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Places around Clemson today's students will never know about

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 2:33 PM
 

What are some iconic places in and around Clemson that students of today will never know about?


I can think of a few:
-Pitchers
-Rockhoppers (trivia night on Thursdays)
-Hardees (the perfect spot to pick up a quick breakfast or box of chicken, even on gamedays)
-Tigertails (I never went, but I drove by it a bunch, and used it as a punchline a few times)
-Explorers (hottest wings known to man -- I cleared a plate then puked them up on demand one night)
-The Astro movie theater
-Beezers subs (place an order online from your dorm, pay $1.50, and BOOM, they're delivered...no wonder they went out of business)


What else ya got?

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 2:37 PM
 

Bettys 1 2 3 Club (for the real night crowd)
College Station
Quarters (Model Trains running over your head)
Whirls (one of the greatest sing along joints in Clemson history)

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Wow...Whirls....

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 2:50 PM
 

I had forgotten all about that place.

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A place I miss even though its still there just in a new

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 3:44 PM
 

store is the old Pizza Hut.I am not crazy about PH in general but for whatever reason I loved that in the summertime the old PH was always dark and cool and I would stop by on hot summer afternoons to chill out , cool down and eat pizza and have a cold drink.The place was old though lol.Who knows what the dark hid!


big d's and quarters.

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 2:37 PM
 

is brother's still around? best fried mushrooms
and burgers.


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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 2:44 PM
 

Hogan's

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 2:45 PM
 

Not a place but a person. Mac. That owned Macs drive inn


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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 9:01 PM
 

In the early 70s the girls would go to Macs Sit in the parking lot to see which jocks were there.


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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 9:27 PM
 

I still stop by Mac's every time I come to Clemson expecting to see him. It makes me sad every time. I'm glad that Pat has done such a great job keeping it like it was over the pat several decades.


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Posted: Jul 28, 2015 8:35 AM
 

Tiger Den, Red Carpet, and The Chicken Shack ( Seneca ) ....Oh yea Dan's


Used to do our tailgating at Explorer's....

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 2:45 PM
 

I think they would sell their parking spots for the season for something like $500. At the beginning of the semester (when we all had money from working summer break) a bunch of us would pool our money and buy a parking spot. One of my roommates families would buy the spot next to it. We'd pull a truck in one spot and set up the tents and grill and chairs in the other. Lord those were some fun times.

And those wings...my wife (girlfriend at the time)and I went into Explorer's during halftime of one of the games....I ordered I think a dozen of those wings and a pitcher of beer. Well my wife may or may not have been 21 at the time so she couldn't drink, so I polished off a full pitcher of beer and those insanely hot wings. Spent the second half with my belly full and on absolute fire. Never made that mistake again.


Re: Used to do our tailgating at Explorer's....

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 3:25 PM
 

I still remember my dad happening to be in the area one day and he and I meeting for lunch between classes at Explorers. I got the wings...and boy did I feel it for the rest of the day. I ordered a medium heat, and I swear the outside of my mouth was on fire the rest of the day. ^_^


The Genoea Club, Y Beach Blast, The Bengal Ball...

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 2:46 PM
 

College Station Pub, The Corporation, and Bollwinkles (later Crazy Zacks).




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BigCU, sounds like we were there at the same time! (story)

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 3:24 PM
 

I was at Y beach one Saturday afternoon and started flirting with a very attractive blonde gal. We hung out a while and I asked her why I had never seen her before. She said she was just there visiting her brother, so I naturally asked "who's your brother"? She said Danny Triplett and that's when I left! :)

Lot's of fun was had!!


A reminder of how old (errr experienced) we are now***

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 4:29 PM
 



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Yeah, he'd have said "Hi Miss Triplett, I'm BigCU!" :)***

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Posted: Jul 28, 2015 10:25 AM
 



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Chanello's Pizza

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 2:46 PM
 

20" pizza and 4 drinks, delivered for $10. Ate way to many of those...

