Bernie's Back Room?

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kdc502

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Apr 27, 2009
 
Can anyone tell me where Bernie's Back Room was located (the address)?(It was a restaurant and, I think, a bar in the '70s.) Thanks!
Slightly Amused

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Apr 27, 2009
 
3rd street, several blocks north of Watterson overpass. Can't recall what side street that it was adjacent to, but believe it to be a block or two south of Kenton. I don't know what the facility is used for now, but for several years outdoor volley ball was routinely played there.
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Mar 10, 2010
 
4028 S. Third St.
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Mar 10, 2010
 
Wake wrote:
4028 S. Third St.
Thank you, so much!
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Jun 19, 2012
 

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My first job, 1967, I was a bus boy. "Bernies" Tavern and Back room. Just a few blocks south of Southern parkway where third street crosses over. After you passed Roscoes Pool Hall it was the next block up on the right. Both were in the same building with separate entries and the kitchen divided them. The front room had a bar and restaurant with a drive up takeout window which was frequented regularly by the 1st street louisville police precinct picking up a 1/2 pint of "medicine" and a sandwich for the cold night shifts. The back room entry had two Lion statues on each side of the door. It was suit and tie, cloth napkins and table cloths of a mustard gold. Low key lighting with a small stage and entertainment. Slats playing the Wurlitzer, and Maryanne Miller singing singing classics like "Second hand Rose" all decked out in a flowing cocktail dress. Horace was the bar tender, used to try out his new concoctions on us bus boys. We were more than happy to be the guinea pigs. The back room had the atmosphere of a speak easy out of the old days, very nice. Another note of interest is that that Bernie's wife, Doris, was the daughter of Arthur Kuprion the and developer of the photo finish camera used at Churchill Downs and other racetracks through the nation. I could go on about the place, it was a treasure to be sure in Louisville. Great first job and got me out of southern Indiana and into some city life with some great new friends. First encounter, hand signal greetings across the front room to Miceli!
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Apr 17, 2014
 
Marc wrote:
My first job, 1967, I was a bus boy. "Bernies" Tavern and Back room. Just a few blocks south of Southern parkway where third street crosses over. After you passed Roscoes Pool Hall it was the next block up on the right. Both were in the same building with separate entries and the kitchen divided them. The front room had a bar and restaurant with a drive up takeout window which was frequented regularly by the 1st street louisville police precinct picking up a 1/2 pint of "medicine" and a sandwich for the cold night shifts. The back room entry had two Lion statues on each side of the door. It was suit and tie, cloth napkins and table cloths of a mustard gold. Low key lighting with a small stage and entertainment. Slats playing the Wurlitzer, and Maryanne Miller singing singing classics like "Second hand Rose" all decked out in a flowing cocktail dress. Horace was the bar tender, used to try out his new concoctions on us bus boys. We were more than happy to be the guinea pigs. The back room had the atmosphere of a speak easy out of the old days, very nice. Another note of interest is that that Bernie's wife, Doris, was the daughter of Arthur Kuprion the and developer of the photo finish camera used at Churchill Downs and other racetracks through the nation. I could go on about the place, it was a treasure to be sure in Louisville. Great first job and got me out of southern Indiana and into some city life with some great new friends. First encounter, hand signal greetings across the front room to Miceli!
I am researching the KUPRION family, I'd like to know more. Doris Kurpion passed away 19 Feb 2011 in Flordia.

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