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    Fox 1 Lounge in Ames

    Has anyone ever gone to this place on a Friday or Saturday night? I've driven by it a million times and never really thought much about it. I was looking for a place with karaoke and it looks like they have it nightly? How is it? Is it a good place for students to hang out at or is it a different age crowd?



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    Re: Fox 1 Lounge in Ames

    back in the day, it was where everyone BUT students hung out.


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    Re: Fox 1 Lounge in Ames

    That place is a total dump.

    When I was living in Ames there was a running joke where we'd call it the "ox on" since the owners never took the time to fix the sign on the side of the building. Their "F" and "O" fell off long ago.



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    Re: Fox 1 Lounge in Ames

    I met my wife there years ago after the kansas vs Iowa State basketball game mighta been 03 or 04 somewhere in there... So the fox1 lounge will always have a place in my heart
    Funny part is I was pretty drunk and my best man in our wedding got the number for me



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    If you want Karaoke with every towny wierdo in ames, you need to go to tradewinds (downtown ames, conveniently located next to dangerous curves). every time I was there something made me say "WTF"? totally worth it, if you are in fact only looking to laugh at townys and aren't actually looking to enjoy karaoke.



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    Re: Fox 1 Lounge in Ames

    I have been there once, about 5 years ago. My friend lived in an apartment down the street from there. We went there after a football game. Let me tell you, if you are not a regular there they don't make you feel very welcome. We did each get a free beer though because we didn't have any cash on us and they didn't take debit or credit cards.



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    Re: Fox 1 Lounge in Ames

    If you're a hard core college student, not your style, but if you are old enough to have a good time wherever you go, its not too bad during some Karaoke. Mostly an older hangout, but so was Whiskey River, Welch Ave and a few other bars I really liked back in tha day. But overall... not that great if you have many other options.


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    Re: Fox 1 Lounge in Ames

    An Ames Classic.

    When I first turned 21 it was imperative to be seen at certain places in Campustown, to "get my club on." I wasted a lot of time trying to get in and get served. Then I had an epiphany, and started spending more time at places like this.

    No lines. Cold Beer. Good service. A couple of my friends met their wives there.



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    Re: Fox 1 Lounge in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by st8 View Post
    If you want Karaoke with every towny wierdo in ames, you need to go to tradewinds (downtown ames, conveniently located next to dangerous curves). every time I was there something made me say "WTF"? totally worth it, if you are in fact only looking to laugh at townys and aren't actually looking to enjoy karaoke.
    Tradewinds closed earlier this year.



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    Re: Fox 1 Lounge in Ames

    Happy Hour 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm 2 for 1 drinks and free food , good atmosphere early after 10:00 pm a little noisy



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    Re: Fox 1 Lounge in Ames

    Wednesday night was Ag night when i was in school. never went there other than that night though. lots of great memories at that bar



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    Re: Fox 1 Lounge in Ames

    I lived in an apartment on South 5TH for a couple years.My roomates and I would make the walk over to the Fox quite often.It always had a very diverse crowd.Fun little place though.Good times.


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    Re: Fox 1 Lounge in Ames

    We used to go there back in the day (2002-2004) when we were bored with the same crap welch offered. Also went to Tradewinds too. I remember the Fox being so smoky that it was almost unbearable. No ventilation at all. Of course those days are over now. I guess all I can say about the Fox is that it is a place where you will have fun if you want to have a good time. Fun will not find you.



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    Re: Fox 1 Lounge in Ames

    The Fox was *the deal* back in the early-to-mid-90's. I even bartended there while I was working on my degree. For old time's sake, went back with friends last summer. Kathy, the owner, was there but looked like she was going through chemo. Looked pretty much the same, but actually, I think it would have smelled better IF smoking was still allowed...

    I drive by it quite often and there's pretty much always cars there, but have no idea what today's crowd is like. Try it, it's either a diamond in the rough or just dirty carbon...


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    Re: Fox 1 Lounge in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by tyrelrobert View Post
    Wednesday night was Ag night when i was in school. never went there other than that night though. lots of great memories at that bar
    Funny that this thread pops up today and you mention this.

    I was in class this morning and some of my classmates (Ag-related) were talking about their night at the Fox 1. I guess Ag night is still around on Wednesday nights? I have never really heard anyone else talk about going there. I'll have to check it out sometime. I definitely need to mix up going to Welch/downtown though. Welch is starting to get old for me... (not that it can't be a good time)



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