote:
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> in the 80s there was one I am thinking at the
> bottom of 17th near National Geographic. Had
> outside tables and was a big happy hour
> destination.
>
> And it was called Pierce Street Annex. I saw Rick
> Springfield there. How 80s is that?


The Pierce Street Annex was on 19th Street, not 17th.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Mr. Know-it-all ()
Date: April 01, 2011 07:53PM

The bars I can remember going in the late 70s and early 80s were Bojangles, Abbey Road, Tammany Hall, Rumours, Black Rooster Pub, Deja Vu, The Exchange, Mike Baker's and Desperado's. Desperado's was the only one of the bunch I've listed that I can remember having live music. All the rest had DJs.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: just me ()
Date: April 02, 2011 09:34AM

Mr. Know-it-all Wrote:
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> The bars I can remember going in the late 70s and
> early 80s were Bojangles, Abbey Road, Tammany
> Hall, Rumours, Black Rooster Pub, Deja Vu, The
> Exchange, Mike Baker's and Desperado's.
> Desperado's was the only one of the bunch I've
> listed that I can remember having live music. All
> the rest had DJs.


The Bayou also had live bands. The last band I remember seeing at the Bayou was The Little Riverband.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: July 25, 2011 08:20PM

Anyone remember Gunchers in Georgetown? Had a bunch of pinball machines.

The Saloon on M St. served me my first beer at age 15 with a fake ID.


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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Miss old georgetown ()
Date: July 26, 2011 12:29PM

Anyone remember the Paul Mall? They had great live music!!!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: I remember ()
Date: July 26, 2011 04:59PM

A bar in Georgetown where you had to go down the stair to like a cellar bar. Alot of Georgetown students went there.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Conie ()
Date: July 26, 2011 05:01PM

I remember Wrote:
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> A bar in Georgetown where you had to go down the
> stair to like a cellar bar. Alot of Georgetown
> students went there.


Crazy Horse

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Right ()
Date: July 26, 2011 05:05PM

Conie Wrote:
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> I remember Wrote:
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> > A bar in Georgetown where you had to go down
> the
> > stair to like a cellar bar. Alot of Georgetown
> > students went there.
>
>
> Crazy Horse


Is it still there? It had a nice feel to it.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Conie ()
Date: July 26, 2011 05:07PM

Right Wrote:
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> Conie Wrote:
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> > I remember Wrote:
> >
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> > > A bar in Georgetown where you had to go down
> > the
> > > stair to like a cellar bar. Alot of
> Georgetown
> > > students went there.
> >
> >
> > Crazy Horse
>
>
> Is it still there? It had a nice feel to it.


I'm sure it's not still there..

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: 6X ()
Date: July 26, 2011 05:46PM

Most of the above. I still have my V.I.P. card from the Bayou.
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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: July 27, 2011 09:36AM

For you Uptowners- Grog and Tankard, Tucson Cantina...


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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: under21 ()
Date: July 27, 2011 10:30AM

Conie Wrote:
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> I remember Wrote:
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> -----
> > A bar in Georgetown where you had to go down
> the
> > stair to like a cellar bar. Alot of Georgetown
> > students went there.
>
>
> Crazy Horse
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dont you mean the tombs, just up from the exorcist staircase?

at any rate, that along with winstons were my go-to places, due to the fact all my buddies just made the 18 to 21 age limit grandfather clause, since i was only 16....you get the point.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: HIBOYZ ()
Date: July 27, 2011 11:46AM

How about
THE HUNG JURY

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Re: Bars - DC - the 70's & 80's - Paul Mall
Posted by: betcsu ()
Date: August 01, 2011 10:38PM

I remember Paul Mall!!!

I know this is an old thread, but i just found it while googling for old pictures/stories about... Paul Mall! And yes, amazing live bands!! One in particular comes to mind, The Hollywood Cool Breeze!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Ms ProVallone ()
Date: August 02, 2011 07:39AM

Was there a bar called the Lirbrary in DC besides the one if Fairfax?

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Re: Bars - DC - the 70's & 80's - Paul Mall
Posted by: GuessWho ()
Date: August 03, 2011 01:09PM

Fairfax City: The Library, Cambers, Steak N Surf(changed hands from Jolly Ox),Holiday Inn's Fox N Hounds, then it was called The Peppermint Lounge, P.J. Skidoos

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Joven ()
Date: August 04, 2011 05:24PM

I used to love POSEURS.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: viejo ()
Date: August 04, 2011 06:05PM

Joven Wrote:
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> I used to love POSEURS.


How "joven" are you?
This thread is about bars back in the 70s and 80s.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Clay ()
Date: August 21, 2011 10:20AM

There was a dive bar, really cheap on M west of Wisconsin...I remember many shots of Kamikazes there. Does anyone remember the name? It was on the north side of the street.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: drunk again ()
Date: August 21, 2011 10:49AM

ederdoff Wrote:
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> They still have Victoria Station, used to stop
> there once in a blue moon.


I get a hangover just thinking of that place. The happy hour beers were like a buck and had to be 40 ounce size. It was like drinking out of a pitcher. That was the one in Alexandria on South Van Dorn St.

That was way before the cops took a hardass view of DUIs

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Mr. Ed ()
Date: August 21, 2011 10:51AM

Clay Wrote:
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> There was a dive bar, really cheap on M west of
> Wisconsin...I remember many shots of Kamikazes
> there. Does anyone remember the name? It was on
> the north side of the street.


Crazy Horse?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Cross Roader ()
Date: August 21, 2011 01:26PM

drunk again Wrote:
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> ederdoff Wrote:
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> > They still have Victoria Station, used to stop
> > there once in a blue moon.
>
>
> I get a hangover just thinking of that place. The
> happy hour beers were like a buck and had to be 40
> ounce size. It was like drinking out of a pitcher.
> That was the one in Alexandria on South Van Dorn
> St.
>
> That was way before the cops took a hardass view
> of DUIs


Are you thinking of the Fish Market and their giant schooners?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Nostalgianna ()
Date: August 31, 2011 05:46PM

Radiophile Wrote:
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> in the 80s there was one I am thinking at the
> bottom of 17th near National Geographic. Had
> outside tables and was a big happy hour
> destination.
>
> And it was called Pierce Street Annex. I saw Rick
> Springfield there. How 80s is that?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Date: August 31, 2011 05:50PM

I hated Poseurs because I LOVED Old Mac's Pipe and Drum which preceded it; it wasn't pretentious at all and had the best jukebox in town. I really loved the DC area back in those times.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Priapus ()
Date: August 31, 2011 08:58PM

The best bars were on 13th and 14th streets around I and H NW. One club(I forget the name) had 3 levels of strippers and a whorehouse on top. Marion Barry did his lines there. There was the old burlesque club, Silver Slipper where Irwin Corey performed and Fannie Foxe stripped. Casino Royale was a huge disco.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Shadow ()
Date: August 31, 2011 09:13PM

Priapus Wrote:
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> The best bars were on 13th and 14th streets around
> I and H NW. One club(I forget the name) had 3
> levels of strippers and a whorehouse on top.
> Marion Barry did his lines there. There was the
> old burlesque club, Silver Slipper where Irwin
> Corey performed and Fannie Foxe stripped. Casino
> Royale was a huge disco.


Funny, that explained why my Dad often stayed late 'at work' or just got 'a couple drinks' with his co-workers after work. He worked at 14th and I for some time.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Hooker ()
Date: September 01, 2011 01:54PM

There was a bar in Georgetown called The Library. You had to go downstairs and there were bookshelves with books on them all around. I used to go to that place almost everynight! Loved it! It was a few doors down from Winstons and Paul Mall..(?) and maybe Crazy Horse (?) Jeez so long, I dont rmemeber exactly, but it was down from a place that had live music.

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Date: September 01, 2011 03:17PM

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: dika-dika ()
Date: September 01, 2011 05:27PM

Hawk 'n' Dove in Capitol Hill Closing Its Doors: MyFoxDC.com



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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Date: September 13, 2011 07:57PM

GREAT Thread! Found it while doing a google search... Have little idea if any of these remain as lived in the Midwest for past 25 years.

The Hill:
The Tune In
Hawk 'n' Dove
Jenkin's Hill

G-Town:
All that have been mentioned. What was the place basically on the corner of Wisconsin and M, just a few doors west of WI? Every time I hear Dexy's Midnight Runners I think of it...
The Good Guys up WI Ave (only heard about it... sort of)
What was the sports bar in the Alley off of WI and M where a lot of the 'skins hung out after home games?

Downtown (18th & M):
Most been mentioned already (Rumors, Pierce St., Sign of the Whale, etc.)

Dupont Circle:
I'm from the Midwest;it was too far "out there" for me, but one place which played great tunes by a DJ and great dance floor!

Olde Towne:
Watched the '84 Summer Olympics at Chadwicks
Bullfeathers sister station
Misc Irish Bars that I can't think of...

Keep this going folks, this is bringing back a lot of great memories...

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Garglemynuts ()
Date: September 14, 2011 09:10AM

Ahh, DC in the 1980s. Drinking age was 21 in MD & VA, but good old DC held it at 18 until like 1986 or 87. Not that it really made much difference. Don't remember any bars really carding.

4 P's near uptown theater
Fish Market
Zoo Bar
Saloon
3rd Edition
Hawk & Dove
Sign of the Whale
Camelot (if that counts)
Clydes
Mr Smiths
Houston's
Tiber Creek (gotta love the yards of beer)

Also used to be some dive on M-street near Wisc that had a small restuarant upstairs and jazz club downstairs. Can't remember the name, but 36oz beers for $1.95, no ID required.

Not to mention the many liquor stores that would gladly sell you beer if you could reach the counter height.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Garglemynuts ()
Date: September 14, 2011 09:16AM

Forgot to mention Brickskeller (sp). Had the best beer selection in town and some decent mixed drinks. Never forget the one called "Orbit & Go Naked". Non-alcoholic beer, grain alcohol & some type of mixer. Instant memory blanker.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: madonna ()
Date: September 14, 2011 11:36AM

does anyone remember The Company on M st. in Georgetown?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: dcdiva ()
Date: October 02, 2011 09:07AM

Anyone remember?
The Greenery (18th btw L and M)
Mr. Day's
PJ's Saloon (peanuts on the floor, male dancers)
Paradise Cafe (now Rumors)
Apple Tree
Tracks (great dance music back in the day)
Harvey's
Samantha's
Knickbocker's (Hill)

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Mayor Gray ()
Date: October 30, 2011 07:31AM

Rascals, on Conn. just north of Dupont Circle. Hot sweaty nude male dancers and a veritable who's who of DC movers and shakers.

DC Eagle, the leather scene. More chill, but a lot of rooms for short term rent on the upstairs level. Near the Convention Center.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: suckatash ()
Date: October 30, 2011 10:20AM

In the 80s:

DC Space at 7th and E -- now Starbucks of course
BBQ Iguana -- BYOB club
Old 9:30 in the Atlantic Building at 930 F St.
A place located in the back room of a cafeteria at 15th and K
Bayou


I'll think of others...

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Devon ()
Date: October 30, 2011 03:32PM

Tysons area late 80's:

Devon

American Cafe

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: In DC ()
Date: October 30, 2011 03:49PM

There was a place I remember accidently walking into, you climbed a flight of stairs and there was this attendant behind an iron gated booth on the first landing, I asked him what kind of club it was and he said it was a Gay establishment, I think it was one of the first. The early 80s. On a main DC artery.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: JRRJ ()
Date: October 31, 2011 08:21PM

The Company. (or was that Old Town)

Bojangles (it was down a long flight of stairs)

PJ's (strip club)

Childe Harold (trying to think of other Root Boy Slim venues)

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: sucka dika ()
Date: October 31, 2011 08:46PM

In DC Wrote:
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> There was a place I remember accidently walking
> into, you climbed a flight of stairs and there was
> this attendant behind an iron gated booth on the
> first landing, I asked him what kind of club it
> was and he said it was a Gay establishment, I
> think it was one of the first. The early 80s. On
> a main DC artery.


Jerry Studds and Barney Frank would sure as hell know the place. Wilbur Mills used to hang out at a Strip Joint downtown DC. He was banging Fanny Fox, the Argentine Firecracker.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: jas ()
Date: November 19, 2011 08:46PM

Tammany Hall = Drinking all night ending with Roasalita and peppermint schnapps at 4:00am
I started going there when I was 16 in 1975. Never carded until the very day of my 18th birthday. The doorman and bar staff bought me drinks all night. Beat the clock. Freshman girls from GW University. Happy days
The rest of the time in Georgetown at the Wax Museum, Bayou, Desperado's, Cellar Door, Blues Alley and so many of the other bars mentioned above.
Am glad I was there.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: nuff said ()
Date: November 19, 2011 09:08PM

Varsity Grille.

Best.

End of discussion.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Walt Sullivan ()
Date: January 31, 2012 07:11AM

Wax Museum Night Club Washington DC on Facebook can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wax-Museum-Night-Club-Washington-DC/268980526216?sk=wall&filter=1

In 1982, the Wax Museum became a popular nightclub that hosted hundreds of major acts, including Tina Turner, Eurythmics, Count Basie, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Elivis Costello, Johnny Winter and Danny Gatton. It closed in 1984.

Pic of entrance:

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Come join the fun on Facebook at Wax Museum Night Club Washington DC

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: brother theodore ()
Date: January 31, 2012 07:21AM

Henny Youngman and NRBQ that sounds like an interesting show take my wife please

was a house on Nutley in vienna had the old Wax museum sign hanging in the carport

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: January 31, 2012 11:34AM

Radiophile Wrote:
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> 930 Club
> DC Space

Saw many a show at the original 9:30 and DC Space. Food for Thought was cool also.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Yo Daddio ()
Date: January 31, 2012 12:10PM

Remember them all (just barely).

Black rooster was a fun place too.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Griffin ()
Date: February 15, 2012 10:33AM

Insect club, and 15 mins club.

What's the name of the bar north of Wisconsin up M st. College crowd??

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: February 15, 2012 10:40AM

Griffin Wrote:
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>
> 15 mins club.

Wow, I can remember going to see local bands there back in the mid 90s, shows would start at like 5 or 6 o'clock on a Friday. I sorta forget where the place even was, but remember it was pretty close to the White House.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: fred ()
Date: February 16, 2012 10:08AM

louies rock city, in bailey's xroad, bogarts in fairfax. tom westons in annandale

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: jimmy ()
Date: February 19, 2012 06:00PM

circus manimus upper wisconsin ave, act iv, clancy's, the keg, crazy horse, the bayou, silver dollar, rand's, rocket room, tap inn

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: mclean know it all ()
Date: March 11, 2012 10:48PM

The place near G'town University, that you had to go down stairs to get to, is the Tombs---still there.

In arlington there was the Pawn Shop, Whitey's and the Quarterdeck.

In georgetown there was Desparadoes, Winstons, Pall Mall, Crazy Horse, Champ's Third Edition, etc

Near 19th and M was Rumors, Pierce Street Annex, Sign of the Whale, Luigi's, Mr Days, the rally in the alley was at a place called PJ Oreilly's, Black Rooster, Gusti's, Cousteau's, Bronco Billy's, Flap Rickenbackers, etc.

Upper Georgetown there was Act IV (next to good guys---$4 all you could drink on Sunday), Admiral Benbow across the street

Tenley Circle had Circus Maximus (Tuesdays was nickel beer and all you could eat hot dogs.

Then there was the Poor House Pub, by the Outer Circle theater (all the peanuts you could eat before Five Guys)

Over by GWU there was Tammany Hall, the 21st Amendment, the Chinese Disco (chinese restaurant that turned into a disco at night), the GW Campus Club ($2 all you could drink on Sunday night)

Holy Crap...I spent a lot of time in bars!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: a few more ()
Date: March 12, 2012 04:59AM

GG Flips in the mid 80's, on 20th street or so near K.

Georgetown Pub, on the campus, in the basement of one of the buildings.

Abbey Road, and another below ground bar nearby.

The old nudie bars: This is it, Casino Royale, 1720 Club, which was near Mike Bakers.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: DC Eagle ()
Date: March 12, 2012 05:28AM

Rascals. Used to hang out there with Bill Kemal in his shortshorts and DCRTV Dave before he had a website, dcrtv.com

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Goddam ()
Date: March 12, 2012 05:31AM

a few more Wrote:
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> GG Flips in the mid 80's, on 20th street or so
> near K.
>
> Georgetown Pub, on the campus, in the basement of
> one of the buildings.
>
> Abbey Road, and another below ground bar nearby.
>
> The old nudie bars: This is it, Casino Royale,
> 1720 Club, which was near Mike Bakers.

Goddam. When are you fags going to remember that the name of the place was "Is This It?"

Jesus fucking Christ.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: you silly lil freak ()
Date: March 12, 2012 04:48PM

Goddam Wrote:
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> a few more Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > GG Flips in the mid 80's, on 20th street or so
> > near K.
> >
> > Georgetown Pub, on the campus, in the basement
> of
> > one of the buildings.
> >
> > Abbey Road, and another below ground bar
> nearby.
> >
> > The old nudie bars: This is it, Casino Royale,
> > 1720 Club, which was near Mike Bakers.
>
> Goddam. When are you fags going to remember that
> the name of the place was "Is This It?"
>
> Jesus fucking Christ.

