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Posted: Apr 3, 2006 11:42 pm
Posted: Apr 4, 2006 3:07 am
Damn, that's too bad. I just went there a few weeks ago after not going for a couple of years. That was always my spot for covert operations, as in girls I didn't necessarily want to be seen with in front of 100 people at the Two Way ...

Great jukebox at the Beer Joint, too ...
Posted: Apr 4, 2006 3:30 am

you should break into it and yell "fuck cunt balls shit yeah godammit!"
it would make ya feel good.
Posted: Apr 4, 2006 6:19 am
damn, its 6, where did all my crack ho's go?!?!?? ho's as in honey's
Posted: Apr 4, 2006 11:18 pm | Edited by: elle
whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!?! i've gotten yelled at before there for cussing. i remember the first time i ever went in there, i was 18 years old and seriously tripping with a bunch of my roommates. we lived near there, so we decided to walk (cuz that's a great thing to do in binghampton). we walked in...and it was weird so we left. not exactly the proper intoxicant for going into that place. hahah. much better when drunk. and even then, i couldn't take it cuz i cuss like a sailor.
Posted: Apr 5, 2006 1:56 am
This was one of the places I recommended on my list (see Help!!! post). Sad.
Posted: Apr 5, 2006 5:18 am
I went there with Earles and a gaggle of Jewish boys from Cornell one night and I swear, when those boys got carded and pulled out New York drivers licenses, I thought we were all gonna die. They finally served us, but I was thinking they were gonna poison us the whole time.

RIP, I guess. Never a habitue myself.
Posted: Apr 5, 2006 6:46 am
oh, thats right, there all back at my place.....duh!
Posted: Apr 5, 2006 7:08 pm
There was a woman named "Possom" who worked there. Once I, Possum and Marty from the Pand H cafe went to the porno shop on Summer and North Parkway.

The owner was a super, super jerk who made his money on those damned fruit machines! Probably had a gun behind the counter considering the neighborhood. Blacks weren't welcome with the Rebel flags, (maybe the owner was an Ole Miss alumni).

Ever see the movie "Barfly"? That's the kind of people who went to the beer joint. No loose women, except for Possum, who actually made a pass at me one night, (with me running)

They did have a really good jukebox in there. Learned to loved David Allen Coe in there.

However, I shudder when I think about the period of my life that I was a regular in there. That place was bad, bad news from word go.

Posted: Apr 5, 2006 7:46 pm
Ever see the movie "Barfly"? That's the kind of people who went to the beer joint.

you are correct in saying that. i'd probably end up there in about 20 years if it would still have been open.
Posted: Apr 5, 2006 8:27 pm
I've only been there once. I met John Stubblefeild there. He was passed out on the bar.
Posted: Apr 5, 2006 8:43 pm
that place was pretty depressing. cockeyed shirley was cool. i got banned fur awhile cuz i cussed outside the place. the owner was a bit of a jerk. apparently, he was partying too much with the area's element.
would be a cool place fur a live venue given the genuine interest in revitalizing the area.
Posted: Apr 5, 2006 9:45 pm
senor, did you know "Billy" and the girls from Birmingham? (Patty and Missy?)
They used to live next door to me, and hang out up there.
Posted: Apr 5, 2006 10:10 pm
owner tried to borrow ten bucks a couple days ago from a friend of mine for a couple of rocks.
Posted: Apr 6, 2006 6:21 am
"I've been tellin' you about that word."

The fishwife of a barmaid kept saying that to me.
Posted: Apr 6, 2006 10:23 am
I only remember "Possom" who was from Paris, Tennessee, who lived in the bowels of Binghampton somewhere. She knew Marty who used to be the cook at P and H back in the 90s. Possom was cockeyed, perhaps they were the same person. She was a nice woman, but ugly as all hell. Once, when she was drunk, she tried to kiss me. Trust me, I'm not picky, and I like big girls, but no, no, no.............................

