Michael Horne
Bar Exam

What Makes Hooligan’s a Landmark

Long colorful history includes days as a political campaign headquarters.

By - Feb 19th, 2018 04:28 pm

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6 thoughts on “Bar Exam: What Makes Hooligan’s a Landmark”

  1. Thomas Gaudynski says:

    My kind of neighborhood place (did anyone mention Hooliburgers?).

    Thanks Michael. Have a Fixed Gear before you get back on your cycle.

  2. blurondo says:

    A place that holds many fond memories. It was the mid 60’s and the bar served tap beer in schooners. Friends who lived upstairs had an open door that welcomed many of us day or night.
    After visiting the Avant Garde we’d head to Hooligan’s and then to the original Ma Fischer’s for food to soak up the beer.

  3. Michael Gregoric says:

    It’s a shame that the removed the large “Back Your Braves” Indian team sticker, that used to be on the wall mirror, on the North ave. side of the building !

  4. Carson says:

    One evening in the late 70s, I walked from the lakefront up to Hooligan’s, bought a case of beer, then walked back down.

  5. rambleon says:

    Nothing about the makeshift stage they would rig atop the east end of the bar in the 70s? Did I miss it? It was the best place to see a good blues band up close, and I mean UP CLOSE! The greatest bar on the east side, may it long endure.

  6. Barbara Smith says:

    I too was looking for a mention of those fabulous Monday(?) evenings when great local blues musicians brightened our lives to start off the week. And nearby on Tuesdays, the incredible Futuramics (Jim Liban, Billy Flynn and Tom Wilson) were often featured at the Murray Tap. Those were the days…my friend Michael. Great article.

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