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Re: Chanello's Pizza

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 3:57 PM
 

the vesuvian sandwich helped me
survive freshman year in thornhill!


Re: Chanello's Pizza

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 4:16 PM
 

> the vesuvian sandwich helped me
> survive freshman year in thornhill!


I delivered and made a ton of those sandwiches depending on what year you were a freshman...

man they were good

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Re: Chanello's Pizza

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Posted: Jul 28, 2015 10:30 AM
 

Best sandwiches. Delivery to Johnstone. Beat the meal ticket!!


Re: Chanello's Pizza

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 2:29 PM
 

What all was in it?


I still miss Chanello's.***

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I survived on hamburger subs

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Posted: Sep 3, 2015 12:04 PM
 

Best ever.

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Chanelo's pizza, made even better when...

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 2:39 PM
 

Eaten underground in the tunnels of Underground Clemson. Now that is a memory!


The upper deck

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 2:47 PM
 

I remember they had bean bag chairs in that bar. I watched the Giraldo episode in which his nose was broken by a chair.

Ah, memories.


3 Mickey's Bigmouth's for $1.25. Barely remember it...***

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 2:49 PM
 

Uptown's Sushi. It was right in the middle of College Ave. first place I ever tried sushi and it was amazing.


study hall, capri's, esso when bob higby owned it***

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Re: study hall, capri's, esso when bob higby owned it***

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 7:00 PM
 

Hey I'm with you . You must be an old guy , too. I spent my freshman orientation at The Study Hall watching the two topless dancers.
I worked a few months making pizzas for Bess at Capri's . I remember a guy named Lou who ran the Esso station . I also remember writing a check to Hardee's for $ 1.79 .

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Johnstone, On campus bar, packed Littlejohn

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 2:59 PM
 

East campus taco bell

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On campus bar=Edgar's?***

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Posted: Jul 28, 2015 10:22 AM
 



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Re: On campus bar=Edgar's?*** Sounds right

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Posted: Jul 28, 2015 1:37 PM
 

I remember Eddie Money playing in there once....lol.....many moons ago.


Re: On campus bar=Edgar's?*** Sounds right

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Posted: Aug 9, 2015 12:10 PM
 

Yes, it was Edgars. I liked it but it wasn't considered "cool" and not many people went there when I was in school. Tiger Town Tavern was the "it" place, but it was so crowded and so loud it was hard to enjoy it there.

Also, we lived in the pre-fabs for two semesters. I wouldn't consider those iconic, but they have a special meaning to me as I spent my freshman year there.


Sardis Den

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Posted: Aug 9, 2015 1:47 PM
 

All u can eat crab legs!


i only know the astro out of those

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 3:00 PM
 

and i grew up in clemson all my life. those must be big throw backs


All circa 2004 for me***

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 3:11 PM
 



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Rockhoppers trivia nights were the best!!***

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 3:49 PM
 



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Cope Hall basement where I got

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 3:00 PM
 

a blowie.












































































FROM A FEMALE


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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 3:04 PM
 

Frat Apple (not missed), Acropolis (actually missed)

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 4:14 PM
 




### Sliding, Barrel Tavern, Bash Riprocks, Ramada Inn

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 4:40 PM
 

Mazios, Video Poker (Taking A Chance to Turn Your $5 Drinking Money to More)

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RIP acropolis!!***

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 3:50 PM
 



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Lester's Tiger Den or Bengal Huddle (early 70s)*******

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 3:11 PM
 



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Re: Lester's Tiger Den or Bengal Huddle (early 70s)*******

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 8:31 PM
 

The juke box at the Bengal huddle was the best


Re: Lester's Tiger Den or Bengal Huddle (early 70s)*******

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Posted: Sep 3, 2015 8:12 AM
 

Oh ya...maybe they are still under Ace Hardware parking lot...worth a look.
IMO...they and ESSO are tops!!


