HomeFairfax General ForumArrest/Ticket SearchWiki newPictures/VideosChatArticlesLinksAbout
Off-Topic :  Fairfax Underground fairfax underground logo
Welcome to Fairfax Underground, a project site designed to improve communication among residents of Fairfax County, VA. Feel free to post anything Northern Virginia residents would find interesting.
Pages: 123AllNext
Current Page: 1 of 3
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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!

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: February 17, 2011 02:46PM

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.


It was east of where Nats Park is now, on M St or Maine Ave, I believe it is still there but something else now. Same old blue painted building.

-----------------------------------
***Your feelings have NO LEGAL STANDING***

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: February 17, 2011 02:49PM

Isn't this the place?


View Larger Map

-----------------------------------
***Your feelings have NO LEGAL STANDING***

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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:
-------------------------------------------------------
> 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.
Attachments:
St_elmo\'s_fire.jpg

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: February 17, 2011 02:55PM

just me Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> I think that is the new Wax Museum. But I don't
> think this one will hold concerts.

The new Wax Museum is west of Verizon Center near Fords Theater. I am pretty sure that the blue building is the place, but I've never been inside it.

Options: ReplyQuote
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

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


Options: ReplyQuote
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:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Radiophile Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----


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.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/17/2011 03:01PM by Radiophile.

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

-----------------------------------------------

"...your suffering will be legendary even in Hell!"

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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?

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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

Options: ReplyQuote
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!

Options: ReplyQuote
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...

-----------------------------------------------

"...your suffering will be legendary even in Hell!"

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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

Options: ReplyQuote
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....

Options: ReplyQuote
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

Options: ReplyQuote
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

Options: ReplyQuote
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!

Options: ReplyQuote
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....

-----------------------------------------------

"...your suffering will be legendary even in Hell!"

Options: ReplyQuote
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:
-------------------------------------------------------
> 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

Options: ReplyQuote
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:
-------------------------------------------------------
> 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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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

Options: ReplyQuote
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:
-------------------------------------------------------
> "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?!

Options: ReplyQuote
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

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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

Options: ReplyQuote
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

Options: ReplyQuote
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?

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: March 29, 2011 11:03AM

I never got inside Louies, I was too young. I know I missed Judas Priest playing there about a year before they got big.

You used to see a lot of Marines at metal and hard rock shows in the early 80's.


Old geezer Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> 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.

-----------------------------------
***Your feelings have NO LEGAL STANDING***

Options: ReplyQuote
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?

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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:
-------------------------------------------------------
> 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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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:
-------------------------------------------------------
> 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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

-----------------------------------
***Your feelings have NO LEGAL STANDING***

Options: ReplyQuote
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!!!

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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:
-------------------------------------------------------
> 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

Options: ReplyQuote
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:
-------------------------------------------------------
> I remember Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Conie Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I remember Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > 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..

Options: ReplyQuote
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.
Attachments:
vip-crop.jpg

Options: ReplyQuote
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...

-----------------------------------
***Your feelings have NO LEGAL STANDING***

Options: ReplyQuote
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:
-------------------------------------------------------
> I remember Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 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
_____________________-

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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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

Options: ReplyQuote
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!

Options: ReplyQuote
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?

Options: ReplyQuote
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

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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:
-------------------------------------------------------
> I used to love POSEURS.


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

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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:
-------------------------------------------------------
> 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

Options: ReplyQuote
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:
-------------------------------------------------------
> 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?

Options: ReplyQuote
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:
-------------------------------------------------------
> ederdoff Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 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?

Options: ReplyQuote
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:
-------------------------------------------------------
> 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?

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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:
-------------------------------------------------------
> 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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Bars in the Washington DC area back in the 70's & 80's
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: September 01, 2011 03:17PM

Priapus Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> 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.


I went to all those clubs on 14th in the SUmmer of 1982 when the drinking age was still 18 and bars used to accpet anything that looked like an ID as legit.

There was This is It, Bennys Home of the Porno Stars, Gold Rush, Butterfly Club and Casino Royale. I am probably forgetting one of them but me and my buddies hit them all over several nights that year.

There used to be massage parlors and peep shows on the west side of 14th below I St. That area has really come a long way.

The chicks were good by my standards as a 15 year old who couldn't access porn like kids today can. White chicks, black chicks, full frontal gyno shows.

Beer was $3 and we thought that was outrageous.

-----------------------------------
***Your feelings have NO LEGAL STANDING***

Options: ReplyQuote
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



-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Options: ReplyQuote
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...

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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?

Options: ReplyQuote
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)

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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...

Options: ReplyQuote
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

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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)

Options: ReplyQuote
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:
-------------------------------------------------------
> 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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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:

401263_2872127573950_1582729333_2630845_



https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/401263_2872127573950_1582729333_2630845_1307742484_n.jpg

Pic of handbill:

396539_2879175470143_1582729333_2632746_




https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/396539_2879175470143_1582729333_2632746_150388784_n.jpg

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

Options: ReplyQuote
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

Options: ReplyQuote
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:
-------------------------------------------------------
> 930 Club
> DC Space

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

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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??

Options: ReplyQuote
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:
-------------------------------------------------------
>
> 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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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

Options: ReplyQuote
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

Options: ReplyQuote
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!

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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

Options: ReplyQuote
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:
-------------------------------------------------------
> 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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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:
-------------------------------------------------------
> 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."

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
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.

Options: ReplyQuote
Pages: 123AllNext
Current Page: 1 of 3


Your Name: 
Your Email (Optional): 
Subject: 
Attach a file
  • No file can be larger than 75 MB
  • All files together cannot be larger than 300 MB
  • 30 more file(s) can be attached to this message
Spam prevention:
Please, enter the code that you see below in the input field. This is for blocking bots that try to post this form automatically.
hkM3J
This forum powered by Phorum.