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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sjvalleydave
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Long Gone Bars, Nightclubs and Other Fun Night Spots

Postby 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..

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

Postby 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.

Ken

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

Postby 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?)

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

Postby FresnoBeach » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:41 pm

for the Teens of the mid 80s the Lighthouse it was so popular there is even a local TV show once made for it


chris3dog
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Re: Long Gone Bars, Nightclubs and Other Fun Night Spots

Postby 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.

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

Postby obxheart » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:21 pm

Does anyone remember a club named The Phoenix? or a band named The Shag?

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

Postby oldschool » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:26 pm

I remember a band called The Shag, or as on the posters called Shag. They were first called The Lavender Hill Mob. A very good band. Denny Burt was the Lead Guitarist, and David Chevoya was the Harmonica player. They had a girl singer at one time. They opened for Big Brother and the Holding Company when Janis Joplin was just getting started. Thank you very much for mentioning them. The whole Fresno area as well as the Central Valley has had many well known players. In Merced The Brouges became Quicksilver Messenger Service. Tom Johnston of the Doobie Brothers is from Visalia, and Steve Perry from Journey is from Leemore/Hanford. And let me add Fresno has some of the best Automotive artist on the planet.
oldschool

Stan

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

Postby Stan » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:59 am

I was keyboard player for a band called The 3rd Chapter back in the 70's. We played The New Shalimar club on First & McKinley. Also, The Point After (which later became the Keyboard Lounge.)


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