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Favorite Classic Bar Names
Luckydesigns
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Joined: Sep 15, 2002
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From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2003-05-19 3:21 pm   Permalink

Two fo my favorites: 'The Balboa Saloon' and "Class of '47". Both real divey.

and Laney knows "Sid's"
-man, I miss that place.


 
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tiki_kiliki
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Joined: Apr 01, 2002
Posts: 1000
From: Hamtown USA
Posted: 2003-05-19 3:28 pm   Permalink

The Slow Bar - Nashville
Shim Sham Club - New Orleans
The Star Bar - Atlanta


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hanford_lemoore
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Joined: Mar 23, 2002
Posts: 1869
From: Tiki Central
Posted: 2003-05-19 5:07 pm   Permalink

There was a bar in the SF South Bay area for a long time called the Rumpus Room. I wish I had a pic of that sign.



 
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laney
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Joined: May 20, 2002
Posts: 631
From: orange county CA
Posted: 2003-05-19 6:05 pm   Permalink

Hey Lucky, have, you called Sid's? Too funny!

 
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Kailuageoff
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 1504
From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2003-05-20 1:39 pm   Permalink

There was a Chinese place in DC called "Big Wong".

Some bar names I actually like are:
The Wreck (Ft. Lauderdale) and Davey Jones Locker (Waikiki). Both have/had windows into the hotel swimming pool.

A name I've always wondered about is:
Tom & Jerry's (Orlando)
I keep thinking I'll go in and find a mouse chasing a cat around the bar with a spritzer bottle.


 
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tikivixen
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Joined: Aug 28, 2002
Posts: 724
From: Vallejo CA
Posted: 2004-07-26 1:33 pm   Permalink

MrSmiley and I were discussing the merits of liquor bars named after candy bars. We kinda figured each bar would attract a certain type of individual.

Here are some of our ideas:

Neighborhood sports bar? Baby Ruth.

The Milky Way is either a gay bar or a special non-alcoholic hangout for lactating mothers.

Another gay bar? Oh Henry of course! (but it's for older gentlemen.)

Bar for roly-poly people? Rolo's.

"Gentleman's club" with naked dancing ladies? Snickers, for sure.

Science fiction writers drink at Mars. (Or the Milky Way, har.) Astronomers go there occasionally too.

Skinny models share drinks at Twix.

Bodybuilders go to Crunch. Has to be Nestle-run, though, not a knockoff.

Railroad engineers hang at the Tootsie Roll. Toot toot Tootsie!

CalTrans employees, however, are usually found at the Rocky Road.

Athletic shoe designers and Nike shills share tips at Aero. Oh, Russian airline pilots have been seen there too. After their flots.

Three Musketeers...the official NRA swinger's bar?

Accountants hit Pay Day twice a month.

Fans of gothic romances meet by moonlight at the Heath Bar. It's on a cliff by the sea.

Amnesiacs go to the Whatchamacallit, if their friends remind them.

Watering-hole for escaped lunatics is called Wonka's.

THE hangout for collectors is, of course, Skor. Although there is also a Nordic singles bar by that name. Martiki's mechanic has been spotted there--with his yellow rally-racing champion Volvo parked outside. To impress the chicks, natch.

My cat gang's favorite nitespot: The Kit Kat!

(You may not want to consider some of the possibilities for a bar named Mounds...so, let's
just say it's a baseball pitcher's paradise. Or, where Native American archaeologists spend their late nights digging for artifacts. Hmmm, it would also work as Carol Doda's new venture...yow!)

(BTW, the Charleston Chew IS named after the famous dance. It was launched in 1922, at the height of the Charleston craze. The vanilla one is my favorite candy bar!)

FYI, there really was a lesbian bar in London called the Candy Bar. I wonder if it had cherries?



 
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tikivixen
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Joined: Aug 28, 2002
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From: Vallejo CA
Posted: 2004-07-26 1:36 pm   Permalink

I see no one mentioned Portland's Hung Far Low.

Yet.


 
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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 2990
From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2004-07-26 1:51 pm   Permalink

A bad bar with a great name in North Hollywood/Resida: "He's Not Here."
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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2004-07-26 2:07 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-05-16 17:49, weirduncletiki wrote:
The Frolic Room
Hollywood, CA



There are now 3 Bob's Frolic Rooms in Hollywood. The original was a great Old Man bar on Hollywood Blvd. that became Hip & expanded. I think Bob's Frolic 3 even has live bands.

Another great name for a Hollywood "Bikini Bar" is Jumbo's Clown Room.
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thejab
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2004-07-26 2:22 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-05-16 15:51, thejab wrote:
Hung Far Low - Portland, OR

The Alibi - Portland, OR, and Arcata, CA (Chris already mentioned a similar favorite - The Office)

The Recovery Room - Cotati, CA




tikivixen - I would never forget that one - it's the best bar name ever!


 
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cynfulcynner
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1800
From: Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Posted: 2004-07-26 2:35 pm   Permalink


The Philosopher's Club -- SF (West Portal)



 
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cheekytiki
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Joined: Mar 09, 2004
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From: The Haole Hut, London, UK
Posted: 2004-07-26 2:40 pm   Permalink

In malta theres a place called the "Dive Bar" and that pretty much sums the place up
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Tiki-bot
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
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Posted: 2004-07-26 2:40 pm   Permalink


My fave from college days was The Loch Ness Monster Pub in Pasadena - good name and a good bar. It used to be a dive, but I saw Richard Feynman there once! The house band was Snotty Scotty & The Hankies.

TV: Someone did mention Hung Far Low already

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tiki mick
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Joined: Aug 11, 2003
Posts: 398
From: Socal
Posted: 2004-07-26 2:44 pm   Permalink

The Harbour lounge, hotel street, honolulu!!

during the early 80's, run by a dragon lady named Ann, all the waitresses had "side jobs", the juke box had glen miller and tommy dorsey in it.......

What a great place! Who knows if it is still there!!


 
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3288
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2004-07-26 2:57 pm   Permalink

We've got

"The Sticky Wicket"

"Euphoria"..now closed but we used to call it Eu-whoria

"Ozone" we..of course..called it Ho-Zone

"Lucky"

"Hush" whch looks like "Flush" on the sign. Gay friendly.

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