Now that is just downright freakin silly. There's no chance that is was named "Is This It?"

And don't try to establish credibility by suggesting that you are JC. I doubt he would have gone there anyway, and so how would he have known what it was called? When I see those wristbands that say "WWJD", the last thing that comes to mind is hang out at "This Is It."

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Al Moran ()
Date: April 08, 2012 12:15AM

There was -
"This Is It" , "Benny's Rebel Room" , "The Butterfly" . ( all topless )

My personal favorites were a short list -

"The Silver Slipper" for burlesque / strippers ( Fannie Foxe and Wilbur Mills fame ) ... I remember the manager , Mr.August.

Professor Irwin Corey was at the Slipper a few times.

And - "Rand's" .... "Phil Flowers & The Flower Shop" appeared here.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: mac attack ()
Date: April 19, 2012 05:12PM

no one has mentioned Windsor McKay's off Tenley Circle. that DJ that played Springsteen a lot. knew the bouncer that always let me in no matter how long the line. hot barmaids.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Ten Toes in the Grave ()
Date: April 19, 2012 06:07PM

Downtown: Rain Forest Cafe.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Thomas Bell ()
Date: April 22, 2012 10:50PM

My first DC club was Pattons. Then it was:

Cagneys
Abbey Road
Chicago's
Bojangles

Then I moved on to the Vault which led me to my favorite club The Roxy. 5th Coluvm had a cool basement space. Of course Tracks. And Ballroom/Capital Ballroom/Nation. The best of times!

Fans of Poseurs:

http://www.wtop.com/?nid=109&sid=2833520

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: High Steppin ()
Date: April 23, 2012 09:29PM

The Tombs was in Georgetown, under the 1789 restaurant.

Try Maggies and Devonshire at Tenley Circle.
The Hayloft, with Phil Flowers
Lord Telefords (dart bar)
Rands
Rocket Room (at the bus terminal)
the Shamrock in G'town, w/Country Gentlemen
Crazy Horse (next to the Shamrock)
Casino Royale (14th St.)
Zebra Room
Bennies Rebel Room (14th St.)
Ben's Hidaway (close to U of Md)

Those are for openers...

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: nightlife ()
Date: May 17, 2012 05:26PM

In the 70's: the Bayou (my favorite), Cellar Door, Crazyhorse, the Cave, Rabbit's Foot, the Black Greco, the Montage, and for disco the Circus Maximus. Does anyone remember the Montage and the Circus Maximus?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: valster ()
Date: May 21, 2012 11:53PM

I remember it as "Chatters"

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: valerie ()
Date: May 21, 2012 11:56PM

Phil Wrote:
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> Does any recall the name of a bar that was housed
> in the Bethesda Holiday Inn?


CHATTERS!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: valster ()
Date: May 22, 2012 12:08AM

JRRJ Wrote:
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> The Company. (or was that Old Town)
>
> Bojangles (it was down a long flight of stairs)
>
> PJ's (strip club)
>
> Childe Harold (trying to think of other Root Boy
> Slim venues)


jr, root boy has a FB page in his memory...check it out....

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Joe Pineapple ()
Date: May 23, 2012 07:28PM

I believe the hotel was the Ramada Inn just north of the Holiday Inn. It's demolished right now.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Joe Pineapple ()
Date: May 23, 2012 07:29PM

Oops - frogot the quote. Chatters was located in the Ramada Inn north of the Holiday Inn.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Joe Pineapple ()
Date: May 23, 2012 07:42PM

This is such an awesome thread. I found it while listening to an extented mix of Donna Summer's Love to Love You Baby. All these bars really bring back some really great, great, totally awesome memories.Really good times!

I've been racking my brains out on this bar: It was a downstairs bar around the corner from Abbey Road. We used to go back and forth between them and it had a fire engine DJ booth. Was it Bojangles? We used to get chillidogs right outside.

And, was the Rally In the Alley hosted by Mr. Days?

Also - anyone remember the Santa fe Cafe, Paragon and surfing the floor while Hawaii Five O was playing at the Vous in College Park?

Did I say these were great times?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Kathie ()
Date: June 05, 2012 09:47AM

does anyone remember a bar with telephones at each table? I went there alot but cannot remember the name!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: AbNormal ()
Date: June 05, 2012 01:19PM

Joe,

It me a minute to recall but I finally sussed it out. Abbey Roads was the bar with the firetruck,used to have lots of jarheads and free beer from open at 8pm til 10pm on Wed nights, we used to hit that and then right before 10 wander up to the other bar you mentioned, it was the Dome at that time but had formerly been Bojangles.

I still recall a night me and my buddy were going to grab hotdogs there were two vendors side by side and each was trying to get us to buy from him,each deriding the others fare...

"My hotdog is all beef, his is from lips of donkey!"

Funniest shit ever,haven't thought of that in years,still makes me laugh...

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: June 05, 2012 01:26PM

The Dome was crawling with pussy around 89 and 90.


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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Mikee ()
Date: June 14, 2012 05:39AM

I found this thread looking for something on where Mike Baker's was located ( on G near 17th?) and how that was the please to find summer group hose rentals for Dewey.

That said . . .

Sign of the Whale -- wednesday ladies night,
Madhatter- dollar Heineken on Tuesday night
Gusti's-19th&M

Rumour's right there too

All three on M street near 19th

JPaul's in GTown

Ha Penny Lion on 17th & L

There was place called Costeaus on, I think, L street

Devon @2000 Pennsylvania ave for GW law happy hour

The River Club on K street for cougars before the term was coined

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Brenda ()
Date: June 21, 2012 09:29AM

I barely remember the Montage, but it was the first club I went to. I think I was 16 and I remember GoGo dancers. It seems it closed due to metro construction. Also, The Eye?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Curtis C. ()
Date: June 27, 2012 06:08PM

Worked at Cousteau's on L.st for 3 years, bar backing part time on weekends. Worked at MCI on 17th st. Cousteau's was a Great Place and developed and lost touch with some great friends. Some gone on to heaven. Some gone on to fame. Lived in Crystal City and partied hard at the "Underground" and the "Pier" on First st. DC.

Hung tough and looked for the ladies at:

Rumors
Bullfeathers
Mr. Days
All over Adams Morgan

Reading all of this bought back some great memories

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Gonzo ()
Date: June 27, 2012 06:18PM

Shepherd Park, Ga and Eastern. Always decent looking dancers. Good food too. Worked for phone company in MoCo. If they sent me to Silver Spring always had lunch at the Park.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Mr. Lucky ()
Date: July 23, 2012 12:11PM

Anyone recall George Thorogood at Tamanny Hall in the
Early to mid 70's ??
His Band was 2 guitars and a bass player.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: John John ()
Date: August 02, 2012 05:04AM

i used to watch John Harbison every friday night in some bar in DC I can't remember the name. it was not in Georgetown but rather further into the city amybe K Street not sure.

It was him on the small stage playing piano and singing. You had to go down some stairs to get inside. Laid back bar.

Also used to go to see the lone Star band in GeorgeTown in a bar kinda across from Little Tavern.

Speaking of Little Tavern NO ONE here is mentioning the after party in Georgetown when all the bar goers would stream out onto the streets and get munchies at places like Club LT, American Grill, a pizza place 2 doors downtown from Crazy Horse and the wild scene in the Gtown 7/11 around 4am with burrtios in the microwave.

Let me paint a late nite bazar picture for you.......Club LT was its own scene...a classic Gtown late nite horror show with that street guy yelling proverbs at one of the cooks... the smell of onions, steam and burgers that have been cooking for weeks... a transvestite without her wig, root boy sitting at the counter eating about 4 slinders at once and of course one or two gtown university freshman puking outside...gooooood times indeeeed

Yea I was there

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: John John ()
Date: August 02, 2012 06:20AM

And as I walk out of that Little Tavern and down that avenue, that avenue of a hundred bars and a thousand nights it occurs to me that this place has always been my home no matter how far I travel. I keep walking and turn toward Key Bridge. I begin to walk across the river and as the lights and sounds of my youth hover behind me I look up at the Marriott as I always do to that room...and I see a silhouette or some lost memory of my hero of the time as he looks back down at me. I still remember the man and love his music but time always loves a hero.

"The beauty of the sunrise and sunset
To his friends he wish he could tell
They're at home still runnin' for bells
Better San Juan than that blue collar hell "


Sorry about that. Whenver I go back to the memories of georgetown and GW University I always have to spill a little of my ale for the homies that didnt make it. And George was one hell of a DC homie.

Lets get back to those stories of DC 1980s bars.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Lowell George says Thanks ()
Date: August 02, 2012 06:51AM

Sometimes I live in the country,
Sometimes I live in the town,
Sometimes I get a notion,
To jump in the river and drown.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Hippie Soldier ()
Date: August 02, 2012 06:26PM

Gonzo Wrote:
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> Shepherd Park, Ga and Eastern. Always decent
> looking dancers. Good food too. Worked for phone
> company in MoCo. If they sent me to Silver Spring
> always had lunch at the Park.

There was a 40ft. mural of the dancers,barkeeps and patrons(including the mayor and infamous street-person) painted early "80s at MOMA,NYC. Not sure if is still there.
Loved the place. Not bad food either.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Knox and Princeton ()
Date: August 17, 2012 10:01AM

21st Amendment was awesome. My roommate was a bouncer there.

Old geezer Wrote:
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> Louies Rock City at the Fairfax Arlington line
> South Jefferson St.
> Some real great music , huge place. I will always
> remember one night seeing a Marine climb up one of
> the interior support beams and kick and fight off
> five or six bouncers who tried to get him down.
>
> Going way back The Lobster Shed in Old Town
> Alexandria which is now an Irish bar. Live bands
> way before Old Town started to suck.
>
> Added attraction was this was when when the age
> for beer/wine was 18.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: pandromus ()
Date: August 20, 2012 12:22AM

Hi - found this while searching for something 'totally' unrelated...

There was a bar on Prospect St., to the right (on Prospect) if you're headed from Wisconsin Ave, then to the right, up the stairs - had softcover books on the shelves, kinda a dive I suppose in a way, but also had some string quartets on Sundays, stuff like that.. used to hang out there to mellow out late-night.

Also had pretty good food, but that's not what I'm looking for right now.

I believe the bar that had their front on Wisconsin was either Champions or The Tombs at the time.

It was right down the street around the corner off of Wisconsin from a place called Paulo's or such - it's been a really, really long time but ya' know how memory lane goes.. we used to do late night every night because I was lucky enough to 'know' some people. I'm just lookin' to see if anyone remembers these places. I shouldn't mention pied de cochon either, but I seem to remember this place (though when I google it i only find NYC or such..)

FYI this is circa 1985 so Abbey Rd, Bojangles, the Fishmarket, Rumours, 930, etc were all in good form! (of course the main venues were still RFK, Cap Center, Merriweather too.

Sorry to babble, thanks. PS: this was definitely a wild trip down memory lane so I registered & bookmarked this for posterity (myself really!)

yeah, i stopped using CAPS, but i still hope to read a reply soon! later.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: memorylane ()
Date: September 01, 2012 01:25PM

I remember DC bars
PJ Finley's (now Sign of the Whale)
Bronco Billy's (now Recessions)
Club Soda (great bands in there, down steps on Conn Ave. Sign still there)
4Ps
Poor Roberts
Samantha's
Mr. Days
Deja Vu
Tammany Hall
21st Amendment
Mr. Henry's (Roberta Flack used to sing there)
Pierce Street Annex
Flap Rickenbackers
The Shamrock
Winstons
Paul Mall
Crazy Horse
Third Edition
Desperado's
Cellar Door
Bayou (Face Dancer and Cherry Smash bands)
Nathan's
The Guards
Ireland's 32
Matt Kanes
Dubliner
Irish Connection (DeSales St)
Bojangles (with the DJ firetruck)
Irish Times
Tibor Creek (yard of beer)
Pied du Cuchon (to eat at 3am on Wisc ave)
J Pauls
Clydes
Childe Harold
Timberlakes
Mr. Egan's dart bar

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: pshay ()
Date: September 26, 2012 02:07PM

Didn't see anyone mention "Numbers" which was underground off Dupont Circle. Used to do the Big Man's Benefit every year. Saw Clarence Clemon's play there many times.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: pothole repairman ()
Date: September 29, 2012 06:12PM

How about
chaplains? Bcc c steppers and random college kids
I miss the pound table a lot
The zoo bar
What a great place to grow up

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: pothole repairman ()
Date: September 29, 2012 07:00PM

Not a bar, but the gaffneys?
Magruders didn't card
The circle bar

Rootie kazooties
Chevy chase lounge
Bethesda crab house
Cinema draft house

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: 1970's never knew a hangover ()
Date: September 29, 2012 07:01PM

Archibalds~
good drinks
Good tits
Cheap tips
And i never got bounced.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: metrote ()
Date: September 30, 2012 12:22AM

hi my name is dave lilling, we are finishing up a documentary about the legendary bayou nightclub which will be premiered at washington west film festival
in november please check out the website http://washingtonwestfilmfestival.com/

also go to our blog page www.bayoudoc.com.
We are also soliciting contributions to help cover the finishing costs.. you can contribute at the web page.

Also if any one has any photos of the silver dollar or any fun georgetown photos from the 60's-90's p lease email me at dave@mtitv.com. Thanks for taking the time to read the post. Also if anyone has any video that we have missed let us know.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: just can't remember the 70's ()
Date: October 29, 2012 04:49AM

It' great to stumble onto this thread. Does anyone remember from back in the mid 70's the "Electric Circus" (strip joint) or Franks hideaway (live music) ? I was stationed at Ft. Belvoir and went to those two a lot. I also would stay at the Key Bridge Marriot for the weekend and hit all the clubs on M st in Georgetown. Great thread, brings back a lot of ancient, but great memories.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Birdonawire ()
Date: November 11, 2012 08:23AM

Beowulf - like Cheers at Happy Hour

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Greg ()
Date: November 25, 2012 07:28PM

There was a bar atop what is now Banana Republic in Georgetown. (Wisconsin and M). A lot of marines hung out there...does anyone recall the name of it?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Pat Hart ()
Date: November 27, 2012 11:23PM

Can't recall the exact location of Tammany Hall. Thinking 20th or 21st & Penn.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Pat Hart ()
Date: November 28, 2012 01:07AM

The Dubliner on Capitol Hill. Unfortunately, they remodeled it & it is just not the same anymore. Had many, many great times there. Too bad they had to change it.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Date: December 06, 2012 04:54PM

i used 2 frequent Abbey Road, i was well known there, hung out at the D.J. booth, which was a front end of a firetruck! that was the BAR of the 80's!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Neil ()
Date: December 06, 2012 05:02PM

Had my first legal drink in the Crazy Horse Saloon, October 8, 1966

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: David M ()
Date: December 26, 2012 11:23AM

I remember going to the Crazy Horse Cafe in 1970 with a group of friends from GW to see Neil Young solo. We got in early and had a front row table next to the small stage. He wore a white buckskin jacket and played on a white piano with an array of guitars nearby. He played all the current greats and then tookd requests. I remember asking for Southern Man and Cowgirl in the Sand and he played them both for us. It was an awesone night. Hello to Elliott and Ira and anyone else there with us that night

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Foster Mac III ()
Date: January 03, 2013 03:04AM

The Magic Bar in Chevy Chase was a dinner theatre featuring magic acts, the magicians also doing tricks in the adjacent bar. Upside down margaritas mixed in your mouth while lying in a barbers chair.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: 60's in my 60's ()
Date: January 09, 2013 10:26AM

Don't forget the HayLoft, Butterfly and This Is It clubs.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Marion Barry ()
Date: January 09, 2013 11:03AM

60's in my 60's Wrote:
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> Don't forget the HayLoft, Butterfly and This Is It
> clubs.

You are a dirty ole man!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: 60's in my 60's ()
Date: January 09, 2013 12:26PM

How 'bout The OFFICE on 13th? Had to stay late many times at the office?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Craw, Not Craw ()
Date: January 09, 2013 06:30PM

Holy freaking cow...reading these posts is an amazing walk down Memory Lane.

The Crazy Horse on M Street was my last stop one memorable night before me and a buddy wound up in the drunk tank.

Someone mentioned the Poor House Pub way up Wisconsin. Used to hang out there quite a bit.

Anyone remember a rock & roll joint called The Branding Iron? It was a big hangout for the Ft. Meyer military crowd. I'm pretty sure it was on Washington in Arlington in a building that now has "Eat Bar" in it (found it on Google Earth).

Would also frequent a place on the Southwest waterfront called The Barley Mow. A rather sedate place with a piano bar, but close to Ft. McNair.

Also remember Eskimo Nell's, I think in Arlington. Saw Jerry Jeff Walker there. He actually talked to people in the bar area before the show.

