Andy Capp's Tavern 1972-1975

Andy Capp's Tavern 1972-1975

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Chris

Durham, UK

#1 Nov 13, 2012
Hi there,

Does anyone remember this place? I'm looking to talk to anyone who was a regular at Andy Capp's Tavern (157 W El Camino Real) in the early 1970s. Did you drink there? Or did your parents regularly frequent it? Looking to hear stories about the bar from those around at the time.

Chris
Vince P

Tacoma, WA

#2 Dec 2, 2012
Chris wrote:
Hi there,
Does anyone remember this place? I'm looking to talk to anyone who was a regular at Andy Capp's Tavern (157 W El Camino Real) in the early 1970s. Did you drink there? Or did your parents regularly frequent it? Looking to hear stories about the bar from those around at the time.
Chris
I worked there at those times
chris

UK

#3 Dec 2, 2012
Vince P wrote:
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I worked there at those times
You should share your experiences in the comments at http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisstokelwalker/ata...
Vince P

Tacoma, WA

#4 Dec 5, 2012
I must disagree with Beth Schumann the manager of Rooster T Feather.Referring to Andy Capp's Tavern
"Just a dive bar,nothing special"
I worked at Andy Capp's for 5 years. It was a beer and wine bar,with free peanuts and sawdust on the floor.When it first open it was a place for people to gather play checkers,chess,darts,with tape music playing in the back ground. There never was a Purple-Glowing jukebox playing 45s.Over the years it turned in to a very popular place with live band playing 6 nites a week.The front room had the bar tables the back room had 2 pool table several pinballs.
When Bill Gaddis the owner meet Nolan the bar was doing a very well.In my opinion the bar help lanched Pong not the other way.
Just my 2 cents!!!!
Vince P
AtariMarjie

Chico, CA

#6 Jan 8, 2015
Chris wrote:
Hi there,
Does anyone remember this place? I'm looking to talk to anyone who was a regular at Andy Capp's Tavern (157 W El Camino Real) in the early 1970s. Did you drink there? Or did your parents regularly frequent it? Looking to hear stories about the bar from those around at the time.
Chris
Hi Chris,

I went to Andy Capp's Tavern a few times when I lived in Sunnyvale and worked at Atari in Los Gatos. I loved the big bowls of fresh roasted peanuts on every table and tossing the shells on the floor. I didn't go because of the Pong Arcade, as I built Cocktail Pong and Gran Trac and was allowed to play them at work for free. A few of my co-workers and I went to play darts, eat peanuts and drink beer...just a cool hang-out, nothing special, really, very casual and comfortable.
Steve Byers

Escondido, CA

#7 Sep 2, 2015
Chris wrote:
Hi there,
Does anyone remember this place? I'm looking to talk to anyone who was a regular at Andy Capp's Tavern (157 W El Camino Real) in the early 1970s. Did you drink there? Or did your parents regularly frequent it? Looking to hear stories about the bar from those around at the time.
Chris
I use to play there in a band called, "Daddy-O"...We use to pack the place. There was sawdust on the floor and peanuts in big barrels...The owners made the mistake of selling the place to a jerk...
Then they tried to open a place in downtown San Jose which was a Bomb...

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