Long Gone Bars, Nightclubs and Other Fun Night Spots

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Come back with us now to those hot summer nights when half of Fresno's teens were driving up and down Belmont. Or remember what it was like on Fulton St. before Belmont took the title of "Fresno's Main Drag" Remember the Rainbow Ballroom? Post you night life memories here.
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Long Gone Bars, Nightclubs and Other Fun Night Spots

Post by sjvalleydave » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:33 pm

I will just throw some names out there: Frontier Club, Jim's Place, The Skyline Club, DJ's and Inkahoots in Clovis. The Refectory, Velvet Turtle/Scoreboard, Inkahoots2, The Stardust, Wilikers, Sari's Red Carpet, The Keyboard Lounge, numerous Ewell's that are gone (know a few are left), The Pub, Tarpey Tavern, Club Casino, The Palace, Knock Three Times, The Copper Pot, Porky's/Woody's/Fresno Feed and Fuel, The DeMarquis, Fran's Covered Wagon are just a few that I remember being in or hearing about. And the we had the topless HipHugger, another strip club, I think on Belmont near the circle and one that was way north on Golden State Blvd..

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Post by Captain » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:35 pm

Cottontail Club, Pink Kitten and one on Blackstone across from the Brig. Can't remember the name.

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Post by Ken » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:36 am

Other nightspots of the 70s that had live music includes the Smugglers Inn and the Tropicana (usually called "The Trop") on Blackstone. Sometimes "Fresno musicians made good" would return to jam with the local band, such as members of Tower of Power. For the laid back, non-disco crowd, there was the Wild Blue Yonder in the Tower District. For derelicts, there was The Blue Front on the downtown end of Blackstone (or would that be Abby?)

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Post by chris3dog » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:38 pm

Does anyone remember Duggan's Lounge on Abbey about one block north of Belmont? It was on the right side of Abbey between Belmont and the split with Blackstone. My wife and I spent quite a few Saturday nites there in the late sixties.

Nic

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Post by Nic » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:40 pm

I am trying to help a friend find her biological father. Does anyone remember any Bass players named Doug ??

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Post by cindyfels » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:07 am

Across from the BRIGG, or near, Quickdraw, Green Frog

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Post by cindyfels » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:20 am

Back in 1970+ does anyone remember THE SOUL PATROL. They played at the bar on Belmont across from the park, on the east side , right as you came under the over pass, called The El Dorado?

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Re: Long Gone Bars, Nightclubs and Other Fun Night Spots

Post by Chata ortega » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:56 pm

How about the Phoenix West at West and Ashland. Band called Tastee.

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