Great posts here.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: dennis ellis ()
Date: January 15, 2013 10:42PM

i used 2 work 4 NARD'S Rock& Roll, i DJ'd at Pier Str. Annex n the 80's, they hated me playing Purple Rain album b4 itwas onsale

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Exploding Redneck ()
Date: January 16, 2013 12:10AM

I heard Danny Gatton at the Cellar Door in G-Town around Christmas 78.

Frickin Awesome!

That place always had great artists. Miss those days.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: bruckenleger@yahoo.com ()
Date: February 02, 2013 10:37PM

21 amendment. Awesome. GG FLIPS. hotties

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Aging hipster ()
Date: February 07, 2013 05:06PM

Mid- and late 80s:

Poseurs
Back Alley Cafe ***best music***
Tracks

Bayou and 930 for shows.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Our Gang ()
Date: February 07, 2013 10:56PM

Wow, memories!

We used to go dancing and partying from Paul Mall to Crazy Horse to Winstons, then back to Paul Mall.

Anyone remember Hollywood Cool Breeze Band from Paul Mall? Pretty good if I remember correctly. However, who knows if I'm remembering correctly!

Also remember Circus Maximus. Was quite a place back then.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Curtis ()
Date: February 08, 2013 01:03PM

It was called Bojangles

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Curtis ()
Date: February 08, 2013 01:04PM

I remember Wrote:
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> A bar in Georgetown where you had to go down the
> stair to like a cellar bar. Alot of Georgetown
> students went there.


It was called Bojangles

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Mrapp ()
Date: February 08, 2013 02:25PM

Tom Foolery on Penn Ave
Rabbits Foot on Wisconsin Ave
George town:
Whiskey go go
Crazy Horse
Bayou

Those were the days!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: jwd ()
Date: February 20, 2013 08:42AM

Champions!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Billy ()
Date: February 24, 2013 05:44PM

I had forgotten the Montage at Conn and M, I used to work with local bands,and remember the place, did the light shows there, It was some cheap dimmers, thats all we had then. A lot of post so far have, talked of other places, like the crazy horse, and my last spot was the bar under the crazy horse, "beneath it all" , had the slide next to the steps,I DJ on the floor and then got a old VW bus cut it up in the alley in the rear, brought it inside turned it to a DJ booth, When the owners bought Ceasers in Lanham, Md and turned it into The Big Apple, I installed the Saturday Night Fever dance floor and light system, then DJ untill late 1970, when thank god the Wall street Journal drove a stake into the heart of DISCO

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: $7500 ()
Date: February 24, 2013 05:46PM

"This is It".....14th street. The place where Marion Barry used to go to smoke crack and fuck dancers upstairs.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: AndThen ()
Date: February 24, 2013 08:06PM

After it was Bojangles, it was The Dome...Used to go to Abby Roads for free...yes,FREE !! beer on Wed nights and then hit the Dome for the chicks. I always hooked the bartender at Abbys and never suffered for want of beer...It was Rolling Rock and you paid in the morning...

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: MamaB ()
Date: March 04, 2013 03:15PM

The Dome was the bomb back then. When all the other places were playing college music this was the first to play hip hop and r&b! Good times!!!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: MamaB ()
Date: March 04, 2013 03:16PM

I met the man of my dreams at Annies...or atleast until I graduated college and he got discharged. LOL. LOTS of Jarheads indeed!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: DMD ()
Date: March 18, 2013 10:29PM

Was it the Tombs that had a tunnel or slide that went from the street to the bar entrance? It ran parallel to the stairs. The Tombs website doesn't mention it. If it wasn't the Tombs, does any one remember? This would be late 70's - early 80's.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Evid72 ()
Date: March 24, 2013 07:33PM

Was there a bar called "The Speakeasy" in DC in the early 70's? I think it played country music there?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Evid72 ()
Date: March 24, 2013 07:35PM

Forgot to add, I'm specifically looking for a vocalist named Ronnie Blake from that time frame.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: ishinas ()
Date: April 03, 2013 05:10AM

There are also venues in hollywood that are too much preferrable and good to celebrate the interested parties in intersetd manner.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: DwokkaDwokka ()
Date: April 03, 2013 08:49AM

DMD Wrote:
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> Was it the Tombs that had a tunnel or slide that
> went from the street to the bar entrance? It ran
> parallel to the stairs. The Tombs website doesn't
> mention it. If it wasn't the Tombs, does any one
> remember? This would be late 70's - early 80's.


It wasn't the Tombs; it was some bar right on M Street. Don't recall the name; they'd get cranky if someone tried to enter via the stairs down instead of using the slide.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Carol ()
Date: April 16, 2013 03:44PM

The M Club

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: AC ()
Date: April 17, 2013 03:06PM

In the late 60s, after leaving the Hayloft one night I walled up the hill to the Cellar Door. Back then it was a coffee house as I recall, I sat ordered, and guess who was playing? Simon and Garfunkle nobodies then. What great music that was, and it beat the folk music fromthe early years for sure! Later my sister, early 70s working for American Airlines, met Garfunkle on a flight.
Those were great days, eh?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Dize ()
Date: April 23, 2013 10:33PM

Just found this site - I loved the Wax - use to go see "switchblade" and Martha Hall also saw David Allen Coe there and got to talk to him.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: More David Allen Coe ()
Date: April 23, 2013 11:01PM

Love me some David Allen Coe. Even though he looks like Merle Haggard, and sounds alot like David Allen Coe.

When did you meet him? What was he like? Any crazy stories, etc?

Thanks.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Old Dude ()
Date: April 24, 2013 01:19AM

Exploding Redneck Wrote:
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> I heard Danny Gatton at the Cellar Door in G-Town
> around Christmas 78.
>
> Frickin Awesome!
>
> That place always had great artists. Miss those
> days.


Danny was just fucking incredible. No other way to say it.

In addition to the usual bigger spots, early 70s we used to go to a dive that was upstairs from a cheesy strip joint called the Firehouse that was down the street from the Brickskeller where he'd play sometimes. Never anybody in there much other than a few of us. He'd be playing some of the best guitar that's ever been played on this planet for a crowd of 10 half drunk kids.

Can't even begin to do it justice here. Unfortunately, most will never hear a guitar played like that.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Reed ()
Date: April 27, 2013 12:43AM

I remember a small bar in tenleytown tucked between what was then Riggs bank and Maggie's. It was called the Devonshire. To the right of Maggie's was another . little hole in the wall bar called the Goal Post.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Boozer ()
Date: May 01, 2013 01:14PM

Tammany Hall and Rosalita at midnight! The floor would be bouncing with everyone jumping up and down. Cellar Door, Rumors, Winstons, Tombs, Sign of the Whale, OMG how I miss those times of never ever getting carded. Of course drinking age was 18 (as it SHOULD be).

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Barb ()
Date: May 04, 2013 05:31PM

I believe it was Beneath It All. I went there a lot.
Below Crazy Horse. Loved that place.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: AndyO ()
Date: May 09, 2013 03:53PM

I was a bartender at the Gerogetown Library from 83-88. My name is Andy. If you were there, we surely knew each other. Who are you?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Roninspirit ()
Date: May 21, 2013 04:58PM

I bounced at the Crazy Horse, Godfather, and Circus Maximus in early 70's.... many memories

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: steven schlah ()
Date: May 22, 2013 06:34PM

Between 1976 and 1981, The National Alliance of Business'(17th and "M") "Jobs for Veterans" Program's 50 national-wide Managers met twice a year in D.C. to compare notes on what was working to get Vietnam Veterans employed, throughout the country and what other programs we could interface with toward that goal. At the end of each session, the 50 or so managers descended upon "Flaps Rickenbacker's", as we found it to be one of the most fun Bar and Grilles in D.C. I still have my "Flaps" commemorative 'T-Shirt' from that fun location. I was sorry to see that it closed, as it's WW I Aviation atmosphere (I had been in Army Aviation in Vietnam) was so cool.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: JA ()
Date: May 27, 2013 10:40AM

Flaps moved out to Potomac Maryland and was open until 2007 or 08 cannot remember exact dates but the Rood family were the owners and they were really great host.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: jjmihi ()
Date: May 29, 2013 08:21AM

Yes that was my bar of choise. ..it turned into sportsfans

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: jjmihi ()
Date: May 29, 2013 08:23AM

Andy hit me up I was wallpaper there...a regular. Lol jjmihi@gmail.com

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Paul Lad ()
Date: June 02, 2013 02:31AM

No one has said "Club Soda". It was great. great bands THE DIVERSIONS THE DYNETTES.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Roninspirit ()
Date: June 04, 2013 02:33PM

Clancy's....been there? 60's and 70's?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Deni ()
Date: June 06, 2013 11:07AM

Pretty sure it was Annie Oakley's!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Flippers ()
Date: June 06, 2013 11:25PM

How about Flips in the late 80's?

I believe it was on 21 street at K?

What about 21st Amendment?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Cindylujustice ()
Date: June 19, 2013 04:28PM

What about My Mothers Place across from the Montage. We'd skip from one club to the other and if nothing was going on at either one, we'd head for the ACT IV on Wisconsin Avenue to see the Cherry People.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: BrotherBob ()
Date: June 25, 2013 10:30AM

Wow! That was cool.... I was inside the cellar Door watching The NightHawks, and The Destroyers were playing Desperados that night.
I wish I could have seen the Jam and exchange of wireless pickups in the middle of M street, but we didn't really know what was happenin till George Thorogood walked in playing with the Nighhawks, He walked around the whole club even upstairs playing, walked out, made another exchange of pickups, and Jimmiy Thackery walked back in, still playing...... I wonder If both clubs were playing the same song ? or what.... That was cool.
So Carol< Did you see Both Guys in the street BOTH Times?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: BrotherBob ()
Date: June 25, 2013 10:47AM

Conie Wrote:
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>
>
> I saw George Thoroughgood spontaneously play in
> the middle of M st. one night.
>
> outside the Cellar Door


Wow! That was cool.... I was inside the cellar Door watching The NightHawks, and The Destroyers were playing Desperados that night.
I wish I could have seen the Jam and exchange of wireless pickups in the middle of M street, but we didn't really know what was happenin till George Thorogood walked in playing with the Nighhawks, He walked around the whole club even upstairs playing, walked out, made another exchange of pickups, and Jimmiy Thackery walked back in, still playing...... I wonder If both clubs were playing the same song ? or what.... That was cool.
So Conie< Did you see Both Guys in the street BOTH Times?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Fuckin Yenta's !! ()
Date: June 26, 2013 02:50PM

The DOME...or Do Me, as it was informally called.
The cellar Door

And The Bayou. the Band Kix performed on their last night in business.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: overwhelmed company ()
Date: June 27, 2013 08:16PM

Radiophile Wrote:
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> in the 80s there was one I am thinking at the
> bottom of 17th near National Geographic. Had
> outside tables and was a big happy hour
> destination.
>
> And it was called Pierce Street Annex. I saw Rick
> Springfield there. How 80s is that?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Overwhelmed ()
Date: June 27, 2013 08:16PM

Beowulf

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Roninspirit ()
Date: July 13, 2013 02:11PM

anyone know where Bacardi Bill is ??

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Stephen ()
Date: July 20, 2013 01:47AM

Chances R?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Tmobile8000 ()
Date: July 28, 2013 12:28AM

Studebakers in Rockville

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Tmobile8000 ()
Date: July 28, 2013 12:35AM

pshay Wrote:
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> Didn't see anyone mention "Numbers" which was
> underground off Dupont Circle. Used to do the Big
> Man's Benefit every year. Saw Clarence Clemon's
> play there many times.


I went to NUMBERS almost every week.. Music was great, girls were nice, etc. i wonder if there is here a DJ that worked there in this blog... Would love to get a good mix of music played there on weekends...

There was also a character there every single weekend, some dude always dressed in all lkack, that thought he was James Bond or something, always hustling the girls and picking fights... What a loser...

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: RJ ()
Date: August 01, 2013 10:28AM

Can anyone remember Scandals in Georgetown? How about a live blues lounge off 14th street?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: RJ ()
Date: August 01, 2013 10:44AM

The blues lounge I refer to was close to 14th street on a corner and was small, there was live music. It was a late hour hangout and we'd get a few beers with chasers... no wonder I can't remember.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: RJ ()
Date: August 01, 2013 11:05AM

The Vegas Lounge!!

I just found the name, it's now called the New Vegas Lounge on 1415 P St. NW. Great place back then, early 90's. Don't know now though...

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Herb ()
Date: August 15, 2013 05:01PM

The Tune Inn, Clancy's

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Dave ()
Date: September 17, 2013 06:49PM

Wow.. this is a cool thread!

We used to hit the Bayou, regularly. There was farther in town that had just an awning / doors at the street level. Walk down the stairs and there were two (or three?) bars with a dance floor and some tables in the center. Don't recall seeing any live music there but the DJ spun records from inside the cab of an old truck near the dance floor. May have been Bojangles.

We used to go down to Georgetown on Halloween every year, too. It was a blast.

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The Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 80's
Posted by: Parties ()
Date: September 24, 2013 07:20PM

Yeah the company wa a small spot to go to. Nice to have a drink but it was on to the next happening spot. Like the library, which if you did not know the owner Nancy or had status then your ass is waiting in that long ass line. What was the name of th club on the corner of 19th and DuPont circle?

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The Library back in the 80's
Posted by: Parties ()
Date: September 24, 2013 07:37PM

Hey Andy, my name is Phil, I use to come in the library all the time because I was doing protection for one of the middle eastern guys who's brother's name was Mohammed. I know you will remember him because he would throw his American Express on the counter and would spend ungodly amounts of money til close. Do you remember him? That's was fun until he go arrested for drug dealing, 4 keys of coke to be exact! Question, whatever happened to Nancy's fine ass, I warned her every since the first day I saw her but could not close that deal. Feel free to hit me back!
Awesome memories bro!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Dundalk Throck ()
Date: September 25, 2013 01:14AM

Ok - plenty of mentions of Crazy Horse in GW - fantastic place. Only one mention of Clancy,s beef and brew - great place as well! Does anyone remember Frannie O'Briens?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Jer ()
Date: October 01, 2013 07:48PM

The Butterfly on 14th and H. Cool house bands...Blitz, then Bentwood Rocker.
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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: markel ()
Date: October 25, 2013 10:26PM

The place that caught on fire in Fairfax was called Bachelors II. The Library was pretty neat with its yards of beer.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Wax Museum Night Club Washington ()
Date: October 26, 2013 04:27PM

Wax Museum Night Club Washington DC - In 1982, the Wax Museum became a popular nightclub that hosted hundreds of major acts, including Tina Turner, Eurythmics, Count Basie, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Elivis Costello, Johnny Winter and Danny Gatton. It closed in 1984. - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wax-Museum-Night-Club-Washington-DC/268980526216

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: BillabongIIS ()
Date: November 11, 2013 11:04PM

Archibalds-Luv the big pretty eyes and strawberry blonde
King Aruthers-pretty pretty girls
Rumors-where I would long to see her.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: This Is Good! ()
Date: November 12, 2013 12:46AM

Flippers Wrote:
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> How about Flips in the late 80's?
> I believe it was on 21 street at K?

East side between K and Pennsylvania. Terrfic place. Stoplights and Kamikazes. You could probably find the door, but after that, it was a crapshoot. Monopolized the corner tables between the jukebox and the street on Friday nights. Or out on the sidewalk when the weather was nice. But there were either two F's or two P's in the name. And speaking of which, This Is It? had a question mark at the end, and it was Au Pied de Cochcon in Georgetown.

Nudie fans may remember Club 915, across 14th Street from This Is It? and Casino Royale. Tiny place next door to Franklin Park Liquors. And if you didn't mind the risk of being stabbed by the bouncer, the Night Cap Cafe on L Street had about the best blues jukebox in town. Right down from the Post Pub which has had its moments as well.

Anyway, Flipp's or FFlip's closed or was bought out or something. Next stop was Buckley's on the 2nd floor of the Quality Inn or whatever it was on the NW corner of 13th and K. The bartender Greg threw darts and we all threw darts and they had free food at happy hour (pretty good food too). So a mixed group of eight or ten of us would go in there, eat the free food, drink pitchers and throw darts all night, get the check at 11:30 (Metro closed at midnight then) and the tab would be like $27.50. Oh, okay. And the tip was like $50. Every now and then actual hotel guests would walk in, look around, and leave again. Oh well. Stoney's was at 13th and L. That was a nice place too, especially in the summer but no darts. The Black Rooster (L between 19th and 20th) had darts and was pretty nice too before they remodeled and all the prices went up. The Crow Bar was nice enough until the bikers took over. Front Page had free tacos at happy hour and $5 buckets of Corornas on Thursdays. That was definitely nice!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: varmintito ()
Date: November 21, 2013 02:51PM

I tended bar at the following DC and NOVA bars between 1983 and 1988:

Fish Market (Georgetown)
Fish Market (Alexandria)
Mr. Smith's (Georgetown)
Crazy Horse (Georgetown)
Champions (Georgetown)
Champions (Falls Church)
Slade's (Ballston)

And another one I can't member the name of, located in Dupont Circle below Chicago Bar & Grill. Didn't work there long, but the music was so overpoweringly loud it caused me permanent hearing damage.