Anchaeux's!!!!***

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 3:12 PM
 




Moe's killed it :(***

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Re: Anchaeux's!!!!***

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Posted: Jul 28, 2015 11:31 PM
 

Best /largest quesadillas ever


What was Nick's (that place down the hill off 123)?

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 3:13 PM
 

Did anyone ever go there?

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that club next to Village Green... It had a few names while

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 3:51 PM
 

I was there from 95-01 ...and I can't recall a single name it was called! I think I may have gone there once. It was sketch.

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Re: that club next to Village Green... It had a few names while

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 11:12 PM
 

The Underground? Maybe. I lived at Village Green in 91-92 but can't remember the name!


ITZA PIZZA***

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 3:18 PM
 



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Re: Places around Clemson today's students will never know about

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 3:18 PM
 

Clemson Theatre (downtown before the Astro.)
Winn Dixie and A&P
Dan's Hamburgers
Study Hall
Tiger Tavern (in the basement of the Clemson House when it was a hotel.)
Calhoun-Clemson Elementary School (Starbucks is in the parking lot.)
Hoke Sloan's
Harper's Five and Dime
Rexall Drug Store


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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 8:18 PM
 

This is more in my time period. I remember these.


Skybox, isaqueena #### rope swing,

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 3:23 PM
 

Characters, underground, slims, tiger tails, , Columbos, off campus bookstore, crappy bar above the of campus bookstore that banned me, movies at hozendorf, edgars, that east campus sandwich shop up the stairs from Calhoun corners, dr nowack,

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Re: Skybox, isaqueena #### rope swing,

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 3:33 PM
 

One of my first weekends as a freshman we watched a 250 lb chick try that tree swing and she could not hold on. Rolled all way down the rocky hill and landed on the rocks in the water at the bottom. We were surprised she lived. Circa 1991.


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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 4:15 PM
 




The Isaqueena d@m rope swing is still there....

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 4:33 PM
 

depending upon which day you go. If Game Management sees it or finds out about it, they always cut or shoot it down although I believe the wooden platform is still there.

Of course, the current rope swing is not atached to the original tree which was cut down by Game Management years ago. Other trees have since matured and people have attached new rope swings.




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Jumping off the Isaquena ###

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Posted: Jul 28, 2015 11:53 PM
 

One of the funnest things we did


The Bengal Babes


Posted: Jul 27, 2015 3:25 PM
 

Are they considered a "place"?

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123 Truck Stop after 2 a.m.! (And no Uber!) :-)

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 3:28 PM
 

CT


The roof of Tiger Town Tavern

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 3:30 PM
 

I saw people throw pebbles at the cops from there.

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Go Tigers AND Tiger Nation!


The Compound***

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 3:34 PM
 




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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 3:39 PM
 

The burrito place name? now the burger joint ... love the burritos but the blackened red fish sandwich was the best!

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Dang, wish I could remember!

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 3:43 PM
 

I hurt myself there once whilst taking advantage of the "all u can eat" enchiladas promotion.


Lester's Tiger Den,The Library Club, Lamar's, Chicken Shack***

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 3:45 PM
 




Re: Places around Clemson today's students will never know about

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 3:46 PM
 

How many of these places bring back memories? (good and bad)

-Dan's Sandwich Shop (was the place to go for a very very long time)

-The Bookstore (Warren "Rat" Ratchford, got in legal trouble there)

-BullWinkles (think 1980's...crappy music downstairs behind Red Carpet Lounge)

-Red Carpet Lounge (where students , locals and bikers mixed...I worked the door there some in 80- 81, my 2nd & 3rd sophomore year)

-StudyHall - (across from TTT )

-Fike "Field House" where the players locker rooms were , when the shortest walk into the stadium was down the hill)

-Bengal Ball concerts complete with Beer Trucks at the Y Beach (separate trucks set up for filling your igloo coolers with draft...oh the humanity!)

