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gf

climber
Nov 2, 2012 - 03:22pm PT
Chief -did you witness the ascent of the Neon Chieftan sign by Daryl on a 5.00 bet?
Mighty was likely inside enjoying the genteel company.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 2, 2012 - 03:25pm PT
I didn't go much to the Chieftain or the Squamish Hotel - Daryl correctly diagnosed me as a lightweight, when it came to drinking, anyway. They seemed typical seedy bars for the 1970s, not much different from those in downtown Vancouver. They might have had signs about knives and banned lists - can't remember. But I very definitely remember the Cliffside, probably in the early 1980s, having such signs.

As others have observed, the bars up north are in an entirely different category. I visited a few, when working geology.

Then there was the original Mad Trapper, in Golden, before it moved and went all yuppie.
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Nov 2, 2012 - 03:29pm PT
gf

I was witness to many of Darly's harebrained antic but not that one.

PB
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Nov 2, 2012 - 03:33pm PT
The beer parlour in Bralorne was more epic then in Squamish ; the drunkest I ever saw a human being who was still standing and drinking was some joint in Pr Rupert and the bar I did go into and wish I hadn't would have to be a toss up between The Drake or The American - both in Van. Both long gone.

Might have been me you saw in Rupert...

For some years, my PhD thesis adviser and I used to hit every pub in Rupert on a single night, at least one beer in each. They kept burning down at about the same rate as new ones opened. But eventually there were so many new ones we couldn't keep pace, and many of the cool, old ones had gone and it the the crawl just wasn't the same.

Ah, the Drake and the American. Don't forget the New Fountain and the Stanley. Both long gone. Along with the Cecil (I'm still banned for life from there).

Ghost: the Ranch Hotel in Williams Lake was the first pub I (illegally) had a beer in. Pretty calm that night, but it's was WILD some other times I visited.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Nov 2, 2012 - 03:53pm PT
Yup, the Drake was something special. I remember an argument one night at a table near the one I was sitting at. Didn't get out of hand, although it sounded pretty nasty. Finally one guy got up and headed for the door. Which, as you may recall, was down a wide four- or five-step set of stairs. A young woman started up it as he started down. He punched her square in the face as he passed, not even slowing down. And then he was gone, and she got up, apparently not seriously injured. Nor very surprised. It was that kind of place.

About fifteen minutes later he came back in, carrying a long narrow cardoard box, and headed straight to the table where he'd had the argument. I figured we were all about to witness a shooting, but he just sat down and pulled a curling broom out of the box and showed it to someone as if nothing unusual had happened.

Just another night at the Drake.

Unless it was the Yale. Not much difference as I recall.
bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Nov 2, 2012 - 04:23pm PT
The president of the Canadian Advocacy Group for Las Vegas Strippers performing in the Khumbu region and globally for that matter is now back online.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 2, 2012 - 04:24pm PT
OK then, sing us a song, now that you're back.
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Nov 2, 2012 - 04:48pm PT
bmacd is back. Cool!
Representation and advocacy for us relic hominids.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 2, 2012 - 04:54pm PT
Ya Bruce!!! Welcome back buddy!! My hook worked!! Somehow...
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 2, 2012 - 05:05pm PT
Bmacd is back! Hopefully for awhile. The Drake & the American is a toss up for sure Tami, have only been to each once & coincidentally on the same night I would have to choose the American for overall scuzziness based on odor (odor of patrons, servers, restrooms & the building in general), lets just say I only had one, it was definitely from a bottle then we got the F out! I guess the Drake was more tolerable due to the ladies that were being paid to be naked as opposed to those that wanted to get paid by us to get naked in the alley behind the American. Ewwwwww.

