Welcome Guest!
Create an Account
login email:
password:
site searchwhere to watchcontact usabout usadvertise with ushelp
Message Board

BobcatAttack.com Message Board
General Ohio University Discussion/Alumni Events
Topic:  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio

Topic:  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
Author
Message
Deciduous Forest Cat
General User

Member Since: 12/20/2004
Location: Ohio
Post Count: 3,532

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
   Posted: 1/9/2019 8:52:32 PM 
Loved the Nick until I was 21 then it was the junction. Sorta miss night court, one of the classiest uptown joints
Back to Top
  
OhioCatFan
General User



Member Since: 12/20/2004
Location: Athens, OH
Post Count: 9,998

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
   Posted: 1/9/2019 9:02:25 PM 
GroverBall wrote:
Surprised nobody has mentioned The Greenery yet.

or Lucky's.


Hey, Mr. Sweet Hook Shot, I mentioned The Tavern, which was in the same location as the Greenery, just a few decades earlier. So, I should get half credit, or something. ;-)

Last Edited: 1/9/2019 9:02:41 PM by OhioCatFan


"It is better to be an optimist and be proven a fool than to be a pessimist and be proven right."

Note: My avatar is the national colors of the 78th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, which are now preserved in a climate controlled vault at the Ohio History Connection.

Back to Top
  
GroverBall
General User

Member Since: 12/3/2012
Location: Athens, OH
Post Count: 802

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
   Posted: 1/9/2019 9:16:22 PM 
OhioCatFan wrote:
GroverBall wrote:
Surprised nobody has mentioned The Greenery yet.

or Lucky's.


Hey, Mr. Sweet Hook Shot, I mentioned The Tavern, which was in the same location as the Greenery, just a few decades earlier. So, I should get half credit, or something. ;-)


I was thinking The Tavern was on Union, but i must have been confusing it with The Graduate? or The Town House? Do I have that right?
Back to Top
  
OhioCatFan
General User



Member Since: 12/20/2004
Location: Athens, OH
Post Count: 9,998

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
   Posted: 1/9/2019 10:48:07 PM 
GroverBall wrote:
OhioCatFan wrote:
GroverBall wrote:
Surprised nobody has mentioned The Greenery yet.

or Lucky's.


Hey, Mr. Sweet Hook Shot, I mentioned The Tavern, which was in the same location as the Greenery, just a few decades earlier. So, I should get half credit, or something. ;-)


I was thinking The Tavern was on Union, but i must have been confusing it with The Graduate? or The Town House? Do I have that right?


The Town House was on Union. I think where Jackie O's now is located, or very close. I don't remember too clearly where The Graduate was, but I think it was on the upper part of Court Street. I'm sure someone will remember that one clearly.


"It is better to be an optimist and be proven a fool than to be a pessimist and be proven right."

Note: My avatar is the national colors of the 78th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, which are now preserved in a climate controlled vault at the Ohio History Connection.

Back to Top
  
OU_Country
General User



Member Since: 12/6/2005
Location: US33 between Athens and the 'Bus, OH
Post Count: 6,817

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
   Posted: 1/10/2019 2:38:45 PM 
Deciduous Forest Cat wrote:
Loved the Nick until I was 21 then it was the junction. Sorta miss night court, one of the classiest uptown joints


In it's era, Night Court was the best bar in Athens, in my opinion, until it closed. I might not have been a Cat's Eye regular if that place had stayed open.
Back to Top
  
rpbobcat
General User

Member Since: 4/28/2006
Location: Rochelle Park, NJ
Post Count: 2,179

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
   Posted: 1/10/2019 3:12:22 PM 
Its funny,I was at O.U in the mid 70's.

Back then we could only get 3.2 beer.

Our favorite bar(s) uptown was whoever had the smallest crowd.

I can't remember the name of any specific place we went to.

If I remember correctly,uptown bars were closed on Sunday.
So a lot of guys would head out 33.
In fact I believe one bar was called Club 33.




Back to Top
  
GroverBall
General User

Member Since: 12/3/2012
Location: Athens, OH
Post Count: 802

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
   Posted: 1/10/2019 3:40:26 PM 
rp, I'm thinking you were a Swanky's guy. But you would remember Swanky's.
Back to Top
  
Brian Smith
General User

Member Since: 2/3/2005
Post Count: 2,482

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
   Posted: 1/10/2019 4:02:06 PM 
rpbobcat wrote:
whoever had the smallest crowd.


