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From: Austin
Posted: 2016-06-18 10:52 am   Permalink

Wow, such a cool space and can only imagine what elements were already removed and the parties and good times they had down there.

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From: The Enchanted Isle of Dayton, Ohio
Posted: 2016-06-20 8:57 pm   Permalink

Love the pics, thanks Tipsy!

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Joined: Jul 03, 2015
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From: Virginia
Posted: 2016-09-12 12:43 pm   Permalink

Just had to say what a great thread, really enjoy seeing those older spaces.

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Joined: Jul 21, 2008
Posts: 63
From: California
Posted: 2016-11-26 12:37 pm   Permalink

Thanks for starting this thread. Love the rooms from the past and you're probably right that they will be demolished. Some great finds though. I like that last bar set up with the fish in the center panel area. Nice effect they created of an aquarium. Fun stuff. Making me miss my parent old rattan breezeway furniture. Blue and green floral cushions as I remember. Mom said they sold it years ago. I asked when I started looking through this home bar thread. Love seeing what everyone is doing and how the bars are coming along. I'm not a bar person but love the vibe.

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Joined: Sep 15, 2002
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From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2017-01-10 4:41 pm   Permalink

Best new thread that I've seen in years. We don't have basements around where I live. It's really cool to see these vintage basement bars.
Keep it going!

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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2017-01-12 07:15 am   Permalink

Indeed, a spectacular thread. If you see these places that you have come across in just a few years, and others here on TC (like the ALIBI owner's home bar), it is amazing how many must have existed that we have never, and will never, get to see - and how many there still are, though their numbers must be dwindling, as the generation that built them dies out.

I hope you shot these on high enough resolution? I would maybe wanna use one or two for publication, if you let me, Dave? There just aren't that many photos of these places - mostly snapshots where the damn people block all the cool decor

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From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2017-01-12 11:48 am   Permalink

I agree with everyone before me who said these are amazing. I had no idea such places existed. Heck, I live in Texas, where the predominant clay and/or limestone soil makes basements of any sort a rarity. I never knew this whole home-entertainment-basement-tiki-bar culture existed. I'll probably never get to see one of these in person, but I'll happily live vicariously through your shared photos!

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