Thanks to one of the recent threads about restaurants that are closed. I started thinking about bars, and realized that the bar may not have to be closed for me to miss it. It's more about the time AND the place. So, with that, I submit some golden era bars from my past in hopes of suss out some of your old faves (the years are important). Nostalgia is the emotion here, so nothing terribly recent. Now that my kids aren't babies anymore, we do have opinions of current places, but that's a different thread.
Charlie's Blind Pig (my first bar, underage)-1990