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19-03-2009, 07:51 AM
An article about the Capitals (former Cracker Cats), but I was most interested in the last paragraph that says they will be maintaining a year round pub in the Home plate lounge. Year round beer in the Valley!

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Sports/Capitals+ready+throw+first+pitch/1404776/story.html

IanO
19-03-2009, 08:46 AM
^awesome... and about friggen time. I would go there for Oiler games as well.

Chmilz
19-03-2009, 10:02 AM
I've never been, is it decent inside?

etownboarder
19-03-2009, 11:08 AM
I didn't even know they had a lounge down there... good to know. What's it like on the inside?

PJC
19-03-2009, 12:21 PM
Anybody ever go to the (now closed) Cliff Clayburns at 105 St and 97th Ave? The place always fascinated me but never got to check it out. I guess until this from the ball team, that was the only place at or near the valley to get a grain-related beverage.

lat
19-03-2009, 12:23 PM
I went there once before a game... It actually wasn't bad at all.

lat
19-03-2009, 12:25 PM
I was also in the Home plate lounge for a game. A friend was throwing out the first pitch, so had a bunch of passes to get in there. Its quite nice inside. Felt quite comfortable...

IanO
19-03-2009, 12:42 PM
Cliff's was a decent neighbourhood pub, too bad we lost it to NOTHING.

woo

Nko
20-03-2009, 12:38 PM
Cliff's was a decent neighbourhood pub, too bad we lost it to NOTHING.

woo

C'mon!

The Dockside is just right up the street!

IanO
20-03-2009, 12:48 PM
^you mean the stabside.

Nko
20-03-2009, 01:01 PM
^no, sorry we're both mistaken.

I meant the 'buysellsmokecrackside'

I thought I heard it was not supposed to get its lease renewed?

IanO
20-03-2009, 01:04 PM
^hopefully... i had emailed the manager of the hotel and they are trying to NOT renew it.

I honestly believe 50% of the petty/auto crime in my neighbourhood is because of that place.

Nko
20-03-2009, 01:22 PM
^I agree completely. It brings nothing to the neighborhood. I wish the city/cops would go in an shut it down citing whatever bylaw/law they used when they shut down that other bar.

IanO
20-03-2009, 01:40 PM
^agreed.

It is the closest bar to my house, and i like bars, but i have never got past the door because i felt like i was going to get the shiv.

Nko
20-03-2009, 02:02 PM
^or the HIV

overoceans
20-03-2009, 09:53 PM
I used to drink at the Dockside all the time, early to mid 90s. It always seemed like a decent enough place, the usual assortment of oddball downtown characters of course, but nothing unmanagable.

Has it really gotten so much worse since the 90s? Or is my tolerance for scuzziness just a little bit stronger than everyone else's?

Sonic Death Monkey
22-03-2009, 12:06 PM
Anybody ever go to the (now closed) Cliff Clayburns at 105 St and 97th Ave? The place always fascinated me but never got to check it out. I guess until this from the ball team, that was the only place at or near the valley to get a grain-related beverage.
BTW, the name was "Cliff Clavins", after the character on Cheers.

I look forward to checking out the Home Plate Lounge.

ThomasH
22-03-2009, 10:44 PM
That pub better be open in time for the Canada Day fireworks!

IanO
23-03-2009, 10:13 AM
I used to drink at the Dockside all the time, early to mid 90s. It always seemed like a decent enough place, the usual assortment of oddball downtown characters of course, but nothing unmanagable.

Has it really gotten so much worse since the 90s? Or is my tolerance for scuzziness just a little bit stronger than everyone else's?

I don't mind some oddballs but from what i see when i pass by it, many of its patrons are the same people i see doing interesting things around the neighbourhood.