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Charles Bukowski Drank Here

The late, great poet and novelist, Charles Bukowski, drank at this bar during his days in Philadelphia. The Golden Horn, in the autobiographical movie Barfly, was based on this place. Bukowski took his beatings in the alley behind it. It probably had a different name in Bukowski's day. There is a good article on the Web about it by Mike Newall.

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Location: Jay's 17th Spot , 1700 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19130, United States
Listing Category: Bars and Taverns, Night Clubs, Bukowski, Charles, Famous People, Literature
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : In Charles Bukowski, Portions From a Wine-Stained Notebook, at p. 26, it says When I was 24 or 5 I ran errands for sandwiches and cleaned venetian blinds and answered question on the classics in a bar in Philly straight East of the Eastern pen, which seems to be a reference to this bar and Eastern State Penitentiary. And on page 92, Also, errand-boy wino on the end bar stool in Philly on Fairmount Avenue, running out for sandwiches for the big boys. A beer or a whiskey for a tip, usually a beer.
Date : 2016-09-22