the highway terror wrote:
does anyone remember 2 for 1 drink specials ?
they made it illegal in ohio about 25 years ago
redneck lawmakers ! who needs 'em !
My favorite drink special is from a similar time if not place. In my hometown of Bladensburg, Maryland was once an old country music club very close to the DC line called Crossroads. Roy Buchanan fans will know it as the joint where Roy was discovered back in 1971. Indeed, Jerry Garcia saw Roy play there that same year when the Dead were playing just up U.S. 1 at College Park. Likewise, John Lennon and other famous musicians also made a similar pilgrimage back then to witness Telecaster Master Roy Buchanan in action up close.
Anyway, by the time I was hanging there regularly in the middle 1980s, both the local community and the club were in transition (the club was dying). So, as a way to attract a crowd and keep the doors open, management implemented a mid-week 'Nickel Night' - whereby each entrant paid a $6 cover at the door - and then, until closing, EVERY domestic beer or rail drink was just 5 cents each.
Looking back, I never had a drinking problem in those days. As I remember it, I only had a going-to-work-the next-morning problem after a night spent spending my nickels there.