Not sure why this popped into my head, but I was thinking about some of the places where I used to hang out in college. If this list sparks any memories, or if anybody wants to add their lists, please do so.
The Point After. Speedway and Country Club. They'd pack 'em in on Saturday nights. Never a problem finding a girl to dance with on the crowded little dance floor.
The Blue Note. Right across the street. Old-school strip joint. Older gals in corny costumes, but good for some laughs.
Gentle Ben's. The original, in the house on Tyndall. Pitchers of sangria in the afternoon, and a tiny dance floor up the stairs.
Some Place Else. Interesting goings-on there. Nice big fire pit outside to sit around for a drink and conversation.
Dooley's. In a converted church on Speedway west of Euclid. Really nice place, with fairly major acts like Todd Rundgren having concerts there. (It was a chain in college towns.)
Stumble Inn. On Park north of Broadway. Country swing with the Dusty Chaps.
The Green Dolphin. Right across the street. Had to go there on St. Patrick's Day for green beer.
The Pirate's Den. On Golf Links and Wilmot. Shaped like a pirate's ship. They had fairly major acts play there, kind of like Dooley's. Last I heard, it was a strip joint.
The Pawnbroker. On Tanque Verde, across from the original swap meet. They had a big polished Packard in the middle of the floor and showed movies Sunday nights.
Can't remember the name, but there was a place at Park Mall that had pretty good live music. They also had the Tombstone, a big frozen rum drink. After a couple of those, you would feel no pain.
A few of the old ones are still around, like Cushing Street, The Shanty, and Kon Tiki.
On the restaurant side, there was The Big A on Speedway and Campbell. Great burgers and pennants from lots of colleges on the walls. I also liked the Spaghetti Company, Lunt Avenue Marble Club, and Bobby McGee's.