Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Popular Bars

Hi
 
Just wondering what favorites we had?
 
Anybody go the Warehouse in 2020? Or how about The 3 Aces?
Some good times there...
 
Lad
 
 
 

43 comments:

the lad MSN said...

Hi   Forgot to add the Friar's on Crescent. Not far from Carol's where you could get a greasy burger to cap off the nite...   Lad

stephenfredmond MSN said...

The Scan on Cresent Street

les__f MSN said...

How about the Carb ,.or the Maiden Head in Alexis Nihon before heading out to the Downtown Clubs,....... or in Lasalle the Haraki,.....BertsBar,.......the '50' ,.....the bar near the Rack N Cue,..( can't Remember the name,off hand) The Witches Hut,.......the Colonial Club ( private club at #1 Lafleur)...........  and when visiting in the early 80's ,the Venus Bar Salon,......the mant Taverns & Restaurants around Montreal on & off the Island ,....the Lachine Bars ,Tavern on IlePerrot,......the Vaudreil Inn,......and there was a good club ( which is code for very loud music & lots of young people.......hahaha) I cannot Remember the name,.but someone on here did answer that question ,quite sometime ago,.if I hear it ,i'll know it.......  I went out with a gal from Pincourt,and so those spots out there was on the 'To Do List' when we weren't travelling into the City.................Anyone know where we got the money for this.??????hahahahahaha      & I haven't even started on the Eastern Seabord,.or the provinces in Btwn here & there,.plus the West coast,....................YIKES ...........                                                      HF&RV

sgwu731 MSN said...

Latours Tavern on De L'Eglise in Ville Emard (or Cote St. Paul?) - best draught I've ever had. La Verendrye (now Brasserie Cote St. Paul?), Park Tavern - remember no taverns in Verdun.   Ron 

dannyb--1 MSN said...

You guy's forgot the St.Tropez, Edgewater, El Paso,York Hotel Blue Angel. Danny

metalman108 MSN said...

  good memories, got drunk in all those places, verdun party animals big time. lad the 3 aces, that was a place, don't forget tiffanys. the peel pub was a special place back then. all american upstairs men weren't allowed in?? fiesta in the point, old man hogan kicked you out if you said the bad word. super sex still there on st catherine with the upper frosted window view. old montreal, hotel nelson forgot the names but i got drunk there also the german beer garden downtown crazy place roughest places i drank in montreal was those east end bars past st lawerance on st catherine st. yes i loved beer those days      

les__f MSN said...

,,,,,,,and Daigneaults ,.Church Av Tavern on Church Ave.   and the many Point St Charles Taverns,...which i could name many but too tired too type.......hahahahaha Cafer Metropole seems like as little kids we watched the Go-Go Dancers...............hahahaha and Danny B right you are about St Tropez,.......& Cavalier de Lasalle...........Yikes almost forgot about those places,...... Could have held a whole high school grade in those dumps.........hahahahahha                                                                                    HF&RV The Churchill/Laverendrye Pub of course ,.the Drake immediately across the street ( with extremely Cold Beer) and the TAvern on Ropery Street in the Point where ,you could order what they called a 'popsicle' a very ,very Frosted Mug Full of Draft Beer...........................  

waynefeb2940 MSN said...

Thursday nights (maids nite out) at the Scandinavian Club.  Just a stones throw from the YWCA....

judy MSN said...

The Cave, the Stork Club, and the 123 Club in the Pointe.....

wendythepool MSN said...

Who remembers this club on Cresent not far from Sir Winston, with sexual body part shaped furniture? I only went once in the mid 70's and found the whole thing very bizarre. Wendy

earlcooper1 MSN said...

How about the Moustache Club (I witnessed a Major drug raid in Oct 79' @ 17yrs old), Maples Inn & Pioneer in West Island, Saxonny in NY, Kon-Tiki.

les__f MSN said...

Your right EarlCooper,.all of those were good spots,.....                        hf&rv

fresco750 MSN said...