Eventually I decided to join the rat race, but what a fun way to spend my 20s in the the years before straight people began to worry about AIDS.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: VcJh9 ()
Date: November 21, 2013 03:17PM

varmintito Wrote:
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> I tended bar at the following DC and NOVA bars
> between 1983 and 1988:
>
> Fish Market (Georgetown)
> Fish Market (Alexandria)
> Mr. Smith's (Georgetown)
> Crazy Horse (Georgetown)
> Champions (Georgetown)
> Champions (Falls Church)
> Slade's (Ballston)
>
> And another one I can't member the name of,
> located in Dupont Circle below Chicago Bar &
> Grill. Didn't work there long, but the music was
> so overpoweringly loud it caused me permanent
> hearing damage.
>
> Eventually I decided to join the rat race, but
> what a fun way to spend my 20s in the the years
> before straight people began to worry about AIDS.


ok charles.sweedler@gmail.com

have fun with all the gay porn sign ups

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Jeralyn Thomson ()
Date: November 28, 2013 09:46PM

"Numbers" was the place to go back in the disco days. I remember a great party they had planned one night - food included. There was a very long line that formed waiting to get to the food. I met a guy standing behind me, started chatting, then ended up sitting in a booth and kissed the rest of the night - never did get to the food! Loved those free, noncommittal days of the late 60's and 70's.

Does anyone remember the name of the small, quaint Irish pub on Connecticut Ave. back in the 70's? Think it may be around 1300 or 1400.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Date: November 30, 2013 11:17PM

What memories I remember here! I loves going to Gtown to see the bands and the crowds were always moving from Crazy Horse Pall Mall Winston's and the Bayou and the slide Beneath it All. I also loved The Fish Market and for a short time Pentagons. So many friends that loved The greasy but wonderful gyros two doors down from the Crazy Horse. Last time I was in the Crazy Horse was the night Princess Diana passed away and my friend Andy was bartending. I once bar tended there while going to school.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: MN ()
Date: December 14, 2013 09:38PM

Malarkey's was one that my friends and I frequented. Lots of GTown and GW girls driving mom and dads Benz's and Volvos. Good place to go after pre gaming. Manhattans in Rockville. Great place to end the night. Stayed open late and they didn't care in those days if you left with drinks. Good times.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Michael Rappaport ()
Date: December 29, 2013 06:22PM

The Montage was a great bar in 71 and 72. The Eye was the house band and they covered almost everything and did it great. No go-go dancers. The Metro shut them down.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Carole ()
Date: January 26, 2014 07:43PM

The Greenery. Absolutely! I was a head hostess there! Very classy place and Matthew was a great chef!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Lothwood ()
Date: February 14, 2014 07:19PM

Favorite hangout was Pierce Street Annex in the 80's, and I was there, too, when Rick Springfield made an appearance--walked right next to me. What a thrill! This was when "Jesse's Girl" was at the top of the charts. Favorite disco was The Plum, Deja Vu (Blackie's), and also Rumours, and Bronco Billy's.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: RoundT ()
Date: February 28, 2014 04:26PM

Babes on upper Wisconsin. Great broadcaster bar, closest thing to Cheers I ever knew. Pinball machines and Asteroids in the front at the end of the bar - perfect. Manny the owner, Doug the bartender, darn good London broil. Good times, great folks.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Washington DC Barfly ()
Date: March 24, 2014 03:42PM

I have a great picture taken in the kitchen at Winstons circa mid-1970's. Great times! I will try to figure out how to post it.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Bob McL. ()
Date: March 26, 2014 02:13PM

I wish I had $1 for every beer I had at the Hayloft, Rands & Bennies back in the late 60's and early 70's. Didn't much like the alley that rand between the Hayloft & Rands. Phil Flowers was my favorite at the Hayloft.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: jjmihi ()
Date: April 07, 2014 09:03PM

The tombs

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Alan ()
Date: April 10, 2014 10:43PM

The Saloon had live jazz and Paul Mall usually had pretty good cover bands. I remember Wynn In Doubt

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: vinnie goombatz ()
Date: April 13, 2014 01:03AM

Greg Wrote:
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> There was a bar atop what is now Banana Republic
> in Georgetown. (Wisconsin and M). A lot of marines
> hung out there...does anyone recall the name of
> it?

Annie Oakley's.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Greg ()
Date: April 16, 2014 09:39AM

My band played for 16 weeks at the Crazy Horse in the summer of 1969...anyone on here old enough to remember that far back!? We took Sunday off, other than once we played 21 straight nights there. Played the Sundays so we did not have to break down the equipment and to get tighter. We got tighter, and very tired!

Great club, and a great summer. We were called E.S. Grit and auditioned for the job at the Blue Max, but wound up being the house band for the Crazy Horse. Lotta bars on M street back then, along with others like the Bayou that were off street.

DC/Georgetown was the place to be back then....probably still is in a different way.

The posts on here brought back many memories. We got our start listening to the Telstars in Ocean City and then the Bayou back then. Probably some people on here remember them and even saw them in Ocean City in 1964. Here is a site I found the other day, listing some information about them. It mixed them up w/ another group by that name.
http://expo67-cavestones.blogspot.com/2007/10/telstars.html#comment-form

I would post some picts of the stage and the 5 Cent beer signs if I knew how!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Greg ()
Date: April 16, 2014 10:37AM

Figured it out!
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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: April 16, 2014 10:39AM

Holy fawk, what is sideburns playing in the middle?


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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Greg ()
Date: April 16, 2014 01:11PM

That my friend, is me, playing a Fender 12 String, probably a 1967 or 68 model. Just played it last week, so I still have it.

It came from Chuck Levin's...not downtown DC but after he was burned out and moved to Suitland. It has Special stamped on the neck and body, I never did know what that meant.

I had a Fender Jaguar, and a Gibson SG on stage at that time also. Still have them also.

Still plays nice. They called those necks "hockey stick" style back then.

Greg

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Greg ()
Date: April 16, 2014 01:15PM

If you want to see more shots of the Crazy Horse and us, go here. There are several picts and other links on this page.

http://esgrit.homestead.com/ES_Grit_1969.html

Greg

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: greg ()
Date: April 18, 2014 09:23AM

Anyone remember a club called The Blue Max?

It was on the right hand side on a corner just before you turned onto the bridge to go into VA..the one hit by the plane.

It was a hole in the wall, it was there in 1969....not sure after that.

Greg

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Patti T ()
Date: April 18, 2014 04:49PM

Does anyone remember Bronco Billy's in the mid 80"s?

Am trying to find a few people from that era.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: greg ()
Date: April 22, 2014 10:37AM

WingNut Wrote:
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Holy fawk, what is sideburns playing in the middle?
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If you want to see one played, none better than The Byrds doing a Dylan song here

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=mr+tambourine+man+by+THE+BIRDS&FORM=VIRE1#view=detail&mid=37312734B79DE7F6455937312734B79DE7F64559

Guy in the center is playing a darker (red, black?) version of what I have in the pict, video is 1965.

Greg

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: greg ()
Date: April 22, 2014 10:40AM

Better link, direct to youtube......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zazxP5lbnfY#t=25

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Date: April 22, 2014 10:45AM

fAter a fallow period in the mid Seventies, the band experienced a revival during the late 1970s and early 1980s with albums Sleepwalker, Misfits, Low Budget, Give the People What They Want and State of Confusion. In addition, groups such as Van Halen, the Jam, the Knack, the Pretenders and the Fall covered their songs, helping to boost the Kinks' record sales. In the 1990s, Britpop acts such as Blur and Oasis cited the band as a major influence.[1] The Kinks broke up in 1996, a result of the commercial failures of their last few albums and creative tension between the Davies brothers.[6] Sully Rd South onto lee Jackson Memorial Hwy into Chantilly, check status of machines at Fair Oaks Mall. Return any defective parts that are present. If you have not heard from Bill Splevins or Mara Toles at this time, continue to Fairfax County Court house. Don't park on Judicial Drive.They were the second group of the British Invasion on The Ed Sullivan Show, appearing in March for two weeks after the Beatles appeared three straight weeks in February 1964. For some time the Dave Clark Five were more popular in the US than in their native UK, but had a renaissance in the UK between 1967 and 1970. The group disbanded in late 1970. On 10 March 2008, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[2]


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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Greg ()
Date: April 23, 2014 11:21AM

WingNut Wrote:
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> Good stuff Greg!
>
> I always thought that sound was a Ricehnbacker> (sp)> > Did you guys ever record anything, studio, Super8,> cassette?> > It's ironic that nowadays how much digital record> there is of music and years ago a lot of stuff is> nothing but memory.
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Your last point is well taken...a zillion bytes of music on the net, everyone is a "recording artist" not.

The group formed in 1964, and I continued w/ them until fall 1970, then left to begin teaching. We played DC in 69 and VA in 1070. They went on w/ another guitarist after I left.... and a few months later in Feb 1971, the bass player was shot and killed accidently.

They then replaced him and were popular for about 9 more years. They did some recording (I just got email today from the original drummer w/ memories about that time and am going to put it on the website we have in the next day or so.) in NY, a 45 (wow) and an LP...and were supposed to tour w/ Foghat but that fell through, and they eventually folded about 1980.

The drummer and I, and the replacement for me are the only ones alive w/ the history of the band now.

I put a website here http://esgrit.homestead.com/ with the history and at the bottom there will be more of the later years in a week or two. Thanks for asking. I still have that Fender 12 and played that 12 string from that photo, just last night!

Do you remember the Telstars at the Bayou, or was that a century before your time? Ever visit The Crazy Horse in 1969!?

Greg

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Clare ()
Date: May 09, 2014 10:31AM

Hi, I just happened across your post. I went to Mt. Vernon college in the early 90's and we use to go to Winston's all the time, in fact a few of them worked there, and they were crazy, just wondering if you remember their names?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Clare ()
Date: May 09, 2014 10:35AM

Hi I went to mt vernon in the early 90s and my friends and I used to go to Winston's all the time, in fact some of the girls worked there, just wondering if
You remember their names?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: greg ()
Date: May 15, 2014 04:08PM

Clare
I do not think many people visit here.....ever!
Maybe you can get them back interested.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Have Some Coke ()
Date: May 15, 2014 04:59PM

Clare Wrote:
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> Hi I went to mt vernon in the early 90s and my
> friends and I used to go to Winston's all the
> time, in fact some of the girls worked there, just
> wondering if
> You remember their names?

Oh, yeah, I remember your friend -- her name was "That Whore I Fucked In the Mens' Room."

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Harry ()
Date: June 08, 2014 12:30AM

I haven't seen anything about the Roundtable (Gus and George) Cal and Billy Doyle. the Pour House Pub (peanuts on the floor) Three Dimensions One Flight UP How about Babes,
The Far Inn. Pete Sivers--Ten minutes to get the fuck out How about Traynham Bond and Goddard ---John Harbison Constance and Giles. Rick Hines
Do you remember Mr. Henry's on tenley Circle These were the great live music bars. I played them all. Never been anything like that part of the avenue.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Harry Traynham ()
Date: June 09, 2014 12:37AM

Hi Greg
I'm feeling old and reminiscent lately. Came cross your comments and wanted to say hello. I've played music in the DC area many years starting back in 1974 on Wisconsin Ave. Much earlier in Western Md. Cumberland area. Many great bars. are you still playing? I'm still working 3 or 4 days a week. Give me a call sometime so we can chat about old bars and old times. Mobile 301-717-3468
Take care, Harry

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Mikee ()
Date: June 18, 2014 07:43PM

Amazing trip down ol' Memory Ln.

I arrived in DC summer of 1981 and remember that roller stake rentals was a fad - though it faded quickly.

Other than Old-Town, Virginia was pretty lame back then due to archaic drinking laws, but I recall a place called Bombay Bicycle Club with Backgammon tables that was decent. There was Whitey's (Broasted Chicken) on Washington Blvd. Some awesome place in Fairfax City that I can't recall the name of.

Once I moved to DC, the goto places were 19th & M and GTown - especially Sign of the Whale, Madhatter, Flaps - and Gusti's

A place called Dakota's in Adams Morgan was great for a while

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Jjohn ()
Date: July 05, 2014 04:06AM

Only stayed in DC for a short while in the early 80's. Remember getting drunk at Poseurs a lot because of all the punky foxes down there. Used to meet at a store called smash and then head down there with some of the DC punk crew. I had my 21st there. Did the old 9.30 a lot, saw many punk acts like the UK Subs there. A tough ass girl named Joyce worked the bar, she used to slip me the occasional drink. Great scene and fun times but it could be violent, my friend got stabbed in the kidney by some drunks one night and nearly died. Fun(ish) times.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: FireDoug ()
Date: July 22, 2014 10:39PM

472 L St NW was the latest Wax Museum location. On June 26, 1971 a DC fireman, Tommy Turner was killed there on a major fire.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Harvey Glick ()
Date: July 22, 2014 11:09PM

Matt Kanes
Childe Harold
Mr Days
Mr Days Sports Bar
Ralley in the Alley
Mr Galleghers
John Barry's Irish Connection (Desales St NW)
Brick Skeller
Kitty O'Sheas
Ellis Island
The Dubliner
Mr Henry's
Clancy's
several in the 1400 block Park Rd NW-memory blank....

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: el gordo ()
Date: July 23, 2014 01:33PM

this is it

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: el gordo ()
Date: July 23, 2014 01:33PM

this is it

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Mac McGrail ()
Date: July 24, 2014 07:29AM

Not to far from the old Greyhound bus terminal ( about 2 blocks ) a place called "Vinnies" ----- Rough , drinking, fighting , best of R & R . Was also close to "Rands" 7 "The Hayloft" . "Guys" , "The Round up" ( same guy owned both of them which were next door to each other. One day he broke through the party wall with a sledge hammer so patrons could go from one to the other with out going out side. stayed that way for a couple of years with no trim or any thing. All you had to do to enjoy the places was be willing to fight and drink ) about 100 yards from the 8 th. Street S.E. Marine Corp. Barraks.
I must have been crazy back then !!!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Sherilyn ()
Date: July 29, 2014 05:08AM

For me it was the Bayou and the band was Tahoka!!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Ricky G ()
Date: July 29, 2014 06:07PM

I waited tables and tended bar at Winstons on M in 78, 79 and 80...

Back then Paul Loukas owned Winstons and Paul Mall, LeJardin. Kevin Spillane was service bartender, I worked in middle between Kevin and owners nephew, Billy Loukas who worked front of house with John Bidwell, Steve ?, Mark Hudson worked upstairs mostly AU hangout and very preppie, TK also.. Rabbit was from AU and a waiter with me and Buddy Jenkins the manager who made us do screwdriver chugs after hours,plenty of c and he'd fire you if you went home at 3. I remember draft beers were 1.25, 3 rail liquor 2.75. Bar opened at 6:30pm and last call 2:30 but we had parties going all night, card games, just crazy times in there after hours. Then if you stayed at winstons all night you got out of there at 7 or 8am into blinding white light and running into DC homeless Sky King who drank out of all the trash cans up and down M Street. lol. I was just 19 when I was put behind the bar with 700 or so coming through the door on Fri and Sat nights. One night it snowed all night and they made that winter Georgetown poster of Wisconsin ave snowed under the next morning we walked home. Mike Nardello did No Skin No Win dance contest every monday. Crazy fun. Every couple was naked by the end of the night. They locked all the doors and hired a stripper to take her clothes off - slow so everyone would follow. Doormen were all ex-marines and crazy - loved to fight and knock people out of there. There was an Attorney w/Mustache / beard who took a ton of pictures every Monday at NSNW - he got married late at 50ish - great guy can't remember his name. Would love to reconnect with some of these guys for a good laugh. Ran into TK in virginia, Kevin was at Black rooster 15 years ago or so.... Oh and Nards DJ was Goldie and others... all were wild. We used to hand out at 3rd, my bro worked at FScotts - after hours card games with Stokes, Bidwell, Terry Cullen, etc... just absolute insanity for a few plus years. If anyone knows anyone at this time where they are, let me know. RG

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: RVS ()
Date: July 30, 2014 08:48PM

Does anyone remember the Devonshire Bar and Grill on Wisconsin Ave. N.W. Just below Tenley Circle?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Doug ()
Date: August 01, 2014 04:08PM

Haha our vip pass is one person would pay and then go and open the bathroom window for the rest of us..we also used to sneak into the Capital Centre by climbing a pine tree to the roof, bust open the vents up top,shimmy along the rafter girders,drop into the spotlight room,clean up in the bathroom then walk to sky suites and join a party like we were supposed to be there. Got asked to leave the room many times but would just go to another sky suite

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Doug ()
Date: August 01, 2014 04:22PM

Since this post says DC 'area' and all posts seem to be about DC alone, lets head south to my old stomping grounds ....

