Not the Clifton I know

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    Yeah, childhood house and also bounced around a few apartments around town before deciding to move northwest

    Even the streets that bordered Paterson used to be fine as recent as Y2K

    There were a few rough areas down by the Passaic line, but I still hit basically every bar in Clifton aside from the chains along Route 3
     
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    My old stomping grounds was along Van Houten
    I know all the bars very well, and pizza joints too.

    Moved around a few areas of town for pit stops before having enough of some stuff and going up here to Sussex, a different world
     
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    I worked at Roche early in my career, 2003/2004. The overall area was okay, but damn traffic royally sucked, which is why I left. I assume the traffic is unbearable by now.
     
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    I used to go to Yesterday's late night, that's near Nutley
    Chill crowd, met a few good ladies there

    I preferred the no nonsense dives within walking distance, like Bogeys, The Cliff, and Emerald.

    For crazier nights my boys and I would go into Hoboken or the clubs in Lodi during the colder months. Sometimes out to Morristown
    Belmar in the summer, which I still do
     
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    If you're ever here message me or email(?) and we can meet for a drink! I'm always down for new friends. Lol
     
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    I'll take you up on that, if I'm sober enough to remember.
     
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    I'm also by Emeralds and have been there many times. Bogeys no, Cliff, yes. Yesterdays was our go to when the bars would close at 2 and Clifton was open til 3.(I'm older than you ) 20s was Hoboken and Morristown which was a hike from me.
     
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    Also, Shots in and Sharkys are dive bars, but I think closed down.
     
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    There was another one on Vanhouten and I can't think of the name. They had bands there. If someone sees this thread hopefully he will chime in cause he knows which I mean.:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: Funtimes!
     
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    Shots , the joint over by the Stop & Shop?
    The only time I was there we almost got into a skirmish with some jagoffs
     
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    Yep.
     
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    You're talkin about Dingbatz
     
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    Loop Lounge!!
     
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    That was in Passaic, went a few times, Goth crowd
     
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    Oh ok. I saw you mention dives and DPs awhile back, is that place still around ?
     
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    Clifton was always doomed. Can’t secure both borders. Paterson and or Passaic was always going to creep in
     
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    In Garfield?
    Yeah, good joint
     
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    It held its own for a long time

    Still a good town overall
     
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    Used to hit a bar in Clifton. Fatso's? Of course that was the 70's. Went on a bar sponsored bus trip to a Giant's game at the Yale Bowl. Still don't know how we got out of Ct without half the crew ending up in Jail.
     
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    There was a Fatsos in North Arlington Ridge Road. I don't know of the one in Clifton. Plus, I was born in the 70s.haha
     
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    Yes, Garfield. I've been a couple times. Good garlic fries.
     
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    That Irish Pub on Ridge in NA is solid
     
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    Ever go to Pub 46? I used to DJ there between band sets.
     
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    Yessss. Every Tuesday when in 20s!
     
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    Damn this is a trip down memory bar lane...
     
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    Yes, years ago I did
     
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    Now I'm jonsing to do a Clifton bar crawl
     
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    I could swear it was in Clifton. Like I said it was the 70's during my drinking days so the memory could be a bit foggy.
     
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    I am pretty sure fatso’s was in north Arlington. There was also one in South Amboy .
     
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    It was in NA for sure
     
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    Maybe in the 70s there was a Fatso's in Clifton as well.
     
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    Good local bars are getting harder to come by. The chains have taken over New Jersey.
     
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    I just contacted one of my old drinking buddies down in SC. He thought Clifton too but full disclosure he's old like me so take it fwiw.

    Far be it for me to disagree with Proud when discussing bars. It's like a HS QB disagreeing with Peyton Manning
     
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    I love a good dive bar once in a while!
     
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    Fatso's definitely in NA. Several drunken nights there in the 90s followed by a diner in Lyndhurst or Tick Tock in Clifton on the way back home. Wed night before Thxg'g was always packed at Fatso's with locals from NA and Lyndhurst. A couple friends were Lyndhurst natives otherwise I'd have probably never made it there.
     
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    I just kicked my 12 pack of Bud

    A quick shot of Jim Beam and I'm calling it a night.

    Going paintballing with friends early tomorrow
     
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    I'd be passed out lol I can't drink anymore.
     
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    Shots was only in business for a short time, there is s seafood restaurants in that spot now

    Sharkeys is going strong and should be in business as long as the owner wants

    As someone mentioned, the Grove st area is pretty good, and there are a few huge mansions recently built.

    The Montclair heights section is a nice neighborhood
     

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