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    Is People's Bar Coming back to Ames?

    As a recent graduate of Iowa State University, it has saddened me that my favorite bar is not around anymore down at Campus Town. People's to me was the best bar around, best FAC, live music and a great place to celebrate a Cyclone victory...and yes, defeat.

    Heck, let's throw the second best bar into discussion too...Lumpy's. Quarter draws...oh man- That place rocked too!

    Any inside info on the great old bar People's? The rumor I heard involved the Fire Station right next to Paddys- (They were possibly re-locating and the owner of People's was supposedly interested in purchasing the building?)

    If you have info, post.... also if you would like to bring up some old times as well, it is very welcome on this thread

    Go Cyclones!



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    Re: Is People's Bar Coming back to Ames?

    Doubt it....and Elwood isn't coming back either sadly



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    Re: Is People's Bar Coming back to Ames?

    I doubt it highly and even if it did, it would never be the same. My college experience revolved around Iowa State basketball and People's Bar and Grill. When People's closed my experience was officially over and the town of Ames will never be the same.


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    Re: Is People's Bar Coming back to Ames?

    I'm surprised people could afford to drink at People's with the prices in there. I literally think I went there one time, paid too much for a beer, and went downstairs to Lumpy's.



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    Re: Is People's Bar Coming back to Ames?

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    I'm surprised people could afford to drink at People's with the prices in there. I literally think I went there one time, paid too much for a beer, and went downstairs to Lumpy's.
    Thursday Nights I could get a pitcher of Wiskey and Coke for $6.00, that is not too expensive


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    Re: Is People's Bar Coming back to Ames?

    People's was fun most of the times I went. I didn't go there a lot and it was usually for Thursday's, FAC, and grad parties. But it will always hold a special place in my heart as it was the first bar I went to on my 21st. *tear*



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    Re: Is People's Bar Coming back to Ames?

    I would only go to Peoples on Tuesday nights for their "tea night." Ames Tea ftw!


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    Re: Is People's Bar Coming back to Ames?

    My favorite FACs were when Swing Crew was playing. Good times. Best music was when Tony Bohnenkamp (Boner) of dueling pianos would be playing.... great times.

    Also, I didn't think that People's was too expensive, mugs were cheap at FAC-

    Man...the kids in college now are just missing out on a great bar at ISU.



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    Re: Is People's Bar Coming back to Ames?

    Never really went to Peoples a whole lot. Spent more time at Dean's List and Mickeys, then off to Sips before last call...

    Never really able to go to FAC, stupid practice...


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    Re: Is People's Bar Coming back to Ames?

    Kentucky Fried Mullet and the Nadas were my favorite. Also enjoyed Hello Dave and Pomeroy.


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    Re: Is People's Bar Coming back to Ames?

    Yeah, Hello Dave was good. My favorite band was Saved by Zero though...



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    Re: Is People's Bar Coming back to Ames?

    daisy head mazy!


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    Re: Is People's Bar Coming back to Ames?

    I enjoyed Peoples but always found myself ending the night at Lumpy's after getting sick of waiting 20 minutes for a bartender.



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    Re: Is People's Bar Coming back to Ames?

    the smart ones went down to Lumpy's on Trailer Trash Night to get your mason jars. No line, get right back up to KFM without waiting.

    Buying the fire station building was the original plan, but that fell through quickly. Also heard rumors of if that happened, that block of Welch would be turned into a Ped Mall.

    The new bar in town, Mothers Bar and Grill (Located where the Boheme was) is owned and run by the former manager of People's (From what I have been told, haven't been to ames to go there yet) and I'm told they have the same deals as People's (mason jars, etc)



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    Re: Is People's Bar Coming back to Ames?

    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingCY View Post
    Yeah, Hello Dave was good. My favorite band was Saved by Zero though...
    Saved by Zero was awesome. Nothing like an 80's cover band! I liked The Nadas, Tina and the B-Sides and Sister Soliel. FAC with Boner rocked! Good times.

    When they closed the place, the owner said he'd be coming back to Ames, but nothing has happened yet. As much money as the property owner has put into that place (and is losing), Zmolek may be able to get the space back. You never see very many people in there. I don't know of any other spaces that Peoples would want...unless they were to buy the old DL/Reign/Outlaws. I saw that was for sale.


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