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Someone asked everyone in  "Old Rochester Minnesota", a Facebook group, to list all the 1980's bars that are long gone. It made for some fun reading, many oh yeahs, and a few what the checks? don'tchyaknow.

Local man Terry Smoots enjoys a drink at a local watering hole.

What Was This Bar...and What EXACTLY Was the Name?

For example, La Bistro. What the heck was La Bistro? I can't find anything on the great Googles about a bar with that name in Rochester, Minnesota. Or maybe it's Le Bistro. Or Le Bistros. Or just Bistro. A lot of people put their voice in saying the name, but not one person said anything about the place.

If you know something about La/Le/Les Bistro(s), please drop me a line. I'm totally lost here. james.rabe@townsquaremedia.com

The Champaign of Beers!

A Great Memory For Me and Everyone Else That Loves 80's Music

Also showing up on the list was 'Shenanigans' That brings a smile to my face because I used to host Retro Throwback Thursdays there. I didn't know Mary Tigner, but I'd met her a few times, a great businessperson who left our orbit far too soon (more on that story some other day). It was passed on to her son and that's when I got to work there.

What are the ten bars we miss from (roughly) the 80s in Rochester Minnesota? Scroll slowly and see if you remember them.

10 Rochester Bars You Miss Most From (around) The 1980s!

Go to any town and ask about the bars and restaurants they miss, and you will have hours of answers. I boiled down a big list to the Top 10. Do you remember them? If so, drop me a line and fill me in! james.rabe@townsquaremedia.com

As always, if you have a comment, complaint, or concern about something I wrote here, please let me know: james.rabe@townsquaremedia.com

James and Jessica Radio On-Demand Podcast

The other day we talked about Halloween AND what major sport we should get rid of. If you LOVE the Twins, you may want to listen and let James know how you feel. The link is above or below. Your choice.

Trunk Or Treating In and Around Rochester, Minnesota!

Huge List of Halloween Trunk or Treat and Family-Friendly Events in Southeast Minnesota

If you are looking for a fun and safe Halloween event for your kids this year, check out this huge list of trunk or treats and fun, family-friendly events happening in Rochester and throughout Southeast Minnesota!