Bar crawling in the 80's : the crawl
Its Me

Utica, NY

#22 Jan 2, 2009
kitty wrote:
<quoted text>I frequented Targets quite often, as well. I'm not familiar with the 69 Steakhouse (though it's a great name). What did it used to be?
I'm not surprised that you like that name!

It used to be Alexander's.
class 1982

United States

#23 Jan 2, 2009
class of 83 wrote:
Nothin Fancy on Eagle st - Wed night Matts splits
Rascals for foosball
JJ's in Rome
Casabogie in Rome - when the base was still open
drink at the brink,,4 splits for a dollar. Kill a few a kilabrew outside bar when you could get salt potatoes and clams, uncles,
teo

United States

#25 Jan 2, 2009
Heard,

The Auburn is still a good joint to go to at least earlier in the evening. It's a great after work place but it gets younger and louder as the night goes on.

I used to be part of that younger crowd but time does change one's schedule. It was also a great pool shooting bar because if you could play a mid-size table well, then you drank on other people's tab.

If you're older it is the old fashioned corner bar that we all grew up with and wished there were more of.

Not a club, not a gimmick, kind of dirty but really comfortable. Some really nice folks hang out there...just an honest joint.
kitty

United States

#26 Jan 3, 2009
How about Bert's? I went there a few times. Is it still there?
Section 204 Legend

Oneida, NY

#27 Jan 3, 2009
kitty wrote:
How about Bert's? I went there a few times. Is it still there?
Yup,the bar is still going but it's changed hands a couple of times...After Bert's it was purchased by Mike Nimey and renamed "Champs Sports Cafe", after a decent run, Mike sold it to someone else who is calling it "The Venue"...
edy

AOL

#28 Jan 3, 2009
poles grill
One whos been there

Houston, TX

#29 Jan 3, 2009
The Park Grill in Whitesboro
Donellty's on Whitesboro St. in the Highlands
Hameline's, before it was Kilabrew
Spilka's
The place on the south side of Columbia near Genny. I can't remember the name. Was it Rascals?
The Cracker Barrel, way before it was Nick n Rick's
The Paddock Lounge on Seneca Turnpike, now Mr. T's
The Rapp Lounge
Bruni's
TRIFF

Utica, NY

#30 Jan 3, 2009
class of 83 wrote:
Nothin Fancy on Eagle st - Wed night Matts splits
Rascals for foosball
JJ's in Rome
Casabogie in Rome - when the base was still open
The Casaboogie...setting the pace..in the night club race....

JJ's....3 for 1's Mondays/Thursdays

Olivers in Syracuse on a Wednesday night

Rustic/Palmer house in Herkimer on Thursday nights!

I miss the wet tshirt contests..SKIN WILL WIN!!!

Best wings - Woodys Wings and Things!
TRIFF

Utica, NY

#31 Jan 3, 2009
a little late wrote:
I think it was actually more like 1990 or 1991 but remember The Network on Genesee St. in Utica? The LaBella brothers' place? Some good times there!
OHHHHHHHHHHHH...the women that used to be at the NETWORK....lol...great bar!
JUST TO LET YOU KNOW

Grantville, PA

#32 Jan 3, 2009
McCarthys
Golden Gloves
Quiet man
Night Owl
Uncle Larrys non nephew

Oneida, NY

#33 Jan 3, 2009
JUST TO LET YOU KNOW wrote:
McCarthys
Golden Gloves
Quiet man
Night Owl
I've had plenty of drinks at the Quiet Man...I miss that joint, it's too bad that Larry let it go like he did...The place rocked around the holidays and on St. Patty's Day...It's just a memory now(as well as a parking lot for Allison Jr.'s limo and hearse)
wow

Rome, NY

#34 Jan 4, 2009
it all started at the sheritan for me i was 14 and fell in love with the bar scene 30 years later i'm still looking for a place where i can have as much fun as we had back then.....the ramada, yesterdays, rascals,those were the days
MilosHottest

New York, NY

#35 Jan 4, 2009
Milos Great Bands
deerfield dude

Cicero, NY

#36 Jan 4, 2009
Here's typical night in mid 80s: Before seeing bands, have warm-up beers at Griff's on columbia, The Varick and COlumbia. THen hit band scene at either Milos on Culver Ave in east Utica, Coleman's in ROme (intersection of 49/69), Shakers On lincoln avenue in Utica or Rustic in Herkimer.
Main bands were Luftwaffe (Dave the singer with chainsaw during "balls to the wall"!!) ALec Star and i think a band called ny flyers ("crack the wip" original)
What

Rome, NY

#37 Jan 4, 2009
I remember all the losers followed Alex Star around.
oldshoes

AOL

#38 Jan 4, 2009
CURIOUS wrote:
the 70s and 80s were the days ya could get pulled over if ya kept your mouth shut treated the cop ok hed let ya go, would let you call for a ride, and another driver, unless you did some stupid thing as get into an accident yes fun days they were
in those days you had to get in an accident to get pulled over for dwi but then in those days you didn't have the Bosnians going 300 miles an hour running people over.
nu view

AOL

#39 Jan 4, 2009
Rt 69 Steakhouse was originally (as far back as I remember) the Blue Note, then became Alexanders. Anybody remember the Ale House, the barbershop, club stanek, Ramada on burrstone road, the old barn (in Inlet) and a place on 49 that had bands - Later a gymnastic school Anybody remember the name??

Since: Oct 08

New York, NY

#40 Jan 5, 2009
nu view wrote:
Rt 69 Steakhouse was originally (as far back as I remember) the Blue Note, then became Alexanders. Anybody remember the Ale House, the barbershop, club stanek, Ramada on burrstone road, the old barn (in Inlet) and a place on 49 that had bands - Later a gymnastic school Anybody remember the name??
4 Acres was on the corner of maynard drive and 49 across from the tank farms. never went there but heard about it.
MVCC 1980

Syracuse, NY

#41 Jul 27, 2009
the Brinkerhoff Tavern was the place back in the late 70's beginning of the 80's, I think it was 5 Matts or OV splits for a buck.(To the Brink for a Drink!) great tag line.

“YES I AM LITTLE MISS TROUBLE”

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#42 Jul 27, 2009
OMG no one mentioned the Roustabout. My dad played in a band there. I was too young to go of course.

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