-Chanellos Pizza -(I delivered pizza for those guy's during my 1st & 2nd freshman year, man that was some good pizza, and the footlong "versuvian sp?" steak sub put any philly steak sandwich to shame!

-Quarters - stayed in business longerthan I thought it would , but was never a big hit for me.

- Lester's anybody remember this one? he was part of Tiger Town Tavern for ever, then opened this spot. I never got the full story on that.

These are still open in some form but have morphed a good bit

-TTT Biggest change happened to Tiger Town Tavern when the drinking age went from 18 up to 21 in South Caroina. Until that point, it was a beer only bar, and the place was "the place" for underclassmen. On a political note, moving the drinking age for Beer to 21 , created a situation where underclassmen were drinking in much less safe environments (off campus apartments, cars, off campus in general)

-Nick's - always was a odd mix of people there, but in it's day they had killer fried shrooms!

-Sloan Street Tap Room - probably changed less than any place in Clemson. Does Jimmy still take naps behind the bar?

-Esso Club an icon , but also one of the first places that Clemson Cadets could sneak to and purchase brown sacks of beer out of the back, before it became all fancy :)

- Keg Parties in Johnstone Hall(Tin Cans)
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-Pre- Fab housing - some awful looking stuff for married students at the time (I think)

-Steak night tickets at Harcombe dining hall

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 7:07 PM
 

Prefabs rented for $36 mo. in 1972 . Rent went all the way up to $ 41.00 in 1975 .

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Steak (and shrimp) nights! Thanks for that memory

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Posted: Jul 28, 2015 8:16 AM
 

I never liked seafood until then but that forced me to like shrimp because the steak was a big tough over- cooked hunk of shoe leather and I had to save my $ for The Bookstore


Re: Steak (and shrimp) nights! Thanks for that memory

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 9:33 PM
 

So true. Steak night at old harcombe. Man that was shoe leather.

Edgar's was great. Dollar long necks. Used to spend halftime and sometimes second halves in their enjoying the cold beer and AC.


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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 9:37 PM
 

Can't believe nobody has mentioned el patron. Was basically built in a multi story house and they let anyone no matter the age drink there. Many great nights there before I was 21. I could get in DT but didn't chance my id often


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Posted: Jul 28, 2015 10:02 AM
 

The Red Carpet had "Go-go-girls" sometimes. I actually had a Math class with one of those girls. The class usually stopped when she came in.


is nick's still around? we used to live there.***

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 3:52 PM
 




The Old House, The Bookstore***

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Re: The Old House, The Bookstore***

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Posted: Aug 9, 2015 2:43 PM
 

Was The Old House that restaurant that served grits with everything , including steak ? I iked that place .

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Thanks for the memories!

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 3:59 PM
 

Early to mid 80's were the BEST!


I remember all of those places

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 4:11 PM
 

Been to all of them except Tiger Tails.

Saw Perpetual Groove at Pitchers a couple of times. Great nights!

Saw the Blue Dogs at Exploreres, before a noise complaint got called in. They went down to the Esso Club and played the rest of the night with Jupiter Coyote. Another great night in Tiger Town!


Sourdoughs..... loved those sandwiches!***

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 4:13 PM
 




Taco Tico

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 4:29 PM
 

Ten tacos for a buck on Tuesday nights. No wonder they weren't in business long.

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BETTY'S LOUNGE***

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 4:38 PM
 



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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 6:27 PM
 

Does anyone remember the name of the pool hall that was around Sikes Hall? I only got to go once in the early fall of 96 then it closed. It was a smaller pool hall but had very nice tables.


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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 6:51 PM
 

Womp's Bar brings back good Memories


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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 7:30 PM
 

Red Carpet Lounge. Betty Braless was one of the bartenders.


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Posted: Jul 28, 2015 4:24 PM
 

Watched the draft lottery for Vietnam at the Red Carpet in 1967. Guy next to me at the bar got # 1.


