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Author Topic: What bar have you had the most drinks at?  (Read 3310 times)

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What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« on: April 30, 2023, 07:48:46 PM »
Was chatting with another alum. Talking about where we’ve drank the most. We said that could really mean two things. One bar where most drinks consumed or most times visiting a bar.
Since college, I had moved every few years for the first couple of decades. So for the longest time, a Marquette bar, likely The Gym, would have probably been the leader on both accounts. It was an 18 drinking age so 4 years of drinking there.
Last couple of decades, lived in South Florida, but places come and go fairly often and living in suburbia don’t hammer drinks like I used to. No local to hang out in. So maybe the leader is still The Gym.
But no clear one stands out on either account. Number of visits maybe The Square Grouper of It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere video fame. Number of drinks? Our local brewery Civil Society.

Where’s yours and how long did it take not to be a Marquette bar?

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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2023, 07:59:11 PM »
Murphs and murphs for me. 

Don't know if that record will ever be exceeded.

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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2023, 08:00:39 PM »
Hegarty's and the Gym.  Nothing comes close.

Post college, The Intersection (original location) took a lot of my money until I got married.   Far behind MU bars, though.
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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2023, 08:14:44 PM »
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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2023, 08:19:40 PM »
Does the Bradley Center count?

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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2023, 08:55:42 PM »
Visits probably Draft and Vessel, number consumed is probably Caffs or the Brat House.

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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2023, 09:24:24 PM »
Jean’s, the old hangout back in the day by the criminal courthouse at 26th and California in Chicago. I spent many more years working there than I did attending Marquette, so it would easily beat out the Gym.

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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2023, 12:24:20 AM »
The Gym in my early 20's would have been usurped in my late 20's by the Satu Lagi bar in Jakarta.  It was one of the main expat hangouts and always had lots of ice cold Anker bottles.  Tourists drink Bintang.  "Locals" drink Anker.
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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2023, 07:49:21 AM »
In Milwaukee it would be the Avalanche, O'Donaghue's and the Ardmore.  I did go to the Gym & Hegarty's just not as often.

Post-Marquette I was on a regular bender for a few year's in New Haven, CT visiting's Bopper's (now long closed), Toad's Place, The Bar and Christopher Martin's.

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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2023, 09:37:34 AM »
For me, the 'lanche. End of story

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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2023, 10:11:12 AM »
Top 5 are probably

Lanche
Wolskis
Hegs
Flannery's
My kids Catholic School Basement
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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2023, 10:19:50 AM »
Silk Milwaukee
On The Border
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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2023, 10:37:56 AM »
Silk Milwaukee
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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2023, 11:12:55 AM »
Harp & Shamrock and State House in Milwaukee.

Carolina Beer Temple otherwise.

It would be a close race for top of the list.
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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2023, 11:24:07 AM »
The Gym Bar, followed by a neighborhood bar in Wauwatosa, which is now closed.

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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2023, 12:27:24 PM »
 the Honey Bucket saloon
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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2023, 12:58:29 PM »
Ardmore.

Goose - what was the Tosa bar that is now closed?  I've had quite a few beers at the Club Tap.

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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2023, 01:06:12 PM »
The Gym Bar, followed by a neighborhood bar in Wauwatosa, which is now closed.

The Knotty Pine?
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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2023, 01:11:07 PM »
Ardmore.

Goose - what was the Tosa bar that is now closed?  I've had quite a few beers at the Club Tap.

Probably Walter's. Should be reopening relatively soon with the new ownership.

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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2023, 01:25:32 PM »
Sir

Yes, The Knotty Pine is likely #2 on my list.

MU1in77
Club Tap has been a favorite place over the years but have been there very little over the past 7-8 years.

MUfan12
Liked Walters a lot, but never went there on a regular basis. That was our meeting spot when we went to home Packer games at County Stadium. Probably have not been there 3-4 times in last twenty years, but a great Tosa bar, IMO.

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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2023, 02:30:11 PM »
I have lived in Tosa for 30 years. Partial to Leff's Lucky Town and Colonel Hart's, both in the Village. For you really old timers, Hart's used to be known as Peps Place.

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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2023, 02:48:06 PM »
Dickthedribbler

Big fan of Col Harts and Leff's. Not uncommon to see my one of those two locations on a Monday after work. Have family dinner at my mother in laws every Monday night and both are within walking distance of her. As for Pep's Place, Pep was one of the nicest guys you would ever want to meet. Col Harts has not spent one dime in the place in 30+ years and I love it.
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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2023, 03:03:37 PM »
Dickthedribbler

Big fan of Col Harts and Leff's. Not uncommon to see my one of those two locations on a Monday after work. Have family dinner at my mother in laws every Monday night and both are within walking distance of her. As for Pep's Place, Pep was one of the nicest guys you would ever want to meet. Col Harts has not spent one dime in the place in 30+ years and I love it.

