Remembrance of Things Past

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  1. Tod Hackett

    Tod Hackett Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    In a recent fit of nostalgia, I poked around the inter-webs to see what traces could be found of establishments that were near and dear to an earlier self which I know now to be no more.

    Didn't find much, but I did find a few from D.C. days...

    Starting with Nathan's which was on the south-east corner of M & Wisconsin - now a bank-cum-coffee shop I am told...

    Both pictures were evidently taken around 2006-2007 - some ten years after my time warming the bar stools there.

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    Interesting in the above that nobody was rolling-up their sleeves anymore and that slob-nation had already made inroads even here. Still, umbrella and blue top are medicine for my soul compared to what assails my eyes here daily. Pretty sure the fellow in the yellow OCBD was a fellow long time regular with whom I was once a nodding acquaintance.

    So if you have any internet or personal ephemera of places that occupied a special corner of your memories of times now gone by, please do post along with me here.
     
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  2. smmrfld

    smmrfld Super Member

    United States
    California
    Pleasanton
    The Wicked Eye in San Ramon, CA. Concrete floors, bar on the perimeter, and a single brass pole in the middle of the room. Good times, good times.
     
  3. Tod Hackett

    Tod Hackett Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    Pictures, pictures - or it never happened...

    Otherwise I'll have to assume that you are bit confused and it was really lunch recess at California Junior Boys Republic and that it was actually a tetherball pole in question...
     
  4. smmrfld

    smmrfld Super Member

    United States
    California
    Pleasanton
    Not confused, but was certainly better than the Applebee’s clone in your OP.
     
  5. Mr. B. Scott Robinson

    Mr. B. Scott Robinson Super Member

    Karachi, Pakistan - Atlanta, Georgia
    United States
    Pakistan
    Karachi
    Pravda, Decatur Street, New Orleans, 2008.

    Pravda, which was an "early soviet themed" absinthe bar on Decatur St, in the Vieux Carre, just around the corner from the Richelieu Hotel, where I lived while working in NOLA. Pravda had one of the most eclectic clienteles of any bar I ever frequented. I was there almost every night for 2 months. Artists, vinyl bondage fetishists, F&B late nighters off from their restaurant shifts, reactionaries, communists, neo-fascists, academics (me), a general menagerie of friendly and well spoken freaks. $2 PBRs kept the Prols like me happy. On my last night there I tipped the staff out very well. I think it closed within a year.

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    Cheers,

    BSR
     
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  6. Mr. B. Scott Robinson

    Mr. B. Scott Robinson Super Member

    Karachi, Pakistan - Atlanta, Georgia
    United States
    Pakistan
    Karachi
    The Guards, Georgetown, DC. It closed a couple of years ago after being open since 1966. Thank God Martin's Tavern is still around! Martin's is my HQ when visiting the Home Office.

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    Cheers,

    BSR
     
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  7. Oldsarge

    Oldsarge Moderator and Bon Vivant

    On the banks of the Willamette
    United States
    Oregon
    Oak Grove
    Memories of Times Past . . . in the 21st Century? Listen up, whippersnappers, all my memories of those are from the late 60's. There are no photos or internet connections, wikipedia references (except Henry Africa's!) or, AFAICT, remaining structures. Now that's PAST.
     
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  8. Tod Hackett

    Tod Hackett Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    The dance scene downstairs in the Gryphon Room and cocktails with friends in the wing chairs up-front while watching the snow fall on M.

    Enough said...
     
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  9. derum

    derum Suspended

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    Houston
    The Ebury in Belgravia. Spent years in here, some of which I remember.
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  10. ChrisRS

    ChrisRS Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    United States
    Georgia
    Atlanta
    This is a dangerous little game.
    Downtown Albany, NY in the 80s. Bands like Blotto, The Tragics, The Sharks.

    Places like 288 Lark And QE2, a mixture of NY government worker, business, college student and transvestite.
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