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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    Eh Auntie...NO ACK!!! You was dea yeah?

    Oh talk about beefs.
    heheheh

    Da stories I could tell.

    Those were the days. We fought and den we became great friends. The young days...heheheh. OMG I laugh at the memories.

    Thank you so very much, all of you for making me remember such a awesome time of my Life.

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    Default Re: Night Clubs from the Past: Bobby McGee's

    One of the bartenders at Bobby McGee's used to work with me part-time at Hawaiian Airlines. He made BANK $$$ working at Bobby's. He lived in Lanikai.

    IIRC, Bobby's bartenders wore a white long sleeve dress shirt, black slacks and red suspenders, and the waitresses wore a black very short miniskirt blouse with black nylons. Or was it a bikini-style bodysuit with black nylons? Something sexy like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanpacific View Post
    BOBBY McGEE'S - I recall that their wait staff wore various costumes: the guy in the baseball uniform was dubbed MICKEY MANGO. Remember any of the other characters?
    Isis...yeah she was hot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PearlCityMike View Post
    Paul Ogata... the comedian? My friend Zal and her sister Renette speak highly of you. Reni's - I remember the name, I think it was a separate entity than Bully's...can't remember where. Cutter Ford side in Pearl City or somewhere up and down Kam Hwy.
    Yeah, I'm that guy. Reni's was on Kuahao Pl. (?) off of Kaahumanu and was visible from Moanalua Rd. I never went to Bully's, but wasn't it in that same area?

    Quote Originally Posted by PearlCityMike View Post
    I used to work in Restaurant Row in the late 90's and we sometimes went to Pink Cadillac. There was also a Karaoke Bar in "The Row" but I forgot the name. We went there almost every night. No blows to the head - must've been that double bourbon shot that killed off a good sized brain cell.
    Star Factory was a karaoke joint at Restaurant Row. But after dinner, a bunch of places offered karaoke, such as Captain Jack's.

    Quote Originally Posted by PearlCityMike View Post
    Jilly's was the place that seemed to have a lot of fights...

    Point After mostly had fights on Sat-Sun when 2 guys bumped into each other in that maddening sardine-can.
    Funny, but I never saw a fight at Hula's. Not to say there weren't ever any fights, but it certainly seemed like a much safer/mellower spot than other clubs. (I worked as Promotions Director for the company that owned Hula's and Wave Waikiki. Good times. And, oh, the stories... )

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    Well at Studebakers the waitresses wore bobby sox and cheerleader outfits with short fluted skirts. Okay I'm sure Stacey Loe's gonna hate me for bringing up her past as a waitress there and I'm still waiting for KGMB to play Bob Seger's Old Time Rock and Roll after she does the news just to see if she'll instinctively jump on top of the news desk and shake it up for the guys the way she (and the entire wait staff) did at Studebakers on the counters.

    And I did mention the short fluted skirts right (looking upwards)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Ogata View Post
    Funny, but I never saw a fight at Hula's. Not to say there weren't ever any fights, but it certainly seemed like a much safer/mellower spot than other clubs. (I worked as Promotions Director for the company that owned Hula's and Wave Waikiki. Good times. And, oh, the stories... )

    I never went to Hula's either...but then again I like women
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    I wasn't at Bobby McGee's enough to see any fights. I heard Al Noga was there doing his UH days picking fights a couple times. A friend told me Noga and the L.A. Ram's Mike Guman almost got into it. Forget why Guman was in Hawaii - maybe just accompanying his pro bowl buddies on the Rams.

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    As I read this thread I'm really surprised, did no one
    ever go to 'Jubes? After 12:30 the place would get rowdy and fights happened but prior to that it was always good fun Hawaiian music and friendly staff. It was even mentioned in a song by Ho'Aikane.

    What about Fast Eddie's in Kailua too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leashlaws View Post
    As I read this thread I'm really surprised, did no one
    ever go to 'Jubes? After 12:30 the place would get rowdy and fights happened but prior to that it was always good fun Hawaiian music and friendly staff. It was even mentioned in a song by Ho'Aikane.
    Didn't Willy K. and Braddah Waltah perform regularly there? I think Kapena, and just about every other well-known local band did gigs at "Jubes" back in the late 80's? I think it was.

    Frank DeLima also mentions "Jubilees Kalihi" in his "Haole's Anonymous" video skit.

    After they shut down, that location across HCC went through several strip club names, and even a club named "Club Micronesia". Personally I've never set foot in the establishment. Ever. Too off the beaten path.