As for returning to Squamish granite after being away i'm with Andy, some of my best days climbing and feeling good in Squamish were shortly after returning from a trip. The Squamish setting and stone always feels so good to return to.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 2, 2012 - 05:10pm PT
I remember the drake. My old roomate had a hard on for the place... We got stuck in the parking lot one time for a couple hours when my battery died... We had cables and everything but no one would give us a jump!! Finally some gentleman helped us out... ;) scuzzy place, decent girls tho... Hey tricouni do you think they would still recognize you at the Cecil?? I bet you could get away with it ;)
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Nov 2, 2012 - 05:25pm PT
Hey tricouni do you think they would still recognize you at the Cecil?? I bet you could get away with it ;)

Yeah, I was back a few times after the banning. The bouncers and waiters turned over fairly frequently in those days. Too bad it's gone.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Nov 2, 2012 - 05:25pm PT
Let's not forget the Saturday night fun of being an out of town drunkard in the great metropolises of Quesnel, Prince George, Watson Lake-Yukon Territories or Mackenzie B.C. (Bush Country)

Having enthusiastically blown chunks in all these places and then sobered up with a 2am "Hot Turkey Sandwich" at the local Canadian-Chinese Cuisine restaurant, I can think of no finer introduction to Canadian culture !
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 2, 2012 - 05:27pm PT
We should all go to the Lotus Gardens sometime, for some nostalgia, and fine Chinese-Canadian cuisine. Before or after the pub crawl?
MH2

climber
Nov 2, 2012 - 06:02pm PT
Hip-Hoorah for Bmacd! And other semi-mythicals. Will scramble to get my Yeti papers in order.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 2, 2012 - 06:17pm PT
I think their chicken comes out of a can & the noodles taste like earthworms at lotus, I also suspect shenanigans occur on the upper floor.

I'd rather eat the fresh cats at fortune kitchen on the north end of town, even though the health inspectors reports would allude to the fact that lotus may be in better shape currently, FK hasnt been inspected in almost a year- dinner for one "B" please!

Totally off topic still but this link may be useful for those that don't wanna die from eating out- at restaurants.

Find your favorite local restaurant here!


Edit- just click on food establishments up top & have fun. Not sure if I'm meant to share this link or not but its good info to have.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 2, 2012 - 06:33pm PT
I've always been happy with fortune kitchen food.. of course i've never done any tests on it per se...
bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Nov 2, 2012 - 06:33pm PT
Took the KidCormier out in August on a successful prehistoric human tracking mission to the far end of Stave Lake to get some cover shots for the Journal of Human Evolution.

Little did I know, 2 months later he would be leading 26 out of 30 pitches on last months ascent of the Muir Wall as his first El Cap route.

How about a round of applause for Squamish's 21st century version of Daryl Hatten ?

TheKidCormier contemplating life on a mission to Tingle Creek, British...
TheKidCormier contemplating life on a mission to Tingle Creek, British Columbia, Stave Lake - Just before Homo Erectus captured and then released after DNA sampling ;-)
Credit: bmacd

Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 2, 2012 - 06:39pm PT
My old roomate had a hard on for the place...



Gnarrrrr........
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 2, 2012 - 08:50pm PT
Hahahaha.. Yeah... he couldn't go to the city unless there was a visit to the Drake or the Cecil....

Ahhhh.. A bmacd image!! Nice to have you back sir. Yes, mucho congrats to Luke on his Muir Wall ascent. Very impressive effort, considering the temperatures and circumstances..

Luke hanging the bags at the bottom.


Silver asked me to buy the Kid a beer for him, so when I got the last minute invitation to dinner at Taste of India on Wednesday night I couldn't resist.

I called Kyle and Nina who were eager to go too, so they came and picked me up.

Luke with his Kingfisher


When we showed up Luke told us there was a special geust.. we bs'd for ahwile and i geussed a lot of wrong names until Perry showed up.

I was great to have Perry join us, just another climber like us, but with amazing stories!!


I took a couple crappy pics.. shoulda just used the flash...









a good time was had by all and the owner was very happy to have us!! ;)



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