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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 7:02 PM
 

Broth

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 7:03 PM
 

Brothers deli
Bad rip rocks
Edgar's

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 7:13 PM
 

I don't think anyone has mentioned Clemson ice cream in the Marketing building.


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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 7:40 PM
 

Bash Rip-Rocks
Just Bar-B-Que (down by Esso)

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Charlie T's on the Lake

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 7:41 PM
 

We would go there for lunch all the time.


Edgar's***

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 7:48 PM
 

Big Daves BBQ, Just More BBQ, the three gas stations at 123 and college avenue intersection, friendlys cafe. Think most I remember were already touched on


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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 7:54 PM
 

Johnstone D4....

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 7:55 PM
 

Coneross fish camp and a liquor store in Pendelton called Rabbits, I believe, where you could buy booze underage. Also, how about parking at the dykes to make out with your date. I bet that hasn't been done in 25 years....


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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 7:57 PM
 

How about Mrs. Neuman's?


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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 7:59 PM
 

And of course, Dan's!!!!


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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 8:22 PM
 

Dan's

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 8:26 PM
 

Theater where tiger sports shop is now

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 8:52 PM
 

Watched a lot of Clint Eastwood movies there.


What?? No mention of Red Parker's Ice Cream Shoppe?***

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 8:38 PM
 

Bash Rip Rocks (first place in Clemson I was ever served - age withheld to protect the innocent ;)).

Genoa Club

Edgar's

Johnstone D6

Bust-### Falls

Acrapolis

Burrell's Place


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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 8:47 PM
 

Red carpet lounge
Dances at Harcombe Commons
Frat parties at Y barn.


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Posted: Jul 28, 2015 12:48 AM
 

we accidentally spray-painted our band's name on the floor at the y barn.


Chic-Fil-A......wait, what was the question?***

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 8:47 PM
 

WOW! The memories.... some really good ones on this list...

Acropolis, Chanello's, Bash's, Genoa!!!! (Ole J Roy)


Soaps n Suds -
Sonnys 123
Pitchers.... where was that?????
Nicks still there?


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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 8:51 PM
 

Keith Street


OMG the grilled chicken pita.............I miss that!***

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Nicks is still going strong!***

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Re: Places around Clemson today's students will never know about

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 10:40 PM
 

Thanks for the great thread. I've enjoyed reading this as much as anything in a while.
Man, what a special place. Nothing like it.


Re: Places around Clemson today's students will never know about

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Posted: Jul 28, 2015 1:30 AM
 

This 1st one is a "where's Waldo?"


They will never know ALL of Howard's Rock***

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Posted: Jul 28, 2015 9:30 AM
 

Mine from the Mid 80's -
Chanello's party pizza was the bomb, Genoa Club, Del Taco 25 cent tacos, Awful Waffle at 2:30 am (Waffle King in Pendelton), Bollwinkles Thursday night 35 cent on all can beer and $1.00 buckets of draft, College Station, The Corporation (now TD's), Bojangles (now Subway next to TD's), Mazio's Pizza, Acropolis, TTT with no windows, no pool tables (they were all upstairs), and no liquor, Soap and Suds for beers while you did laudry. It's actually easier to list what is still there. My favorite is the Sloan Street Tap Room. Classic hole in the wall with a mix of locals and students and Jimmy Howard busting balls and telling classic stories. It hasn't changed much at all in 30 years, still the cheapest and coldest beer in town. Nicks is still open on Sloan Street as well. Esso and TTT are about the only others I can think of that were around back then other than Mac's Drive Inn.


Awful Waffle is closed now?***

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The Tin Cans, Married Student Housing***

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Posted: Jul 28, 2015 9:17 PM
 

Paper activity cards that you had to get hole punched for your football tix.

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Clint's Barber Shop, Boll Winkles, The Corporation***

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Bash Riprocks***

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"The Rack 'r Snack" where MH Frank is today.