1.Hillbilly Heaven - Lorton
2.Ft. Belvoir Grill -Ft. Belvoir
3.Mama Muns (then Paradise Club later) - Accotink Village
4.Honolulu Restaurant- Alexandria

There was one at intersection of Rt 1 and South Kings Highway that sat in an island, a small square place that used to have bands. Cant remember name.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Olderthanyou ()
Date: August 03, 2014 09:56PM

I got married in 1960 which ended my clubing. The Hayloft and Rands were in full swing and I think Bennies came on the scene about 1958. These were not bars. They only served one brand of beer. You went there to listen to the great music, to dance or chase the girls. I don't remember many of the bands, but of course I remember Phil Flowers. I think I heard him do "I've Got A Woman" before I heard Ray Charles. He also did a great version of "I'll Put A Spell On You" (Howlin' Wolf).

Another point not often mentioned is the effectiveness of the bouncers. There was one big enough to scare most guys into line and if that didn't work, there was a smaller guy with lightning fast hands. Only an idiot would challenge either of them and there was an endless supply of idiots.

Way up 14th, near Georgia Ave, was a place called "the Showboat" with a downstairs bar that featured the great Charlie Byrd, classical and jazz guitar.

Of course, if you were into Dixieland music, you went to The Bayou, under the freeway in Georgetown, and there was a bar on M Street whose name escapes me that packed the house on Talent Night.

All of that was a long time ago...seems like yesterday.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Belvoir Grill and Honolulu ()
Date: August 04, 2014 10:36AM

Doug Wrote:
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> Since this post says DC 'area' and all posts seem
> to be about DC alone, lets head south to my old
> stomping grounds ....
>
> 1.Hillbilly Heaven - Lorton
> 2.Ft. Belvoir Grill -Ft. Belvoir
> 3.Mama Muns (then Paradise Club later) -
> Accotink Village
> 4.Honolulu Restaurant- Alexandria
>
> There was one at intersection of Rt 1 and South
> Kings Highway that sat in an island, a small
> square place that used to have bands. Cant
> remember name.


Honolulu Restaurant-I think I remember that...was that on Telegraph Road, near the beltway, and taken down as a result of the beltway exit re-routing a few years back?

Also, Belvoir Grill...is that on Rt 1 heading south near the Belvoir Gate, just before Burger King?

When did that get torn down? How long was it there?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Will-o ()
Date: August 21, 2014 10:05PM

The Georgetown bar where you went down the stairs was the Toombs. It is still the same. Still has same décor and the WWI German Army recruiting poster "Und Inr? Restarant above the Toombs is called 1789 more of an upscale place. Toombs was a great place to make new friends of the female persuasion as tables and booths were packed in so tight you had to get to know the folks at the table next door. The fact that it was full of young people and students helped. Great cheesburgers cooked over charcoal!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Bob Ryan ()
Date: September 04, 2014 02:45AM

Seeing the above picture of The Butterfly trips me out. I played there in 1973 with Rich Johnston in a band called Rushmore. We played along side of Blitz and then took over as the house band when they left.

After a while, the band split up, and three of us formed a new band that had a singer named Fran Tate, who later married Bill Payne from Little Feat. Rich recruited new members, and the band eventally evolved into Koala, a popuar DC band.

Randy Masincupp from Bentwood Rocker sang for that band, and Carl Cable from Tim Eyermann and the East Coast Offering played bass for a while. Koala used to play Manny's in Rockville a lot. I played so many clubs in DC back then - Manny's, Pall Mall, Key Bridge Marriot, Library, Bastille, Holiday Inns, Ramada Inns, you name it, but I moved to Daytona Beach, FL in 1983 and haven't been back since. Great scence though.

I was raised outside Atlantic City, and we had a great scene there also. But I made my bones in DC and it sure was a special time in my life. So many great bands of all genres, not to mention all the national acts passing through town. Really wonderful scene!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Bob Ryan ()
Date: September 04, 2014 03:07AM

I just created a post about The Butterfly and the DC scene in the 70's, but I forgot to hit reply, so mine went to the very bottom of the thread. Long story short, I was a pro musician in the DC area from 1972-83, and was in Rushmore, the house band at the Butterfly in 1973 after Blitz. Randy Masincupp from Bentwood Rocker went out with my ex-wife for a while after we split up.

Lot of great memories. I played everywhere and knew all the guys back then - Don Lilly from Buttons, Danny Garett from Blitz, Wade Beach (jazz pianist, but played at Black Greco with Octagon), Duke who played piano upstairs at Mr. Smith's. Carl Cable from Tim Eyerman and the East Coast Offering was my roomate for a while, and we played together in a band called Scandal (before the famous band Scandal).

I had a band called Hummingbird, and two of the guys, John Spiro and Phil Shimmel, went on to form the band Silver Spring. They recorded a couple of albums and played all over Georgetown. Played the Hanger Club one of the first weeks that they had the male dancers. Nothing but a dozen dancers, us, and two hundred very happy women.

Love those days. Got a million stories, but that's for some other time... Am really happy to have found this thread.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Diane ()
Date: September 14, 2014 02:02AM

Was there a Black Tahiti underground bar in DC in the early seventies?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: I miss WHFS ()
Date: October 08, 2014 04:39PM

I know this is an old thread, but I don't think the following places were mentioned:

Duddingtons on Capitol Hill
Psychedeli in Bethesda
Club Soda on Connecticut. Steve Smith and the Nakeds were pretty much the club band there. Had the best waitress there.
And Northern Virginia's own The Quarterdeck, which used to be just a great neighborhood bar back in the 80's.

Good old days.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Grand ()
Date: October 25, 2014 02:46AM

Robin Hood Piano Bar on K street
Used to attract singers from Musical Theaters.
Dumpy but fun...everybody sang the
"good old songs" piano player moved to
Some place near Annapolis.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: ellaffsalot ()
Date: November 02, 2014 07:37PM

Annie's was on the corner of Wisc. & M, 2d floor, across from Nathan's.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: charles smith ()
Date: November 13, 2014 11:31PM

The hayloft was my place of choice have many good times there

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Jibby ()
Date: November 23, 2014 01:19AM

What was the late night Chinese-owned gyro joint on north side of M west of Wisconsin? Incredibly good after a club hang.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Rock Child in the City ()
Date: November 24, 2014 12:36AM

Went down town to most of the bars that have been mentioned every night in the 80s Had such a great time. Saw OJ Simpson there A LOT and saw one of the top rock stars of the time buying some coke. HAHA He gave us all a big kiss, but we saw him making a drug deal. Those were the days :)

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: boo ()
Date: December 12, 2014 05:22AM

I actually worked at crazy horse and beneath it all back when Facedancer used to play and the Redskins won the Superbowl.... Whew ...that's some age .....how bout the Bayou ?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: jimmy byrd ()
Date: December 12, 2014 02:55PM

Do y'all remember Clancy's good guys mar ETH bar and grill fireplace Randy's archieballs still there the guy that owned all of them some people remember that he bought. All mgrs a cadi 1972 how many remember that I could tell you more than any of you know I was born into it what a time any old mgrs out there Jim byrd 13 clubs in city ha long time ago looking for jerry Phillips one of the best

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: jimmy byrd ()
Date: December 12, 2014 03:15PM

Good guys owner Ben zakari national safe and lock Ernie byrd Clancy's all of them and fireplace Randy's brownies mar ETH bar and grill m club g town jimmy hindrex played there any one know what I'm talking about when the 1968 shooting took place not to many left where y'all at

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: What was the place? ()
Date: December 12, 2014 06:18PM

There was a place back in the eighties maybe in Cameron Station, a bar and grill, I think it was called "Kings' Inn". They served a good roast beef au jour sandwich.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: sandra ()
Date: December 17, 2014 06:00PM

Hi
A former resident of DC, clubs were so fantastic, Casino Royale, The Peppermint Twist, restaurants, Luigis, these were in George Town, or on about 14th st. downtown. also The Speakeasy, a disco, with peanuts and dancing upstairs at Casino Royale, nightly dance contests, so much fun.
Poetry readings in the park, Smithsonians

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: sandra ()
Date: December 17, 2014 06:05PM

I lived in DC in the late 60's and until about 1972. Loved it there, used to frequent the most often The Casino Royale, because it was the best dance club. The Dovels used to go there all the time, and the guy who was the song Jimmy Mac used to date my roommate. Those were the glory days, also used to frequent Georgetown bars and restaurants. Dated the manager of The Peppermint Twist.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: sandra ()
Date: December 17, 2014 06:11PM

How about across from Mr. Myers, there was this little deli owned by twin brothers, they sold the best subs, grinders, etc. beer and had a little restaurant bar and alaudromat next door, right across from Ft. Myers

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Sandra ()
Date: December 17, 2014 06:16PM

Hi Harry
I used to live in DC, and Virginia in the late 60s and 70's so many great memories, it was the place back then, I probably heard you play somewhere, so many clubs.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Billy ()
Date: December 27, 2014 07:40AM

I was the DJ then, let's catch up

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Kathleen D. Hutchins ()
Date: January 14, 2015 03:14PM

memorylane Wrote:
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> I remember DC bars
> PJ Finley's (now Sign of the Whale)
> Bronco Billy's (now Recessions)
> Club Soda (great bands in there, down steps on
> Conn Ave. Sign still there)
> 4Ps
> Poor Roberts
> Samantha's
> Mr. Days
> Deja Vu
> Tammany Hall
> 21st Amendment
> Mr. Henry's (Roberta Flack used to sing there)
> Pierce Street Annex
> Flap Rickenbackers
> The Shamrock
> Winstons
> Paul Mall
> Crazy Horse
> Third Edition
> Desperado's
> Cellar Door
> Bayou (Face Dancer and Cherry Smash bands)
> Nathan's
> The Guards
> Ireland's 32
> Matt Kanes
> Dubliner
> Irish Connection (DeSales St)
> Bojangles (with the DJ firetruck)
> Irish Times
> Tibor Creek (yard of beer)
> Pied du Cuchon (to eat at 3am on Wisc ave)
> J Pauls
> Clydes
> Childe Harold
> Timberlakes
> Mr. Egan's dart bar

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Date: January 14, 2015 03:18PM

'RE:Tom Foolery bar on Penn ave. Does anyone remember dancing on the bar in the mid to late '60's?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: The Tombs 1789 ()
Date: January 14, 2015 05:22PM

Near top of Exorcism stairs. I think it's still open.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Curtis ()
Date: January 17, 2015 07:57PM

D.C. bars back in the day

21st Amendment was a GW hangout
3514 (12th St NE)
5th Column
930 Club (Was F St now 815 vst)
Abbey Road
Act IV (next to good guys
Andalusian Dog
Annies - Annistatia's
Apple Pie (end of M St)
Archibalds
Asylum
Au Pied
Babes
Bardo Rodeo
Benny’s Rebel Room
Bojangles
Bronco Billy's
Buzz
Cafe Med
Cagney's
Cap’n Guys
Carmichael's
Casino Royale
Cellar Door
Chadsey's
Chadwicks
Chancery 704 New Jersey Ave. NW
Chicago's
Childe Harold 1610 20th St NW
Circus Maximus
Cities
Clancy's
Club Bound
Club Red
Club Soda
Club Saba (originally The Roxy)
Club Zei
Cousin Nicks
Cousteau's
Crowbar
Dancing Crab
Dante's
DC Eagle (leather)
DC Space 7th and E NW
Deja Vu
Desperado's
Devonshire Bar and Grill
Diamond Jims
Duddington's Underground on a Friday night
Duke Zeibert's
East Side Club (1824 Half St SW)
Fish Market
Flaps/Acme
Flap Rickenbackers
Friendship Station
GG Flips
Grog and Tankard (2408 Wisconsin Ave)
Ha Penny Lion
Hayloft Room (14th & H Street)
Heaven and Hell
Insect club
Ireland's 32
Irish Connection
Irish Times
J Pauls
Jenkin's Hill on a Saturday night
Joe and Moe's
Julio's (801 Pennsylvania Ave SE)
Kazz Club
Kelly's Irish Times
Kilamanjaro
King Aruthers
Kitty O'Sheas
Lulu's
Malarkey's
Matt Kanes
Marigold's around (17th and H)
Mike Baker's
Mountain Lodge
Mr. Day's
Mr. Days Mr Days, the rally in the alley was at a place called PJ Oreilly's, Black Rooster, Gusti's, Cousteau's, Bronco Billy's, Flap Rickenbackers, etc."
Mr. Eagan's on Connecticut Ave
Mr. Henry's (1225 Wisconsin Ave 1967 to 1986)
Mr. Smith's
Nathan's and the original Four Ps.
New Vegas lounge (1415 P St NW)
Numbers
Old Mac's Pipe and Drum
Old Stoney's
One Flight Up (4934 Wisc Ave)
Ozone
Pattons Wisconsin Ave
Paul Mall
Paul Young's, Trav's, its successor
Phantasmagoria
Pierce Street Annex
Planet Fred
Polly Esther's
Poseurs
Post Pub
PsycheDelly
PW's Saloon
Quigleys
Rand’s Club
Rascal (Conn Ave)
Reeks On The Hill
Rocket Room
Rocky Raccoon's
Rumors
Safari Club (925 5th St NW)
Saloun (3239 M St NW)
Samantha's
Scandals now Zara
Sign of the Whale
Silver Dollar
State of the Union
Tammany Hall
Tap Inn
Tequila bar and Grill
The Alpine Club
The Bachelors
The Bank
The Bayou
The Birdland
The Blue Max
The Butterfly
The Cellar
The Citidel Center
The Complex
The Crazy Horse
The Crosstown Lounge
The Dome
The Dubliner
The Famous
The Fireplace
The Gentry (Cap. Hill - 406 8th St SE)
The Greenery
The Guards (2915 M St NW)
The Hayloft
The Hideaway in the back of the Madison Hotel in the 80s
THE HUNG JURY
The Inn at Glen Echo
The Intrigue bar on New Hampshire Ave.
The Keg
The Library formerly Johnny K's, and Cardinal Club
The Malt Shop - Great bar above Dancing Crab
The Montage
The Oasis
The old Fox & Hounds
The Parkside Lounge
The Peppermint Twist
The Phase (gay)
The Plum
The Rogue (Drag)
The Roxy (Then Club Saba) (1214 18St and Conn NW)
The Shamrock
The Showboat
The Silver Slipper for burlesque / strippers ( Fannie Foxe and Wilbur Mills fame )
The Southland
The Spa
The Starlight Club
The Thre Deminsions (4926 Wisc Ave)
The Tombs, pre-Clydes
The Vault
The Zanzibar
The Cage
Third Edition
Timberlakes
This Is It
Tiber Creek Pub
Tom Foolery
Tracks (gay)
Varsity Grille
Victoria Station
Vinnie’s
Vous II
Wax Museum
Whispers
Windsor McKay's
Winston's
Zebra Room

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 60s and 70s
Posted by: saundra ()
Date: February 23, 2015 05:31PM

Does anyone remember the Casino Royale on 14th Street, or the Devil'sFork Restaurant and Lounge a few blocks away on Rhode IslandAvenue? If so, please contactme. I'm doing research for a book and need the information.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: jimmy byrd ()
Date: February 23, 2015 09:55PM

Remember mareth bar and grill Clancy's fireplace good guys Randy's brownies national safe and lock the Byrd's yup I'm still here byrds41@Verizon.net

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Date: February 23, 2015 10:03PM

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 60s and 70s
Posted by: lkop ()
Date: February 23, 2015 10:19PM

saundra Wrote:
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> Does anyone remember the Casino Royale on 14th
> Street, or the Devil'sFork Restaurant and Lounge a
> few blocks away on Rhode IslandAvenue? If so,
> please contactme. I'm doing research for a book
> and need the information.


I remember Casino Royale. It was a sleazy strip bar that offered other stuff in the back rooms. 14th street back in the 70s and 80s was so sleazy! Hookers all over the place , peep shows, drug paraphanalia stores. It was crazy. I had a lot of sleazy encounters in the mid eighties while I was in high school. Lots of fun. Easy to get laid for a decent price.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Figaro! ()
Date: February 24, 2015 03:59PM

I remember the Shepard Park Restaurant!! Great nude dancers! Was there when someone threw a fire bomb threw the door.

Also, saw Cheech and Chong at the Cellar Door!! Outstanding show especially since it was the same day George Wallace was shot in Laurel!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: boo ()
Date: March 02, 2015 05:39PM

Does anyone remember the tack room at the holiday inn in the 70's.I was in the band Mississippi Po- Boy

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Roger ()
Date: March 26, 2015 03:30PM

Good times in the late 60's and early 70's at the Chicken Hut. Then one of the first dance bars in D.C., The Plus One and of course the Lost and Found. Many great memories and great times back in the 70's. Made many lifelong friends.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Circa1988 ()
Date: March 26, 2015 03:45PM

Poseurs --
Everyone dressed in all black ... if you didn't you would stand out like a sore thumb.

Only place where a cute girl asked me out to "breakfast" ... but her friend was driving so .. as always .. crash and burn.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Hhntw ()
Date: March 26, 2015 03:51PM

The Dome --
Anyone else go there on opening weekend?
Free alcohol .. all you could drink $5.00 cover ..