This is the correct answer for best bar to drink at.


Been kicking up sparks/we set the flames free/The windows are locked now so what'll it be?/A house on fire or a rising sea?

Back to Top
  
Robert Fox
General User

Member Since: 11/16/2004
Location: Knoxville, TN
Post Count: 1,756

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
   Posted: 1/10/2019 4:21:18 PM 
rpbobcat wrote:

So a lot of guys would head out 33.
In fact I believe one bar was called Club 33.


It was Club 33. And it was still there until at least the late 80s.

Others that I haven't seen mentioned:
Gee Willickers
Hanger 5
McSweeney's
CJ's (I think that was the name)
Back to Top
  
Recovering Journalist
General User

Member Since: 8/17/2010
Location: Cleveland, OH
Post Count: 1,429

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
   Posted: 1/11/2019 10:27:52 AM 
Deciduous Forest Cat wrote:
Loved the Nick until I was 21 then it was the junction. Sorta miss night court, one of the classiest uptown joints


Two great things about Night Court were its unique location (away from any other bar) and the fact that it was "two bars in one" because the downstairs was a chill lounge while the upstairs was more of a college bar.
Back to Top
  
MedinaCat
General User

Member Since: 12/20/2004
Location: Lakewood, OH
Post Count: 707

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
   Posted: 1/11/2019 11:21:11 AM 
Robert Fox wrote:
rpbobcat wrote:

So a lot of guys would head out 33.
In fact I believe one bar was called Club 33.


It was Club 33. And it was still there until at least the late 80s.

Others that I haven't seen mentioned:
Gee Willickers
Hanger 5
McSweeney's
CJ's (I think that was the name)


I recall(fuzzy) that Club 33 was up Rte 13 in Chauncey...or maybe Glouster?

Dean's Midway was on 33. A good place to catch Mark Markham & the Bogus Bros.

Back to Top
  
bobcat695
General User

Member Since: 12/20/2004
Location: Parkersburg, WV
Post Count: 1,344

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
   Posted: 1/11/2019 2:52:40 PM 
Count me in the group that loved Night Court. I really liked the scene in there during Winter and Summer breaks. Maybe I am the only one that admits it, but I had a lot of fun at The Greenery from age 18-20.9. After 21, my rotation was Junction on Thursdays for Quad Night, West End Tavern to start Friday nights (free wings intended for bikers, but they were free so why not?), then later on Friday & Saturday nights usually at The Pub or CI. The Cat's Den was close to my place and very underrated among students, but you had to know a local or two to feel welcome in there. My liver is angry at me for even reading this thread.


"You can't un-fist a fist pump." - Saul Phillips 1/24/15

Back to Top
  
OhioCatFan
General User



Member Since: 12/20/2004
Location: Athens, OH
Post Count: 9,998

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
   Posted: 1/11/2019 3:29:17 PM 
Club 33 was an institution at OHIO for many, many years. It was located on Rt. 33 (now Rt. 13, or "Old 33") between Athens and Chauncey, a little closer to Athens, on the right hand side of the road as you travel out of Athens. The building is still there, and has been several different things since the Club 33 closed. At one time it was a used car dealership. My late Uncle Russell, who was a student both before and after World War II, spoke fondly of memories of times at Club 33. I believe, if I remember his stories correctly, they used to have a dance floor in the bar. I think he first met one girl friend there that he dated throughout his college career.


"It is better to be an optimist and be proven a fool than to be a pessimist and be proven right."

Note: My avatar is the national colors of the 78th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, which are now preserved in a climate controlled vault at the Ohio History Connection.

Back to Top
  
mid70sbobcat
General User

Member Since: 12/20/2004
Post Count: 370

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
   Posted: 1/11/2019 10:34:21 PM 
OhioCatFan wrote:
GroverBall wrote:
OhioCatFan wrote:
GroverBall wrote:
Surprised nobody has mentioned The Greenery yet.

or Lucky's.


