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Old 05-09-2013, 04:55 PM   #1
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Default Bars & Taverns gone by ... just one more beer.

If you could go back to a bar that no longer exists for just one more beer, where would that be??

At the very top of my list is The Tipperary Pub in Detroit.
This was the last true Irish bar in Detroit. There were many Irish nationals who were regulars including some whom I knew in the late 1980's who were “on vacation from the troubles” (in Northern Ireland). The music and the beer and the craic were second to none.
The tip was an old fashioned bar where you could still buy a drink for the barkeep; or where, if you were a regular, you could still drink on credit - they’d “put you in the cigar box”. The pickled eggs, pickled sausages and pickled hocks kept in big jars behind the counter were legend. Ah, rip me liver out I miss it.

Another is The Orange Lantern bar on Michigan Ave in Ypsilanti, Michigan, near Ann Arbor.
With its original all-wood interior if there was ever a bar that looked like it was out of a movie ... it was the Lantern. I've never seen an interior like that in any other bar. They don't make em like that anymore.

A bit about it ...
"The Orange Lantern opened in 1933, just after the repeal of Prohibition. It was one of the first bars to be granted a liquor license. Then, the land around the Orange Lantern was bean fields and maple sugar woods. Back then, the Orange Lantern was the last stop for liquor by the glass until Indiana.

During World War II liquor rationing for bars was set by the amount sold before the war, and, it is said, the Orange Lantern had the largest liquor ration in the state. Workers from the Willow Run Bomber plant, where the B-24 Liberator was built, enjoyed the friendly atmosphere of the place. The war years were the heydays of the place, when workers from the plant found it a convenient place to unwind. The regular clientel included the woman who was the model for Rosie the Riveter."

And the Nisbet Inn ... a British Public House in Windsor, Ontario across the river from Detroit, known for its Thursday Celtic/British Isles music pick-up sessions and good food.

(nope, I’m not in this photo ... these are people from an MG car club)

Mr. Nisbet

All closed. All missed.

Appreciate em while ye got em, folks.
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Dinos and The Last Stop in Fat City. They were right next to each other. We had good times out there. Quarter pool tables and non stop music.

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The Backroom, Austin Texas.

It smelled like pee and decades of smoke, but it was home.

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Glen 'n Ann's Cozy Inn, Madison WI, ceased to be in about 1968. Now known as the Nitty Gritty.

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