Friday, September 08, 2006


When I was a kid, everyone seemed to have a "bar" in their basement. They often looked just like this one. I don't remember anyone ever using their bar. The photo is from 1968.


Blogger The Mushroom said...

Nice bar! I saw one somewhat similar just the other day, in the basement of a house in Portland OR. (Unsure of the age, but it was the owner's grandparents' house before she inherited it.) While this was a house party, the hosts didn't invite us to 'belly up to' it. :) Bars like this were functional yet more of a project / conversation piece for the man of the house, and like the rest of the den was his "space".

My family worked the other way around: we had a wetbar which was sort of a closet, and it was well stocked and used almost daily, but there was no glorification of the space. No 'bar' to sit at/around.

6:34 PM, September 12, 2006  
Blogger Jan said...

Although that isn't our bar, it sure is close! I remember (in 1968) my parents renovated the basement, covering the walls with paneling and building a bar. We had the chrome and red bar stools, too. After a day of drinking beer on the boat near Lake Michigan, the friends would gather in our bar for the evening.

12:52 PM, September 16, 2006  
Anonymous cyanideprincess said...

That bar is actually very well stocked! Hope they invite me over sometime . . .

7:43 PM, November 04, 2006  

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