Remembering E-town Bars that are no-more

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  1. Up the Irons

    Up the Irons Registered User

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    i forgot about Santanas. also, is the Gas Pump still there?

    how bout Shanana's?

    i used go to Senor Frog's once in a awhile; great cigar room.

    and, what was the roadhouse on St. Albert Trail? Johnny C's?
     
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    London Bridge Pub south of Whyte Ave ( changed to Atlantic trap and Gill) Ezzies..so many beer and fights
     
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    McGhost Division Pray for Matthews

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    They were shut down for a long time, they just got new ownership who are trying to make it a live music/local talent kind of place and have been actively working to distance themselves from the college frat/bro culture they used to have. I work security on Whyte and was ready for hell when they reopened, but they've got their **** together.
     
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    Just an FYI, Atlantic Trap also shut down earlier this year. They had a good donair.
     
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    Goose Loonies was a dance club. Think Club Malibu, if you knew what that was. Goose Loonies had drink specials when the Oilers would score during playoff games. It was a pretty good place to go watch the games during the cup run years.
     
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    Two places I used to goto that I haven't seen mentioned are Vinyl above the old Oil City Road House and Globe just off Jasper Avenue.

    Ezzies and Cowboys were pretty good back in the day. I still remember the bell at the back bar of Ezzies for tips haha
     
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    Does anyone remember 25 cent highball night at bars like Thunderdome, Lush, Rebar and many others during the 90's?

    Everyone's tables were covered in drinks. You'd spend $20 and look like a baller.
     
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    Oh yeah. I remember 50¢ vodka slimes.

    Bad bad, real bad.
     
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    Lush is now where the starlight room is right? Except it was 3 levels
    Super sleazy haha
     
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    Globe had great wing Wednesday’s..
    And Ezzies had the hottest women go there..hate country music but loved Ezzies
     
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    The sleaziness was the best part lol
     
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    Wasn't just the 90s. When Thunderdpne turned into Union there was still 25 cent hiballs as late as 2006
     
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    **** me, I wouldn't be alive if we had 25 cent highballs.
     
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    This, unfortunately, happened to a lot of people. Due to overconsumption these places had a lot more fights, extremely impaired driving, impaired judgement and the effects to the body and liver.

    Plus you have to wonder what kind of ethyl alcohol is being trotted out back to allow 25 cent sales. Hell, just hit people with ether..
     
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    It was the actual alcohol, some bars might have watered it down. I knew bartenders that would water down drinks on normal nights to increase their tips since their payout was based on the weight of the alcohol.
     
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    Way back in the day, I actually used to work at a club that had 25 cent draft.

    Believe it or not, it was just regular Labatt Blue.

    I won't comment on how frequently the beer lines were flushed though.
     
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    Thanks for the info.

    The beer lines were flushed through constant gusher use...;)

    I'd take my chances with that generally being that theres alcohol as disinfectant in it versus how often a convenience store or Subway or some such cleans out their pop machines.


    This is funny, being I'm a general tightwad, but I never met any of these 25 cent drink places. That said I tended to avoid places where people were really higher than kites. Happy hour to me, from what I've seen, is often anything but that.

    Other than that I'm kind of finicky. I love Rum, but the right rums. None of this Bacardi **** they serve in places. Watered down is worse. Way to ruin a drink. I'd rather have a good drink and pay for it but that said the best are found at home mixed the way I like.
     
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    I know for a fact you were getting short pours for cheap highballs, or the places that had 2 for 1, or 3 for 1 highballs.

    If you got a full ounce over 3 drinks you were doing well.

    Lets not even talk about the places that recycled beer.
     
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    Cheers and Rock Central Station with the $1.75 bottle beer.
    Purple Onion power hour from 8 - 9 with $ 1.00 highballs. (no limit either, you could order 3 triple rye and coke at a time)
    Rock City on Thursdays.
     
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    I just checked out the Gas Pump. Signs in the window that it's 'closed for renovations'.

    No idea how long it's been closed, but from the looks of the parking lot it's not an active worksite.
     
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    I remember the Purple Onion for this. I remember my table full of highballs but I don’t remember drinking them, lol. Drinking sure was cheap back then.
     
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    your poor liver.
     
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    Anyone remember a bar/club called Standard? Been there a few times. The first time I went there, I was told to take off my hat, so I did. Then they didn’t like the shoes I was wearing (Jordan’s), so I left. Went back a few weeks later wearing skate shoes and got in. I have been to so many bars that you guys have mentioned. I’m old!

    I think Standard took over Barry T’s now that I think of it. What about the Cecil Hotel? Lol
     
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