Hey, Mr. Sweet Hook Shot, I mentioned The Tavern, which was in the same location as the Greenery, just a few decades earlier. So, I should get half credit, or something. ;-)


I was thinking The Tavern was on Union, but i must have been confusing it with The Graduate? or The Town House? Do I have that right?


The Town House was on Union. I think where Jackie O's now is located, or very close. I don't remember too clearly where The Graduate was, but I think it was on the upper part of Court Street. I'm sure someone will remember that one clearly.


The Graduate was on Union just down from The Union, almost across from what was then BBF (Borden Burger Fries) and across from BBF was Haning Hall on Richland.

Surprised no one mentioned Magoos and Igors (on Court St.) although we spent most every night at the CI playing foosball and drinking 25 cent happy hour beers.

Last Edited: 1/11/2019 10:39:10 PM by mid70sbobcat

Back to Top
  
GroverBall
General User

Member Since: 12/3/2012
Location: Athens, OH
Post Count: 802

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
   Posted: 1/11/2019 11:33:39 PM 
Robert Fox wrote:
rpbobcat wrote:

So a lot of guys would head out 33.
In fact I believe one bar was called Club 33.


It was Club 33. And it was still there until at least the late 80s.

Others that I haven't seen mentioned:
Gee Willickers
Hanger 5
McSweeney's
CJ's (I think that was the name)


Where was McSweeney's?
Back to Top
  
Robert Fox
General User

Member Since: 11/16/2004
Location: Knoxville, TN
Post Count: 1,756

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
   Posted: 1/12/2019 9:26:53 AM 
McSweeney's later became The Dugout, on the corner across from The Junction on the ground floor.
Back to Top
  
89Cat
General User

Member Since: 9/12/2011
Post Count: 59

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
   Posted: 1/12/2019 7:22:29 PM 
mid70sbobcat wrote:
OhioCatFan wrote:
GroverBall wrote:
OhioCatFan wrote:
GroverBall wrote:
Surprised nobody has mentioned The Greenery yet.

or Lucky's.


Hey, Mr. Sweet Hook Shot, I mentioned The Tavern, which was in the same location as the Greenery, just a few decades earlier. So, I should get half credit, or something. ;-)


I was thinking The Tavern was on Union, but i must have been confusing it with The Graduate? or The Town House? Do I have that right?


The Town House was on Union. I think where Jackie O's now is located, or very close. I don't remember too clearly where The Graduate was, but I think it was on the upper part of Court Street. I'm sure someone will remember that one clearly.


The Graduate was on Union just down from The Union, almost across from what was then BBF (Borden Burger Fries) and across from BBF was Haning Hall on Richland.



Loved BBF. However, BBF stood for Burger Boy Food-o-rama. It was bought by Borden and later became Borden Burger.

Surprised no one mentioned Magoos and Igors (on Court St.) although we spent most every night at the CI playing foosball and drinking 25 cent happy hour beers.


Back to Top
  
mid70sbobcat
General User

Member Since: 12/20/2004
Post Count: 370

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
   Posted: 1/12/2019 7:36:15 PM 
89cat,

In the 70's when I was on campus it had become Borden Burger Fries (and was owned by Borden). Living on West Green we stumbled by it many nights heading back from uptown.
Back to Top
  
Mike Johnson
General User



Member Since: 11/11/2004
Location: North Canton, OH
Post Count: 1,399

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
   Posted: 1/13/2019 9:24:31 PM 
The Union. When I first returned to campus in the early 90s, I think The Union was the only bar operating under the same name as when I was a student in the mid-60s.



Back to Top
  
OhioCatFan
General User



Member Since: 12/20/2004
Location: Athens, OH
Post Count: 9,998

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
   Posted: 1/14/2019 12:11:53 AM 
Mike Johnson wrote:
The Union. When I first returned to campus in the early 90s, I think The Union was the only bar operating under the same name as when I was a student in the mid-60s.


But, do you know what the name of the Union was in 1880? I can actually upload a photo of it back then, which I'll do once someone tells me what business occupied the building, and what the name of that business was.

Contrary to what my kids would tell you, I didn't personally take the photo! ;-)

The wall-bearing, brick construction of this building is one of the reasons it survived the recent fire that destroyed buildings all around it. It sustained damaged, but the infastructure of the building remained intact.

