Remembering E-town Bars that are no-more

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  1. Up the Irons

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    this idea started with a question I have for older E-town posters.

    I was talking with a dude from Richie area, remembering bars like the Purple Onion, Pig n Whistle, H2O.

    There used to be a rough local bar, more in the tavern style, on the corner of 99th and Whyte. there is now a newer strip mall there with a Mac's an a Liquor Depot.

    Can anyone help me out with this bar? It was pretty rough; rougher than H2O.

    And there was another Biker bar on 99th. more south, towards Argylle. an old Hotel. Not the Ambassador (that was downtown) but like it . Comadore, maybe? Columbus?

    I still miss the P.O. though. before they expanded it with the Bamboo Restaurant. it was an institution.
     
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    I believe it was nicknamed the 'Strattie' called the 'Strathcona Hotel' or the 'Old Strathcona' or something. I remember going there once.

    Is the Union still around?
     
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    Union is still around but I believe most of their business is through concerts.
     
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    Fever, rum jungle, The Joint
     
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    rock city

    Used to think the Rock City power drinker shirts were so cool

    Is the yardbird suite still a jazz club?
     
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    There was hawkeyes in the basement of the building towards the end of Jasper AVE right before the bend that left downtown
     
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    There was hawkeyes in the basement of the building towards the end of Jasper AVE right before the bend that left downtown
     
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    I'm an 80's early 90's guy. These are places form my time and slightly before.
    A couple closed before I could get into them.

    Rock City
    Limelight
    dancing shoes
    goose loonies
    Franklin's rockies lounge
    going to capilano motor Inn
    The Rex hotel
    going to Rusty's
    Greenhouse bar on fort road
    Tin lizzies
    crackerjacks downtown
    remember Scandals?
    Flashback
    Sidetrack Café
    Boiler room

    lots more that I can't remember.
     
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    80's pubs...

    Inn on Whyte...put back a few jugs of beer there
    Riv Rock Room
    Kingsway Inn
    Sherlock Holmes downtown (might still be there...:dunno:)
     
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    This was 90s kid generation clubs lol
     
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    Older Bars? Then mentions places like H2O. 90's bars, Rough bars?!

    You younger guppies ain't seen nothing.

    Try oldtime places like the Klondiker, Saxony, Commercial, Cromdale, Yellowhead, Highway Motor Inn, Forum Inn, Ambassador, Corona, Vega on for size.

    Whyte Ave as well used to be a different place as well before the 80's hit. It was far greasier and lots of Al Bundy type bars. nod. wink.
     
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    The strat\strathcona hotel is still there on the corner of gateway and whyte.
     
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    And don't forget the Beverly Crest, Covention Inn South, Capilano, Londonderry, Rosslyn and the St. Albert Inn.
     
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    Remember Barry T's? AKA Barely Teens.:yo:
     
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    Denny's American Bar

    A lot of glory day Oilers and other NHL'ers would frequent that place.

    I was sitting at the bar 2 chairs down from Peter Zezel and I saw a gorgeous woman drop her hotel key on his lap. He picked it up, looked up at me and smiled. :laugh:
     
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    All I've learnt from this is that we have a lot of old people on this board lol

    Stonehouse downtown was fun
    Cowboys on the West End
    Ezzy's at the Airport Ramada
    Iron Horse on Whyte
     
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    Does Chez Pierre's count as a bar?
     
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    Sidetrack
    Club Malibu/The Morgue
    Rock city
    Thunder dome
    The armoury
     
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    I see you were also on the "25 cent drink" rotation
     
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    The Sidetrack Cafe...great place.

    Saw Gord Miller in there once. He was with a pretty blonde that seemed more interested in some of the other men in the club. ;)
     
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    haha Ezzys on Tuesday's was always a blast.
     
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    Not so much Cowboys, but the other three were staples. And the Druid v 1.0
     
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    Like the cockroaches that call it home, H2O lounge is still going I think.
     
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    Gord sure wasn't a lady killer. Edmonton boy though. Went to Shep I believe.

    Sidetrack was a great place to hangout. Used to love throwing the paper airplanes.

    Lots of Oilers hung out there.
     

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