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Roadside Taverns Southern California

 

Ban-Dar (Demolished)
Ventura, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's the Cafe Voltaire's Ban-Dar of Ventura. While in the area, check out one of the hot bands that are in town.

Unfortunately, the Ban-Dar closed down and was demolished in 2002. One of the great mid-century marquees and a treasure of a building, not to mention the club itself, has reached its destination... being bulldozed.

 

 

Outrigger
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Any place with a name like the Outrigger must be a good place to visit. Check out this marquee.

 

 

Barney Steele's
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

The marquee for Barney Steele's is an old vintage sign that appears bronzed in the latter day sunlight.

 

 

Bambu Hut (Gone)
Ontario, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Check out the Bambu Hut marquee. A good looking neon type of sign, the Bambu Hut also has an ATM inside! See more Roadside Tikis from Southern California at Roadside Peek's Roadside Tikis Southern California.

 

UPDATE 03/05 : The Bambu Hut is history. Many thanks to Dan MacPherson for update. 03-05

 

 

Lin-Brook Inn
Anaheim, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Lin-Brook Inn is a an old watering hole in Anaheim with a marquee out front that looks to be just as old. Stop by while on the way back from Disneyland. Unfortunately, you can't anymore, since the Lin-Brook Inn ain't no more.

 

 

The Liquid Zoo
Van Nuys, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo


Here's a couple of shots of a Van Nuys favorite. The Liquid Zoo. An interesting name for a bar. Check out the neon lettering on the side of the building.

(Far right) A shot of the neon showing off the cocktail lounge part of the place

 

 

The Melody Lounge (Demolished)
San Gabriel, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

Looking to chill for the evening amidst good tunes and company? Well, not sure if The Melody Lounge is the place but the name sure sounds good.

 

UPDATE 02/05 : The Melody Lounge has been torn down and the lot is now the parking area for a new Walgreens Drug Store. 02-05

 

 

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