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Early bars and memories from your time in the Classic City

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    AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 6,761 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I was there late '80's for undergrad thru mid '90's for law school. I remember Morton Square well, and nickel nights at Lowery's! Good stuff.

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    DawgBonesDawgBones Posts: 2,202 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I've got to plead the fifth on this thread. Not sure if the statute of limitations has run out on some of my decade plus long hijinks in the Classic City.

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    PortlanddawgPortlanddawg Posts: 297 ✭✭✭ Junior

    The Half Moon pub was downtown and connected to another bar (An Irish bar. O’Malley’s? Flannigan’s?). that I can’t remember. But you walk down the stairs and it was in the basement. Small and cozy. One of my favorites to get away from raging parties for a minute and just chill and have a drink.

    I’m in the Southwest in Portland. In the hills. I’ve been out here for about 23 years now.

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    DawgByteDawgByte Posts: 416 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    O' Malley's was my favorite, especially in the Spring. Sitting out on the deck with a frothy one overlooking the creek. The best.

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    njdawg81njdawg81 Posts: 364 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    I've touched on these in some previous events - mostly focused on cheap drinks and entertainment!

    B&L Warehouse; Great bands including Mothers Finest, Choice, etc.. Wednesday Zoo Night; $5 cover, free bear and well drinks for a penny!

    Other Place; Great bands - same as B&L

    O'Malleys; occasional drink specials but just a relaxed place to hang out and drink.

    40 Watt Club; The "2S" and REM. Always a wild time

    There was a pizza place just off Baxter near Millage call Express Pizza (I think) that had a Thursday afternoon special called the 'Pressure Cooker'. Essentially starting in the afternoon, pitchers of beer were 10 cents. That lasted until someone left or someone went to the bathroom. TAs you can imagine, the longer the special lasted the more pressure there was. You did not want to not be the one that went to the bathroom first!

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    Beach73Beach73 Posts: 50 ✭✭✭ Junior

    In the fall of 1970, there used to be a bar in Normaltown, right next to Alan's (the steak sandwich and cold long neck bar), that opened kegs on Thursday afternoon at 5:00 pm and the beers were $.05 a glass until the kegs ran out. Can't remember the name, but the crowds were tremendous. Very similar to a frat-sorority social... good times.

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    TurkDawgTurkDawg Posts: 1,602 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I remember a fantastic funk band called the Mighty Majors that played at frat parties. Also Doug Clark and the Hot Nuts. These were like the band from Animal House.

    Went to the “newer” 40-Watt circa 1984 to see a friend’s older brother play in a western-reggae type band. Distinctly remember asking a girl for directions and she replied, “Glad to see you’re freaking the place, man, they need more people!”

    Saw REM free at old Legion Pool around 1983 just after Murmur was released and there were people driving in from Clemson and other places to see the show.

    Favorite food places: Sons of Italy pizza in 5 points, Classic Sub Shop across from Brumby, and the Taco Stand on Prince. Awesome times there in the early 80s.

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    greshamdiscogreshamdisco Posts: 2,674 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited November 2020

    I was in Athens from 86-90. We could walk to Papa Joe’s from our fraternity house when it was originally across Baxter St from Guthrie’s. It was a blast. The other bars were decided upon by the bands playing: Uptown Lounge, 40 Watt (various locations over the years), TK’s, hearing John Barry. After some late nights it was either Herbies, Waffle House, or Krystals on Prince Ave.

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    DogsNotDawgsDogsNotDawgs Posts: 1,703 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Just heard Taco Stand closed.

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    dragonslayerdragonslayer Posts: 700 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I graduated in 1977, was pretty young. I remember my friend, Tommy Blake (wish I could contact him now) from Columbus, bought me my first Heineken at TK Harty's. I recall a place called the Hedges that had live bands. Ate regularly at Alice's Crazy Corner Cafe, also at a "meat and 3" house that had awesome cornbread. I didn't have much discretionary money (was on a National Merit Scholarship), but there was a bar/sub shop where Harry's is that we frequented, just don't recall the name.

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    DogsNotDawgsDogsNotDawgs Posts: 1,703 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    We had spaghetti dinner for 3 bucks me thinks downtown at Tony’s Air Conditioned Restaurant.

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    TurkDawgTurkDawg Posts: 1,602 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited November 2020

    Regarding Guthrie’s, we used to always listen to the “Guthrie’s Q-105 quiz” on the radio at 11:45 right before going to lunch at Snelling. First to answer the trivia question won 2 Guthrie’s chicken finger plates.

    I won one time by answering “what is the back boundary line in tennis called?”

    Nowadays with Google and smartphones these kind of trivia questions wouldn’t be fair.

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    njdawg81njdawg81 Posts: 364 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Bussed tables and washed dishes for a year at a place called The Spaghetti Store downtown. People came there just for the garlic butter and bread they served. After closing we all would sit around and drink beer and eat. Great times.

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    dawgfromduluthdawgfromduluth Posts: 364 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Allen's, The Dog House, TK's, B&L Warehouse, streaking, big band concerts at Stegman and the worst you could catch was the crabs. That was Athens in the 70's.

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    greshamdiscogreshamdisco Posts: 2,674 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I remember thinking in 86 that Guthrie’s had to be good for me because it was chicken. Guthrie’s plate of fries, toast and fried chicken is healthy: potatoes, grains, and chicken. Meanwhile, 20 lbs later...

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    TurkDawgTurkDawg Posts: 1,602 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    We ate at the Spaghetti Store in 1996 when visiting Athens for the Olympic soccer matches.

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