There was a truck driver who used to drink until he passed out, and Possom had to keep him awake for legal reasons. There was another old guy with a long white beard who was 86d from the P and H for whatever reason, we used to play skeeball there sometimes. I used to drink in there because I had a delivery job working overnights and that was the only place open at 4 AM. They use those big red plastic cups, the kinds only seen in pizza joints like Shakeys and the like.

That neighborhood is crack central, this is where I bought my dope from, and I bought it there often. I'm a little surprised that the owner (Don?) got a crack habit now, he did not like blacks in his place, especially those he did not know. I remember him scolding me once about cursing in his bar, like a preacher in a church. he had a little TV on top of his beer cooler, but he would not allow anyone to watch it because he wanted money from the jukebox. Don seemed to be someone who was old, ugly, mean, and brutal, like his neighborhood and people. I hated that man, but I hope he escapes his addiction before he dies or gets killed.

Posted: Apr 6, 2006 1:21 pm
they had two bartenders that would work in 12 hour shifts!!!! nuts. i cant imagine staying in that place fur more than an hour, although i have, much less 12. i met this somewhat attractive, strung out there. she told me i had too many rules. and i was like "kinda like the beef joint"
Posted: Apr 8, 2006 10:34 pm
I remember when they had an exercise bike in there. They wouldn't let anyone ride it though.

Dude should have used a little business acumen and started selling 20s of dope to the late-night Midtown people. Compete with Printer's for that market ...
Posted: Apr 10, 2006 7:19 am
Senor is right. Good memories or not, a stupid redneck that at bare minimum could be a klan sympathizer in a bar in the middle of a black neighborhood has the makings of nothing good.
Posted: Apr 10, 2006 11:07 pm
oout-of-towners are taking broad and all of binghampton....so I've heard
Posted: Apr 11, 2006 1:50 am
SEriously, though, I think that stretch of Broad could be like Greenpointe, BK, or something. Put some decent retail in there, a couple of cool apartments, a felafel stand, and boom! ...
Posted: Apr 12, 2006 4:18 pm
Why does anyone want to live in Binghamton? That is a rough area of town, in between Midtown and North Memphis gangland.

I remember one time i was in The Beer Joint, that I met two full blooded Native Americans, a man and a woman (maybe a boyfriend and a girlfriend). I enjoy culture and history, so I chatted them up, and it was an interesting conversation before the Budweiser consumed us. Finally, they got mean, talking about the White man stealing their land, this, that and the other. They were swearing and Don kicked them out.

Why was Don so against swearing? He's running an illegal 24 hour bar, illegal gambling machines, probably paid his employees under the table, and sold untaxed beer. A man of such transgressions with a virgin mouth. Amen.
Posted: Apr 13, 2006 1:48 am
well, you gotta draw the line somewhere, right Winesack?
Posted: Apr 13, 2006 3:52 am
come on, dontcha know??? Cussing is HIGHLY illegal
Posted: Apr 13, 2006 3:57 am
i]Why does anyone want to live in Binghamton? That is a rough area of town, in between Midtown and North Memphis gangland. [/i]

i live in bingham(p)ton.(fur like another fortnight) 38112!!! its exciting!!!
Posted: Apr 13, 2006 4:45 am
I, too, believe in the power of the 38122.

LOTS of potential for New Spain, and cheap. I want to move the Coffee Roastery there.
Posted: Apr 13, 2006 4:47 am
And, sugardaddy? Let's buy the beer joint and I'll supply the P.A.
Posted: Apr 13, 2006 4:50 am
Learned to loved David Allen Coe in there.
you'll dig the new Roger Alan Wade "likkered up"
Posted: Apr 13, 2006 8:15 am | Edited by: Sticky Icky Icky
my memory is awfully fuzzy but wasn't the Beer Joint the same location as Fred's Hideout? I remember many drunken nights, at least one trancendental K-9 Arts show as well as a couple of Rin Tin Horn (remember those years Jack?) shows and the biker type owner riding his Harley around inside...good times. Although it could've been the bar next door ???
Your Corner Bar and Lounge (a few doors down) was also host to a few memorable (just for the local color) Hellcats/Panther Burns shows, Larkin ran it for a minute...99 cent Shaeffers!! Whoo Hoo