I live 5 blocks from Hart's and 6 blocks from Leffs. I walk to both, which allows me to stay longer, since I don't have to worry about driving. I don't know how you feel, but the Wauwatosa Village is one of the hidden gems in all of Milwaukee County, especially in the nice weather.

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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2023, 03:19:57 PM »
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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2023, 03:31:30 PM »
I live 5 blocks from Hart's and 6 blocks from Leffs. I walk to both, which allows me to stay longer, since I don't have to worry about driving. I don't know how you feel, but the Wauwatosa Village is one of the hidden gems in all of Milwaukee County, especially in the nice weather.

Totally agree--I live close to Club Tap, but I like Colonel Hart's and Leff's too.  My current favorite Tosa bar is Lucky Joe's.

For all time, I'm pretty sure the now-defunct Mariah's on 89th and National in West Allis has served me the most drinks in my life.  Besides working there from 1981-1984, my friends and I hung out there all throughout the 1980s, they sponsored our softball teams (some seasons it was multiple weeknights), and we drank A LOT of volume there.  The low prices and drink specials didn't hurt.  At one point during the '80s we roughly calculated that our group of friends had to have spent over $25,000 there in a 5-year span (at '80s prices--50 cent beers with nightly 2-for-1 specials, quarter drink nights, $5 pitchers, $2 shots, etc).  During college we would often start a night at Mariah's for the specials and then head down to the MU or East Side bars for the later night fun.
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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2023, 03:44:48 PM »
Dickthedribbler

Sent you a PM.

Goose:

Thanks for the very kind PM. It looks like we travel some of the same paths.

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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2023, 03:52:31 PM »
The last time I was at Club Tap we ordered some Lalli's pizza (one of my favorites in the Milwaukee area), and the guy who took our order was someone I had played some basketball with.  I didn't know him well but we always called him Lalli, so he must've either been the son of the owner or the owner himself, but handed down to him (because he wasn't a ton older than me, and we had been getting Lalli's since I was a child).  He handed us some "Free drink" tokens for Club Tap, and when we went to use them the bartender was like, "Yeah, we haven't honored these for years."

Not sure if he was messing with us or just didn't know that.
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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2023, 03:53:44 PM »
Murphs and it ain't close.

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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2023, 04:20:05 PM »
The last time I was at Club Tap we ordered some Lalli's pizza (one of my favorites in the Milwaukee area), and the guy who took our order was someone I had played some basketball with.  I didn't know him well but we always called him Lalli, so he must've either been the son of the owner or the owner himself, but handed down to him (because he wasn't a ton older than me, and we had been getting Lalli's since I was a child).  He handed us some "Free drink" tokens for Club Tap, and when we went to use them the bartender was like, "Yeah, we haven't honored these for years."

Not sure if he was messing with us or just didn't know that.

Man, Wade, Club Tap and Lalli's pizza. That is a combination that's hard to beat. Good call.

And as an aside, I was driving by the Club Tap last week and I noticed (as I always notice) that the same neon Schlitz sign hangs above the front door as has been there as far back as I can remember. I would bet it has been up since the 1940s but for sure the 1950s. I always thought about going in and making them an offer right on the spot (for the sign).

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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2023, 04:24:39 PM »
Man, Wade, Club Tap and Lalli's pizza. That is a combination that's hard to beat. Good call.

And as an aside, I was driving by the Club Tap last week and I noticed (as I always notice) that the same neon Schlitz sign hangs above the front door as has been there as far back as I can remember. I would bet it has been up since the 1940s but for sure the 1950s. I always thought about going in and making them an offer right on the spot (for the sign).

That is a beautiful sign.  I bet they get offers on that all the time.
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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2023, 04:58:58 PM »

The Club Tap is pretty much right in between my brother's house and mine which makes it a perfect meeting place.  My son is also dating a girl who grew up around the corner from Club Tap/Lallis's (we had pizza from there last night) so it's a great place to get together with them and her parents.  Ray's Growler on the second floor of the liquor store is also a nice spot for a craft beer.

My only problem with Leffs is it's named after one of Springsteen's worse albums and has way too many Badger fans.

