He can't figure out why the days don't exist anymore when a cover band that plays a few of their own originals can go into a bar for a week, and, like the band Click, "pack the place on a Tuesday night." Doesn't he read the papers, Uptown, or watch TV? Admission was $2. "Where Were You Last Night? "It was somewhat of a headache, though certainly not the worst place downtown," a police captain remembered at the time. The Olde Angel Inn in Niagara-on-the-Lake was founded in 1789 (Photo: Tourism Niagara-on-the-Lake). Of Laughter. In Winnipeg, most pubs and clubs have a short shelf life (R.I.P. ", "I was tagged, man, tagged. Not to mention that Canada wasn’t even technically Canada until 1867, so—if you’re one to split hairs—bars opened before that date weren’t Canadian. Comments are welcome while open. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BFwndQOHrxP/?taken-at=555976[/embed], [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BJquIYgD_Ce/?taken-at=265487274[/embed], Register this device to receive push notifications. Cozy up to the bar late-night and chill out to the lounge and nu-disco tunes. It had a Zodiac Lounge, a 600-foot illuminated dance floor and local rock and country bands on the weekends. It was an African-American spin on young urban professionals, or Yuppies, without the negative connotations that Yups were tagged with in those go-go years. A state senator manned the bulldozer. Unless it collided with a news story, The Post rarely reported on bars catering to the gay community. So, pull up a bar stool and order a double (entendre). A guy was arrested for shooting the saloon’s TV set in 1960. By August 1951, the club’s property, from 21 pints of rum to 115 chairs, was being auctioned on the courthouse steps. By 1975, this "Scene" was over. For decades, city directories listed nearly a hundred dives, clubs, burlesque palaces and pick-me-up spots that enticed night-tripping barflies with clever, come-on titles. TGIF! "The Night Club That Has It All!". Had some female relations who hostessed at Rorie Street Marble Club when it was the place. Ah, Le Nob. In Delray Beach, Buppies was more than a title: It was also a bar. First, it depends on the meaning of “oldest”: Is it the oldest continuously operating pubs? The bar also featured pantomime acts, singing hillbillies and a crazy accordion duo. Great read. Things started going downhill. ", The club featured masters of ceremonies, or MCs, who cracked rimshot jokes between acts. Dot’s Spot. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. The conversation went typically. Long before Lebowski, there was another Dude. Today, it’s the site of the Palm Beach Antique and Design Center at 6910 S. Dixie. Forget the weather network: the only real way to tell if summer has arrived in Winnipeg is to check the Bar I patioâit's packed from April to October. A ventriloquist worked with a wooden dummy called Alkali Ike. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. What are the best places for bars & clubs in Winnipeg? What makes this place so legendary is the people who work there and the photos, memorabilia, and relics that dot the walls. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. Pig Pen Bar. Determining Canada’s oldest bars is a delicate matter. TGIF! Valentine’s Day in the Canadian Rockies, Part 2, Insider’s Scoop: Gold Rush! They had a way with titles.). Boasting an intimate leafy patio overlooking Church Street, Boutique Bar is a high-end cocktail bar that offers a whole variety of flavours. The duo Ross and Ross put on an improv comic act where they punched five bags at a time. 21 Unforgettably Unusual Day Trips and Getaways From Toronto, Free Things to Do in Victoria: 20 Activities That Will Cost You $0, 16 Unforgettably Unusual Restaurants in Toronto, Sweet Treats at Temper Chocolate & Pastry, Bill Reid Gallery's Centennial Exhibition. Beau Hajavitch here. Well, lack of money due to the economy, more things to spend money on nowadays, like computers and DVDs, and more need for a college education that requires homework and more sleep the night before instead of going to bars would be reasons for a starter. Many of their particulars have been lost to time and memory. If you are as into this music and nostalgia for late 80's Winnipeg Night Life as it sounds, I might have a "scoop" for ya... :), Ok I’m taking a shot