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Rome Inn


Wow. Low cover ($1), cheap beer ($1 pitchers), close to campus (lot's of coeds), and Double Trouble who seemed like they lived upstairs. It's Texas French Bread now... quite a transition.

Soap Creek Saloon


Another legend. If your car could make the drive up the dirt road to get there you deserved all you got inside. Cobras, Savages, Double Trouble, lot's of hazards.

Liberty Lunch


Everyone has a fond memory of the Lunch. There's LL without the roof, LL with the roof, etc. The Lunch brought Reggae to town before anyone knew it was cool. I saw many shows but a real standout was an early days "Rank and File" show... that and the time that that punk band threw bottles from the stage.

Barton Springs

Outdoors | Scenes

Who here remembers when topless bathing was commonplace at Barton Springs. Where has the rebellious nature (and tolerance of our population) gone to?

Casita Jorge's


Ahhh... Jorge's off of Pleasant Valley. Loved the Margaritas. Loved the enchiladas. Loved the whole bohemian Tex-Mex experience.

Jake's on 5th

Bars | Restaurants

Remember Jake's? They had a typical "beer joint" style menu but the fried oysters were the best... you just didn't want to watch them being dipped out of the bucket in which they were stored.

You could count on a celebrity sighting on any given night at Jake's. For some reason, Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw seemed to frequent the place. Darrell Royal was also a regular.

When they announced the closing, I made it a point to visit one last time. I sat at the bar near the door, ordered up a fishbowl, drank it, and proceeded to the door, empty fishbowl in hand. I still have that massive piece of glass.