Michael Horne
Bar Exam

History of the Up and Under

It dates back a century, was a Polish bar, "soft drink parlor" and a house of blues.

By - Jan 10th, 2016 05:01 pm

It dates back a century, was a Polish bar, "soft drink parlor" and a house of blues. Back to the full article.

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5 thoughts on “Bar Exam: History of the Up and Under”

  1. blurondo says:

    “Up and under” is a rugby term.

  2. JOHN VEBBER says:

    You mention that the genesis of the name “Up and Under” may be related to the fact that there was a bar upstairs and in the basement. The actual name comes from a rugby term “up and under ” which a type up kick.

  3. Misha Siegfried says:

    I was under the impression that blacksmith and blues drummer Tom Wilson was the one that made the tables?

  4. Christina Zawadiwsky says:

    I’ve had many good times at The Up And Under (a neighborhood bar for me), so I really appreciate your research on this one, Michael Horne!

  5. Mary Schlagenhaft Lazenby says:

    I went online to research my grandfather’s tavern. All I knew was that it was on Brady Street, and he operated it during prohibition. Your article popped up, and Max J. Stroika is my grandfather. I remember it so well because my grandma Josephine, Max’s wife, used to tell me stories about how she made moonshine in the basement of the tavern. My mom is Lorraine Stroika Schlagenhaft, Max and Josephine’s eldest daughter. Max died at age 38 from complications of asthma, and Josephine died in 1985 at age 85. I will surely have to stop in at the Up and Under now that I found it and am fascinated. Thank you so much for your story and the history lesson!

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