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Jfried
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Post Number: 724
Registered: 11-2003
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Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 - 10:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There's a place called Toby's Bar on Michigan at Cecil. It's closed now, but does anyone know anything about it?
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Livernoisyard
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Post Number: 167
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Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 - 11:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Most non-Mexican or Puerto Rican bars near there or on Vernor are closed or have little biz. There's (or was) a gay bar somewhere near there. But it might be the Alaska bar or something, east of Central.

Don't go that way much, though. I'll ask my next-door neighbor. He knows all the bars, but doesn't hit them anymore.
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Barnesfoto
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Post Number: 1716
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Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 - 6:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Toby's was for sale, appears to be sold.
Barnesfoto has been to the Alaskan in years past, with his friends who used to own Casa de Espana...
The most unique thing about the Alaska/aka Alaskan Homestead was a rail behind the bar on which a motorized bar stool, operated by a foot pedal, allowed the bartender to move from one end of the bar to the other without standing up.
Sorry about the run-on sentance.
Oh yeah, there is also a huge mural of...Alaska.
The gay bar is called RR and I believe caters to the cowboy/leather crowd.

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