Haha I can't believe Nellie's hasn't been mentioned!! This was my friend Zoe and my fave haunt during the mid '80's...we'd nearly always end the night here then run to the West Yorkshire bus station for the last Shadwell (me) and Boston Spa/Wetherby (her) buses.Eddy wrote: ↑Tue 25 Sep, 2012 5:02 pmBrilliant memories and like any self respecting Leeds lad, been to most night spots mentioned in the 80s and 90s. Early forays involved starting off in NELLIES bar, maybe having a 2 pint stein (or 3) . Anyone remember the DJ used to play "The Wanderer" which went down well. Kept out of the way of the bouncer who had national health glasses and was terrifying when called into action. Buzzing after a few sniffs of poppers, we'd go to ROCKIES or the RICHMOND. Pretty rough places but great when you were a regular.Moved on to the WAREHOUSE by the mid 80s and can still remember that feeling when, after queing for an hour, you managed to get in, if the door men liked the look of you. Happy days.. !
We probs started going in there in 1982 when we were sixteen and had just started college. I remember a date in there with a boyfriend who I dumped soon after as he spent nearly all night gazing at himself in the mirrored wall!! We stopped going shortly after it changed to Big Lil's Saloon Bar with the topless bar staff lol (we went once just to gawp!!).
We also spent a lot ot time at Foxes (Chapel Allerton), Ritzy's (where Cinderella Rockerfella's had been before it), The Chained Bull at Moortown, Tiffany's in the Merrion centre and numerous bars that popped up in the city centre.
My younger brother James (Jammy) used to DJ in Sunset and Vine, Maddisons, Harvey's (with the spiral staircase and big rabbit with the top hat stood outside) and he filled in a few times at Mister Craig's.
Other's I remember going to were:
Bugatti's (part of The Gipton pub...now called The Roundhay)...they played MTV on various screens.
The Barcelona, (friend had a birthday party there)
Pig and Whistle (later Fab Cafe...wish they'd bring that back!!)
The Hogs Head
Rocky's (Compton Road, Harehills)
Upstairs Downstairs (armley)
The Cambrian (Holbeck) - in the 'ex libris' building by the railway bridge...think I still have a glass from there
I think I must have been to loads of other pubs doing the Tetely Pub Hunt when I was at college...some real dives!!!...we'd zip in and out as quick as we could LOL...and all for a t-shirt I never wore
Funny you mentioned the DJ playing The Wanderer as my brother (the DJ) used to say it was his theme tune, but he would have been too young to have DJ'd in Nellies.