Wimpey Bars...

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Re: Wimpy Bars...

Postby Mori » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:17 pm

I'm sure there was a wimpy in shawlands during the late 70s early 80s, maybe am imagining things ?

Kilmarnock rd maybe. :roll:
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Re: Wimpy Bars...

Postby Haggis » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:02 pm

i remember as a wee boy in the 60s swinging my legs under the plastic chairs in the wimpy on jamaica street.
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Re: Wimpy Bars...

Postby avitacum » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:22 pm

Was there not one in Queen St Station in the late 70's and early 80's....where the bar is now?
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Re: Wimpy Bars...

Postby mooshimooshisan » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:28 pm

I think you might be thinking of Ed Debevnick's that was where the Rock Garden is now on Queen St (is it still called the Rock Garden? I used to work in there, but not been past for a while). EB's was more of an American dinery type place than a Wimpey, as I recall it?
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Re: Wimpy Bars...

Postby Haggis » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:32 am

OH THE ROCK GARDEN .i remember being served by Clair Grogan HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ALSO GRACE JONES WAS SITTING AT BAR ONE NIGHT .IT WAS A GREAT BAR BACK IN EARLY 80S.THINK IT CHANGED ITS NAME TO ROX GARDEN AND ITS CHANGED AGAIN RECENTLY I THINK.the music was brill.from Siouxsie & the banshees .cure.bauhaus ,
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Re: Wimpy Bars...

Postby Mori » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:23 pm

Rock Garden used to have a Big grizzly bear sitting in 1 of their corners of the bar. :D
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Re: Wimpy Bars...

Postby Doorstop » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:34 pm

That sounds like any pub Groover is in to be honest.
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Re: Wimpy Bars...

Postby Haggis » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:06 pm

correction i should have said 1970s at jamaica st wimpey.soz silly sausage eh :)
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Re: Wimpy Bars...

Postby Josef » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:23 pm

Mori wrote:Rock Garden used to have a Big grizzly bear sitting in 1 of their corners of the bar. :D


It was on a platform, 5 or six feet above the ground in the far left corner as you came in the bar.

In later years it was (I think) given a Number 3 haircut, moved tothe near right corner at the window, and adorned with ridiculous paraphernalia. It might still be there for all I know - it'a few years since I was in, but it was still in the window not so long ago.
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Re: Wimpy Bars...

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:53 pm

Haggis wrote:OH THE ROCK GARDEN .i remember being served by Clair Grogan



Evidence please.
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Re: Wimpy Bars...

Postby banjo » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:50 pm

note to doorstop,megabowl,livingston st LINNVALE.now a go outdoors.
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Re: Wimpy Bars...

Postby Doorstop » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:44 pm

Linnvale .. I stand corrected Sir.
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Re: Wimpy Bars...

Postby Mori » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:06 pm

I never ever seen wee Groger in the Rock Garden, but then again i only went in maybe once a week for a Diluted orange 'n Lemonade after my workout @ Olympic Studios. ::):

this has gone wayyyy off topic.... did Wimpy in Howard/ Jamaica st have 2 floors ?

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Re: Wimpy Bars...

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:35 am

That's where she spent her wages from the Spaghetti Factory.
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Re: Wimpy Bars...

Postby RapidAssistant » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:40 pm

Now that you mention the Jamaica Street one the old clouds are starting to part a little, I always remember being taken to one shortly after a trip to Goldbergs, so Trongate is a possible too. I remember a short lived burger bar called Burger Express adjacent to the Tron in the late 1980s....it later became a jeans store.

Back to Wimpy...the Ingram Street one is now a ladies lingerie shop since about 2003-04 ish...it used to be always frequented by the workers from the Bank of Scotland across the road as it was one of the few places that still allowed smoking. I know cos the ignorant so and so's would always sit right down next to me at the next table and light up (yuck!).

The Union Street one is now a Subway, and the Sauchiehall Centre one got shut when they put in that doomed health club place that died a death (pardon the pun...).

The Wimpys inside the bowling alleys just aren't the same as the sit down ones for some daft reason.
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