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Best bar in Clemson (all-time)

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Apr 16, 2024, 10:00 AM
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I’m sure this has been debated on here many times before but I just have a random question for all my Tnetters….

What’s the best bar in Clemson? Based on atmosphere, music, drinks, and I guess I’ll throw food in there, I would have to say TDs.

This might be an unpopular opinion but I think TDs is the best all around bar in Clemson. With Triple Ts being a close second….

What y’all think?

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TDs was never my people or place, but I lived in TTTs and Wingin' It***

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Apr 16, 2024, 10:01 AM
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Apr 16, 2024, 10:14 AM
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Wingin' It won't get much respect on this site, but it was easily the most underrated bar in Clemson. Long live Wing!

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Apr 16, 2024, 10:02 AM
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Today, best all around bar is Backstreets. Good selection of beer on tap, in my opinion best bar food (TDs does have better wings), and good atmosphere.

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Apr 16, 2024, 11:03 AM
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Backstreets grew on me alot during my years as a student… it’s definitely one of the better options these days.

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only 6 that have been around more than a decade.

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Apr 16, 2024, 10:08 AM
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Nicks 1976
Tiger Town Tavern 1977
Sloan Street Tap-Room 1979
ESSO 1985
TDs 1988
Backstreets 1992

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Re: only 5 that have been around more than a decade.

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Apr 16, 2024, 11:31 AM
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Don't forget Sloan Street Tap Room

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Apr 16, 2024, 11:35 AM
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Sloan Street Taproom you get $1.00 drafts plus you get the benefit of Jimmy Howard’s wisdom.

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Apr 16, 2024, 11:37 AM
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Used to LOVE $1 Moosehead night... Tuesdays I think?

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Apr 16, 2024, 4:47 PM [ in reply to Re: only 5 that have been around more than a decade. ]
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Sloan Street for my time at Clemson!

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I hung out in those top 3 back when I was a student.

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Apr 16, 2024, 2:13 PM [ in reply to only 6 that have been around more than a decade. ]
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TTT was the major one.

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Apr 16, 2024, 10:41 PM [ in reply to only 6 that have been around more than a decade. ]
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Well done

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Definitely Sloan Street... and still is to me


Apr 17, 2024, 3:32 PM [ in reply to only 6 that have been around more than a decade. ]
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I can't relate to these newer bars since the 80's. I loved TTT back then but it's not the same as it was. The ESSO Club was also not what it is today back in the early 80's.

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Chelsea's - I am showing my age here!***

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When was that? Im not familiar with that one.***

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Late 90s***

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Re: Best bar in Clemson (all-time)

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Apr 16, 2024, 10:12 AM
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Agreed. TD’s 1. Then it would be between TTT and Esso.

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Apr 16, 2024, 10:14 AM
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Tiger Den followed by the Red Carpet (TTT). Good times, Good Memories!!!

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Re: Best bar in Clemson (all-time)

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Apr 16, 2024, 10:17 AM
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Now we talkin'! Those were in my generation of Tigers.

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Re: Best bar in Clemson (all-time)

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Apr 16, 2024, 10:42 AM [ in reply to Re: Best bar in Clemson (all-time) ]
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Tiger Den was Lester's, right?

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Apr 16, 2024, 11:42 AM
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They had free beer from 4:00-5:00 every Friday. We'd get there early and get a seat right in front of the tap.

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Apr 16, 2024, 4:33 PM
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And pinball machines.

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Apr 16, 2024, 10:16 AM
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Sloan Street Tap Room

A couple weeks ago when I was there during hoops season, Jimmy still had beer for a dollar.

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Apr 16, 2024, 10:22 AM
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TTT
Esso
Backstreets

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Re: Best bar in Clemson (all-time)

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Apr 16, 2024, 10:27 AM
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Penny Annie’s in the early 80s

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Apr 16, 2024, 11:42 AM
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Beer, pool, and video games.

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TIGER DEN

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Apr 16, 2024, 10:28 AM
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With Bengal Huddle under it

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Apr 16, 2024, 10:30 AM
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Womp's.

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Apr 16, 2024, 10:34 AM
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uh name all you want. the esso will never be beaten.