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    There was a club on Young Street, makai side just Ewa of Kalakaua. Local bands played there. Must have been 25 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pomai View Post
    Didn't Willy K. and Braddah Waltah perform regularly there? I think Kapena, and just about every other well-known local band did gigs at "Jubes" back in the late 80's? I think it was.
    And they all played at the long gone Malia's Cantina in Waikiki, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanpacific View Post
    BOBBY McGEE'S - I recall that their wait staff wore various costumes: the guy in the baseball uniform was dubbed MICKEY MANGO. Remember any of the other characters?
    Bobby McGee's..I rememeber a dude that would where a black chinese outfit thingy, dont memba his charater...but he was freakin' hot...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pomai View Post
    Didn't Willy K. and Braddah Waltah perform regularly there? I think Kapena, and just about every other well-known local band did gigs at "Jubes" back in the late 80's? I think it was.

    Frank DeLima also mentions "Jubilees Kalihi" in his "Haole's Anonymous" video skit.
    The place to be. The house pupus were plentiful. Everybody knew each other. The couples, the lovers, the enemies, the whatevas. If you wanted to sing or jam it was the place to come. Across the bridge there was Kalihi Palace. Small but it was also packed. Across Farrington High School, Annie's was hopping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stwahine View Post
    The place to be. The house pupus were plentiful. Everybody knew each other. The couples, the lovers, the enemies, the whatevas. If you wanted to sing or jam it was the place to come. Across the bridge there was Kalihi Palace. Small but it was also packed. Across Farrington High School, Annie's was hopping.

    Auntie Lynn
    aunty no foget Prospect Place in the next lot and PWC on Kalihi St...and da old time Pohaku's on Nimitz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D'Alani View Post
    aunty no foget Prospect Place in the next lot and PWC on Kalihi St...and da old time Pohaku's on Nimitz.
    Bruddah Dennis, Try excuse. Me makule already. heheheh Also, had on Colburn Street in the corner but I forgot da name. Dang! Those were the days....parking lots fights, smooches, cooches, whateva's.

    It seems like yesterday but wen I look in the mirror, OMG!!! Reality.

    HAHAHAHAHAHA

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    The Wave Waikiki was another longtime mainstay in Hawaii's nightlife. That it lasted for over 20 years without evolving into an old folk's hangout (Rumour's) or worse, turned into trashy joint (Jazz Cellar) is a testament to the club management's inventiveness and business acumen.

    How many people here remember Da Fish Hook? Right on the corner of King and Mokauea streets. (Now it is an American Savings office building.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanpacific View Post
    There was a club on Young Street, makai side just Ewa of Kalakaua. Local bands played there. Must have been 25 years ago.
    Wasn't that Kojaks where Kalapana played?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Market View Post
    The Wave Waikiki was another longtime mainstay in Hawaii's nightlife. That it lasted for over 20 years without evolving into an old folk's hangout (Rumour's) or worse, turned into trashy joint (Jazz Cellar) is a testament to the club management's inventiveness and business acumen.

    How many people here remember Da Fish Hook? Right on the corner of King and Mokauea streets. (Now it is an American Savings office building.)
    Anna Banana's also never succumbed to keeping the original patrons as they aged. It's always been a "different" kinda place. When I used to go there in teh 80's the Pagan Babies played there regularly. I still got one of their CD's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    Wasn't that Kojaks where Kalapana played?
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    Did anyone used to go to Taj Mahal? Off of Ala Moana Blvd by Ward Center. It was right back of the TV station, I think.

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    The Best thing about Clubs in the 60`s & 70`s, those awesome live bands that made the place rock. Infinity, Foxxy Lady, and all those clubs I use to get down and boggie. Oh well,I guess I going kadaoke tonite...By the way do we still have disco places around, just asking so no get bent outta shape.

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    More clubs that come to mind:

    BEEF AND GROG - Kalakaua Ave. (makai); Burgundy Express, Cascades;
    COCK'S ROOST - International Marketplace; Liz Damon (pre-Orient Express);
    QUEEN KAPIOLANI HOTEL - Kapahulu Ave.; Reycards;
    RUSSELL'S ROWBOAT - McCully-Kalakaua;
    SHIPWRECK KELLY'S - Lewers St.

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    Now I remember The Wave - with the big wave mural on the outside wall. Trying to think what street it was on. Beginning of Waikiki....near Sizzlers?

    I only went there a couple of times in the mid 80's. I felt out of place. (translation: too old at 25?) The girls that went there were into certain types of guys...wild new wave dressers with tatoos, nose rings and mohawks? Even though I wore wrist spikes to The Point a few times, I used to joke with my friends that I was too clean cut (hah!) for The Wave women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabanalane View Post
    Did anyone used to go to Taj Mahal? Off of Ala Moana Blvd by Ward Center. It was right back of the TV station, I think.
    It used to be SIR JOHN's previously. Kinda half-way between the old KITV and KHON studios.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanpacific View Post
    It used to be SIR JOHN's previously. Kinda half-way between the old KITV and KHON studios.
    I forgot that Sir John's later changed to Taj Mahal. In fact, going through this thread, I'm amazed at how much I forgot.

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