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Hmmm, I'm wondering if it was the Commodore Ballroom my g/f and I went to every Friday night. It had two different bands; one on the main floor and the other on the second. Neither music interfered with the other - and in thinking about it I don't know how that worked but it did.

We'd go out for dinner and then dance the night away. OMG the fun we had. Can't remember the name of the venue tho' so if you remember what the Commodore was like, was this where I went? It was what, 50 years ago? Wow, how time flies!
Possibly Oil Can Harry’s, on Thurlow across from the Ritz Hotel . They had three rooms , one small piano bar playing Jazz , the main venue with the club band playing . The club band was Heart before they went on to fame and fortune . And another large room on top with mostly heavy rock bands . Was one of my favourite venues .
 
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Possibly Oil Can Harry’s, on Thurlow across from the Ritz Hotel . They had three rooms , one small piano bar playing Jazz , the main venue with the club band playing . The club band was Heart before they went on to fame and fortune . And another large room on top with mostly heavy rock bands . Was one of my favourite venues .
You know, Oil Can Harry's does ring a bell. Whether or not it was Oil Can Harry's or not, we had so much fun! I have to admit I really had a good time before I got married & for 4 years after before we had kids - then it went all down hill from there - not really, but wasn't able to "party" any more. Sigh... those were the days.
 
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You know, Oil Can Harry's does ring a bell. Whether or not it was Oil Can Harry's or not, we had so much fun! I have to admit I really had a good time before I got married & for 4 years after before we had kids - then it went all down hill from there - not really, but wasn't able to "party" any more. Sigh... those were the days.
I can not think of any other multiple rooms in one venue but something seems to be hiding . Maybe Pete remembers .
 

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Possibly Oil Can Harry’s, on Thurlow across from the Ritz Hotel . They had three rooms , one small piano bar playing Jazz , the main venue with the club band playing . The club band was Heart before they went on to fame and fortune . And another large room on top with mostly heavy rock bands . Was one of my favourite venues .
You know, Oil Can Harry's does ring a bell. Whether or not it was Oil Can Harry's or not, we had so much fun! I have to admit I really had a good time before I got married & for 4 years after before we had kids - then it went all down hill from there - not really, but wasn't able to "party" any more. Sigh... those were the days.
I can not think of any other multiple rooms in one venue but something seems to be hiding . Maybe Pete remembers .
Live music or dance? Was it strippers by day, club at night?

The Cave? Metro, Celebrities, Luv Affair, Big Bamboo, Starfish Room...hmmm
 

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Live music or dance? Was it strippers by day, club at night?

The Cave? Metro, Celebrities, Luv Affair, Big Bamboo, Starfish Room...hmmm
Where we went it was live music. We preferred country & western which was always downstairs; while I don't actually remember what was upstairs, I think it was pop and/or rock n roll. I'm not sure.
 

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Where we went it was live music. We preferred country & western which was always downstairs; while I don't actually remember what was upstairs, I think it was pop and/or rock n roll. I'm not sure.
Country and western in 1970’s Vancouver . I can’t place that one .
 

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Interestingly enough most of what passes for country music nowadays, had it come out in the 60s, they would've called rock and roll.
 

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Country and western in 1970’s Vancouver . I can’t place that one .
Well it was there cuz I danced to it - 2-step, polka & even the butterfly on occasion, So much fun & the nice thing was the guys who went there were good dancers so I was dancing all night long. It was fun & good exercise as well LOL
 

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Well it was there cuz I danced to it - 2-step, polka & even the butterfly on occasion, So much fun & the nice thing was the guys who went there were good dancers so I was dancing all night long. It was fun & good exercise as well LOL
Across from CBC?
 

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Yes .the seventies... what an era that was. Same time frame for me. Did you see the barge that ended up in English Bay ?? I made a special trip to see it.;-)
Remember the wonderful sunsets on EB??? Awesome.
When I lived in Vancouver around 75 we could only afford to live around Victoria and Broadway.
 

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Possibly Oil Can Harry’s, on Thurlow across from the Ritz Hotel . They had three rooms , one small piano bar playing Jazz , the main venue with the club band playing . The club band was Heart before they went on to fame and fortune . And another large room on top with mostly heavy rock bands . Was one of my favourite venues .
Heart played my first wife's grad in POCO 74
 

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Well it was there cuz I danced to it - 2-step, polka & even the butterfly on occasion, So much fun & the nice thing was the guys who went there were good dancers so I was dancing all night long. It was fun & good exercise as well LOL
Not doubting you just can’t remember any downtown .
 

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Not doubting you just can’t remember any downtown .
I'm pretty sure you were thinking Starfish Room/ Club Soda being the jazzy club and a dance club being in the same building. Oil Can on Thurlow became the Metro. The only place that would have polka, country and a popping club would have been the Legion in Mt Pleasant anything else country would have been in Surrey or Cloverdale or possible the country bar on like Hamilton and Georgia sort of ish area.
 

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Gastown far away from where she was thinking .The best place for polka was the Ompapa at the foot of Main in the old CN Pies BC or something like that . The largest beer hall in B.C. Even beet out Inn of the North in P.G.
 
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