Before It Was The Thirsty Whale...
Before It Was The Thirsty Whale...
Posted by: WayOutWardell ()
Date: February 13, 2015 01:15AM

Was it always known as the Thirsty Whale or was it known under a different name before that?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/13/2015 12:34PM by WayOutWardell.

Re: Before It Was The Thirsty Whale...
Posted by: rjmachon ()
Date: February 13, 2015 04:54PM

The Thirsty Whale was on River Road and Grand Ave. back in the mid 1980's when I use to go. It is now an Amoco gas station and McDonald’s. I am surprised that this placed reopened after the flood around 1987. This whole area was under water!



More on the Thirty Whale,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thirsty_Whale



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/13/2015 05:33PM by rjmachon.

Re: Before It Was The Thirsty Whale...
Posted by: hardwareman ()
Date: February 14, 2015 12:15AM

I grew up in River Grove in the 60's and 70's It became the 'Thirsty Whale' in the early 70's. Before that it was called 'The Red Steer'. It had a big fiberglass steer on the canopy over the enterance. I have seen a photo of it in the 1920's, it was then called 'Ottos'.

Re: Before It Was The Thirsty Whale...
Posted by: WayOutWardell ()
Date: February 14, 2015 02:03AM

hardwareman Wrote:
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> I grew up in River Grove in the 60's and 70's It
> became the 'Thirsty Whale' in the early 70's.
> Before that it was called 'The Red Steer'. It had
> a big fiberglass steer on the canopy over the
> enterance. I have seen a photo of it in the
> 1920's, it was then called 'Ottos'.

Awesome, thank you! I used to go to the Whale in for the all-ages rock shows, but my aunt waited tables there in the '60s and was once tipped a substantial amount by a table full of Outfit guys. Nobody in the family could remember its name at the time she worked there, so I thank you on their behalf!

Re: Before It Was The Thirsty Whale...
Posted by: hardwareman ()
Date: February 14, 2015 02:13AM

[url=https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/a8/cf/14/a8cf14d8cd2c6e25ac774dcce48721bd.jpg]'The Red Steer' Matchbook[/url]

Re: Before It Was The Thirsty Whale...
Posted by: hardwareman ()
Date: February 14, 2015 02:21AM

The Thirsty Whale

Re: Before It Was The Thirsty Whale...
Posted by: hardwareman ()
Date: February 14, 2015 02:25AM

Otto's, Grand & River Road

Re: Before It Was The Thirsty Whale...
Posted by: ChiTownJim ()
Date: February 14, 2015 04:07AM

My cousin used to be in a band called Valentino that used to perform at the Thirsty Whale in the late 80s. My family was going to see him perform there once, but something happened that we never got there.

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