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TTT's, Bollwinkles (from the wayback), Nicks, and TD's in order***

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Re: TTT's, Bollwinkles (from the wayback), Nicks, and TD's in order***

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Apr 16, 2024, 10:42 AM
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Loved Bollwinkle's.

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Apr 16, 2024, 11:44 AM
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.25 long necks every Thursday.

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Apr 16, 2024, 12:01 PM
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Remember that well. As I recall, $1 cover and $.25 long necks. Sometimes it wasca Boll's Bucket instead.

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Apr 16, 2024, 1:55 PM
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TTT has $2 PBR tall boys that I used to rave about a few years ago lol. PBR has never been my favorite beer but only being $2 for a 24 oz, it didn’t taste too bad.

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You youngsters missed it. The answer is The Study Hall

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Apr 16, 2024, 10:42 AM
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Followed by TTT
Then Nicks.

Any other answer is misinformed.

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Re: Best bar in Clemson (all-time)

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Apr 16, 2024, 10:44 AM
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TD's was The Bookstore when I was there, and Dan's when my father was.

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Apr 16, 2024, 11:46 AM
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The Bookstore had cowboy night every Wednesday along with .50 long necks. Country music, dancing, and beer...

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Apr 16, 2024, 11:20 AM
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Gotta go TTT and Overtime

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Early 80's...

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Apr 16, 2024, 11:33 AM
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- Bookstore (now TD's)
- Bollwinkles
- Sloan Street Tap Room (it was new then)
- Esso (1/3 of the size it is now - still a gas station)

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Any1 remember Soaps and Suds?

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Apr 16, 2024, 11:35 AM
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Not one of the top, (Nick's, TD, Sloan street, TTT), but I always loved getting beer, wings and games while waiting for laundry.

Concept was awesome!

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Apr 16, 2024, 4:53 PM
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Yep. Did my laundry there many times while tipping back a few.

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Re: Any1 remember Soaps and Suds?

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Apr 16, 2024, 5:57 PM [ in reply to Any1 remember Soaps and Suds? ]
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Yea right next to Esso. Loved that place.

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Did my laundry there a bunch

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Apr 16, 2024, 6:19 PM [ in reply to Any1 remember Soaps and Suds? ]
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Until I could use their $.59/pound “fluff and fold” service and get my drink on at an actual bar. What a concept!

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Apr 16, 2024, 11:38 AM
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Anyone remember Rumors. My favs are TTT and the Esso.

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Apr 16, 2024, 2:16 PM
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TTT has that nasty carpet smell. It’s not good but you kinda learn to like it after some time. That smell is apart of the TTT experience now.

I’ve had some good times there.

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Apr 18, 2024, 1:46 AM
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Was worse when you could smoke in bars!!

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Apr 16, 2024, 11:38 AM
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TTT, Nick's, Sloan Street Tap Room
Longevity counts.
Overall I'd have to give my professional nod to TTT.

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Re: Best bar in Clemson (all-time)

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Apr 16, 2024, 11:42 AM
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Sentimental favorite- Nicks. I have fond memories of sitting at the end of the bar shooting the breeze with Nick. Milton too, but Nick was a lovable old guy. I say “old” but he was almost certainly younger then than I am now. Another old favorite was the Library Club- I can’t believe nobody has mentioned it.

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Apr 16, 2024, 11:47 AM
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In my time '82-'86 (with the FIJI's 1.0) it was Nicks with TTT a close second - although for brief shining moment Penny Annies was amazing!!

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Apr 16, 2024, 11:50 AM
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A couple nobody has mentioned:
Whirl's (great sing along)
Corporation (after the Bookstore)
Corporation (hwy, great bands)

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Apr 16, 2024, 12:52 PM
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Yessir, Corp downtown and Corp 93.

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Apr 16, 2024, 1:06 PM [ in reply to Re: Best bar in Clemson (all-time) ]
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God, you're making me homesick!

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Apr 16, 2024, 1:14 PM
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I'm making myself homesick!!!

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Apr 16, 2024, 2:36 PM
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I will be there Saturday!