anyhoo, I should sleep now...
Posted: Apr 13, 2006 4:27 pm
i bet they tear it down and put up an Applebee's..!!!!! thats they roll here in the midwest!! i think were down to 4 "hole in the wall bars" in the county. BUT you know whats fun..?? is traveling around your county and finding little podunk/redneck bars..
Posted: Apr 25, 2006 1:57 am
end of an era. A drunk motherfucking era. I loved the place, but by god it was never a good morning after a good night at the beer joint.
Posted: Jun 4, 2006 7:33 pm | Edited by: eric o
A very tall informant informed me last night that The Beer Joint had been bought... by the same person who bought a bunch of Anderton's stuff... and was planning on putting ANDERTONS stuff in BEER JOINT location.

Anybody have anything on this? Sounds ridiculous enough to be true!
Posted: Jun 5, 2006 12:12 am

tall informant, ay?
Posted: Jun 5, 2006 7:18 am
Yep, I heard the same thing from Mr. Anderton's daughter.

Two "alternative lifestyle" fellas.

They bought the pirate ship bar at the Anderton's auction and are planning to put it in the location fomerly known as the Beer Joint.
Posted: Jun 5, 2006 6:51 pm
corroborated by a firsthand account from someone at the anderton's auction... bar went for 500 bucks! buyer said he was moving it "to Broad."

This could get interesting.
Posted: Jun 5, 2006 6:56 pm
I want my fucking mall!
Posted: Jun 5, 2006 9:38 pm
Sailor-themed gay bar on Broad? Let's name it ...

The Poop Deck
The Galley
The Head
Posted: Jun 6, 2006 6:29 am
Mutiny in the Booty!!!
Posted: Jun 6, 2006 4:34 pm
Queer Joint might be good enough even without sailor ref...
Posted: Jun 6, 2006 5:02 pm
All Hands On Dick
Walk The Stank
Posted: Jun 6, 2006 5:42 pm
10,000 Leagues Under My Nuttsack...thats actually the name of some band in Cleveland. We used to see their stickers all over the Grog Shop.
Posted: Jun 6, 2006 6:04 pm
I'd put my money on queer joint.
Posted: Jun 7, 2006 12:17 am
I'd spend all my money at the "Queer Joint". All you Faggots yell HEY!!!
Posted: Jun 7, 2006 12:18 am
Posted: Jun 7, 2006 1:20 am
Maybe they should combine it with Broad pizza and call it "The greasy Seamen"

I think they should just go with AAARRRGGGHHH!!!

How much more piratey can you get?
Posted: Jun 7, 2006 3:27 am
YO HO HO and a bottom of cum!!! YAR.
Posted: Jun 7, 2006 9:42 pm
Posted: Jun 8, 2006 6:10 pm
Maybe they should combine it with Broad pizza and call it "The greasy Seamen"
...and Mandertons

Don't know if that makes me hungry for the thin 20+ dollar pizza or just laughing at the suggestions. Keep it coming (pun intended if needed).

...easily amused...
Posted: Jun 8, 2006 7:16 pm
How about they further the proliferation of monsyllabic words as business names and just call it:

Posted: Jun 9, 2006 12:07 am
Or just "HOLE"!
Posted: Jun 9, 2006 12:34 am
doesn't have any overt homosexual conotations.
Posted: Aug 9, 2006 1:29 am
Went on a little photo jaunt today down broad and there was one of those "an application has been made to sell beer here" signs on the window. You can be heard on August 16.
Posted: Aug 9, 2006 2:52 am
alisa- your flickr is set to private.
Posted: Aug 9, 2006 12:11 pm
Yikes! Anderton's in the Beer Joint bldg? Whatever will those ker-ray-zee yuppies think of next?
Posted: Aug 9, 2006 12:57 pm
Sailor-themed gay bar on Broad?
" Rum ,Sodomy and The Lash" Serving Wench! Bring me anuther tankard and a tube of KY , I'm becalmed!
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