Six friends sit outside Carbondale strip bars Stix, S. The streets are packed with late-night drinkers. These are the college memories Mike Morel and his wife Christina have from the late s and early s when the couple attended SIUC.
They are memories a night life that always was alive and memories of a college education. That is when Stix had an outside beer garden. It never seemed to matter if we got everyone together or not because everyone would be there anyway. Mike Morel smiles at the memories, then his face becomes serious.
He said he and his wife met at SIUC during Springfest and decided to stay in the area Carbondale strip bars of the beauty and the constant entertainment.
It just seems there is nothing to do anymore, he said. With the entry age going up to 21and some of the bars in town closing, people are really losing interest in this place. You used to have the American Tap and Frankies, but both of those closed. "Carbondale strip bars"
We met at Springfest, she said. I mean, I think the bar-entry age should still be The spring celebration was infamous for underage drinking. The Carbondale strip bars had bands and entertainment on campus. Inthe Carbondale bar-entry age rose from 18 and a half to 19 in July, then to "Carbondale strip bars" in July Finally, the city raised the age to 21 in July There was always something going on, he said.
People were always having a Carbondale strip bars time. I can remember almost every night we would all go up to Stix and sit at the bar, but things have changed there. Things have changed everywhere in this town. I personally believe that the reason this town has turned into this deserted ghost town is because of that dumb party image thing, he said.
This town was rolling when I was in college. College is a time for people to break
Carbondale strip bars and try to find out who they really are. They might decide they are partiers, or beatniks, or whatever.
But, whatever they decide, they all are still students, he said. Now people have less of a chance to explore who they are. The married couple now sits together at the Upper Deck, E. Walnut, enjoying a quiet evening to themselves. They talk about their day at work and order another mug
Carbondale strip bars beer. It seems that a nostalgic feeling has come over both of them.
The couple says they are not the crazy college "Carbondale strip bars" they once were, but they ask, How could we be, even if we tried?
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