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1. Nick's 2. Sloan St. Tap Room 3. TTT***

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Esso Club was my favotite***

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Re: Best bar in Clemson (all-time)

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Apr 16, 2024, 12:47 PM
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No doubt …….. Betty’s Lounge.

There’s a gas station there now. This was across the street from Sonny’s 123 Diner which is now Paws Diner.

Betty’s had a list on the inside of the door showing all the people that were banned. Pretty long list. Lots of Jacksons on the list. I asked the bartender and she said the Jacksons on the list covered three generations. Pretty impressive.

Pool. Cheap beer. Good stuff.

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Remember it well***

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Nick's and Backstreets for me.

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Apr 16, 2024, 1:09 PM
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Nick's for hanging with friends. Backstreets for music and getting ripped.

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Anybody remember the Barrell Tavern

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Apr 16, 2024, 1:36 PM
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Late 80s/ early 90s. In the alley beside the tire store behind Nicks/ Sloan St

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Many big timesin that place as I remember

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Apr 16, 2024, 6:22 PM
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Probably many more I don’t remember

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Edgars and

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Apr 16, 2024, 1:58 PM
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Corporation Downtown

Big screen movies, pitchers of Long Island Iced Tea and the saltiest free popcorn on God's Green Earth.

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Yes! Edgars was very underrated.

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Apr 16, 2024, 2:06 PM
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Red Carpet

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Apr 16, 2024, 2:08 PM
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Can't say best ever or anything, but I spent far too much time, money, and brain cells at TTT as an undergrad, but shifted to Nicks maybe summer between jr and sr year and for grad school.

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Apr 16, 2024, 3:23 PM
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Also used to go to Bash Riprocks (?) after softball league games.

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Re: Best bar in Clemson (all-time)

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Apr 16, 2024, 6:00 PM
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Bash Riprocks had great Long Island Ice Tea.

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Apr 17, 2024, 8:27 AM
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They did something like electric LI ice tea, with blue curaçao instead of triple sec. Had a LOT of that there.

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Apr 16, 2024, 2:11 PM
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Western Sizzlin had the best salad bar before they closed. Ruby Tuesday has a good salad bar, as well.
If you don't mind traveling, Golden Corral has a good one. Avoid booze like the shingles.

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Tiger Den then the Red Carpet for guys my age and older***

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Apr 16, 2024, 3:51 PM
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TTT was where I was I most times but Nicks was a go to. ESSO also. Had some great Friday nights at Crazy Zacks.

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Apr 16, 2024, 4:23 PM
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Red Carpet in the early 70s....

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Apr 16, 2024, 7:24 PM
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With ole way out Wayne, the bearded wonder

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For meet and greet, drinking, dancing, cuddling up & shagging

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Apr 16, 2024, 4:24 PM
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The Bookstore, Boll Winkles & The Corporation were hard to beat in the early 80's ...

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The Genoa Club was up there***

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Re: Best bar in Clemson (all-time)

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Apr 16, 2024, 4:44 PM
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My glory days were 2000-2005 or so. Lived on Sloan Street.

Backstreets
Barstools
Loose Change

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Apr 16, 2024, 5:54 PM
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Gameroom 1980s

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Lived at TTT in 87-89***

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Apr 16, 2024, 7:02 PM
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Lester’s Tiger Den was a great hangout bar. Not so much great place to take a date or pickup chicks but very fun none the less. A friend of mine got his pickup truck stuck on the train tracks behind Lester’s. Then a train came around the corner, hit the truck and cut it in half. Then train derailed. Major drama.

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Was there fall of '73 through spring of '77. My favorites were (1) Lew's, which is what we called the Esso Club back then because it was owned by a guy named Lew. Back then it was a gas station, small convenience store and a bar with about 10-15 seats. The wooden bar top had numbers burned into it and you would put your beer on a number and the bartender (Henry worked there for many years) would spin a numbered wheel and if it landed on the number your beer was sitting on you won a free beer; and (2) Nicks. Put many a quarter(s) in those pinball machines. Had pretty good food, too.

Good times.

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I grew up wanting to go to the TTT. So as soon as I turned 21, l strolled in. I had gone to other pool halls/ bars in my teens. Asked for quarters. They gave me Coors. Ech.... Then when I realized they didn't card, it was on like Donkey Kong.

