Bars, now I'm starting to remember some of the local taverns around my old neighborhood. We had Stanley's Tavern, Top Road Tavern, The Polish Falcons, Duffy's on Pine St., and Cappy's on Brunswick Ave. Mulberry Street had a number on bars that were always crowded due to the pottery workers in the area. I remember Stanley's Tavern opened up at 6:00 a.m. for those guys who wanted a shot and beer before work. On hot summer evenings, usually a Saturday, my Dad took Mom and me to the back ladies room of Stanley's, they drank a few brews and I had Coke in a beer glass with a bag of chips or a hot dog from Stanley's hot dog oven. Man in those days that was living.
When I came home on leave from the service my buddy Jack and I would go to Stanley's for a few beers. A long neck glass of beer was 25 cents a glass, and a five dollar bill went a long way for the both of us. Those days are gone, except in one's memory of what use to be. If anyone out there remembers some more taverns, please post your thoughts. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.