Bill’s Roller Rink, Anoka. Photo below from the annals of Facebook. How often did musicians fall off their tiny stages? … Continue reading →
1301 Washington Ave. No. at Plymouth. Country bar in 1973-74, with house band Freddie Haas and his Golden Nuggets.
243 Cedar Ave. – Seven Corners on the West Bank. In 1967 it was open to teens Wednesdays through Saturdays. In 1967 it featured Sing Along Music Tuesday through Sunday and Old Time Movies on Monday nights. There was a … Continue reading →
The Black Angus had a piano bar that became a disco before its time. Will Jones, entertainment columnist for the Minneapolis Tribune, is hilarious. In May 1963 he told a long story about how the Musicians’ Union was giving clubs … Continue reading →
The Black Sheep Club, 901 Marquette, was supposed to be one of a chain of members-only “Key Clubs” that required patrons to pay a sometimes hefty fee for the privilege of admission. In February 1963 the club held a series … Continue reading →
4712 – 42nd Ave. No. in Robbinsdale. Whaddaya think? “Beer, Beverages, and Bait” in 1951. Maybe it had a juke box, who knows?
94th and Lyndale Avenue So.
1105 – 26th Ave. No. Not sure if this had any entertainment, but here’s a story in case it did. In March 1968 a bomb was thrown into the entryway, blowing an 11-inch hole in the concrete of the building’s … Continue reading →
6810 Lake Drive, Circle Pines, 1974.
The Blue Horse was at 1355 University Ave. W. in St. Paul. It was opened in 1963 by the Warling family. While it was primarily a restaurant,often patronized by politicians, it also had a piano bar. It was closed by … Continue reading →