here...In the 80’s Green Day played in the bar next to the Kirkfield Motor Hotel. A former patron once gave us a sort of pre-Yelp review: "Really skanky women and bad burgers.". They had assorted douchebags and sugar daddies after them all the time. The Fountain of Youth. Plato’s Pub. You've found THE BEAU ZONE! In the late 1980s, I accompanied a Post reporter doing a two-part expose on South Florida’s nude dancing emporiums. And before it became an institution in Lake Worth for its cheeky outdoor sign messages, Harry’s Banana Farm had an equally cool name: Harry’s Open Door Bar. Bars, Lounges, Pubs, Taverns & Other Drinking Places in Pembina Strip, Winnipeg, MB with reviews, maps, and contact information. Dude Dodge’s Marine Show Bar, West Palm Beach. Dante’s Den. Like John Wayne. The trip didn’t last long for the He & She. The bar had a small stage, where he would put on a revolving cast of comic/musical performers. The Wisconsin-to-Palm Beach snowbird added barkeep to his calling card in the early ‘50s when he opened Dude Dodge’s Marine Show Bar at the corner of Dixie Highway and Evernia Street downtown. Le Garage has been around since 2008 and you can almost always find a local band performing and a crowd of people dancing in front of them if you head there after dark -- especially during Festival Du Voyageur! Mosaic of Winnipeg Street Names. Palm Beach socialites held charity fashion shows there. "It will be on our conscience for the rest of our lives.". Here are a few of our favorites. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BFPP7N6RAbK/?taken-at=1027645904[/embed], This Harry Potter-esque Irish pub is under the stairs of Johhny G's (also a Winnipeg staple with v. delicious shoestring fries). Cognac and wine was on the menu. Don't ask me how an army, navy, and air force club became popular with the young crowd, but here we are (blame it on the hipsters, probably.) Thank god for Garbs opening in 2012, otherwise U of W students would have nowhere fun to study (the library? This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. Aw-Come-On-In. Contact: 647-705-0006. This point was at the crossroads of canoe routes travelled by First Nations before European contact. not sure about what to name an "old school" bar, (thinking of buying one?) [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BMO7IkCBPYg/?taken-at=263640718[/embed]. And until it closed earlier this year, there was a gay bar on Georgia Avenue called Fort Dix. From the CBC archives: Friday night in Winnipeg. Doesn't he TALK to people? A favourite bar for the francophones in the city (or anyone who loves a great plate of poutine, really). Name Address Coordinates IDF IDP IDM Image Grey Nuns' Convent National Historic Site of Canada : 494 Tache Avenue, St. Boniface, MB 7420: 8608: 8607: More images: Cathedral Church of Saint John: 135 Anderson Avenue, Winnipeg, MB 4508 Guess what? Jean Feek, who wrote an around-town column for the Post in the late ’40s, danced around specifics in her reports, but you get the idea that all those innocuously described rhumba routines bumped against the edge of risque. Winnipeg is named after nearby Lake Winnipeg; the name is a transcription of the Western Cree words for muddy or brackish water. The candy bar is a slab of decadent butter toffee, which is covered in a delicious milk chocolate coating. Lots of places played off ‘in’ or ‘inn’ in their titles. Dude Dodge. And in 1972, a couple of name acts got top billing. The tease of T’s Lounge. All rights reserved. Rooster’s, still going strong on Belvedere Road since 1984, is the oldest gay bar in Florida, according to a 2018 article Brunk wrote for the South Florida Gay News. Hugh Jorgans, a Delray Beach piano bar. Cat had done a strip-tease dance on a nuclear submarine at Cape Canaveral, and the Navy had fired the sub’s captain. "They called drag queens female impersonators and gay and straight alike attended these venues.". Doesn't he check out the bar listings? The Evolution of Winnipeg's Bar Circuit From the Late '70s to Today I had a phone conversation recently with a friend of mine who's in a cover band. He skippered a private fishing boat. The Beaver ), [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/-5glzFp2vj/?taken-at=264517[/embed], [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BHiMuvbgtRQ/?taken-at=507000[/embed].