ZEFRANK.COM - message board  

Go Back   ZEFRANK.COM - message board > Dive Bars
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-03-2003, 06:46 PM   #1
Deviate
Butt-F***ing the World
 
Deviate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: the other side of normal
Posts: 5,863
Midwest

there's this crappy little VFW located in the Nebraska-surrounded Iowa island of Carter Lake. it's a hole, but on Saturday's they have the best karaoke DJ and, with her, goes a great crowd. for one night a week that place is sizzlin place to be.

-st.
Deviate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2003, 07:26 PM   #2
bealeblues
where's my salt?
 
bealeblues's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: finally writing
Posts: 6,929
that may be the first time in recorded history that someone accused a VFW of being a sizzlin' place to be
__________________
still jackasinine, make no mistake
bealeblues is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2003, 11:19 PM   #3
Deviate
Butt-F***ing the World
 
Deviate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: the other side of normal
Posts: 5,863
i know, it shocked the shit outta me as well. not to mention a VFW in hickston. but lo and behold i walked into the VFW a skeptic and stammered out smashed. who'da thunk it?

-st.
Deviate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2003, 06:26 AM   #4
dickieC
Professional ZeMonkey
 
dickieC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Back in Oxford
Posts: 1,841
(sshhh! what's a VFW?)
__________________
"Why do I keep falling in love with every woman who shows me the slightest attention?" Joel, ESSM
dickieC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2003, 09:29 AM   #5
Josue
Swollen Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 31
Sorry, old chap -- Veterans of Foreign Wars. Think Budweiser on tap, grumpy old men, and of course, lots of war stories.
Josue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2003, 10:18 PM   #6
Deviate
Butt-F***ing the World
 
Deviate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: the other side of normal
Posts: 5,863
yeah, it's this organization you can only belong to if you went overseas in the US military for a war. they have lots of chapters with bars, restaurants, conference rooms, etc.

this one's a dive.

-st.
Deviate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2003, 06:31 AM   #7
dickieC
Professional ZeMonkey
 
dickieC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Back in Oxford
Posts: 1,841
Ah, kind of like the NAAFI, only for veterans. Gotcha.
__________________
"Why do I keep falling in love with every woman who shows me the slightest attention?" Joel, ESSM
dickieC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2003, 08:03 AM   #8
Zyle
No Longer In Hiding
 
Zyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,586
(NAAFI??)
__________________
Zyle's Blog. I knit now!
Zyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2003, 09:20 AM   #9
dickieC
Professional ZeMonkey
 
dickieC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Back in Oxford
Posts: 1,841
Navy, Army and Air Force Institute
__________________
"Why do I keep falling in love with every woman who shows me the slightest attention?" Joel, ESSM
dickieC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2003, 05:28 AM   #10
rmr
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 10,595
Chicago and Chicago Area

The Mood in Willow Springs

Remember When aka The Bad Place in Brookfield

The Cordial Inn in Brookfield

Chicago

Waveland Bowl - a must for anyone in Chicago, go Friday or Saturday night, I can't explain it, just go

Old Style Bar (no name)
Corner of Sheridan and Shefield $1.50 Lites even on Game days

Simons $1.50 Shlitz ALL THE TIME can't beat that

Now for the all time greatest dive

The Lakeview Lounge - Broadway about 4 blocks north of Lawerence (Uptown) West side of the street

The bartender's name is peaches, she loves polyester and the house band is, well, I'll let you be the judge. The band plays on a ply-wood platform directly behind the bar. I don't know if I'm describing it correctly, the stand in place of where bottles usually are. They play everything from Stevie Wonder to "new" santana, to brick house. The thing that's great is that they don't speak English. One of my fondest memories was a man with a full cast and crutches refusing to admit defeat and he insisted on dancing with me.

It's a riot.
rmr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2003, 12:17 AM   #11
moodycamera
I like to 'shoot' things
 
moodycamera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 29
VFW's are pretty happening places to be! Yeah sounds funny, I used to belong to one here in Philly I still have my membership card!

Talk about a hole in the wall! No windows, a video cam outside, so they can screen you before entering. If nobody knows you, you dont have a chance of getting in! Mike and John are the guys who run the joint afterhours, this is the spot where all the people who work at the area bars go after work. 2am-4am it is a pretty happening place to be.

"The Pit"
moodycamera is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2003, 05:34 PM   #12
noxxville
Disco Maven
 
noxxville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: NC...seriously....how did that happen?
Posts: 2,024
Hey rimmie.....I need to go out with you! I've lived here for 2 years now and don't know anyplace in the city....I have no social life....

Damn...

Loser...

Will you be my friend?
__________________
Call that guy butter because he's on a roll!
noxxville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2003, 08:30 PM   #13
rmr
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 10,595
of course i'll be your friend. i'm always looking for new people to start trouble with.
rmr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2003, 10:27 PM   #14
noxxville
Disco Maven
 
noxxville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: NC...seriously....how did that happen?
Posts: 2,024
Wheaton, IL

The Gables

Complete dive. Standard bar eats. Music of one kind or another makes for ample background noise. Just an all around dive bar.
__________________
Call that guy butter because he's on a roll!
noxxville is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 05:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.