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Old 19th August 2011, 15:12
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Most memorable bar visited "up the road" ?

"Sunshine" on Kilindini Road Mombasa (not to be missed)
Pat O'Briens - New Orleans (fell out comatose)

I'm sure there's many more to mention !
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Old 19th August 2011, 15:24
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"Inferno" ........ Lauderdale.
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Old 19th August 2011, 15:32
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Steve,

well done for even remembering the names. I just walked in and then probably staggered out. Was the first one up the road in Singapore something like Toby's Paradise with imitation Palm trees. Always a first stop enroute for Boogie Street or some other exotic spot.
Friends of mine have just been to Singapore - it certainly does not resemble the Singapore I knew.
Kings Arms in Kobe.
Whiskey A GoGo Yokohama.
Went to many in New Orleans but cant remember one name. Saw Clarence Frogman Henry in one I do remember. Lots of amazing jazz spots. Bourbon Street. I really liked NOrleans.

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Old 19th August 2011, 15:59
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As mentioned The Sunshine, and The New Florida. If the lads weren't in one they were in the other!
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Old 19th August 2011, 17:02
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well done for even remembering the names. I just walked in and then probably staggered out. Was the first one up the road in Singapore something like Toby's Paradise with imitation Palm trees. Always a first stop enroute for Boogie Street or some other exotic spot.
Friends of mine have just been to Singapore - it certainly does not resemble the Singapore I knew.
Kings Arms in Kobe.
Whiskey A GoGo Yokohama.
Went to many in New Orleans but cant remember one name. Saw Clarence Frogman Henry in one I do remember. Lots of amazing jazz spots. Bourbon Street. I really liked NOrleans.

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Your welcome.
9VG has certainly changed over the years. I was last there in 2002 on a cableship and the price of "Tiger" had gone thru the roof !
We recently had an Engr out from Keppel / S'pore and the price he was quoting for a run up the road seemed unimagineable !
Agree - Bourbon Street despite it's commercialism was always a good run up the road. Kobe - liked the place but sorry didn't stumble across the King's Arms !
Are u ex-GKA ? my mate on this rig is ex GKA Pete Clementson - name ring a bell ? ("Don't worry ! I've heard part of the tales of that magnificent past establishment")
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Old 19th August 2011, 17:33
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Joe Beefs in Montreal, Bamboo Club in Kingston, The Royal in Avonmouth. Never did frequent those houses of ill repute,alway the Mission to Seaman for me. WoW!!what was that? sounded like the crack of thunder.

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Old 19th August 2011, 18:05
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Caveman in Singapore, or any number of Kiwi/Aussie coast bars!
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Old 19th August 2011, 18:16
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As mentioned The Sunshine, and The New Florida. If the lads weren't in one they were in the other!
Two good watering holes, but liked the Casablanca just before the mission on Kilindi Rd.


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Old 19th August 2011, 18:44
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If my memory serves me the Mission was on the left hand side walking up the hill from the docks,well it was in 1948 and1949.

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Old 19th August 2011, 19:30
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Danny's Bar in Antwerp would have to be my most memorable, the most stunningly beautiful bar "ladies" I had ever seen.

They had me completely fooled, I had no idea they were guys, and the little s**ts I was with of course knew this and egged me on to try chatting them up ..

The London Town pub in Durban used to be a good night out, complete with fish and chips and a London Transport bus, whoopeee, thankfully they served up a mean curry too ..

Talking of curries, the best one I have ever had was in Durban, which I suppose is no surprise, the place is famous for them. In the late '70s Safmarine ships used to be "dry" in SA ports, so if you fancied a pint you had to go ashore somewhere, but on a Sunday you couldn't get a beer ashore unless you ordered a meal too. On this occasion it was a Sunday and I'd already had lunch, but the Chief Engineer was rustling up a shore party to the Seafarers mission, which I think was in Smith St, West St? .. Anyway, the idea was to order up a communal plate of chips and spend the afternoon supping on a few Castle lagers so I went along .. After a couple of those I was starting to get an appetite for food and spotted crayfish curry on the menu, so I ordered it thinking "it would do" because the chips looked crappy .. Next thing the chef is at the table asking who ordered the curry, wanting to know whether I wanted it hot as in spicey hot ... I had a feeling then that this might be something special and indeed it was, man I'll never forget it ..