What was the bar on Cavendish Avenue? The Cavendish? That place was pretty good. Other fun places were the Snowden Tavern, Toe Blake's Tavern, Brodies in Plattsburgh, The Esquire Show Bar, Pal's Cafe on Ste Catherine just east of St Lawrence Boulevard. There was that bar in the east end on Viau I think, that had the comedy acts. A comedian would be here a couple of weeks and if he was any good he would be sent on to The Edgewater Hotel. The Esquire and Brodies were my favorite places-Fresco

the lad MSN said...

Les   The carb 10 cents a glass...then the Maiden Head.Met a nice looking waitress who worked there..remember the uniforms they wore...and then to impress a date up to the Bali Hi...the fish swam in the bar...Used to be a great looking blonde who lived across from me and on night doesn't she sit next to us in the Maidenhead.Best thing was my best bud worked with her friend and she sat next to him.When he sees her he says hi I figured he lost it...HELLO..   Ah good times...Thanks for Maidenhead prompt Les...   Lad    

les__f MSN said...

The Stardust ( Lachine),............Cafe Bealieu ........and over on the South Shore ( you know the other side of the river which is in the East......hahahaha)  Some Auberge something or other(another peeler bar) .....also a few dumps along Tachereau Blvd ,...( don't recall the names)..........but knew how to get there,hahahahaha......let's not forget 'the Forum Tavern' ...only ever had a few in there ,but nevertheless,it was handy if you arrived early for a game,.they had an entrance from inside the bar,to the Forum ( sort of like those turnstyle type fence ,made of steel bars,like they had in the Natatorium).anyone know what I mean? ......and a few times ,for expensive drinks ..the Ritz Carlton ,they had a Piano Bar & Gerry Pucci ,played in there ,at one time ,.before taking up residence for 2 decades at the piano bar in the Queen E........( bring lots of cash ,for some suds in that place.......Yikes !!).......hahahahaha    the Satellite in Dorval(Lachine?) .....                       hf&rv

bigfellow6633 MSN said...

The Cock & Bull, The Sattelite in Dorval, Yakity Yak in Hotel Lasalle.

maggiemck MSN said...

The Yakitty Yak was downtown Montreal when I visited it.

bigfellow6633 MSN said...

The Yakity Yak was in the Hotel Lasalle on Drummond.

maggiemck MSN said...

Thank-you. Now that makes sense! I guess I never took note of what was upstairs from the Yakkity Yak. There was an Irish Pub on the other side in the basement. Do you remember what it was called?

bigfellow6633 MSN said...

I think it was the Unicorn...I was only in their once or twice, but I went to the Yakkity Yak often for a year or so.  Sean was the bartender.

maggiemck MSN said...

That's the name that I was thinking. The Unicorn.

les__f MSN said...

The Hunters Horn.,also was it the Shamrock across diagonally from the Forum (roughly).sort of across from the Texan.......and Sir Winston Churchill Pub,.. and all the Crescent Street bars........                                                                                        hf&rv

les__f MSN said...

I don't remember the Unicorn in montreal,....but I've been gone over 30 years,......I know there was aUnicorn in toronto,.and onon the Expo86 grounds in Vancouver.... etc etc ......the Irish Rovers were known to play those two,.with some regularity,....i've seen them in the Vancouver joint,...........................................            hf&rv

les__f MSN said...

How abiut Pegs,......... ot the Galaxy,.......or the other upholstered sewers along UpperLachine Rd ( I mean that with all due respect actually) ..i just like the referance of 'upholstered sewers'...........hahahahahah That's what my oldman called them......................                      hf&rv     ........and How about the WestIsland spots ,.the 'Manoir 'de Brucy,......and what was the other was it on StJohn'sBlvd,.or St Charles ?????????       been awhile,.so accuracy maybe be suspect.........Yikes!!!

les__f MSN said...

Wow ,I just saw my spelling in that last post,.......Yikes,.and I always think I've done so well.........hahahaha So I've started admitting to myself,.that maybe I need glass's soon..............hahahaha  but I have one last shot here,.and I have found this new keyboard..I think it'll work                           hahaha   it may take some getting used to,........but I hope it helps... boy I sure hope that Elephant is just my imagination,.and so it will fit into this thread about Bars...........

bigfellow6633 MSN said...