But I still didn't go to Tiger Town till 21. Because I didn't want to chance it.

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Re: Best bar in Clemson (all-time)


Apr 16, 2024, 10:02 PM
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My time was 1995 - 1999

Top of the Tavern for Saturday at 1201....

TDs for Thursday night Karaoke

Esso overall

TTT close second

Backstreets....

Friday afternoon happy hour at Keith Street

Slices anytime at Pappino's with Frank and Joe

Majik dogs and 9.99 cases of Busch Light at Majik Mart

There was a good wing place on the lake I forget the name though


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Apr 17, 2024, 3:02 AM
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Might not be #1 but there is entirely too little love for Loose Change on this thread. The jalapeño hush puppies might be the single best menu item in Clemson. May have to start another thread with that question.

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Apr 17, 2024, 2:37 PM
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Loose Change is always a solid choice with pretty good food.

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Apr 17, 2024, 6:32 AM
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Best name, even if not best bar, was Red Carpet Lounge followed closely by The Study Hall.

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Apr 17, 2024, 6:53 AM
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Used to hang out at Tiger Town, then over to Sloan Street Tap Room for boiled peanuts later.

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Apr 17, 2024, 2:59 PM
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4 Paws? Anyone remember? Was down by the Esso Club for several years in the late 70s/early 80s. Had 4 pool tables and pinball machines, great music, live bands occasionally (I played in there a few times). Fun bar!

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Red Carpet Lounge


Apr 17, 2024, 3:26 PM
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It had 25C Old Milwaukees, and a stripper long before Tiger Tales.

tigercee

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Triple T was one year in business when I arrived as a freshman.


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My youngest son graduated a year ago and we went to 3T for lunch. Bartenders knew him so he had been there a lot.

We could buy kegs there when I was at Clemson.

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Re: Triple T was one year in business when I arrived as a freshman.

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Apr 17, 2024, 4:47 PM
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I was at Clemson from 82-87. Spent many Thursday nights at Tiger town for their 25 cent draft pitchers! Probably almost every Thursday night. Drinking age was 18 back then. Liked the place where TD’s is now but it wasn’t called TD’s back then. But, my favorite was Bollwinkles and later it was called Crazy Zack’s. I liked the dance music better than rock.
The names Red Carpet Inn and the Genoa club are cool but I don’t remember either of them.

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Apr 17, 2024, 5:50 PM [ in reply to Triple T was one year in business when I arrived as a freshman. ]
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TTT was always a solid late afternoon choice for me. Myself and my roommates would all meet up after class and go to TTT right when they opened at 4. Some great times in there, and they have some really good, personable bartenders.

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Re: Best bar in Clemson (all-time)


Apr 17, 2024, 9:05 PM
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Definitely Nicks and TTT (including upstairs TTT before it was private) when in school and in the years since, but now Nicks is #1. Esso is honorable mention . Does anybody else remember (early 80s) that there was no open container law, and you could get a beer in Tiger Town, finish it on the walk to the Bookstore, get one there, and finish it on the way back to TTT. No one mentioned College Station. Weekends were crowded and not our go to, but Monday afternoon happy hour was great for movies and Long Island ice tea. Met my wife in TTT, so overall, it gets my vote for #1 all time!

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Re: Best bar in Clemson (all-time)


Apr 18, 2024, 8:46 AM
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I think I’ve only been to Nicks one time and this was a few years ago. I’ve always heard it described as the “graduate” bar. I went during undergrad a few years back. I was more into the upbeat bars then but I think I would really enjoy Nicks now. Gonna have to go back there soon for sure.

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Re: Best bar in Clemson (all-time)


Apr 17, 2024, 11:06 PM
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Four Paws, in the Mini Mall!

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Apr 17, 2024, 11:36 PM
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Wow read through 7 pages and only one mention of the Gameroom with Slug and Snake. Spent most of my Friday and Saturday nights there, although I would step over to Sloan Street and TTT occasionally. Genoa would have dollar vodka’s on Friday for happy hour. Good way to get the weekend kicked off back when life was pretty simple.

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Apr 18, 2024, 12:01 AM
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TTT's 89-92 when I was there then TD's

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