I went there most Thursday nights in 1979-80. I got in even though the legal drinking age had just changed back to 21 years old from 19 years old for beer and wine in Illinois.
Many times I'd stop at the Fish Keg, pick up a pound of shrimp, perch or some other totally delicious fresh fried fish, 1/2 order of French fries and go into Frankenstein's, sit down at a table and order a beer with dinner. YUMMY!
They had a nice-sized dance floor, a couple of pinball games, and good music.
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Compiled by Dr. Neil Gale, Ph.D.
Had a tremendous amount of fun in 1975-1976. Disco was in and I made my way to Frankenstein's Wednesday - Saturday first as a patron then as an employee till I was given an ultimatum...shave the beard or else. I chose "or else" and went back to being a patron. The night would end with the playing of Edgar Winters' FrankensteinReplyDelete
Found my first love. She was a nursing student at St. Francis in Evanston. I remember buying her the large body of Jean Nate. She probably still has some left...it was a big bottle. I have fond memories of her.
I did make many a stop at the Fish Keg as well as IHOP
Does anyone have any more specific information about what kinds of music were regularly played at Frankenstein ? I found out about the place from an ad , dating 1974. Did they start out Rock and go Disco , later, or did they play both Rock and Disco , and / or Soul , Funk , etc. , after Disco hit ? Was there a Horror theme with the interior ? Did it resemble a castle or a mad laboratory in a Universal feature , inside? Were there pictures of Karloff as The Monster? OK , now , I'm going to BE of some information , The Fish Keg has a beautiful original wooden sign from Frankenstein on display , to this day.ReplyDelete
I went to Frankenstein in the mid 70's and the music was strictly disco dance music as I recall. Oddly enough,even though I've loved the Fish Keg next door for many years,I don't think I ever ate there when I went to Frankenstein.Delete
The owner, Bill Glynn, was a fan if blues and rock, but in the '70s, disco was what brought in the ladies (and the male customers who followed), so disco and classic ('60s-'70s) rock dance music dominated on the busy nights, Th-F-Sa-Su.ReplyDelete