Ventura, CA Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Here's the Cafe Voltaire'sBan-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
UPDATE 03/05 : The Bambu Hut is history. Many thanks to Dan MacPherson for update. 03-05
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