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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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