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Posted: Jul 28, 2015 10:28 AM
 

Pool hall, with pin ball machines (that paid off in money) and most of all, a huge slot car track that had 8-10 lanes and filled an entire room.

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Re: Places around Clemson today's students will never know about

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Posted: Jul 28, 2015 11:39 AM
 

How about the "Chicken Shack" in Seneca?


Re: Places around Clemson today's students will never know about

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Posted: Jul 28, 2015 1:29 PM
 

Ole Norms Hardware.

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Dobson's Hardware***

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Re: Places around Clemson today's students will never know about

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 10:41 PM
 

The diner at the bottom of lever dorm lol. Channellos versuvian steak is still my all time favorite


Working out at the Dungeon....Channelos pizza...the ###

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Posted: Jul 28, 2015 1:41 PM
 

Mac's

TTT and the Tap room


Dan's***

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Re: Places around Clemson today's students will never know about

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Posted: Jul 28, 2015 10:34 PM
 

I have both experiences and places that mostly involve drinking for some reason :)

1. Heckling opposing Right Fielders at Clemson Baseball Games while standing behind the Right Field Fence. Drinking from a keg at the same time.

2. Having drinks at a "legal" age at Fins Bar downtown. It was a Jimmy Buffett themed bar. Probably closed down due to a majority of the patrons were not over 21.

3. $1 Corona's during Mexi Monday at the Esso and 75 cent PBR's all the time, any day. This was before liquor and food was served there.

4. Charlie T's on the Lake. Great place to hang out during the summer. Good wings, opened past 2am, and Karaoke.

5. Ordering liquor pitchers at Tiger Town Tavern with mini bottles.

6. Wed night burger night at Explorer's which led to a "gut bomb" in the morning.

In regards to all of the comments about Tiger Tales. If there was Trip Advisor or Yelp back then the commentary would be the following: Very rustic establishment. The free pool and BYOB distracts you from looking at the prego dancer with Coot tats!

Go Tigers!!!!!


re: #5, when I was at TD's for homecoming, we ordered

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 3:56 PM
 

a pitcher (albeit with regular bottles now, not mini bottles!) AND IT WAS STILL ONLY $12!!!!!!!! I couldn't believe it!!!

:)

That was a good pitcher of Long Island Iced Tea :D

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Bookstore, Boll Winkles, The Corporation, The Study Hall

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Posted: Jul 28, 2015 11:36 PM
 

Circa 1979-1984 ... Good Times ... Chic

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On campus Taco Bell

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Posted: Jul 28, 2015 11:40 PM
 

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Posted: Aug 9, 2015 11:28 PM
 

Circa 1970. HoJo's at the Jct of Hwy 123 and 93. They had an "all you can eat" fish fry every Tuesday night. They lost money for sure. Crawford's Grocery store just off Hwy 93. God bless Mrs. Crawford. She gave credit to all of the married students every month until our ROTC checks arrived. Littlejohn Apartments just off of Hwy 93. They were torn down many years ago. We did manage to take our 2 young children to show them where we lived. Their comment- "Boy mom and dad, ya'll were poor." Diary Queen on Hwy 93. Great "Dilly Bars."


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Posted: Aug 10, 2015 6:38 AM
 

Pendleton Road Beer Depot...is it still there?

Crazy Zack's..,$1 cover and $.01(yes a penny) draft on Tuesday nights. You could go there with $2 in your pocket and forget what your name was by midnight LOL..

Circa 1982-87


Bump for GAME WEEK!***

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Just BBQ and Los Hermanos

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Posted: Sep 3, 2015 11:50 AM
 

Great Topic.

I bartended at Quarters. That was not a great job for my GPA.

The servers were known by the color of their dress.


Del Taco. Guess Taco Bell got em with their discount menu.***

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Pics of the Tiger Den and old Memorial Stadium


Posted: Nov 8, 2015 2:41 PM
 

On Friday nights my brother and my cousin would go to the Tiger Den and the City Pool Room in Seneca.