Wasn't the Manoir at the corner of Hymus and St John's?

cathyart1 MSN said...

Did anyone mention the Irish Lancer....and FM and the Yakkity Yak all in the Lasalle Hotel on Drummond? (I think it was the Lasalle)....GREAT place!

les__f MSN said...

Yes I guess StJohn's sounds about right,...............          hf&rv

les__f MSN said...

Good one cathyart,..the Irish Lancer,.......         wasn't there another bar around Crescent called the Friar's ?   I can't remember the YakityYak,.maybe I was gone by then????                                                                                          hf&rv

cathyart1 MSN said...

I remember the warehouse very well...and the brasseries close by...there was one huge bar (can't remember which but near the same area)...which actually had a bar tender who sold drugs there and everyone knew about it! I also used to like to go to PJ's Cabaret on Peel-sure it was a gay bar but my friends and I loved the drag shows and the cheap drinks...it was a blast...many impersonators...I saw Craig Russell there performing as Liza,Barbra and mae west....geez what a great place that was...and I never saw a fight there!

earlcooper1 MSN said...

We can't forget the famous "Old-Munich". "Lots-O-Pitchers"!   Hey Les,               Regarding the Bar-Aquarium @ the Bali-Hi. I worked as a cashier @ Alexis Nihon Parking from 1982-1989. During that time, one of the (many) Vice-Presidents of Alexis Nihon Corp was able to retrieve the aquarium-bar (during salvaging) & had it placed in his basement-bar @ home (Hamstead I believe). For all I know, fish are still swimming in it somewhere in Montreal today!   Earl.

the lad MSN said...

The Lancer spent many a night in there...good place,,,Yakity Yak and how about St.James Pub as well as Cock & Bull...   Getting hangover just thinking about these places..... I think it would be expensive now a days as compared to our time...any thoughts?   Cathy remember the swinging wooden doors at the Warehouse?   Lad    

wendythepool MSN said...

Hi Lad, I remember alot of bars mentioned, but some I can't place at all, like the Yakety yak, where was that in Lasalle? I know the Cock and Bull was on Ste.Catherine not far from Atwater, there was one on Demaisoneuve, under a over pass or something like that. When I was home last month I went to the Old Orchard Pub? in NDG. What a great  little place that was. There was this really large guy in a kilt playing the bag pipes. Loved it. Wendy

bigfellow6633 MSN said...

wendy, yakkity Yak was in the Hotel Lasalle on Drummond St Downtown.

sgwu731 MSN said...

Green Hornet Pub on Lakeshore Rd in Pt Clair. Ron

ccccccccccccc7148 MSN said...

does any body remember the 50 bar in lasalle,with those stairs that always look longer comming out then going in.........carol richer

stephenfredmond MSN said...

On Central in the Bronx nope nope nope never was there...lol Steve

the lad MSN said...

Steve   ME TOO..except for the time I rolled down those stairs...funny never felt a thing...must have been the jean jacket that absorbed it...LOL   Lad

Geri Fletcher said...

So cool!! reminiscing I wish I knew about your blog back when it was a MSN group. :o)

Les_F said...

Glad you surfed by Geri Fletcher. Cheers! -LesF

"Grampa" said...

So far I don't see any mention of the Bluebird, missed being there on that fateful evening by one night.Still scares me, gives me chills when I think about it.Suppose that was 47 years ago. 37 deaths, now a plaque on Phillips Sq. I can picture the stairway, and the gas station across from Ben's where they purchased the gasoline,they threw it in the stairway, with a match. Exits locked, people jumped out of second story windows, on to asphalt parking lot. TERRIBLE !!!

Les_F said...

Hi Granpa we havew over the years mentioned the Bluebird Cafe Fire / Wagonwheel in several different posts,
here is a link to one of hem on this site:
https://verdunconnections.blogspot.ca/search?q=wagon+wheel

Thanks for cruising by, you can also use the search window on the opening page at the top, type in a word ie: Natatorium etc and it should find it for you. Cheers ! LesF

Les_F said...

granpa you can copy & paste the link I posted in the precious comment,Cheers !