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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2023, 05:56:35 PM »
The Club Tap is pretty much right in between my brother's house and mine which makes it a perfect meeting place.  My son is also dating a girl who grew up around the corner from Club Tap/Lallis's (we had pizza from there last night) so it's a great place to get together with them and her parents.  Ray's Growler on the second floor of the liquor store is also a nice spot for a craft beer.

My only problem with Leffs is it's named after one of Springsteen's worse albums and has way too many Badger fans.

Leffs always puts together a solid group for Marquette games. It’s my go to when goolsbys isn’t on the table.

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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2023, 04:03:49 PM »
Probably the old Angelo's Pizza at Marquette. Maybe the Gym or Heggarty's second.

Since then, either Morgan's Bar and Grill in Libertyville, IL or Mickey Finn's in Libertyville, IL.

Or, maybe the United Club at Terminal C, Chicago O'Hare.

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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #33 on: May 10, 2023, 04:50:10 PM »
Thankfully there are several sky clubs in Atlanta. If you combine all of them, that might be the leader in the clubhouse now. But since I split time over the years between terminal T, A center point, A17, old B, new B, C, the two Ds, E, and now F. Otherwise…..

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« Reply #34 on: May 10, 2023, 08:14:50 PM »
Thankfully there are several sky clubs in Atlanta. If you combine all of them, that might be the leader in the clubhouse now. But since I split time over the years between terminal T, A center point, A17, old B, new B, C, the two Ds, E, and now F. Otherwise…..

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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #35 on: May 10, 2023, 09:00:02 PM »
Probably the old Angelo's Pizza at Marquette. Maybe the Gym or Heggarty's second.

Since then, either Morgan's Bar and Grill in Libertyville, IL or Mickey Finn's in Libertyville, IL.

Or, maybe the United Club at Terminal C, Chicago O'Hare.

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« Reply #36 on: May 10, 2023, 09:18:35 PM »
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« Reply #37 on: May 10, 2023, 10:06:25 PM »
County, not the town.  ;D

You live with the beautiful people in Jupiter or Near Hobe Sound LOL  8-)

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« Reply #38 on: May 11, 2023, 06:57:19 AM »
You live with the beautiful people in Jupiter or Near Hobe Sound LOL  8-)


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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #39 on: May 11, 2023, 01:22:43 PM »
Probably in this order:

1. Caffrey's
2. Hegarty's
3. Murphy's

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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2023, 03:31:25 PM »
1. Fuzzys on main (Waukesha)
2. Klingers
3. Goolsbys

To bad there's no really good neighborhood bar in greenfield. Everything around me sucks.

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« Reply #41 on: May 11, 2023, 04:47:21 PM »
To bad there's no really good neighborhood bar in greenfield. Everything around me sucks.

Not Greenfield, but not far away in Greendale....Ray & Dot's is about as good as a neighbothood bar gets.
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« Reply #42 on: May 11, 2023, 04:48:08 PM »
Brew

I love Ray and Dots. Will be there Saturday night with family.

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« Reply #43 on: May 11, 2023, 09:49:40 PM »
Caffreys would be far and away number 1. 2nd is likely West End Elixer, a whiskey and cigar bar that was my go to in College Station before Covid killed it
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« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2023, 12:23:54 AM »
Not Greenfield, but not far away in Greendale....Ray & Dot's is about as good as a neighbothood bar gets.

Hmmm, I've seen softball teams with this sponsor, never quite sure where it was. It's only 4 minutes from my house. So I'll have to check it out.

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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #45 on: May 12, 2023, 09:01:38 AM »
Definitely THE GYM followed by FV Grunts

There was a house off campus that topped both of those though.
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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #46 on: May 12, 2023, 09:32:11 AM »
Spent a lot of time at Ray & Dots back in the day. Probably haven’t been there in more than 20 years
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« Reply #47 on: May 12, 2023, 09:53:54 AM »
Jay Bee

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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #48 on: May 12, 2023, 02:22:14 PM »
Spent a lot of time at Ray & Dots back in the day. Probably haven’t been there in more than 20 years

From the pictures, that is probably when they did the last remodel.

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Re: What bar have you had the most drinks at?
« Reply #49 on: May 13, 2023, 09:31:05 AM »
I grew up in Greendale so spent many nights (and days) at Ray & Dots.  When I turned 18 in 1974 a 14oz Pabst was 20 cents and if they ran out of glasses you had to pay more for a 12oz Andecker.  Sometime during my college years they raised the price to 25 cents so instead of 10 beers for $2 you only got 8!

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« Reply #50 on: May 24, 2023, 05:24:36 PM »
Went to Ray and Dots.

My new hangout.