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Old 09-24-2014, 05:40 PM
 
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Some of you oldsters may remember when Sandy Springs was one of the city's nightlife meccas. This was one crazy city back in the day.

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For those six or seven of you who are from Sandy Springs, you might remember how different it was in the late 1970’s and early '80s.

It was a single person’s paradise or married-lying-about-being-single paradise.

The best shift to work in patrol was the morning watch. You came in at 11 p.m. and got off at 7 a.m. It was probably the only shift most described as “fun.” If you liked crazy people; people who act crazy; people who act crazy when they drink; or any other combination of elements that make folks go into La-La Land.

The morning watch was the best place to be. I don’t think I ever took a sick day.

The bars closed at 4 a.m. Starting at about 1 a.m., the Buckhead club patrons would spill into Sandy Springs. Confetti’s was just inside the Atlanta City Limits on Roswell Road. An after-hours bar called JWV’s was tucked in just off Roswell Road. They didn’t serve alcohol but did serve expensive set ups for the patrons who brought their own drink of choice.

JWV’s would get going about 3 a.m. until about 7 a.m. It was like a small DMZ inside. There were hookers, pimps, druggies, drunks, and cops. Everyone stayed within their own crowd.

More....View From a Cop: The Crazy City Nightlife of the '70s and '80s - Opinion | Sandy Springs, Georgia Patch
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Old 09-25-2014, 01:33 PM
 
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So I guess I really am that old.

Those were sure some fine times for nightlife in the ATL.
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Old 09-25-2014, 02:02 PM
 
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I wasn't even born til 92 so I definitely don't remember that!
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Old 09-25-2014, 03:28 PM
 
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I remember there were a bunch of night clubs at The Prado. Also, what was the name of that huge sports bar right on Roswell Road just north of 285 that had a giant sand volleyball pit right on the street? Palm trees and lifeguard chairs?

Also, does anybody remember the radio jingle for Jellybeans? It was a rollerskating disco ... "the Rock and Roll Arena on Roswell Road!" Not to be confused with the one made famous by TI in "ATL."
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:15 PM
 
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I remember there were a bunch of night clubs at The Prado.
Remember Frankie's? That place was jumping.
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Old 09-26-2014, 01:07 AM
 
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Roswell Rd right above 285 still jumps on Sunday nights, there are a couple of spots over there that are usually very crowded. IMO that area on that night brings out the best looking women in the city, it's Sunday night so most of the dudes out are people who don't have to wake up and punch a clock the next day- athletes, music/movie industry people or hustlers (legit and illegal) and that by extension brings out the sack chasers and groupies. Plus strip clubs in COA are closed so a lot of the girls from Cheetahs, Onyx and Magic will go there to party too. If you're into that scene or not and you just want to see some beautiful women of all races, then its definitely worth a look.
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Old 09-27-2014, 12:54 PM
 
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Charley Magruders sure had some rocking bands. Those were the days.
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Old Yesterday, 09:41 AM
 
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Loved Frankie’s!! My ex boyfriend, Scott, managed Confetti’s and later managed Frankie’s. Seems like just yesterday I was hitting all those cool Atlanta clubs. Scott & I have a 27 year old daughter and it shocks me sometimes to think it was 30 years ago that my friends and I were club hopping on Roswell Road LOL
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Old Yesterday, 10:42 AM
 
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How about Jellybeans “the rock and roll arena on Roswell Road”
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Old Today, 07:08 AM
 
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I remember there were a bunch of night clubs at The Prado. Also, what was the name of that huge sports bar right on Roswell Road just north of 285 that had a giant sand volleyball pit right on the street? Palm trees and lifeguard chairs?

Also, does anybody remember the radio jingle for Jellybeans? It was a rollerskating disco ... "the Rock and Roll Arena on Roswell Road!" Not to be confused with the one made famous by TI in "ATL."
I'm pretty sure that bar that had the volleyball and lifeguard chairs was American Pie.

And - I definitely remember Jelly Beans! That was a favorite high school hangout!
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