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Late70s early 80s bars in Belconnen?

By 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.

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Late70s early 80s bars in Belconnen?
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.

Dante 9:09 am 25 Oct 12

Blind Beggars Inn! My fiance’s father used to be one of the regular DJs there.

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