Man, was that crazy!
Talk about a drunk crowd.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Kiwi ()
Date: April 06, 2015 02:40PM

I worked at the 21st Amendment in th 80s for about 5 years. I loved that place.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Jeffrey ()
Date: April 10, 2015 04:01PM

Was a bouncer at Winston's when I went to AU in the early 80s. Used to go to Scandal's on Wisconsin. 21St Ammendment but that was more of a GW hangout. The Pier which was gay except for Friday nights which was AU night. Tramps, Bojangles and Abbey Rd which had a firetruck bar.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Karen ()
Date: April 13, 2015 12:02PM

I frequented The Butterfly Club every night for four years (missed one only). My favorite place to be. Good music - Blitz and Heavy Feather bands were favorites. I miss the good ol' days!!!!!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: j walls ()
Date: April 17, 2015 04:37AM

Summer of '70. Had a job running a swimming pool in the burbs. Used to roll into Washington to a bar called Montage. It was a good place. Hot barkeep. Closed down over a construction project a couple of years later.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: JGW ()
Date: April 17, 2015 04:40AM

Was in Washington summer of 70. Ran a pool in the burbs. Used to go into town to Montage. Hot Barkeep! Closed a couple of years later.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Alan ()
Date: April 18, 2015 01:35PM

Pierce Street Annex - Drinking Establishment!
Yes, and also: Sign of the Whale. M street area

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: JimL ()
Date: April 28, 2015 12:34AM

Well, I'm here to tell you I was the manager of Clancy's, that dump next to the Keg, and will "defend" for a few words the rep. Started out as a roast beef sandwich parlor though quickly scaled down to topless. Thing is the "girls", and some were just girls were by far the most attractive in D.C. area. False bravado or not I wanted to have the upscale topless place around. Anyway, I also worked at the Palm Restaurant, Clyde's in Georgetown and was the GM of The Palm restaurant on Capitol Hill just up from the Hawk & Dove.

Brickskellar was run by my best friend Dave Moyes and my wife worked there as a waitress. Sat many a night drinking beer waiting for Sandy to finish work.

Library was another great bar. Also opened a "copy" of the Cellar Door on Capitol Hill where Emmy Lou Harris, Breakfast Again and other up and coming groups would come to work. Wonderful nights listening to Emmy! D.C. was a great place to work in the bar biz.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: barhopper ()
Date: May 06, 2015 11:20AM

Do you remember Ventuno 21 later renamed The Plum?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Ayere Jones ()
Date: May 06, 2015 06:25PM

Foxtrappe
Raphaels
Apple Tree
The French Underground
The Quonset
The Room
Ceasar's Palace
Mingles
One Step Down
Trumpets
The Cnapter II
Triples
Twins

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: cosMICjester ()
Date: May 23, 2015 04:40AM

the Dome. the Vault, Fifth column, Winstons

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: R40 ()
Date: May 25, 2015 06:18PM

Anyone remember the M Club. Saw Rush perform there new years eve 1972. John Rutsey was their drummer at the time.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Date: June 04, 2015 08:15PM

I am the owner of a club on Ga. Ave name Part 111

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: BarryN ()
Date: June 05, 2015 10:33AM

Yeah, Windsor McKay's was great. Was my regular last call hangout, even in the snow. What ever happened to the brothers and sister that owned that place.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: ex biker dude ()
Date: June 11, 2015 03:48AM

just me Wrote:
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> For the older people on FFXU. What bars did you
> hang out in DC?
>
> I use to go to the Bayou.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: ex biker dude ()
Date: June 11, 2015 03:58AM

great night in DC meant cruzin on my bike first to Old Mac's over the Key Bridge. Then a gig by Leo Kottke at the Cellar Door. And finishing up at the Bayou getting down to the Cherry People. Many great memories. I lived all around Northern Virginia but worked at the Post Office in Fairfax from 1970 to 1980. I was a mailman and my route was along Chain Bridge Road and the apartments and businesses. Used to eat lunch at Ranch House Restaurant where I met Joe Theismann. He worked in the off season for Ted Britt Ford. Also on my route at townhouses at the Assembly lived 2 Redskins. Diron Talbert and Bill Brundige.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Date: June 11, 2015 10:57PM

"Bars" I have been in had a beer but really was not any kind of regular.
By "Bars" I mean places to drink. Those in the know will know where they are or where. In the "DC area"

Bachelors II
Wagon Wheel
Tom Westons
Hunters Lodge
Nova Beer Partys
GMU Beer Partys
Louies rock City
Emersons
Vienna Inn
The Bayou
Clydes Georgetown
Mr Smiths Georgetown and Tysons
Good Guys
P.J Skiddos
Kilroys
Sunset Grill
Mamas which was next to Patriot Harley Davidson in FX City
Hank Ditels Maryland
Hooters Fairfax City
Fishmarket
Alamo
Chadwicks
The Wharf
Bullfeathers
Pizza Uno Fair Oaks Mall
Don Pablos Fair Oaks
Loads of Joints on Kings Highway ,1320, Dixie Pig ,Green Leaf, Hillbilly Heaven and more


Other favs O the years in Maryland on the bay on travels

Red Eyes Dock Bar
Skippers Pier
The Jetty
SS Shanty Gone a fav
Tiki Bar Solomans where Else?
Kentmore Marina
O Gradys Annapolis


Just saying I've had a beer or two or three not wasted. I hate Wine. Liquor is quicker and will fuck you up too.



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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Date: June 11, 2015 11:14PM

Lord. How Can I ever forget The Picket Inn RIP John. Georges Inn too.



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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: cs ()
Date: July 06, 2015 07:55PM

hi...where was Cousteau's....was it on
m street near sign of the whale

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Ragnar ()
Date: July 06, 2015 08:33PM

Bounced at Winston's from 1986 - 1988. It was a blast!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Irene L ()
Date: July 20, 2015 11:16AM

At the Wax Museum, I saw the best on stage performance of my life. Tina Turner was on her come-back tour after leaving Ike. Later, after she made it on her own, she played much larger venues. We caught her act at the perfect time. We had front row seats. The non-stop energy she put out was infectious. You could run two marathons and would have used fewer calories than Tina in that two hour performance. She and her back up band and dancers were amazing.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Benito ()
Date: July 24, 2015 01:34PM

I used to go to the Bayou also, back in 70, 71. It was under the ,I think George Washington bridge in Georgetown. A band called Oddysey played there, they later changed their name to The Seven Ups. And sometimes I'd go to a place called Clancy's, I was only 17 at the time but DC treated servicemen well back then. There were some rough times during Viet Nam, what with all the protest movements centered in and around DC at the time.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Bartender ()
Date: July 24, 2015 02:30PM

I bartended in Jenkin's Hill and Quigley's Downtown from 1983-1996

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Jackson ()
Date: August 08, 2015 10:35PM

Those steps up by Dixie liquor head top side drink 3.2 beer by the pitcher from Noon till Mid nite The Tombs 1969 recovering from WIA Vietnam USMC then get up do it again weekends the Bayou Riverboat & Butterfly Club & Rabbits Foot I could out drink any Human Lb 4 Lb Beer or Booze

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: mdnowva ()
Date: August 27, 2015 09:34AM

Poseurs was there is the 80's.

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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: August 27, 2015 01:38PM

Jackson Wrote:
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> Those steps up by Dixie liquor head top side drink
> 3.2 beer by the pitcher from Noon till Mid nite
> The Tombs 1969 recovering from WIA Vietnam USMC
> then get up do it again weekends the Bayou
> Riverboat & Butterfly Club & Rabbits Foot I could
> out drink any Human Lb 4 Lb Beer or Booze

And I bet you guzzled gallons of cum in your day too.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: DougRC ()
Date: August 30, 2015 08:14PM

Loved Paul Mall. Manaquin and Finesse were a lot of fun!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: DougRC ()
Date: August 30, 2015 08:25PM

Great thread!

The Dome
Bojangles
The Library
Brickskeller
Third Edition
5th Column (I think)
Casa Maria (Tyson's)
Winston's (Tyson's)
Tracks
Cagney's

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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: August 30, 2015 09:07PM

DougRC Wrote:
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> Great thread!
>
> The Dome
> Bojangles
> The Library
> Brickskeller
> Third Edition
> 5th Column (I think)
> Casa Maria (Tyson's)
> Winston's (Tyson's)
> Tracks
> Cagney's

Suck-ass contribution!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Date: August 30, 2015 09:33PM

They had beer at the 29 Tastee diner in Fairfax and a juke box when I was able to legally drink on July 1st 1974. When Virginia changed the age to 18 from 21. I was going on 21 dammn it.. Does the 29 qualify as a Bar??

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: DougRC ()
Date: August 30, 2015 09:52PM

Mike O'Meara Show Fan Wrote:
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> DougRC Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Great thread!
> >
> > The Dome
> > Bojangles
> > The Library
> > Brickskeller
> > Third Edition
> > 5th Column (I think)
> > Casa Maria (Tyson's)
> > Winston's (Tyson's)
> > Tracks
> > Cagney's
>
> Suck-ass contribution!

True, the list is a little lean and repetitive. Only had a few favorite bars/clubs back in the day. Still a great thread and those were some awesome times.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: August 30, 2015 10:18PM

Double Action Jackson Wrote:
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> They had beer at the 29 Tastee diner in Fairfax
> and a juke box when I was able to legally drink on
> July 1st 1974. When Virginia changed the age to 18
> from 21. I was going on 21 dammn it.. Does the 29
> qualify as a Bar??

I think you’re mistaken

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Date: August 30, 2015 11:30PM

No, not a mistake, 29 Diner did have beer, and July 1st 1974 was the date Va law changed to allow 18 year olds the right to buy beer. Now Wine, Hard liquor? I don't remember, never liked that stuff. I think it may have still been 21.

Now 3.2 beer was available in some counties in Va. And may have been all they could sell. And NOVA had it at huge GREAT Loud Music parties in the café at Annandale and you only had to be 18 to drink that. And that was before 1974.

Now as a bar.The 29 I was just just kidding.. I had been to G Town too back then. The Bayou, some others like the.... The oh well been a while.. Did not really care for the DC scene. Parking, driving home.., Bla, No Metro back then, Subway that is. Why bother with DC hassles when "The Wagon Wheel" beckoned! Then Louies Rock City, Hunters Lodge, Talies, Pickett Inn, Pizza Kazanos, Batchlors 2 ,Vienna Inn,NOVA, Geo Mason, and Keg parties in fields like out Clifton way, of our own doing! And of course PJ Skiddos. Just some cold beer. As said never cared for the hard stuff. Hic!

Drunk Cop at Road Block: Showing badge " No drinking tonight officers" Hic!..
Police officer at road block, Why your fine sir ! You may pass!

Va State Trooper getting speeding ticket, about to sign ticket, has not shown badge. "I hope officer, that when you see me in court . That as I am a Virginia State Trooper, you will not change any of the facts in this case" Cop writing ticket. Uhh. May I see your badge.. Uhh.. well keep the speed down.. Trooper..

Virginia State Trooper to FBI Agent that has shown badge for speeding ticket in personal car : That's a nice badge sir, But I am not checking badges today. Please sign your name firmly, you are making 4 copies.

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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: August 31, 2015 04:35AM

Double Action Jackson Wrote:
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> They had beer at the 29 Tastee diner in Fairfax
> and a juke box when I was able to legally drink on
> July 1st 1974. When Virginia changed the age to 18
> from 21. I was going on 21 dammn it.. Does the 29
> qualify as a Bar??

First, congratulations on telling a bunch of strangers your birthday.

Second, Virginia didn't go full 21 until the '80s. If you could drink in 1974 that wouldn't have caused you any problem. But then, you do often get things wrong. Don't doubt me, boy.

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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: August 31, 2015 04:36AM

DougRC Wrote:
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> Mike O'Meara Show Fan Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > DougRC Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Great thread!
> > >
> > > The Dome
> > > Bojangles
> > > The Library
> > > Brickskeller
> > > Third Edition
> > > 5th Column (I think)
> > > Casa Maria (Tyson's)
> > > Winston's (Tyson's)
> > > Tracks
> > > Cagney's
> >
> > Suck-ass contribution!
>
> True, the list is a little lean and repetitive.
> Only had a few favorite bars/clubs back in the
> day. Still a great thread and those were some
> awesome times.

So you're doubling down on sucking ass?

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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: August 31, 2015 04:41AM

Mike O'Meara Show Fan Wrote:
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> Double Action Jackson Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > They had beer at the 29 Tastee diner in Fairfax
> > and a juke box when I was able to legally drink
> on
> > July 1st 1974. When Virginia changed the age to
> 18
> > from 21. I was going on 21 dammn it.. Does the
> 29
> > qualify as a Bar??
>
> First, congratulations on telling a bunch of
> strangers your birthday. <--------------yeah it appears I fucked up on that.
>
> Second, Virginia didn't go full 21 until the '80s.<--------------but not that.
> If you could drink in 1974 that wouldn't have
> caused you any problem. But then, you do often
> get things wrong. Don't doubt me, boy.
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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: DCmanatee ()
Date: August 31, 2015 09:43PM

Anyone mentioned Childe Harold yet?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Childe Harold ()
Date: August 31, 2015 10:36PM

Childe Harold is what guys say when they were really down the street at Rascals partying with all the other closet-dwellers.
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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Date: August 31, 2015 10:46PM

No mistake and July 1st is not my BD LOL don't try to order Ginsu Knives with that one on me.

Yes July 1st 1974 was when Va allowed the purchase of beer, real beer at age 18.

> Now Wine, Hard liquor? I don't remember, never liked that stuff. I think it may have still been 21.

^^ And as I said I don't remember hard liquor age.

I do remember that at "some time Va . allowed hard liquor at 18. Then it all went back to 21.

The whole deal at the time was the Vietnam War. Old Enough to die for your country old enough to vote and have a beer at least. You would think they would let troops today at least buy a beer at 18 for their service.

I voted in 1972 for Richard M Nixon for President. The first group of 18 yr olds to do so. I voted for Jimmy Carter in 1976 for change. Jimmy was a good man good heart. God bless him in his cancer fight. he was the only Democrat President I ever voted for, though I have voted for many Democrats over the years. Learning curve you know. Today No Way..The Democrat party is the party of freaks.

I also remember when in Va you could not buy a drink in a restaurant, you brought your own bottle BYOB. they called it. And the places served mixers , Ice, soda at a price. That was just a bit before my time.

In New York back then you could buy hard liquor at age 18 and that had been NY Law for a long time. That's all gone today as well as the Feds pressured the states with bribe money for roads .. "Projects" Welfare, to change state laws to age 21 across America to buy booze.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Teddy ()
Date: September 01, 2015 12:18AM

> First, congratulations on telling a bunch of
> strangers your birthday. <--------------yeah it appears I fucked up on that.
>
> Second, Virginia didn't go full 21 until the '80s.<--------------but not that.
> If you could drink in 1974 that wouldn't have
> caused you any problem. But then, you do often
> get things wrong. Don't doubt me, boy.

Hey boy, did you forget your pals were the side show at my lounge at the Ramada Inn? Thought you might have a vague memory of the event.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Date: September 01, 2015 11:06AM

Wash Post article back in 1977. NOVA people wanted to raise beer drinking age from 18 to 19. It went thru several years later.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1977/01/19/beer-drinking-age-rise-argued-in-va-assembly/9ed742f0-4436-4f53-8528-b0d1f00b2fbe/

I though people could buy hard liquor at age 18 in Va. In the 80's .I was wrong, looks like its always been 21. I rarely drank hard liquor or went in a ABC store and the crowd I was with had several over 21 when I was a bit younger and they brought hard liquor to parties. By the 80's I was well past 21 and did not hang with people that young.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Travelrocks ()
Date: September 01, 2015 11:07AM

Queen's Gambit in Woodbridge has been around since the 80's.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: itngere ()
Date: September 01, 2015 11:37AM

Double Action Jackson Wrote:
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> Wash Post article back in 1977. NOVA people wanted
> to raise beer drinking age from 18 to 19. It went
> thru several years later.
>
> http://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1977/0
> 1/19/beer-drinking-age-rise-argued-in-va-assembly/
> 9ed742f0-4436-4f53-8528-b0d1f00b2fbe/
>
> I though people could buy hard liquor at age 18 in
> Va. In the 80's .I was wrong, looks like its
> always been 21. I rarely drank hard liquor or went
> in a ABC store and the crowd I was with had
> several over 21 when I was a bit younger and they
> brought hard liquor to parties. By the 80's I was
> well past 21 and did not hang with people that
> young.

Interesting article.

One that appeared later, in the early part of '79, seemed to cite the Fort Hunt Fire as another reason to raise the drinking age.

Maybe this thread and the Fort Hunt Fire thread should now be merged.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: MaryJ ()
Date: September 22, 2015 02:14PM

Ricky G what great memories! I went to Mt. V college during that time, worked at Sarsfield's, Joe McSomeone hired me and was manager, nice guy.

Hung out at Third Edition, Chadwicks and Winstons, my favorite! I don't remember any nudity but was not there after hours.