(Hint: It wasn't a bar back then. The building was actually constructed for the function it was serving in the 1880s. I believe it continued to serve this function into the early years of the 20th Century, perhaps up to around the time of WWII, but I'm not sure about the exact date when in transitioned to a bar, or if it was something different in between when it served its original purpose and its becoming a bar.)


"It is better to be an optimist and be proven a fool than to be a pessimist and be proven right."

Note: My avatar is the national colors of the 78th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, which are now preserved in a climate controlled vault at the Ohio History Connection.

Back to Top
  
The Optimist
General User



Member Since: 3/16/2007
Location: Akron (sleeper agent)
Post Count: 4,621

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
   Posted: 1/14/2019 1:21:55 PM 
I liked Wednesday night because we could get cheap pizza by the slice at Courtside then go to Lucky's and get cheap liquor by the picture.

The Junction is my overall favorite.


I've seen crazier things happen.

Black 41 Flash Reverse

Back to Top
  
oldkatz
General User

Member Since: 12/22/2004
Post Count: 1,152

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
   Posted: 1/21/2019 2:56:39 PM 
The Red Room (of course) and any bar operated by Dave Sullivan. (BTW, thanks for the mention jh25, aka yerbooty).


"All my inside sources tell me I have no inside sources." Salvatore "money bucks" Mafiosiano.

Back to Top
  
OhioCatFan
General User



Member Since: 12/20/2004
Location: Athens, OH
Post Count: 9,998

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
   Posted: 1/21/2019 3:04:38 PM 
My inside sources tell me that Red Room had too many grunts in it and that it was not sailor friendly! ;-)


"It is better to be an optimist and be proven a fool than to be a pessimist and be proven right."

Note: My avatar is the national colors of the 78th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, which are now preserved in a climate controlled vault at the Ohio History Connection.

Back to Top
  
IceCat76
General User

Member Since: 12/5/2016
Location: Byfield, MA
Post Count: 66

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
   Posted: 1/21/2019 5:21:29 PM 
OhioCatFan wrote:
Club 33 was an institution at OHIO for many, many years. It was located on Rt. 33 (now Rt. 13, or "Old 33") between Athens and Chauncey, a little closer to Athens, on the right hand side of the road as you travel out of Athens. The building is still there, and has been several different things since the Club 33 closed. At one time it was a used car dealership. My late Uncle Russell, who was a student both before and after World War II, spoke fondly of memories of times at Club 33. I believe, if I remember his stories correctly, they used to have a dance floor in the bar. I think he first met one girl friend there that he dated throughout his college career.


I remember it well. It was THE place on Sunday nights in the 70s. It was outside the city limits and had Sunday liquor. It was pretty wild. Something out of a roadhouse movie. A lot of the jocks went out there because it was unlikely that a coach would spot you there.
Back to Top
  
IceCat76
General User

Member Since: 12/5/2016
Location: Byfield, MA
Post Count: 66

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Which bar did you frequent most at Ohio
   Posted: 1/21/2019 5:26:46 PM 
OhioCatFan wrote:
Mike Johnson wrote:
The Union. When I first returned to campus in the early 90s, I think The Union was the only bar operating under the same name as when I was a student in the mid-60s.


But, do you know what the name of the Union was in 1880? I can actually upload a photo of it back then, which I'll do once someone tells me what business occupied the building, and what the name of that business was.

Contrary to what my kids would tell you, I didn't personally take the photo! ;-)

The wall-bearing, brick construction of this building is one of the reasons it survived the recent fire that destroyed buildings all around it. It sustained damaged, but the infastructure of the building remained intact.

(Hint: It wasn't a bar back then. The building was actually constructed for the function it was serving in the 1880s. I believe it continued to serve this function into the early years of the 20th Century, perhaps up to around the time of WWII, but I'm not sure about the exact date when in transitioned to a bar, or if it was something different in between when it served its original purpose and its becoming a bar.)


Itís been a week. Iím dying to know the answer.
Back to Top
  
Showing Replies:  26 - 50  of 78 Posts
Jump to Page:  < Previous    1 | 2 | 3 | 4    Next >
View Other 'General Ohio University Discussion/Alumni Events' Topics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             



Copyright ©2019 BobcatAttack.com. All rights reserved.  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Use
Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties