Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Mustache


Good Day The Lad

 

I too used to go to the Mustache every Tuesday
Night. They had some kinda special on Beer I never drank it though cause I
thought they saved all the old beer out of the emptys, and sold it to
you in a pitcher on Tues. Anyway we had alot of fun there alot of Verdun people
would go there. It was just one Bus ride up Atwater hill.

I still talk about the place. Thanks for bringing
it up.

 

 

42 comments:

the lad MSN said...

Hi   You are welcome . Good thing the ride was not long to get home on some nights. Yeah we used to wonder about the beer too...I had a friend who lived on Melrose who lived not far from you I guess.1084 he worked there as bus boy...The bars at that time could not open on Good Friday..until midnite.he had to go in and work 3hrs once.   Take care Lad

the lad MSN said...

Hi   Part 2   Last time I saw the bldg. it was a sports medicine office and Donald K Donald as well. Not sure what is there now.   Lad

wendythepool MSN said...

Hi there,
last time I saw the Mustache it was disguised as a parking lot back in 1999.I got my butt hauled out of there when I was 16 with a friend for underage drinking.We spent the nite in jail then had do go to court later on and pay a $15 fine.That place was a blast.I remember the old lady in the bathroom named Pearl.She always made clicking noises with her mouth
Wendy

the lad MSN said...

Hi   Guess I was lucky never got hauled out of that one. Did pass the time one night in the old station 25 not the bar but the station.Started at 3 aces and ended up there. ah the good old days....$40 bucks and huge hangover......also never had pleasure to meet Pearl...we did have Lily in school who handed out towels to the guys when we took showers after gym.........could not figure that one out....   Lad

the lad MSN said...

Hey   just thought of another one anyone remember the 50 in Lasalle?   Try making those stairs when you had a couple of pops....   Lad

jdt2grn MSN said...

Geez, I guess you'd remember most of the bars, including Bert's Bar, the Haraki, or how about the Scandanavian (Scan).....

the lad MSN said...

Hi   Not that I went to them all........make me feel old now.....   I just heard about them.....................   Lad

the lad MSN said...

Hi   Never got to the Scan heard alot of stories about it. Bert's too.   What about Witches Hut?   Lad

arbutus MSN said...

What about the Cock & Bull, Hunter's Horn and Country Palace. Anyone remember them. Gary Mace Saanich, BC

happydi2 MSN said...

I remember the Cock & Bull, but not the Country Palace...do you remember the Wagon Wheel? Had lots of fun in those joints!   Dianne

happydi2 MSN said...

I remember my parents sending me newspaper clippings regarding that fire.....I had married in 1970 and by 1972 was living here in Nova Scotia. That was a terrible tragedy.   Dianne

levisjeans7 MSN said...

Arbus
 
When the topic of bars came up I thought of The
Blue Bird,
I am sure most of us remember this tragic fire what
I did not know was how it was dealt with.
 
There are no words to express just how I feel right
now. Thanks so much for the information.
 
Lynn

levisjeans7 MSN said...

Gary
I do remember The Hunters Horn and the cock &
bull. I just read the article about the Blue Bird. It left me with a very somber
feeling.
I am sure we all new the Blue Bird Cafe, and some
of us lost friends on the very tragic night.
Lynn

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happydi2 MSN said...

Hi Sandy...We took Rory to the Vet's this afternoon and he removed the stitches and she is healing just fine. She was very happy when Tawny left on Monday. She is returning back to her old self again.   Yes it is very cold here and we are expecting a storm tomorrow.......yuck...I hate winter....we have been lucky here and winter has only settled in, so I guess I shouldn't complain!   What I wouldn't give to have a 'cold one' at the Cock & Bull!!!!   Does anyone remember the lady who playd the piano there in the late 60's?   Dianne

harvestmoon54 MSN said...

...the scan... oh my gosh, that's an old one resurfacing - of course, then
there was also the Blue Angel on Drummon, I believe.


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harvestmoon54 MSN said...

