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Re: Bar Loyalty

Postby narcoleptish » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:32 pm

Avoiding the swivel isn't about being shy or intimidated (for me) I just like to quietly blend in before I start talking loud and annoying people.
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Re: Bar Loyalty

Postby green union terrace chair » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:06 pm

I love the nostalgia in this thread! Always interesting to hear about the ghosts of old bars that inhabit the present.

No love for Jocko's Rocketship? Or have your lawyers advised you not to mention it? That was the place I'd go with a group of friends for ONE can of PBR at the max, as a stopover between the previous and next bars of the evening. (This was before PBR was ironic-cool, mind you.)

It did not matter what time of day or night it was, they always seemed to have strongman competitions on the TV.
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Re: Bar Loyalty

Postby bitcharista » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:47 pm

Black Bear Lounge
Club D
Ken's
Mango
Wisco
O Cayz
Comic Strip
Muskie
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Re: Bar Loyalty

Postby green union terrace chair » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:41 pm

bitcharista wrote:Black Bear Lounge
Club D
Ken's
Mango
Wisco
O Cayz
Comic Strip
Muskie


Flamingo<-Grotto
Madison Avenue<-Club Amazon<-Bullwinkle's<-Headliners (I think?)
???<-R&R station
The Dangle!
Ram Head<Bullfeathers

I'd like to see a big flowchart of the bars that were and their transitions into the bars that are. It would be like the pedigrees of great (and not-so-great) racehorses.
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Re: Bar Loyalty

Postby ilikebeans » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:08 am

green union terrace chair wrote:???<-R&R station

You use arrows opposite of me, but is this right?

R&R Station -> Paramount -> R&R Station -> campus church -> razed for current towering campus building

Incidentally, there are still some entries online for the R&R Station:

http://www.songkick.com/venues/64696-r-and-r-station
http://www.thejesuslizard.net/92shows.htm
http://www.classic-rock-concerts.com/venues/1995
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Re: Bar Loyalty

Postby Logjam » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:56 am

I was the Stone Hearth before it was R&R Station
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Re: Bar Loyalty

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:52 am

Logjam wrote:I was the Stone Hearth before it was R&R Station

Wasn't it also called Snoopy's at one time?
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Re: Bar Loyalty

Postby jtmehrin » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:48 am

bitcharista wrote:Mango


Was this the Mango that was in University Square?

4 memories
1. being introduced to Flip Night (flip a quarter for 1/2 price pitchers of anything).
2. one of the bartenders was super hot.
3. I think I saw Natty Nation play here. Sweaty & Awesome
4. one of the Bartenders was on MTVs Road Rules (Noah i believe).
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Re: Bar Loyalty

Postby green union terrace chair » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:54 am

jtmehrin wrote:
bitcharista wrote:Mango


Was this the Mango that was in University Square?

4 memories
1. being introduced to Flip Night (flip a quarter for 1/2 price pitchers of anything).
2. one of the bartenders was super hot.
3. I think I saw Natty Nation play here. Sweaty & Awesome
4. one of the Bartenders was on MTVs Road Rules (Noah i believe).


Mango Grill
Meatloaf Mondays!
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Re: Bar Loyalty

Postby Marvell » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:42 pm

green union terrace chair wrote:Meatloaf Mondays!


I preferred Foghat Fridays.

There's only so many times you can listen to Bat Out of Hell before you begin to pray for death to take you.
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Re: Bar Loyalty

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:51 pm

Marvell wrote:There's only so many times you can listen to Bat Out of Hell before you begin to pray for death to take you.

Or as Mr. Loaf sang:
"I'm praying for the end of time
It's all that I can do
Praying for the end of time, so I can end my time with you."
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Re: Bar Loyalty

Postby Ducatista » Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:10 pm

Logjam wrote:I was the Stone Hearth before it was R&R Station

We used to call it the Stone Bone. I met my husband there during its R&R days when our respective bands played a WISPIRG benefit. A couple years later we played a string of New Band Nights at the Paramount. I have oddly fond memories of those gigs, though we couldn't possibly have been more out of place, and getting up for work the next day always sucked.

I was only at Jocko's a few times. Ditto the Black Bear, where I watched a woman stagger into the bathroom totally bloody and pissed off after a chickfight at the bar.
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Re: Bar Loyalty

Postby green union terrace chair » Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:11 pm

Marvell wrote:
green union terrace chair wrote:Meatloaf Mondays!


I preferred Foghat Fridays.

There's only so many times you can listen to Bat Out of Hell before you begin to pray for death to take you.


No no, it was all-you-can-eat meatloaf and mashed potatoes on Monday.
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Re: Bar Loyalty

Postby eriedasch » Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:25 pm

green union terrace chair wrote:No no, it was all-you-can-eat meatloaf and mashed potatoes on Monday.

The mashed potatoes are one of the first things I think of when someone mentions the old Mango Grill. They were practically a meal by themselves.

That and seeing Reason For Leaving play there. When I finally got a date for my band they closed up shortly after and never did get a chance to play there.
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Re: Bar Loyalty

Postby ilikebeans » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:14 pm

Whatever happened to Kathy, the former owner of the Mango Grill? Always enjoyed talking with her when I stopped in for lunch.
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