Danny's in Antwerp is still my most memorable.

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Old 19th August 2011, 19:41
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If my memory serves me the Mission was on the left hand side walking up the hill from the docks,well it was in 1948 and1949.

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It's still there John.
I was in Mombasa last Summer and a few of our lads spent the afternoon there, lounging by the pool and partaking of fresh lemonade, or something like that at least....
Unfortunately my attention over the few days spent there were focused on some rather unhelpful locals!
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[QUOTE=5TT;532797]Danny's Bar in Antwerp would have to be my most memorable, the most stunningly beautiful bar "ladies" I had ever seen.

Next door was 'Zanzibar' - 180 degrees about face !

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Mosquito Bar and the next door Venus Rooms in Bangkok.
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Old 19th August 2011, 20:51
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If my memory serves me the Mission was on the left hand side walking up the hill from the docks,well it was in 1948 and1949.

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That's the one John

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Old 19th August 2011, 21:16
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I must admit that through reading this thread it,s nice to put a name to these fine establishments as I was never in a fit state to remember any names!
Having said that,nice to see the Mish gets mentioned.A place for respite I always thought and most welcome for most of us I would guess.
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One of the most pleasant 'go ashores' was to the Old Nickel, Amsterdam.
Another good one was the Irish Bar, St. Pauli en route to the Zillertal.

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Old 20th August 2011, 08:40
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Anmyone remember the Cabbage Patch in Hamburg, and the Blue Funnel Bar in Amsterdam?
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Old 20th August 2011, 10:37
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Hi Pat, certainly do remember thecabbage patch,also canadian bar,run by a canadian who stayed after the war finished.Also plenty on the reiperbahn.yahoo.
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Old 20th August 2011, 12:46
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There was one bar in Schiedam much loved by Blue Funnel sailors, but I've forgotten the name of it.
Another very pleasant bar, known by all Cunard crews is The Market Diner in New York, the only bar I've ever been in where they gave you as much free food as you wanted as long as you kept on buying beer. We used to forgo the ship's dinner just to eat the tasty French Fries, and the crusty bagels in the Diner.
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Steve,

I was at GKA for 28 years. I don't recognise the name of your colleague but we had a lot of RO's who passed through and some did not stay too long. I was there from 1970 onwards.

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Old 20th August 2011, 14:00
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Joe Beefs in Montreal, Bamboo Club in Kingston, The Royal in Avonmouth. Never did frequent those houses of ill repute,alway the Mission to Seaman for me. WoW!!what was that? sounded like the crack of thunder.

John.
"Nice one John" - laughed me head-off ! Suppose you did Cathedral and Museums as well ? The Royal in Avonmouth - was that the boozer just over the railway crossing outside the dock gates ?

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Old 20th August 2011, 14:06
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One of the most pleasant 'go ashores' was to the Old Nickel, Amsterdam.
Another good one was the Irish Bar, St. Pauli en route to the Zillertal.

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Good one Derek
Who could forget the Zillertal !
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Old 20th August 2011, 14:55
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Trudi's and the Green Volcano Kattengracht Rotterdam.... now all gone apparently.
Sorry, Like Neville cannot remember Steve Clementson. But a lot of guys came and went over the years.
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Old 20th August 2011, 18:01
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Talking A few to many to remember!

Florida bar Rio
Scandi bar Santos
Alexandria bar Canada dock Liverpool
Dominion Bootle Liverpool
Norseman Bootle Liverpool
Betty`s bar Glasgow
Liverpool bar Belfast
Orchard Towers Singapore
Crown and Anchor Aberdeen
Waverly Hotel Peterhead
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Derek

Would the 'Ferryboat Inn' at Sapele qualify ????

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