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Late70s early 80s bars in Belconnen?

jadie360 25 October 2012 21

Help please in settling one of those over dinner memory lapse things.

What was the name if the bar on the corner, a couple of doors down from the Pot Belly? Late 1970s/early 80s.

Thanks


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LSWCHP 10:29 pm 26 Oct 12

Pork Hunt said :

GordonResidential said :

Pork Hunt said :

Let us not forget Darcy’s Den where scantily clad ladies got even more scantily clad with (a) little encouragement. I recall they also had food. Used to go there for a counter lunch and a perve with mates in a previous mid 80’s life.

You seem to be commenting on nearly every topic in this place. Just saying.

No comment.

Given that this is a public forum aimed at allowing people to comment, discuss, debate etc I can’t really fault Porker for saying whatever he wants to say as often as he wants to say it.

But that pigs freckle avatar is really messing with my calm. Could we maybe have the front of the pig instead? 🙂

poetix 8:51 pm 26 Oct 12

Pork Hunt said :

Let us not forget Darcy’s Den where scantily clad ladies got even more scantily clad with (a) little encouragement. I recall they also had food. Used to go there for a counter lunch and a perve with mates in a previous mid 80’s life.

1. I always saw you as shy and retiring.
2. A previous mid 80s life. Are you currently in your second reincarnation as an octogenarian?
3. I have ruder puns in mind, however I must stay nice. Nice I tell you!
4. The loss of venues in Canberra (for music, rather than stripping) seems to have been quite dramatic. Even worse than other cities, I think.
5. These memories are what the Centenary should be about, including the sense of loss, not just some fatuous ‘thumbs up’.
6. Pours another glass of wine.

Spykler 7:25 pm 26 Oct 12

Pork Hunt said :

Let us not forget Darcy’s Den where scantily clad ladies got even more scantily clad with (a) little encouragement. I recall they also had food. Used to go there for a counter lunch and a perve with mates in a previous mid 80’s life.

Mid-80s- that place was wall-to-wall on a Friday night..Superb dress code for the waitresses post-6pm and a mixed grill that was hard to match anywhere in Canberra at that time..

Pork Hunt 7:20 pm 26 Oct 12

GordonResidential said :

Pork Hunt said :

Let us not forget Darcy’s Den where scantily clad ladies got even more scantily clad with (a) little encouragement. I recall they also had food. Used to go there for a counter lunch and a perve with mates in a previous mid 80’s life.

You seem to be commenting on nearly every topic in this place. Just saying.

No comment.

GordonResidential 7:06 pm 26 Oct 12

Pork Hunt said :

Let us not forget Darcy’s Den where scantily clad ladies got even more scantily clad with (a) little encouragement. I recall they also had food. Used to go there for a counter lunch and a perve with mates in a previous mid 80’s life.

You seem to be commenting on nearly every topic in this place. Just saying.

Pork Hunt 5:52 pm 26 Oct 12

Let us not forget Darcy’s Den where scantily clad ladies got even more scantily clad with (a) little encouragement. I recall they also had food. Used to go there for a counter lunch and a perve with mates in a previous mid 80’s life.

MERC600 5:28 pm 26 Oct 12

Hell this has been a mind stumble sort of a post. Cootas, blind beggars, pot belly . I lived in Downer 79/80 and remember them just . And the Irish were also somewhere in Belco , I think.

Pork Hunt 9:10 pm 25 Oct 12

SnapperJack said :

Jim Jones said :

Back in the day that area in Belco had Blind Beggars, Dirty Dicks, Hungry Horse, Pot Black.

Good times.

I’m fairly sure Coota’s Place was also in Belco.

It sure was. Awesome.

aevans 2:42 pm 25 Oct 12

Thumper said :

EvanJames said :

I hated the Blind Beggars, they ALWAYS carded us. So we’d end up at the Pot Belly, or the Leather Bottle. Captain Kiddies was a tad much though.

Classy? My arse! Or were you being ironic, Thumper?

Compared to Greggs, yep 🙂

After all, you had to have a collared shirt and jeans weren’t allowed.

Polyester slacks?

Thumper 1:52 pm 25 Oct 12

EvanJames said :

I hated the Blind Beggars, they ALWAYS carded us. So we’d end up at the Pot Belly, or the Leather Bottle. Captain Kiddies was a tad much though.

Classy? My arse! Or were you being ironic, Thumper?

Compared to Greggs, yep 🙂

After all, you had to have a collared shirt and jeans weren’t allowed.

EvanJames 1:11 pm 25 Oct 12

I hated the Blind Beggars, they ALWAYS carded us. So we’d end up at the Pot Belly, or the Leather Bottle. Captain Kiddies was a tad much though.

Classy? My arse! Or were you being ironic, Thumper?

Felix the Cat 12:40 pm 25 Oct 12

I think Coota’s Place was up the top of Belconnen on Cohen St? Then changed it’s name to Darcy’s Den? And then to something else?

SnapperJack 11:28 am 25 Oct 12

Jim Jones said :

Back in the day that area in Belco had Blind Beggars, Dirty Dicks, Hungry Horse, Pot Black.

Good times.

I’m fairly sure Coota’s Place was also in Belco.

maxblues 11:15 am 25 Oct 12

After starting the night at the Boot & Flogger in Kingston (a big shoutout to Bridget the barmaid), Belco bars are bit of a blur…nothing Responsible in those wild days.

Holden Caulfield 10:24 am 25 Oct 12

Thumper said :

…Captian Greggs was across the road from the Pot. And just down from the Pot was the Leather Bottle.

[Two post nutbag]

The Wicked Lady was first, then the Leather Bottle and then Steve’s Bar & Bistro or something like that. Then I think it became Jacaranda Books, haha.

Holden Caulfield 10:21 am 25 Oct 12

buzz819 said :

There was one between The Pot Belly and the Blind Beggers.

The Wicked Lady.

460cixy 10:11 am 25 Oct 12

Now there’s only the pot left

Thumper 9:45 am 25 Oct 12

buzz819 said :

Wast the Blind Beggars on the corner where Goodberries is now?

There was one between The Pot Belly and the Blind Beggers.

You should go out to Moby Dicks in Kippax and have a beer with Darcy, he would be able to tell you.

Yep. Beggars used to be the classier of all the pubs and clubs. Got literally thrown out of there one night and hit my head on a car bumper.

Captian Greggs was across the road from the Pot. And just down from the Pot was the Leather Bottle.

Jim Jones 9:31 am 25 Oct 12

Back in the day that area in Belco had Blind Beggars, Dirty Dicks, Hungry Horse, Pot Black.

Good times.

buzz819 9:15 am 25 Oct 12

Wast the Blind Beggars on the corner where Goodberries is now?

There was one between The Pot Belly and the Blind Beggers.

You should go out to Moby Dicks in Kippax and have a beer with Darcy, he would be able to tell you.

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