Remembering old bars....

Fairfield, OH

#101 Jan 26, 2012
hoyle wrote:
in early 60s i knew a manuel frantz went to clark jr. high he was good for a laugh or two. never ran into him after that.sorry he past so young.
Thanks....if u ever remember anything else...drop a line!

Carroll, OH

#102 Jan 26, 2012
Does anyone remember carol jean?
Bill Hates

Columbus, OH

#103 Jan 26, 2012
Wow, there are a few memories here. I only knew the bar across from Big Bear as "Bob City". I also remember the Ringside (Ring-slime, Ringworm, etc) of which, my old pal Brian Perkins once said "You meet the nicest people there .... they'll do anything for you ... or TO you!" RIP Brian and Bernie.

Used to get served at the Regency room when I was in high school - the military recruiters would try to get us drunk and signed up - we worked this for almost a year, until one night this Marine recruiter started getting really physical - had the papers on the table and trying to shove the pen in my hand ... I finally had to say "doesn't matter if I did sign, I'm only 16, so it wouldn't be legal!" That ruined the Regency for us.

The department store on Sunset was called Kings when they opened, then became Wells.

I had a fling with a barmaid at the 7 Seas in the early '90's when I briefly llived in S-field again. Much older than me, but sexy as h3ll.

Downstairs at Ruby Tuesdays in the early-mid 80's had some crazy stuff going on. And I don't have to remind anyone about Saturdays... remember the funeral they had for that place? I still have the 9 ball from the pool table. What a shame to tear it (and ringside) down for a lousy hotel.

Did anyone ever drink beer with the old guys at Purtiy Confection?

Dayton, OH

#104 Jan 27, 2012
seeker wrote:
Wonder if any of you ole' bar hoppers knew my daddy? He passed when i was really young but from the wild stories iv heard he was a hell of a partier...Manuel (jeff) Frantz!!! Sure wud b nice to hear any stories you might have!
I knew Manual well. We all lived on the west end and went to clark together. His mom Maudie was some relation to my step mom. he ran with danny deal later on. That was bad news. That friendship is what got him sent off. Someone pointed you out to me in the union club a while back. Manual and Arlie Ray both had Jeff tattooed on there arm. Don't know what that was all about. Maudie was the only one who ever called him Jeff.

Fairfield, OH

#105 Jan 27, 2012
If it was the union club that was probly my older havnt been in there for a long while.. I'm believed to b manuels youngest but ya never know..Maudie raised me after daddy died...she passed ab 10 yrs. after him...Iv heard they we a wild pair...inseperable!!!

Fairfield, OH

#106 Jan 27, 2012
I believe Jeff was like a code name for the scams they use to run on people! Atleast thats what iv heard!
Bob Knob

Columbus, OH

#107 Jan 27, 2012
I used to get served (under age) at Groebers. As long as you stayed in the back room (and fed that sweet ancient pinball machine quarters) they didn't care. And I got one of the best BJs of my life in the lot beside the Press Box on Plum Street

Cincinnati, OH

#108 Jan 28, 2012
glad you shared that info. did you swallow?

Mount Vernon, OH

#109 Mar 2, 2012
Harleyman......Monte.... Chuck's son and owner of the Lantern Bar would like you to introduce yourself before making accusations.....Jackass.
QUOTE who harleyman Chuck Henderson did the shooting. That was the old Night Owl in the Hausk Bldg. formerly the Atlas. J&R was on the corner of Pleasant and East. Lantern is still there and open. Chuck is dead, his son runs it now.It's a gay bar or very close. Rabbits was formerly the Cat& Fiddle, it's torn down now. Dan & Dees is an old folks home. Same old drunk in the same old seat day after day. Anchor Inn has been gone for years. They had a few killings also. If you go to the Stein don't hold the door open, they get pissed if you let all the flys out. Blue Monday , originally Arnolds is also torn down.

Cincinnati, OH

#110 Mar 4, 2012
I stopped by the Lantern and it sucked. They acted if they could care less if they had a customer. I tried to order the second but the bartender was to buisy shooting the breeze with someone about golf to wait on me so I took my business elsewhere. I think Harleyman was dead on.

Miamisburg, OH

#111 Mar 4, 2012
Leave Harleyman alone!!!!! He's full of good information and fun to talk to.

Springfield, OH

#112 Mar 13, 2012
Springfielder wrote:
Speaking of strip clubs and such; What was the Anchor Inn originally? My dad used to work there. What a dump...
Also does anyone remember the Kamikaze Beach club in Dayton?
I was a regular at the Kamikaze beach club circa 1994/1995. Every Saturday night wet tshirt contests....I know there's video out there somewhere!!! How funny...

Miamisburg, OH

#113 Mar 14, 2012
Where exactly was it? Did it have a pool?

Mooresville, NC

#114 Mar 14, 2012
i remember when kings dept store was before charlie starrs,,,711 was across from sextons,,,,twin fair was in southern village and burnett road,,,goldmans on leffel lane and 72,,,ontario then rinks at leffel lane and e main,,,century and service merchandise on leffel lane,,dont know much about the bars

Green Valley, AZ

#115 Mar 16, 2012
Use to be a barmaid at the kamikaze back in 77 it was at the end of the powell road shopping center corner of troy rd and powell road huber heights sorry no pool. 70s it was bellbottoms and fun 80s it turned to drugs and thugs and i quit.

Ellsworth, KS

#116 Sep 29, 2012
seeker wrote:
omg... i am crying so hard i can barely type...i just read all of the comments and so many names sound familiar....i know atleast 1 of you know my dad! Manuel (Jeff) Frantz, i cant wait to hear replies...he ran the west end mainly but was all over...his mom Maudie Haler ran the bars alot to...he died May of 1985...Wud be early 60's....Married a couple times...Donna,Rita,Peggy,Chris ,

Fairborn, OH

#117 Dec 8, 2012
Anyone remember a barmaid named Sue at the Harvest Inn? She also worked at the Southern Village bar at the Southern Village shopping center.

How about Kenton Night Club? I sit still around?

Thanks for bringing back good memories.

Louisville, OH

#118 Dec 9, 2012
No, Kenton Nite Club has been closed for years. It's been turned into a house. Can you imagine living there? Weird!!!

Where was the bar at in Southern Village? Was it by Readmore?

Fairborn, OH

#119 Dec 11, 2012
Curious wrote:
No, Kenton Nite Club has been closed for years. It's been turned into a house. Can you imagine living there? Weird!!!
Where was the bar at in Southern Village? Was it by Readmore?
Yes it was next door to the Readmore. Great memory you have.

Dayton, OH

#120 Dec 13, 2012
I can't remember the name of the bar but it was owned by Joe Mader. It didn't last long. He had some good ideas but his money was short and the rent was high.

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