The best of all was the Esquire Show Bar; we used to sneak in there really
underaged, had great times and saw absolutely amazing bands. Geez, those
were the days!!

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winnie3ave MSN said...

Dianne. I remember The Wagon Wheel. Enjoyed that p[lace immensely. My ex wife was suppose to go to that place the night of the fire. She said she was going out with a "bunch of the girls" YA RIGHT. Well thank heaven she was out SCREWING around on me, and was no where near that place. If she had been there she would have died a firey flaming death. But I am glad that bitch...oops...do you feel a little bitterness coming thru????? was not there that night.....because if she was I would have been devistated, you bet!!!!!!! Oh well. It is not what has passed before, but where I am now....AND if there is such a thing as heaven on earth, then I am there, or pretty close to it.... If we hate, then we are the ones that are in agony, and the person you hate, couldn't care less. Also, that night, Mickey Walsh was there with body bags, helping out. He was devastated by that night. Winston Allison

happydi2 MSN said...

Winston you are so right about not hating and becoming bitter. You sound  like a very happy person with a great sense of humour.   Dianne

sabby MSN said...

I used to work in the Sun Life Building and after work, we girls would cross Dominion Square and head for the Hunter's Horn.  I never stayed long --- a drink and I was out of there.  I was going out with my husband to be at that time but my single friends were known to close the joint!  :-)   Harvestmoon, tell me more about the Esquire showbar.  I always wanted to go there but never made it.  I heard they had the best music.  Why did you like it?  Could members tell me what was their favorite club and why.  Can you describe to me the atmosphere, the customers?  For example, I know the Horne had an Irish atmosphere and the cock n Bull was an English Pub.  This is for some research I'm doing.    I recall that night when the Blue Bird burned.  Horrific and reading about it again brought back those memories like it happened yesterday.    Dolly

winnie3ave MSN said...





Dianne. Thanks. You have nailed it. I am a happy, contented person. I am blessed more than I deserve, but will continue to accept being blessed. AND, I do have a great sense of humor. I will do almost anything to make someone laugh...As they say Laughter is the best medicine. Thanks again Dianne.  Winston
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montrealgoodtimes MSN said...

Hello Sabby,   When I worked for the Murray's restaurant chain my main location was on Sherbrooke street. I did from time to time get asked to fill in at their location in the Sun Life Bldg. What a view! Do you have any pics?   George

flameshater MSN said...

Another pretty good bar/club was JR's bar on sherbrooke St. in N.D.G. It was
one of the only two western clubs that survived the 70's 80's and the 90's.
I worked there in the very late 70's and early 80's as one of the
bouncers/doormen. One of the highlites of my time spent in Mtl. You were
guarenteed at least 3/4 of the club was from Verdun every single weekend. I
had to work there most of my freinds hung out there from Verdun. (Might
still be there)Have not been back to Mtl in 11 years.

Darren

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bahama865 MSN said...

CHEZ PAUZE FOR SEAFOOD, DESJARDINS, LA ROMA ON PEEL, I LOVED THIS PLACE AFTER SQUASH, COPA CABANA ,FRI. NITE ALL WE GIRLS FROM DRAFTING DEPT. N.E. WOULD MEET. JUST A FEW HERE, THEN THERE WAS NITTOLOS, AND SAM SELTZERS MEAT MARKET, N.D.G. MEAT MARKET, WOW HAVE THEY BLOOMED, HERE IN FLORIDA, SELTZERS STEAK HOUSES. I MEAN I COULD GO ON, BUT HOW ABOUT YOU GUYS? LIKE WINSTON,  LES, MAGGIE, DID YOU ENJOY DOWNTOWN MONTREAL, THE DORCHESTER CLUB, MONTEFIORE CLUB, THE RITZ. WE HAD IT ALL A STONES THROW FROM OUR HUMBLE ABODES IN VERDUN. CAROLYN

winnie3ave MSN said...





Carolyn. I did enjoy downtown Montreal. All the wonderful night clubs. The stage shows. So many places to go to and so much to do. Then back to Verdun to rest up. What a wonderful life. Great times. Winston Allison
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conniekoz MSN said...

