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Down Memory Lane

By Peter Holland - 23 July 2008 151

We keep mentioning old pubs, clubs & restaurants in other threads.

Some examples of old pubs now gone, that i remember, are:

Platform 3 in tuggers hyperdome, before they got modern, they were a bikie bar.

Blind Beggars in Belco – 2nd last place after the friday night singles party night closed at the labor club.

The Private Bin

The Avenue

there are others, but does anyone have any nostalgia for the old haunts?

What’s Your opinion?

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151 Responses to
Down Memory Lane
threeze 10:16 am 23 Jul 08

Toast. There, I said it.

bartron 9:51 am 23 Jul 08

Rascalls in Civic – they had the neato computerised game called cue poker, pool comps every wednesday and the bar guy made Fruit Tingles that I’ve never been able to get anywhere else….and I miss the cow print seats.

private bin was a dive but comedy night was good…I won a couple of t-shirts.

also miss the gypsy bar but mostly for the live music.

Doctor Evil 9:49 am 23 Jul 08

Not canberra, but I have recurring nightmares about playing behind chicken wire at a place called the James Cook Tavern in Townsville in the early nineties.

justbands 9:45 am 23 Jul 08

I thought the Contented Soul was still there? Although now called “The Soul Bar” or something. I haven’t been there for years. Speaking of Woden…how about The Shanty!

& in Weston Creek….Matildas. You can still see what’s left of the sign on the side of the building.

justbands 9:43 am 23 Jul 08

> R&Bs, yep, played many a gig there with Strange Brew back in, oh, last century 😉

Me too, with Space Is Dead. Great times.

fnaah 9:43 am 23 Jul 08

Terrace and Gypsy.

Terminus – I remember the Thursday shots special – buy 10 shots (at $4 each), get four free. I don’t recall ever getting through 14 shots… it happened, apparently, but I don’t remember it.

Pandoras and Jaggers. (Jolly Jugs – $4 for a jug of beer, $7 for “spirits”. Burp!)

The Zone in Braddon – $10 entry, free drink refills until midnight (boy, that was a helluva way to celebrate after a chemistry exam!!)

The Rose and Crown at Weston Creek. Best Long Island Iced Tea ever.

The Contented Soul in Woden – they sold drinks in tankards. A tankard of Strongbow White is a *lot* of alcohol!

gun street girl 9:40 am 23 Jul 08

The Asylum and Heaven.

Thumper 9:39 am 23 Jul 08

R&Bs, yep, played many a gig there with Strange Brew back in, oh, last century 😉

justbands 9:37 am 23 Jul 08

Oh…yes, that’s right. I thought they had both spots now though? I’m not sure…haven’t been past there for months.

johnboy 9:35 am 23 Jul 08

Hasn’t Barbars moved into the Canberra Centre?

justbands 9:32 am 23 Jul 08

Finnigans Bar, Dickson. A quiet surbarban squash court bar that turned into Canberra’s No.1 live music venue. There’s a reunion being organised…

R&B’s (& before that Kimbos) in Phillip. The smallest pub known to exist!

The Terrace Bar – Now BaBas. Another great live music venue.

The Gypsy Bar – & another

The Terminus – & another. Not bad for the odd lunch either.

PBO 9:32 am 23 Jul 08

Aaaah Las Vegas, where everybody slurred your name and you came home with change in your pocket.

Thumper 9:31 am 23 Jul 08

R&B Glovebox in Phillip, good little blue venue for many years. can’t remember what it was called before that.

Thumper 9:29 am 23 Jul 08

Captain Greggs in Belconnen. The place you went when you’re underage mates couldn’t get into Beggars.

Overheard 9:27 am 23 Jul 08

The Cock and Bull in Civic (just down from the corner of Northbourne Avenue and Alinga Street, roughly where AusAID is/was?). God knows how it would survive in today’s climate of liquor licensing. In 1983, I once walked in at lunch-time with a mate, both of us dressed in our school uniforms, and the bar-keep didn’t bat an eyelid; just served us our beers!

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