Thursday, October 12, 2006

Memories

Thanks to a link in Facebook about the demise of a local bar in Providence, I just now learned that "my" bar in Providence has a website.

Who knew?

This was a dingy, hole in the wall kind of place. But, it was also probably the closest bar to lower campus, where I lived (now with the more PC name (heh) 'east campus.') Just a short jog (though it was never a jog) down Eaton St., a left at Douglas, and you were practically there.

Very sketchy place, but very chill. Kinda grimy, but in a good way. In the kinda way that makes it no surprise that a $3 million a month gambling ring was busted there. In any case, a great place to hang out.

And they have pictures!



Why is this place called Old's? We had, locally, Club Eagle's and the Eagle Park Independent Club. So, they became, Clubbies and Olds. Naturally.



I don't know that I ever saw the place in the daytime.



The bar. Whatever I ordered, it was probably Sam Adams.



The inside. There's probably 5 feet behind whomever took this picture. When at capacity, it took 30 minutes to walk that length. Literally.



Ah, this picture perfectly captures Providence College's reputation. White and inebriated.

This is why it took 30 minutes. Typical crowd shot. I'm pretty sure that's my roommate, AJ, on the far left with a camera. The Corona is surely not his, because he's definitely not 21 in this picture.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can only hope and pray that Democrats and Republicans alike will work toward keeping the world safe from conflict. Peace is something for which we should all strive. Let us hope that the peaceful impact of such notaries as Martin Luther King, Paul Hanly Furfey and Dorothy Day continues.

10/13/2006 8:09 AM  
Blogger Dean J. said...

Imagine my surprise at seeing pictures of Old's on the Charlottesville blog aggregator!

That website is a trip, especially the "360 walkthrough" of Prime Time that's actually a Power Point show of some pictures. Call me clueless, but I didn't even realize those places had big enough back rooms and basements to host a thriving gambling business.

You learn something every day...

10/13/2006 9:20 AM  
Blogger Dan Kachur said...

What's your connection to Prov?

10/13/2006 9:29 AM  

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