I can definitely vouch for Winston's sense of humour and more importantly, his love for family.  He is blessed with a loving wife, children and grandchildren BUT they are blessed also for having him in their lives.   Love ya Uncle Winston   Connie

the lad MSN said...

Hi   George    Just wondering when you worked at Murray's. If it was back years ago or not?   Lad

les__f MSN said...

Ahh Yes the Moustache , on Closse across from the Forum ,.I sat up in the balcony's in there processing copias amounts of amber frothing cold liquids,.from those Real Glass pitchers,(which when used properly,could cause some damage).........also Seem to recall that a lot of Afghanistan's National Export,was also processed there as well.......hahahahahaha (not by me of course) ................hahahahahah

the lad MSN said...

Les   Best place to sit was up in the balcony...could see it all...even if you did not want to.   Lad

les__f MSN said...

Always Remember the Montreal etiquette,....See Everything ,Remember Nothing,..,.............always practice Selective Amnesia......hahahahahah When questioned talk forever ....Say Nothing,,,,,,,,,,hahahahaha

edbro68 MSN said...

 Ah yes, Sentimentality. A friend went in for cancer surgery the other day. Everyone was offering their sympathies. I asked him, if he didn't make it, could I have his cell phone. He laughed. Said that was exactly what he needed. Men can be sentimental but damned if we're going to show it. I spoke to him today. He's recovering nicely. I probably won't get the cell phone.        Ed 

les__f MSN said...

Edbro I lean towards those same ways of dealing with things,......but that 'is' sentiment ...........and also   Laughter is the best Medicine but Winston as made me see that it's Ok to mention the lesser than stellar events that happens to us all in the journey, Sorry to hear ,your not getting the phone...............hahahahahaha

newfydog9 MSN said...

Amen to that!!!  I loved the Esquire Show Bar...back in the mid 50's. Remember Bo Diddley?  Frank Motley?   Anybody remember the Toit Bleu over in Laprairie? We used to hitch hike over there all the time - great little dance hall. We would 'jitterbug' our little butts off all night long - ah! - such fond memories.   judy in NB

winnie3ave MSN said...





Thanks Connie. There go the tears again. I can truely say my plate is full. I am one lucky guy, that is for sure. Except for one thing. I miss your Mom, Maureen, Stan, and Bumpy. That is one of the heartaches of life, I guess. I miss them every day. Love you too, Connie. "Uncle" Winston
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winnie3ave MSN said...

I thought it was Twois Bleu. Or Tw** blew, or something like that!!!

edbro68 MSN said...

Judy, I remember with fondness the 'Au Toit Bleu' (The Blue Roof') in Laprairie. I always had a car load of chicks wanting to go there where you never asked your age.                     Ed

mom1945-linda MSN said...

Ed,   I'm sure you meant a carload of 'young ladies' didn't you?     and..............   Winston   I see that you're being naughty now  Tw** blew.........hehehe.   Cheers.

winnie3ave MSN said...





Linda. I can see you don't need any splaining to do!!!!!
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newfydog9 MSN said...

Tsk! Tsk!  Now what were YOU thinking???? The French word "Toit" pronounced 'TWA' means "roof" in English. Sorry to disappoint you.....haha. judy in NB

newfydog9 MSN said...

Ed - What years did you go to the Au Toit Bleu? You may have been one of the cars that used to pick up Heather and me along Lakeshore(?) Road....wouldn't that be a hoot! I think we were 'hanging out' over there around 1955-ish. We were silly, naive teenagers who never gave a thought as to the dangers of hitch hiking.  Thank God, times were much different way back then.  I would never do that today! judy in NB

edbro68 MSN said...

Mum, Of course I meant young ladies. At least they were until we got there. I was a lousy dancer but all I had to do was stand there and the nrxt thing I knew I was all over the floor. The skinniest young girl on the dance floor has the strength of King Kong. I used to travel by Mercier bridge along 9c and cut of near what is today Delson. Ed