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Old 11-01-2009, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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It is a legendary crappy bar since the late 80's-early 90's. It has not been good since then.
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Old 11-01-2009, 02:41 PM
 
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It is a legendary crappy bar since the late 80's-early 90's. It has not been good since then.
Neither have any of the bars within a four block radius. As long as I've lived in Chicago I have never met anyone who frequents those Rush/Division bars.
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Old 11-01-2009, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Neither have any of the bars within a four block radius. As long as I've lived in Chicago I have never met anyone who frequents those Rush/Division bars.
Exactly. Everyone I know that went to those bars stopped doing so 15-20 years ago.
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Old 11-01-2009, 03:08 PM
 
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Neither have any of the bars within a four block radius. As long as I've lived in Chicago I have never met anyone who frequents those Rush/Division bars.
LOK,

when you say Rush/Divion bars is that the same is the Rush St. area?


Or is this another section of Rush?
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Old 11-01-2009, 04:46 PM
 
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It's legendary because tourist books and random talk have made it legendary.....to people from out of town.

I've never known anyone in the city who goes there. Same with a lot of those bars on Division. For decades now people come from out of town and are told to hit up all the bars on Divison. So you get this weird thing where there's a strip of popular bars full of people who don't actually live here.
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:33 PM
 
Location: East Chicago, IN
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It's a conspiracy to get the tourist's money. I'm from NWI but work in the loop and have associates that work in a few spots, and I always tell people from out of town to hit those spots so they get business.

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Old 11-01-2009, 07:35 PM
 
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LOK,

when you say Rush/Divion bars is that the same is the Rush St. area?


Or is this another section of Rush?
Yep. But Division has more bars than Rush.
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Mokena, Illinois
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Mother's should be sued for being a tacky tourist joint that places crappy music. I first heard of mother's when I saw the movie "About last night" I thought it was just a regular bar. Was I in for a big surprise and disappointment when I went there.
In the late 70's, went there instead of disco. They had Mon. 5 bands for 5 bucks. Saw the B52's play Rock Lobster when no one heard of it. Then again, I also loved tacky, dirty punk bars back then.
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:38 PM
 
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Then again, I also loved tacky, dirty punk bars back then.
Mother's is pretty far from that these days.
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Chicago - near NW
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Who cares? If people choose to create some kind of atmosphere in their bar/club that excludes people for dumb reasons, they not only lose the business of the people they deny, but also the business of other people who dislike the segregated atmosphere in these places.

A lot of bars/clubs have de facto discrimination. It can be achieved through bouncer discretion, or by mean looks and rude service from a bartender and patrons. I don't think it's a worthy or feasible battle to take on all of these businesses, and the negative effects on the public from discrimination in these places is not nearly of the same caliber as, for instance, banking.

Let them be, and leave them their businesses that will never prosper.
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