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uncle mick
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Postby uncle mick » Tue 08 Dec, 2009 6:46 pm

simong wrote:
Re the talk of Len's bar earlier, would he be the Len who reopened on York Place last year, next door to Plush? It was a very nice place that he had, but he pretty much timed it wrong, opening just in time for the downturn to bite and lasting a bit more than a year.

Yes the very same Len Cohen.Plenty of info on the YEP webpage
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Postby Chrism » Tue 08 Dec, 2009 7:06 pm

BLAKEY wrote:
Trojan wrote:
There was one on Cookridge Street (?) iin the seventies called The Brahms and Liszt


The Brahms and Liszt was in the basement of the building which then stood on the corner (I'm almost sure) of East Parade and St. Paul's Street. I'm still blushing from the exhibition I made in there one lunchtime. The bar had long tables (for approx seven or eight folks each side) and long bench seats to match - with legs set in perhaps a foot or more from the ends !!. I was with a few friends and had just sat down at the end of the bench with a full pint of something or other when another party at the opposite end of the bench all stood up to return to work - yes, you've guessed - rather like Gerard Hoffnung's Bricklayer Tale I was now heavier than the bench and began my journey to the floor while the vacant end rose in the air.



I worked in B&L for quite a while in the 70's.
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Postby BLAKEY » Tue 08 Dec, 2009 9:13 pm

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BLAKEY wrote:
Trojan wrote:
There was one on Cookridge Street (?) iin the seventies called The Brahms and Liszt


I worked in B&L for quite a while in the 70's.


Sorry if you had to mop up my spilt pint after the exhibition !! LaughLaugh
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Postby leedslily » Wed 09 Dec, 2009 2:21 pm

uncle mick wrote:

Drifters was on New York Street in the 80's,don't know weather it was on Kirkgate before or after that .Or you might have confused the two streets


Quite probably - I was only ever there when it was dark and I was possibly a little the worse for wear ;-)

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Postby burtyboy » Sun 05 Sep, 2010 11:17 pm

Chrism, the bar on the Boar Lane corner of the Bond Street centre, by the escalator was Jacomelli's. Originally, the restaurant was at street level with the bar upstairs, then later the bar moved into the basement beneath the restaurant. The restaurant changed hands and became an "Old Orleans" for a little while befor it closed, but the bar beneath was still known as Jacomelli's
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Postby burtyboy » Sun 05 Sep, 2010 11:22 pm

Townie, I remember The Skanda Grill being part of the Merrion Centre frontage where Edward's/The Picture House is now.
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Postby Soulite » Wed 16 Nov, 2011 5:28 pm

frisbee wrote:
Anybody remember the old downstairs bar opposite the Town Hall where the Wildcats Lapdancing bar is. It was very rough, basically a bar in cellar with no attempt at decorations at all. I think it might have been called Hole in the Wall. It used to be one of the few places where you could get a drink after 11.00pm without paying an entrance fee.


In the 70's i seem to remember going in a pub I think was called Hole in the Wall and it was full of transvestites. I wasn't even old enough to be in a bar so this was a bit of an eye opener for me.

Same place?
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Postby BLAKEY » Wed 16 Nov, 2011 6:46 pm

Soulite wrote:
[In the 70's i seem to remember going in a pub I think was called Hole in the Wall and it was full of transvestites. I wasn't even old enough to be in a bar so this was a bit of an eye opener for me.


Surely a VERY ill conceived name for a bar with a clientele of that nature ?? Laugh

OK OK, I'm just gettin' mi' coit !! Confused
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Postby Lt » Mon 05 Nov, 2012 3:04 am

Did bond change its name to square on the lane? Or is it that Escort club now?
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Postby tyke bhoy » Mon 05 Nov, 2012 10:09 am

In a word No.

The Bond was downstairs off Bond Street. Square on the Lane is above ground on Boar Lane http://www.leodis.org/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2002813_57423037
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