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(Chicago Sun-Times)   After more than 100 years the 'stand-up bar' breaks tradition, gets stools   ( divider line
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4831 clicks; posted to Main » on 23 Apr 2003 at 10:39 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-04-23 10:41:43 PM  
*sob* What is this world coming to?!?!?
2003-04-23 10:42:23 PM  
I stepped in stool at a bar one time.
2003-04-23 10:42:33 PM  
I am currently downloading porn.
Oh sweet its done
2003-04-23 10:42:40 PM  
get up, stand up
stand up for your rights
get up, stand up
don't give up the fight
2003-04-23 10:42:49 PM  
Should I make the "tool" pun or the "stool" pun?
2003-04-23 10:42:56 PM  

2003-04-23 10:43:38 PM  
Ah, stool pun taken.

"It was previously only occupied by tools."

Thanks, I'll be here all week. Tip the bartenders.
2003-04-23 10:44:27 PM  
100 years with no stool? thats a lot of constipation
2003-04-23 10:45:33 PM  
Well if you're into that kind of thing, I'm told you can go to the Parlement House in Orlando. There's always someone who's happy to push your stool in.
2003-04-23 10:45:35 PM  
Working, Building, Some for Selling, Some for Keeping...
2003-04-23 10:45:50 PM  
Hard to imagine the Berghof with bar seating, it was amazing how many people they could cram in there. If you had an actual piece of bar to lean on and put your glass on you guarded it with your life. They also have Chicago liquor license #1
2003-04-23 10:46:14 PM  
ewwww stool.....I just won't stand for that
2003-04-23 10:48:09 PM the crowd has more things to throw when they are drunk and brawling :)
My kind of place.
2003-04-23 10:50:56 PM  
oh wait, those were foot stools
/ignore above movie reference
2003-04-23 10:51:09 PM  
And if you turn the stools upside down, you can seat 4 more people.
"Might" change the demographics, though.
jbc [TotalFark]
2003-04-23 10:52:19 PM  
If you need to sit down to drink, you've had too much already, Nancy.
2003-04-23 10:58:06 PM  
Next tradition to fall at that bar: owner get rid of outhouse, installs pluming for bathrooms. Considers getting electricity soon.
2003-04-23 10:58:34 PM  
Hmm. I prefer bars with no seating at the bar itself. Makes it easier to get drinks and you can get more people in there.

But there should be plenty of seating...gotta be tables and seats around the pool tables.
2003-04-23 10:59:38 PM  
"For the times they are a changing"

/R Zimmerman
2003-04-23 11:05:15 PM  
No shiat!

I had never been there, and my friend made me go on Monday. He was telling me "its really cool, there's no stools because it is an old tradition..."

We get there, what do we see? Stools.

I told him he was a piece of shiat liar. Perfect timing to make him look like an ass.
2003-04-23 11:07:58 PM  
In other news, MADD is pissed at his development, because you also have to sit in order to drive.
2003-04-23 11:08:38 PM  
his = this
2003-04-23 11:14:33 PM  
Ah hahahahaha Defamator
2003-04-23 11:17:29 PM  
First women now stools??! What is the world coming to?
2003-04-23 11:27:53 PM  
In other news... nothing.....its been a real slow news day already...
2003-04-23 11:31:59 PM  
"The regulars, they complain, but then they sit down" -- classic.
2003-04-23 11:34:16 PM  
Yeah Defamator, old joke: How can you tell it's a gay bar? Bar stools are upside down.

/ducks & runs
2003-04-23 11:38:17 PM  
how do you knw if you had enough if there's no bar stool to fall off?
2003-04-23 11:40:12 PM  
who knew a bar article could be so boring.... half the article to establish that you stand up... WE GET IT!
2003-04-23 11:43:00 PM  

Bonus points for your reference...wrong or not!
2003-04-23 11:43:28 PM  
The Billy Goat bar that is mentioned in that article is another classic Chicago bar. Its right underneath either the Sun or the Times building and is a big hang out for drunken reporters and loose sluts. And the burgers are off the heezy for sheezy.

Now if Chicago just wasnt so goddamn cold I would be in it to win it.

Word is bond.

(go braves)
2003-04-23 11:46:59 PM  
04-23-03 10:45:33 PM GojiraXP
Well if you're into that kind of thing, I'm told you can go to the Parlement House in Orlando. There's always someone who's happy to push your stool in.

excuse my one track mind
But is that a bumfark joke?
2003-04-24 12:01:42 AM  
Needed stool samples before going ahead with the idea...
2003-04-24 12:16:53 AM  
Sessone -- "The Billy Goat ...... is a big hang out .... for loose sluts"

I likes that. I never saw a loose slut, but I did have a Schlitz Dark with my Burger and was kicked out more than once when the liquor licenese ordinance was violated. (Liquor? I barely know her?

Loose slut?? No, but I know a Hooker named Minnie Mazola..)

Ah.. the Billy Goat.. where newspaper reporters are men and Lower Wacker Drive still doesn't mean Fap Fap Fap.
2003-04-24 12:30:43 AM  
It's silly, I know, but that kind of crap really bugs me. You're the ONLY person in town to do something, so you change it so you can be more like everyone else. How does that make sense? Why would you want your business to go from being unique to being run of the mill?

It would be like Moxie changing their formula so they could taste more like Coke. Coke drinkers ain't gonna switch, and Moxie's small but loyal base will stop buying the product.
2003-04-24 12:47:28 AM  

Apparently I was too subtle. You were the only one to get my joke. I thought "push your stool in" was common parlance in jokes in that vein.
2003-04-24 01:14:59 AM  
WTF? I love Berghoff's. haven't been there in a while, but I still love it. Great food, house brew kicks ass, atmosphere... The place has tons of it. When you are getting your drunk on, you KNOW that you are honoring a LONG standing (pun intended) tradition at that place.
So... The soft, pussy-ass yuppies want to sit?
Go to the farkin' bathroom.
First Comiskey Park becomes US Cellular Field (can't wait 'till US Cell files Chapter 11), now this.
Chicago is losing it's heritage.
I DO agree with letting the ladies in.
Broads + alcohol = FUN.
2003-04-24 02:04:22 AM  
I NEVER click on banner ads, but the Matrix boycott hooked me.

That's worth a Fark submission by itself.
2003-04-24 02:08:59 AM  

You should try the Suncoast Resort in St. Petersburg on a Sunday.

Once you've seen a gay orgy, you can't unsee it.
2003-04-24 02:57:17 AM  
04-24-03 12:47:28 AM GojiraXP

Apparently I was too subtle. You were the only one to get my joke. I thought "push your stool in" was common parlance in jokes in that vein.


It isn't hard with me I have a one track mind. Even if there isn't a sexual reference I will see one.
2003-04-24 12:20:43 PM  
OK, this f-ing sucks. Another tradition gone, another great place down the tubes. I used to go to the Berghoff for lunch every once in a while when I lived in Chicago and worked in the Loop. It was not my scene, but it was a great place nonetheless. It had to be just about the "manliest" bar in town - a bunch of middle aged guys with handle bar mustaches standing around drinking beer and eating schnitzels before heading back to the office. The place and the crowd probably looked exactly like it did in 1900. Too bad.
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