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Firstly, can anyone remember what "The Filling Station" used to be? It's starting to bug me now, thanks. Do you remember when Jimmy Chung's used to be "Cupids" (i think?!) and when The Illicit Still was the Bond Bar? Any other pubs/clubs in the 80s and 90s that are no longer there?

Thanks :up: Clyde

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thought Soda Fountain was Beluga?

could be wrong...

Think you're right.

The major changes I remember was Flare and Firkin becoming the Holburn Bar, works->glow303->Kef, wodka bar when it did gigs and had kareoke on a Thursday. That was all mid to late 90s stuff though.

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A few from hazy memory

Cocky Hunters > Frankenstein

The Tappit Hen > O'Neills

The Granary > Foundry

JJ Booths > Booths > The Wynd > Ninety Nine

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Guest treader.

When did the Tappit Hen become O'Neills? I have a vague memory of that (but i could be wrong)

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The major changes I remember was Flare and Firkin becoming the Holburn Bar,

works->glow303->Kef, wodka bar

It was the Holburn before it became the Flare & Firkin n'all

When I first went in there, it was Radar's. One of my mates from college was the bar manager - Many a good night! :D

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A few from hazy memory

Cocky Hunters > Frankenstein

The Tappit Hen > O'Neills

JJ Booths > Booths > The Wynd > Ninety Nine

Was it not the Church of Scotland Bookshop before Cocky Hunters?

The Hen! <<Shudder>>

Buzz Bees - Aberdeen's first postmodernist pub? All that yellow scaffolding was something else! :D

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The major changes I remember was Flare and Firkin becoming the Holburn Bar, works->glow303->Kef, wodka bar when it did gigs and had kareoke on a Thursday. That was all mid to late 90s stuff though.

Crivvens.

I remember all those too.

Life was simple then.

The Wodka bar was TINY too I remember, none of the downstairs bit or beer garden was there.

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Do you remember when Jimmy Chung's used to be "Cupids" (i think?!)

Any other pubs/clubs in the 80s and 90s that are no longer there?

Yes, it was The George before it became Cupids - Good Sunday chill-out pub. :)

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The Wodka bar was TINY too I remember, none of the downstairs bit or beer garden was there.

Do you remember the fish tank? Then they renovated/rebuilt & extended backwards beyond it!

Downstairs was a US-themed burger/diner place for a long time.

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Jocks (my old local when I was a student) > City Bar > Maggie Mansells > empty building.

Hullabaloo (had playstations!) > Titty bar > Sports bar > Titty bar

Soda Fountain became Beluga. I liked it better when it was Soda Fountain.

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Firstly, can anyone remember what "The Filling Station" used to be? It's starting to bug me now, thanks. Do you remember when Jimmy Chung's used to be "Cupids" (i think?!) and when The Illicit Still was the Bond Bar? Any other pubs/clubs in the 80s and 90s that are no longer there?

Thanks :up: Clyde

It was "Long Island Ice Tea" for a while as well.

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The playstations in Hullabaloos were awesome! They had that racing game, can't remember what it was called - the one with the cars that rolled 360 degrees - ace!

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Yes, it was The George before it became Cupids - Good Sunday chill-out pub. :)

And Barney Rubble's for a while, then Barney's after Hannah-Barberra's solicitor's got onto them.

Private Eyes was Voodoo Lounge, trying to think of a few more, where's Alan Cynic when you need him?

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The playstations in Hullabaloos were awesome! They had that racing game, can't remember what it was called - the one with the cars that rolled 360 degrees - ace!

rollcage?

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rollcage?

Yeah - that's the one. My flatmates and I used to play the game all the time in the flat in first year at uni, then discovered they had it in Hullabaloos as well when we were out on the piss...

I can't help like feeling that I wasted first year at uni playing Rollcage...

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Is that the place next to the Palace (sorry Liquid, sob)?

Yeah, now Private Eyes 2. The Palace - Mudd Club on a Monday night - 1 for a pint of McEwans!! It was a horrible pint, but it tasted good cos it only cost 1. Happy days. Bring back the Palace and get rid of that hellhole that is Liquid :down:

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Yeah, now Private Eyes 2. The Palace - Mudd Club on a Monday night - 1 for a pint of McEwans!! It was a horrible pint, but it tasted good cos it only cost 1. Happy days. Bring back the Palace and get rid of that hellhole that is Liquid :down:

I remember going into the place above what was then Voodoo Lounge in 1996 (was it still Mr Gee's then?) when it was 50p a pint night with a 20 note thinking "Magic, 40 pints for me."

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I remember going into the place above what was then Voodoo Lounge in 1996 (was it still Mr Gee's then?) when it was 50p a pint night with a 20 note thinking "Magic, 40 pints for me."

Mr Gee's was Club Tropicana wasn't it?

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I remember going into the place above what was then Voodoo Lounge in 1996 (was it still Mr Gee's then?) when it was 50p a pint night with a 20 note thinking "Magic, 40 pints for me."

I was never in Mr G's - slightly before my time (only by a couple of years) - I had heard of it though. 40 pints all you can handle...?

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Mr Gee's was Club Tropicana wasn't it?

I think you're right there. Now you mention it, I don't think Mr Gee's was before my time. I think someone told me it was a 25 and overs club. I was happy to get in anywhere that was 18+ cos I wasn't quite 18 in 1st year at uni, and never tried Mr Gee's but now that you've mentioned it being up there, I think it was "beside Riley's".

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I think you're right there. Now you mention it, I don't think Mr Gee's was before my time. I think someone told me it was a 25 and overs club. I was happy to get in anywhere that was 18+ cos I wasn't quite 18 in 1st year at uni, and never tried Mr Gee's but now that you've mentioned it being up there, I think it was "beside Riley's".

I was only in Mr Gees a couple of times but my memories of it are that it played predominintely 70s disco music, the bogs were full of drug dealers, and a guy I was in with spewed all over a table once then fell alseep with his face in it.

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