I do remember great tunes from Nards, much dancing (remember 'gatoring?!), the chicken wings (only food I remember there), doing shots-a waiter, Soupy, would come out with a tray! I feel sorry for young people today-in a way it was really innocent though rowdy fun. There are cabaret laws now and restrictions on noise from live and recorded music. Lat summer I was telling my daughter, who goes to AU, about how there were certain songs at Winstons that when played people would stand on the bar, the stools, and clap along to them- Squeeze Box, Rosalita, and Macho Man come to mind.
Thanks for sparking these memories!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Bob Abert ()
Date: September 24, 2015 05:31PM

I was station at Quantico VA in 1985 while in the USMC and I spent a lot of great times in the bars in the Georgetown area. I use to park my car at the old gas station, base of the stairs where the filmed the Exorcist. Question, I remember going to a club and you walked down stairs and it had a fire truck in it. Do you know what the name of that place was. Thanks for your help, great memories, thanks.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Kunte Kinte ()
Date: September 24, 2015 05:33PM

Yall white pussies scared of the Kilimanjaro Club!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: The 80's in VA ()
Date: September 24, 2015 06:25PM

Keepin it in va back in the 80's

Uncle Sams in Ravensworth shopping center (now Kilroys)
Fritzbees in Annandale
Fritzbees in Fairfax
The Library in Fairfax City

Drove from VA to DC on 14th street to the first liquor store on the right, Press Liquors. The age for beer back then was 18 but they wouldn't card and I was buying beer at 17

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Washington nostalgia fan ()
Date: September 30, 2015 01:35PM


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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Becky ()
Date: October 07, 2015 12:00PM

My husband was in Blitz! His name is Billy Woo. I remember a lot of the bands you are talking about! I played in several bands too. I played with Timm Biery in a couple of bands and also with Billy Woo.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: waterbuffalo ()
Date: October 17, 2015 03:13PM

There was also a club at 18th and M called "My Mothers Place" and another one not too far away called "Beowulf's",

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: jolly ()
Date: October 26, 2015 06:37PM

wow, not one mention of the best of them all
the one , the only

Beowulf Pub!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: All American ()
Date: October 26, 2015 07:41PM

Best thing about all these back in the day bars? All Americans, couple of exchange student though.. they tried to fit in, and we helped them.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: DAJAX The Blue Collar Man ()
Date: October 27, 2015 09:45PM

Joints In Fairfax or Nearby

* = liquor not just beer.

1970's Talies Restaurant * , Picket Inn *, Vienna Inn .. DUH, Fritzbies
Partners II * ( Social Circle) , Batchlors II *, Wagon Wheel, Hunters Lodge * Tom Westons* PJ Skiddos *.

1980's Picket Inn * ,Vienna Inn, Tom Westons * ,PJ Skiddos*

1990's Vienna Inn, PJ Skiddos *, Kilroys *

Today Vienna Inn, Kilroys , PJ Skiddos.. Too old to worry about it anymore!

Not To Mention Johns Place. Janets. Green Dolphin Never went into those places. Holiday Inn Fairfax The places on Rt 236 in the City of Fairfax..

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: La Cage ()
Date: October 27, 2015 10:00PM

Best thing back in those days was, even if you were in the closet, you could go to any bar and hook up with a college guy, military, or blue collar, depending on your preference and GET YOUR COCK ON! No one cared and no one was the wiser.

I went for college guys and military myself. The Tombs was one of my favorites! Shout out! Soooo much cock....

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: mystery woman ()
Date: November 10, 2015 07:22PM

This Is It was a sleazy strip joint on 14th St., N.W.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: void ()
Date: November 14, 2015 10:59PM

Rumours on 18th, always a great place to pick up chicks.
Some dive bar in Kamp Washington set back from Lee Hwy. No way I remember the name.
One Step Down, Penn Ave just before Geo'town
The Front Page
The Wax

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: JD ()
Date: November 20, 2015 05:50AM

saw the Kinks at the Bayou...as well as some others, saw Neil Young and Crazyhorse at the Crazyhorse. worked at Scandals and Tramps...3rd Addition... what was that Irish bar on the corner of Wisconsin and M?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: DrivingMeCrazy ()
Date: November 20, 2015 07:27AM

A bar in Adams Morgan where Julia (Nixon) & Company played??

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Ernesto ()
Date: November 27, 2015 10:12AM

Bohemian Caverns @ 14th and U before the riots. Great jazz club.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: cnewman65 ()
Date: December 18, 2015 07:31PM

Annies The old Annistasia's

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: good one ()
Date: December 18, 2015 08:09PM

Uncle Sams (now Kilroys)
Fritzbees

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Remember it well ()
Date: December 19, 2015 11:44AM

mystery woman Wrote:
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> This Is It was a sleazy strip joint on 14th St., N.W.

There was a question mark at the end -- This Is It? -- and it wasn't any more sleazy than anything else on the block.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Remember it well ()
Date: December 19, 2015 11:49AM

void Wrote:
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> One Step Down, Penn Ave just before Geo'town

Just west of 24th Street. Cowboy/country bar if you liked that sort of thing.

> The Front Page

$5 buckets of Corona on Thursdays. That made for a few sick-day Fridays.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Time also flies... ()
Date: December 19, 2015 12:24PM

good one Wrote:
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> Uncle Sams (now Kilroys)
> Fritzbees

Fantastic Fritzbe's Flying Food Factory was the first venture by Great American Restaurants after the success of Pico's Pizza in downtown Fairfax. The first Fritzbe's to open was in Annandale in 1976. It is now Silverado. Later locations included Fairfax Circle (now Artie's), Reston which was later sold, and Rockville which was ultimately closed. GAR did not return to Maryland until Coastal Flats opened in Gaithersburg with a 1950's Florida seacoast theme in September 2014.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: lots to drink in the eighties ()
Date: December 19, 2015 05:41PM

Great list so far, but no list is complete with out The Irish Times, late last call, Pete Papageorge, the crazies and possibly drunkest barshift in the city. Kelly, Shhroder, Cowboy Bob, Corboy, Looney, Milo, Jimmy Curran, even an occasional girl behind the bar, Casey...I think. And Big AL at the door. The bar crew was as crazy as the bar crowd. The later opening Swerve, a disaster waiting for a place to happen. 3am closing time too.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 20, 2015 08:51AM

Ernesto Wrote:
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> Bohemian Caverns @ 14th and U before the riots.
> Great jazz club.


Do you mean before 1962?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Allen ()
Date: December 23, 2015 04:43PM

Oh, yes. The Wax Museum. It was located in Southwest DC. I don't exactly recall the street, though. All the walls were black. There were curtains and the remnants of the wax figures from the club's prior incarnation when it actually was a legitimate wax museum and not a club.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Allen ()
Date: December 23, 2015 04:51PM

That downstairs bar is still there. It's in the basement of the 1789 restaurant on 36th and Prospect Street, NW. It's called "The Tombs." Has a lot of old posters from, I think, WW-I. Fun place.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Allen ()
Date: December 23, 2015 05:16PM

Does anybody remember a bar in Georgetown (Wisconsin Avenue) called KIKI's? It featured a Scopitone. For those who don't know what that is, it was a glorified juke box that cost a quarter a play (in the days when juke boxes charged a five or ten cents) but, unlike a jukebox, there was a small screen on top on which you could watch the actual singers. A forerunner of MTV. I only went into KIKI's a couple of times to drink beer. I was just 18 at the time and thought how sophisticated I was sitting in what looked like a kind of quirky grown-up bar drinking with the big folks. Another bar that I used to pass when I'd go to work at the old Main Navy building (it ran from 17th-19th Streets on Constitution Avenue, NW) was something called the Moonlight Bar and Lounge on 18th Street, somewhere around G I believe. This small bar was half way below/above ground. You might ask why anyone would site a bar in that location. Back then, before George Washington University gobbled up over half of the city's West End, there were apartments and houses in that area. The apartments were generally geared for single government employees, many of whom came to DC during WW-II.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Allen's Conscience ()
Date: December 23, 2015 07:58PM

Also, let's be honest, that was the gay part of town before Dupont Circle became popular and overshadowed it. All those sailors! Yummo!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: cmcox ()
Date: January 01, 2016 02:22PM

My sister and I waited tables at Paul Mall in the late 80's...good times!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Cummin' in Shorts and Quarts ()
Date: January 01, 2016 07:54PM

If you are who I think you are I had many a coke-fueled threeway with you and your sister. Good times!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Old ()
Date: January 04, 2016 02:56PM

Aaaaahhhh, Root Boy. Boogie 'till you puke. I paid him in advance for admission with something other than cash. Which he had an insatiable appetite for.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Older ()
Date: January 04, 2016 03:54PM

And you paid for that with a blowjob. Which you had an insatiable appetite for.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: PHDT ()
Date: January 15, 2016 02:10PM

I believe The Wax Museum wasn't in DC but rather Falls Church, VA.

While I don't remember exactly where I do remember seeing Tina Turner and Edgar Winter two separate times at the Wax Museum.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: PHDT ()
Date: January 15, 2016 02:13PM

You mean specifically Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band w/The Rootettes.

I saw him at the Brick House in MD. I bought an album and he signed it. I still have it hanging on my wall. It was Dog Secretes.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Triumphcub62 ()
Date: January 23, 2016 06:50PM

Yep- Was there for the opening Almost got locked in by Mike Morfissis-Hadda hoof it back to white oak via New Hampshire Ave with a stop at dupont circle; hippies getting ready for a antiwar protest noticed my GI shoes and tried to get me as a speaker- I slipped away nearest alley- Light years before FORREST GUMP!!!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Donna Rieley ()
Date: February 08, 2016 10:28PM

Would that be Riley? I worked at The Guards, Le Jardin and Pisces as a dj in the early 70's!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: 80's Child ()
Date: March 02, 2016 03:47PM

Numbers 19th and DuPont Circle = Hot chicks, dress code was to impress. Bunch of wanna be Miami Vice Sonny Crocketts lol

Chelseas = Latin Club with hot chicks
The Dome = Hot chicks and cheap drinks
Mirage=same thing as above
5th column = cool
Papermoon= not bad
Good Guys= sweet chicks
Pattons
Library
Tracks on Thursday "straight night"
Food= little tavern, gyro place on M st
Georgetown:
I remember people standing in line for the Rocky Horror picture show .

Breakdancing was at its peak. Lots of battling between crews.
Streets were packed with people and cars.

80's were awesome .No cell phones so people actually interacted with each other.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Gary ()
Date: April 12, 2016 12:02PM

I can only remember Clancy's...because if I went out that's where I always went...lots of good times...1970-71

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Alan Logan ()
Date: May 07, 2016 02:12AM

Sounds like Winstons

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: DyJU3 ()
Date: May 07, 2016 02:16AM

how dare you disrupt my anti nigger rant!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: rh ()
Date: May 10, 2016 01:57PM

We used to go to the anex(spelling?) on half street in sw DC. Things didn't really get started till 11 or 12 and the neighborhood was rough. Tracks was still a straight bar most nights and not too far. All the standard Georgetown bars. Celler door at 35th and M. Louie's rock city was a large painted all black interior cool dive of a placewhen you were 18. We used to go in just to drink and give the local bands shit. Could still drink beer anywhere at 18 in my senior year. Not that it mattered because we would cruse all the small korean run grocery stores and buy beer when we were 15. They didn't get the abc laws at all in the 70s. Uncle Sams at Braddock and 495 edge of Annandale, sunset grill, and I'll count fritzbies cause they would sell beer if you played it cool and ordered some food. We d get kegs for party's at dixie liquor at the end of key bridge in Georgetown. So much time chasing beer. Ridiculous.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: GhostOfMarionBarry ()
Date: May 10, 2016 02:28PM

When I was doin krack I be hanging out at This is It, Benny's Rebel Room, The Butterfly Lounge and Adam and Eve. We was nasty back den.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Jay-Ar ()
Date: May 31, 2016 04:56PM

The Far Inn

Circus Maximus

The Room

Crystal Underground

The Skydome

Beneath it ALL

The Apple Tree

Lulu's

Foxtrappe

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Joel ()
Date: June 26, 2016 10:25AM

Mr. Henry's Tenley Circle, Cahills, 22nd and P Street, The Tombs, Georgetown Campus and others I can't recall the names of!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Mr Vance ()
Date: June 26, 2016 10:48AM

GhostOfMarionBarry Wrote:
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> When I was doin krack I be hanging out at This is
> It, Benny's Rebel Room, The Butterfly Lounge and
> Adam and Eve. We was nasty back den.


Don't forget about "This Is It" that was next to the Butterfly.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: AnnandaleDude ()
Date: June 26, 2016 10:50AM

Remember Gunshers? On M St near Key Bridge? One night some friends of mine were in there and ran their tab way beyond the cash they had. Figured they could dash out and run across Key Bridge back to Virginia. They were way to drunk to make it so one of them decided to jump into the bushes next to the bridge and hide. But those "bushes" were tree tops and he fell like 15 feet breaking his ankle. Almost lost his athletic scholarship, but had a great story.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: ISTR ()
Date: June 26, 2016 07:16PM

Mr Vance Wrote:
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> Don't forget about "This Is It" that was next to
> the Butterfly.

FTR, I believe it was actually named "This Is It?" -- with the question mark. Made me laugh every time I drove by.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Trooth be Told ()
Date: July 26, 2016 11:57AM

Remember that fat bouncer at Annie Oakley's--Craig Livingstone--the one that showed up in the Clinton White House who took the fall for Filegate? Where is he now? Used to let in all of the underaged girls.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Fish stories... ()
Date: July 26, 2016 12:03PM

Al Bundy never dies.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: NavyFlyer1325 ()
Date: July 31, 2016 01:02AM

I attended the Ha'Penny Lion sometime in 1997-98. Got awesomely buzzed!

There was a great steakhouse on 16th St. called Fran O'Brien's. Also visited 1997-98.

There was a bar called Harry's at one time, with the red door and all. Not the current Harry's Restaurant. A long, narrow, hole in the wall. That visit was also late '90's, or perhaps 2001.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Navy Guys Are Fags ()
Date: July 31, 2016 01:23PM

Thank you for your contributions from the 90s in a thread about the 70s and 80s.

Also thank you for all the cocks you have sucked.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: more ()
Date: August 13, 2016 10:12PM

emergency
one flight up
adams 21

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: WhatAbout ()
Date: August 14, 2016 01:31AM

The Gentry on Capital Hill
The Wax Museum by the bus station
The Fancy Dancer on Rt 1

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Tanya ()
Date: September 08, 2016 01:33PM

This Is IT, Chances ARE...ALL down the street a block or so on Georgia from THE PARK AKA SHEPHERDS Park. Was more run down than sleezy Dancers who were fired from the Park or its owners other club, The Godfather usually looked for work there. There was also GodGuys, too pretentious for me to deal with, The Starlight Inn on RTE 1 was toppless with a drive thru bar and stage 3 feet from the end window. Second main stage was not so drafty. Funny you could dance at 18, not waitress. 1964 birthdays grandfathered in to the old drinking laws more or less. 99% history now...Gogonova6 (Tanya)

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Tanya ()
Date: September 08, 2016 01:51PM

Any body remember the name of a bar next to Tic TOC? PG Co. I think. 70s or early 80`s, kinda rough? Music, wet T shirts etc. I remember being 14 with an age of majority saying(no photo) I was 27. ITs right there, the name, persons name.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Tanya ()
Date: September 08, 2016 01:56PM

IT was Chances Are and The OtherPlace side by side on Georgia.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Gogonova6 ()
Date: September 08, 2016 02:09PM

Recall a dancer called Snake or Sue from Clancys? Bit before my time but she used to talk about it at the Park. Oh, what about Whiskey-a-Go-Go. Think the cages and GO-Go boots lingered into the 70's. My mom told me the tale.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: dfasdfeeeressf ()
Date: September 08, 2016 02:31PM


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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: J Pugh ()
Date: September 16, 2016 09:42AM

Bar's I went to back in the early 70's was The Pall Mall, The Cave and Fran O'Brien's, best dancing was at the Pall Mall in Georgetown.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: i plead the fifth ()
Date: October 07, 2016 02:12PM

Poser's

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Coast Guard Mike ()
Date: November 07, 2016 08:17PM

I started at Winston's but lived St the Pall Mall. Billy L. Was the manager. Remember Matt the Bartender and Vince the waiter. Hung out with The NU Jerry Chip Dennis and Dave.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Manny81 ()
Date: November 08, 2016 08:09AM

21st Amendment, Bottom Line, Rumors, Winstons

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: djfixx ()
Date: November 18, 2016 08:57PM

D.C. bars back in the day

If they have an address I have the Matches with Address and Ph#



21st Amendment was a GW hangout

3514 (12th St NE)

5th Column

930 Club (Was F St now 815 vst)

Abbey Road

ACME Bar and Grill

Act IV (next to good guys

American Cafe

Andalusian Dog

Annies - Annistatia's

Apple Pie (end of M St)

Archibalds

Asylum

Au Pied

Babes

Bardo Rodeo

Ben's Hideaway (close to U of Md)

Benny’s Rebel Room

Black Greco

Bojangles later The Cellar (This was the only Underground bar one entrance and exit only) It was filled in and paved over in cement.