Rockhoppers closed?!

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 2:43 PM
 

I knew about Beezer's, since I was working there when they shut it down (owner actually didn't tell most of the employees, came back from Christmas break and saw the sign, ran into my former supervisor/manager a week later and he told me the owner closed the business). I also knew about the Astro and the students trying to save it or reopen it and Tiger Tails (was Shanghaied there once and that was all it took to never go back), but I didn't know Rockhoppers closed. I haven't been by there since school. When did that happen?


It's news to me as well.

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 3:26 PM
 

I worked as a cook at Rockhopper's when I was in school. We had a great team there.

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I don't think it has been called Rockhoppers for at least 2

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 3:58 PM
 

or 3 football seasons. Occasionally I come in that way on 123 by the old Ramada.

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Los Hermanos ...***

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The "Rack-R-Snack" where MH Franks is today.***


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"The Tiger Tavern" in basement of the Clemson House***

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Beezer's went out of business!!!?!?!??

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 3:00 PM
 

I suppose I'm out of the loop quite a bit. This may have happened a while ago, but this is a sad day for me. Luckily I can simply take a look at the latest rankings for a quick pick me up.

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Rumors!! 2nd floor dance club above the old bookstore***

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Red Carpet Lounge, The Study Hall, The Library

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 3:54 PM
 

just to name a few.

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All girls Byrnes Hall with nekkid rooftop sun bathing

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 3:57 PM
 

Been there, saw that.

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RIP House of Leung and from the Mid 70s The Dragon Den.

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 4:01 PM
 

Went with my family to the House of Leung a lot.The Dragon Den started around 74-75 and was just off 123 and Old Greenville Hwy.The food was ok but it was a big deal in the mid 70s here.


4Paws ,Corporation and the Grocery

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When I was a kid, obviously long before the new

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 4:28 PM
 

West stands were built, one of my favorite memories of Clemson was sliding down the grassy hill that sat between the North stands and the West end zone stands on a piece of cardboard. I realize you were talking about bars/restaurants, (Explorers would be mine) but to me, that's a memory I have always/will always cherished/cherish.

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Re: When I was a kid, obviously long before the new

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 5:01 PM
 

Here is a picture of old Memorial Stadium. I guess this is from the 60s or so but the stadium looked about the same way till the first upper deck was added in 78.


Re: When I was a kid, obviously long before the new

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 8:37 PM
 

Thanks for finding that picture. It would've been in the lower left hand corner of from that view I believe. I'm not quite that old though....late 80's-early 90's for me.

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Chanello's***

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Whirl's sing-a-long. Still have one of the pointer yard

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 9:44 PM
 

sticks.

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Re: Places around Clemson today's students will never know about

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 9:59 PM
 

Tuesday night all you can eat seafood dinners at Howard Johnson's at the Hwy 93 exit off 123. All of the married students went there on Tuesdays. They lost money that night for sure.

Also, Crawford's Grocery in the Littlejohn Apartments. Mrs. Crawford gave monthly credit to thousands of students over the years. She was a kind sole.

Dairy Queen on Hwy 93. Great Dilly Bars.


Jacks BBQ (next to Esso)

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 10:10 PM
 

When it was still a gas station first.


Re: Places around Clemson today's students will never know about

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 10:14 PM
 

Acropolis Pizza
Colombo's when it was at the BiLo
Edgar's at the Union
Some dance club above Todaro's
Wireless Cafe'
Keith Street B&G

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 10:30 PM
 

These are bringing back tons of great memories from my days at Clemson during early 90's Don't forget about:

Frat parties at the Skybox
Buying first pack of cigarettes or beer at The Magic Mart
The Waffle King after a hard night of drinking.
Dance parties and underage drinking at Rumors.
Back in early 90's the only Chinese restaurant near campus. Think it was called No. 1 Chinese restaurant.

Man do I miss college. Good times!


Dan's, Jabberwocky, High Falls!**********

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