Category: Bars and Clubs

Bars and Clubs of Camden, NJ

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Knights of the Golden Eagle

The Knights of the Golden Eagle is a secret benevolent institution, founded in Baltimore, Md., February 6, 1873, and is now in successful operation in the States of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Delaware, New Jersey, California, Ohio, New York, Iowa, Georgia, Connecticut, West Virginia, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Colorado, Virginia, Illinois, Alabama and the District of Columbia. It is based upon the most liberal principles consistent with future prosperity, and has for its motto, ”Fidelity, Valor and Honor,” a trinity of graces which are taught in its ritual.

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The Alpha Club

The ALPHA CLUB was a social club that consisted mostly of young men from South Camden in the years prior to World War I. The club appears to have organized in 1906, and was active as late as 1917.

713 S. 3rd Street, Camden, NJ. AKA Vasco's Cafe AKA Seven Brothers Cafe Photo Taken: February 11, 2003
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Vasco’s Cafe

713 S. 3rd Street, Camden, NJ From the late 1900s through 1920 the saloon at 713 South…

Donkey's Place
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Donkey’s Place

Donkey’s Place, at 1223 Haddon Avenue, does not appear as a bar or restaurant in the 1918-1919 Camden City Directory.

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Baker’s Bar and Grill

The building at 45 York Street — Baker’s Bar — had already been built by 1887. Frederick Eitz, a blacksmith for the Camden & Amboy Railroad, resided there.

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The Oasis Motel

After the erection of the Hotel Walt Whitman and the opening of the Admiral Wilson Boulevard, many of the same individuals involved in the hotel project became interested in establishing an athletic club on the new thoroughfare. This group was originally known as the City Athletic Club, and among its members were J. David Stern, publisher of the Evening Courier and Morning Post newspapers, James J. Scott, lawyer Ralph W. Wescott, and realtor Samuel B. Dobbs.

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Bert’s Cafe

From the 1950s through the early 1970s the bar at 1226 Broadway was known as Bert’s Cafe. It had formerly been known as Buradine’s, and the proprietor at that time was Michael Burgo. By 1959 the bar had changed hands, Bert Bottura being the proprietor, and, appropriately enough was called Bert’s Cafe.

Krystal Lounge bas, as seen from the rear Jerry and Jackie the Dancing Barmaid on duty
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Krystal Lounge

789 Chestnut Street apparently was a bar before Prohibition. In 1887 and 1888 Philip Barr is listed in the Camden City Directory as operating a saloon at this address. The 1908 directory shows a John A. Gorman, and the 1918-1919 directory reveals that Walter D. Leonard was the proprietor at that time.

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Three-O-Three Bar

303 Kaighn Avenue The bar at 303 Kaighn Avenue was in operation as early as June of…

6th Street Lounge, 109 N. 6th Street, Camden, NJ
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6th Street Lounge

Charles F. Sattler had a liquor license for 109 North 6th Street as early as 1938. Shortly after he renewed his license in June of 1939, the bar appears to have changed hands. The 1940 Camden City Directory shows the bar as being called The Tavern, and that the proprietors were Taggart and Davis.

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Four Point Cafe, Inc.

The Four Point Bar first appears in Camden’s City Directories in 1947. The directory shows that Joseph P. Toner and Rosetta T. Jackson were involved in the ownership and/or management of the bar. Rosetta T. Jackson was the widow of James Jackson.

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Third Ward Democratic Club

The Third Ward Democratic Club was located at 438 South 3rd Street during the late 1930s and 1940s. By 1947 the club had relocated to 402 South 3rd Street. The club is not listed in the 1956 New Jersey Bell Telephone Directory.