Bronco Billy's (now Recessions)

Buzz

Cafe Med

Cagney's

Cap’n Guys

Carmichael's

Casino Royale (14th St.)

Cellar Door

Chadsey's

Chadwicks

Chancery 704 New Jersey Ave. NW

Chatters

Chaplins

Charing Cross

Chicago's

Childe Harold 1610 20th St NW

Circus Maximus

Cities

Clancy's

Club Bound

Club Red

Club Soda

Club Saba (originally The Roxy)

Club Zei

Cousin Nicks

Cousteau's

Crowbar

Dancing Crab

Dante's

DC Eagle (leather)

DC Space 7th and E NW

Deja Vu

Desperado's

Devon (2000 Pennsylvania ave)

Devonshire Bar and Grill (Tenley Circle)

Diamond Jims

Duddington's Underground on a Friday night

Duke Zeibert's

Dylan's Cafe

East Side Club (1824 Half St SW)

Fish Market

Flaps/Acme

Flap Rickenbackers

Friendship Station

GG Flips

Grog and Tankard (2408 Wisconsin Ave)

Gusti's (19th & M)

Ha Penny Lion

Harold's Rogue & Jar on N st NW

Hayloft Room (14th & H Street)

Heaven and Hell

Houstons

Insect club

Ireland's 32

Irish Connection

Irish Times

J Pauls

Jenkin's Hill on a Saturday night

Joe and Moe's

Julio's (801 Pennsylvania Ave SE)

Kazz Club

Kelly's Irish Times

Kilamanjaro

King Aruthers

Kitty O'Sheas

Lord Telefords (Dart Bar)

Lulu's

Madhatter

Maggies (Tenley Circle)

Malarkey's

Matt Kanes

Marigold's around (17th and H)

Mike Baker's

Mountain Lodge

Mr. Day's

Mr. Days Mr Days, the rally in the alley was at a place called EJ Oreilly's, Black Rooster, Gusti's, Cousteau's, Bronco Billy's, Flap Rickenbackers, etc."

Mr. Eagan's on Connecticut Ave

Mr. Henry's (1225 Wisconsin Ave 1967 to 1986)

Mr. Smith's

Nathan's and the original Four Ps.

New Vegas lounge (1415 P St NW)

Numbers

Old Mac's Pipe and Drum

Old Stoney's

One Flight Up (4934 Wisc Ave)

One Step Down (2517 Pennsylvania Ave)

Ozone

Pattons Wisconsin Ave

Paul Mall

Paul Young's, Trav's, its successor

Phantasmagoria

Pierce Street Annex

Planet Fred

Polly Esther's

Poor Roberts

Poseurs

Post Pub

PsycheDelly

PW's Saloon

Quigleys

Rabbit's Foot

Rain Forest Cafe

Rand’s Club

Rascal (Conn Ave)

Reeks On The Hill

Rocket Room

Rocky Raccoon's (1243 20th St. NW)

Rootie Kazooties

Rumors

Safari Club (925 5th St NW)

Saloun (3239 M St NW)

Samantha's

Scandals now Zara

Sign of the Whale (wAS PJ Finley's)

Silver Dollar

State of the Union

Tammany Hall

Tap Inn

Tequila bar and Grill

The Alpine Club

The Bachelors

The Bank

The Bayou

The Birdland

The Blue Max

The Butterfly

The Cave

The Cellar

The Citidel Center

The Circle Bar

The Complex

The Crazy Horse

The Crosstown Lounge

The Dome

The Dubliner

The Famous

The Far Inn (Club Soda)

The Fireplace

The Gentry (Cap. Hill - 406 8th St SE)

The Greenery

The Guards (2915 M St NW)

The Hayloft

The Hideaway in the back of the Madison Hotel in the 80s

THE HUNG JURY

The Inn at Glen Echo

The Intrigue bar on New Hampshire Ave.

The Keg

The Library formerly Johnny K's, and Cardinal Club

The Malt Shop - Great bar above Dancing Crab

The Montage

The Oasis

The old Fox & Hounds

The Parkside Lounge

The Peppermint Twist

The Phase (gay)

The Plum

The Pound Table

The River Club (K street)

The Rogue (Drag)

The Roxy (Then Club Saba) (1214 18St and Conn NW)

The Shamrock

The Showboat

The Silver Slipper for burlesque / strippers ( Fannie Foxe and Wilbur Mills fame )

The Southland

The Spa

The Starlight Club

The Thre Deminsions (4926 Wisc Ave)

The Tombs, pre-Clydes

The Vault

The Zanzibar

The Cage

Third Edition

Timberlakes

This Is It

Tiber Creek Pub

Tom Foolery

Tracks (gay)

Varsity Grille

Victoria Station

Vinnie’s

Vous II

Wax Museum

Whispers

Windsor McKay's

Winston's

Zebra Room

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: DataRules ()
Date: December 09, 2016 08:09AM

That bar in St. Elmo's was the Third Edition in GTown. They shot a few scenes ther and that flick pretty much captured the bar scene, the booze and the blow that fueled that Preppy bar and the vacuous period called the 80's.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: CoolBreeze ()
Date: December 12, 2016 03:17AM

Cheers was the name. Owned by the Crazy Horse people.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Dumfriesboy ()
Date: December 12, 2016 10:00AM

just me Wrote:
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> 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

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Nice ()
Date: December 12, 2016 12:03PM

Dumfriesboy Wrote:
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> 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.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Dumfriesboy ()
Date: December 12, 2016 12:24PM

Double Action Jackson Wrote:
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> They had beer at the 29 Tastee diner in Fairfax
> and a juke box when I was able to legally drink on
> July 1st 1974. When Virginia changed the age to 18
> from 21. I was going on 21 dammn it.. Does the 29
> qualify as a Bar??

Ummm...your math doesnt add up. Virginia went from being 18 to 21 in 1985. If you could drink at 18 in 1974 you were WAY beyond 21 in 1985

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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: December 12, 2016 02:42PM

Also, even if you had turned 18 the day before the law changed, you could still drink. There was a "rolling legal birthdate" until everyone previously able to drink hit 21, then the rule was a hard and fast 21.

It's been established that Double Action Jackson is no stranger to getting it wrong.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: bogey321 ()
Date: December 12, 2016 02:51PM

I saw several mentions of the Keg. Used to go there on Wednesday nights in the 70's to see DC Dog. Best bar band I ever saw. Nils Lofgren would often sit in. Jimmy Nalls was the DC Dog guitar player. Nalls and Lofgren would push each other to the limits and the end result was some fabulous music.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: EatME ()
Date: December 12, 2016 02:59PM

Rhiannon's was where Austin Grill is now.
Whole Foods plaza, on Old Keene Mill in Springfield

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: LickMe ()
Date: December 12, 2016 07:12PM

Rhiannon's flag football team kicked ass!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Short Shorts ()
Date: December 12, 2016 10:13PM

LickMe Wrote:
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> Rhiannon's flag football team kicked ass!

Used to party with them at Rascals post-game. I still remember the daisy chains.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Terrenemc123 ()
Date: December 18, 2016 03:09PM

I realize this was actually in Virginia but I used to go to the Crystal City Underground where on weekends they turned the food court area into a disco. They would turn the lights down low and turn on colored spot lights and a mirror ball for slow songs. The daily fast food vendors would close at night but a couple of places remained open and they sold alcohol and food. Then there was a classy type bar at the Stouffers hotel in Crystal city that I've long forgotten the name of. I was 18-21 years old then (the drinking age changed on some of us during that time) and I'm 58 now. Wow, where does the time go. Every place has changed, nothing looks the same anymore so just keep the memories in your heart. Look forward to where life is about to happen. Remembering the past will make you feel old, living for the future will keep you feeling young,, if you do life right.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Nice Guy Eddie ()
Date: December 18, 2016 05:58PM

Worked in Crystal City in the late 80s and early 90s and loved it. Everyone worked for Navy contractors and every contract was staffed the same. Three retired Capt or Cdr and two dozen folks fresh out of college. The women were hot and dressed nice. Was back there for the first time in ages about a month ago. Brought back many memories.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Jim H ()
Date: December 19, 2016 12:25AM

The Fifth Column near old 9:30 club

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Dick Stephens ()
Date: December 20, 2016 04:16PM

What was the name of night club in Calverton, MD just up from U of MD.
Restaurant in day time and night club at night.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Troy Is. ()
Date: December 20, 2016 04:18PM

The Big Apple on Wednesday nights in 80s

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Brett G ()
Date: December 20, 2016 04:20PM

The Big Apple was the Bomb

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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:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 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

4Lbnx Wrote:
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> Whatzup Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> >
> > ^^^Said the clueless moron dipshit.
>
>
> ^^^^^^^^^^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

Whatzup Wrote:
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> 4Lbnx Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Whatzup Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> >
> > >
> > > ^^^Said the clueless moron dipshit.
> >
> >
> > ^^^^^^^^^^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.

^^^^^^^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

4Lbnx Wrote:
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> Whatzup Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 4Lbnx Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Whatzup Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > >
> > > >
> > > > ^^^Said the clueless moron dipshit.
> > >
> > >
> > > ^^^^^^^^^^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.
>
> ^^^^^^^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:

>
> ^^^^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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> Whatzup Wrote:
>
> >
> > ^^^^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.



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

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


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
>
> 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

Cousteau's Wrote:
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>
> waitrons
>


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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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Jan E ()
Date: August 23, 2018 11:43PM

Fave-spot!!!!!! Greatest dance place and music at that time!!
Remember when they extended hours to include an early morning buffet... around 3am!

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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 11:46PM

Wow do I remember smooching in the booths a split level up, at Numbers!
Do you remember when they put in a big screen and played music videos!!?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Jan E ()
Date: August 24, 2018 12:15AM

Great spots, ESPEC by the E Shore!
Say, where was THE WHARF located???

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Darts and drafts ()
Date: August 24, 2018 11:12AM

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

Either that or Buffalo Billiards.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: J.R. Sides ()
Date: November 18, 2018 12:16PM

Created a group in FaceBook under this name.
Look up group "Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's"

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Big joe ()
Date: November 24, 2018 04:05PM

Was there an owner named eddie at the pier street annex ? I believe he stood at 6’7” a giant of a guy he was my second cousin any info would be appreciated thanks

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Let's not forget Franklin Pierce ()
Date: November 25, 2018 09:35AM

If it was Eddie Donelan, he got a mention in this article back in the summer of 83. It also has the actual name of the bar.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1983/07/22/pierce-street-annex-making-contact/f57e67e6-7595-4bb8-acdb-74b988b39809/?utm_term=.5a41d1ef6745

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Robinson grad ()
Date: November 25, 2018 09:48AM

Remember Jorge's at University Mall where Brions is at now. It was owned my a couple of Redskins and was always a good time with everyone staying local rather than driving far to another bar. Good drinks with reasonable prices and a big place with a dance floor.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Jim Bob Buddy Joe ()
Date: March 18, 2019 03:36PM

Lived up by Baltimore. Went to Clancy's and the RIA (Rhode Island Ave) Club. It was on the corner of Rhode Island Ave (of course) and Bladensburg Road. It was a biker dump but a lot of fun watching the cops running around trying to round us up. From Google Earth, it is a parking lot or cars sales lot now. The building was falling down in the 70's. The place had character. Actually, it was full of characters. I'm 66 now, still riding and miss those days. I can't run as fast so those days are over for me. The Gentleman's clubs here in SC are shipping containers with a few chairs, a bar and an extension cord running in from next door for electricity. Oh, and nobody white in them. They shoot the hell out of each other in those places. And strangely, we are okay with that.

It will never be the 60's and 70's again.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Al Keyhaul ()
Date: May 02, 2019 09:44PM

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


Fuck right!!

The keg had live music. I threw up on the bar.

The Pier on Half St was excellent. The women were hot and the dudes giving blow jobs out in the lot never asked for money. Gay blowjobs are the best.

Tenley Circle Mr Henry's

And fucking Booeymongers up on Wisconsin

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Ben F. ()
Date: May 03, 2019 02:08PM

The Brickskeller in Dupont was way ahead of its time with just an incredible beer menu.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Shelley Wooldridge ()
Date: June 03, 2019 02:45PM

vinnie goombatz Wrote:
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> Greg Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > There was a bar atop what is now Banana
> Republic
> > in Georgetown. (Wisconsin and M). A lot of
> marines
> > hung out there...does anyone recall the name of
> > it?
>
> Annie Oakley's.

Ha!! I worked there briefly as a waitress! So much fun!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area WAYBACK in the 60's.
Posted by: SueC ()
Date: June 17, 2019 12:24AM

Wasn't there, for a short time a disco (?) type place, on the north side of penn. ave.-- near the white house-- seems to me it was owned by sammy davis JR or someone like that. For a very short time. ?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: rph9 ()
Date: July 09, 2019 11:42AM

What was it called before Bojangles? Didn't it have a slide that you could go down to enter?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Judi ()
Date: July 15, 2019 07:36PM

Anyone remember the address of "The Library"?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: HUIJH ()
Date: July 15, 2019 09:51PM

Judi Wrote:
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> Anyone remember the address of "The Library"?


It was on M Street on the left hand side between Key Bridge and Wisconsin AVE. I think it was right next to Crazy Horse.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: mike B. ()
Date: August 28, 2019 05:19PM

Winston's had the dance contest "no skin no win " remember that ??? Bartender his name was Billy .... Tammany Hall bartender Joe ..short blonde hair guy did a great job behind the bar .... Dave from wakefield High school was a waiter... great times..

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: mike b ()
Date: August 28, 2019 05:23PM

did you remember Billy who tented bar ?? how about " no skin no win " ??

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: cvob ()
Date: September 17, 2019 09:22PM

Grew up in DC myself... Parked tonight on Pennsylvania Avenue and made me think to look online and see if anyone remembered anything about Tammy Hall, so thank you all. Tammany Hall Billy was my Dad, hired my mom as a waitress. Both amazing people and long gone now.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Prince ()
Date: October 06, 2019 11:24PM

Abbey rd crew! Speak up! Remember me?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Date: October 06, 2019 11:29PM

I was a staple n Abbey Road. Holla

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Your As Queer As Them ()
Date: October 07, 2019 12:16AM

>and the dudes giving blow jobs out in the lot never asked for money. Gay blowjobs are the best.

What man allows another to do that to him unless he too was queer

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Capegirl ()
Date: October 09, 2019 10:54AM

Did you happen to know a bartender named Bunny who worked there? My best friends and I used to go there when we were seniors in high school. Bunny was a young bartender there who was always really sweet to us. I remember the band that played there a lot at the time: Hollywood Cool Breeze!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: DJ ()
Date: October 16, 2019 12:53AM

Great list and "shares" on clubs. Still trying to remember one private dance club that was out of Dallas. It was around 1978-1982ish If I remember correctly, it was K Street and 17th or 18th. Does this sound familiar?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Ron Wu ()
Date: October 17, 2019 03:29PM

I've always preferred Club Wet

Don't STALK ME!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: The Hill Guy ()
Date: October 17, 2019 07:52PM

Jenkin's Hill!

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Scotty ()
Date: October 18, 2019 03:00PM

I bounced there from 87 - 89.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: digger ()
Date: October 18, 2019 03:34PM

Digging deep, because there's not much left...

The Bastille - College Park, MD

The Fancy Dancer - Alexandria, VA

The Crooked Dart - Alexandria, VA (Del Ray) It's where I met your Mom.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: darter ()
Date: October 18, 2019 03:43PM

where was crooked dart? Assuming they had dart boards there?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Captain C ()
Date: October 18, 2019 05:39PM

darter Wrote:
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> where was crooked dart? Assuming they had dart
> boards there?


on Mt Vernon Avenue 2000 block or so,

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: digger ()
Date: October 18, 2019 06:07PM

darter Wrote:
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> where was crooked dart? Assuming they had dart
> boards there?


Yup, they used to let my shitty band play there for beer.



Mac's Place - Del Ray (across from Crooked Dart)

Maxim's - Tysons Corner

Sunset Grille - Seven Corners

Annie Oakley's - Georgetown

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: EJSXW ()
Date: October 18, 2019 09:09PM

Varsity Grill, Coll. Pk., Md.

Town Hall is still there.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: DK ()
Date: October 18, 2019 11:32PM

does anyone remember a bar named Jefferson Airplane on 19th Street across from Pierce Street Annex?

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: BlahBlah ()
Date: October 19, 2019 07:45AM

Radiophile Wrote:
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> 930 Club
> DC Space
> Max's on Broadway (Baltimore and the 90s)
> Post Pub
> Rumors
> The Roxy
> Dixie Grill (ok 90s again)
> Hard Rock Cafe when it was hip (early 90s)
> Adams Morgan - but the names kept changing.
> Let me think of more.

9:30 club is not a bar, fuckhead.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Best Gay bars ()
Date: October 19, 2019 07:53AM

Exile
Pier
Brass Rail
Chesapeake
Lone Star
Carroll's Tavern
Naples
Mr. P's.
Eagle (still around but moved off Benning Rd.)
Dick's Bar.

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Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: Tara Yelton ()
Date: October 23, 2019 06:48AM

The Plum Birdcage

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