I always loved jukeboxes. When I was growing up they were in all the bars and even in restaurants. The music was great but it was the neon the made me stare.
I just loved them.
Today we have an article in the Sacramento Press about the finest looking old school jukebox I have seen. This thing is just badass bad.
Thanks @SacramentoPress for helping me daydream
Order a beer and throw a quarter in the box. Well, in some places you can still experience that.
This sweet machine is in the Pre-Flite Lounge in downtown Sacramento. It’s kind of a funky place where folks would spend some time waiting for a bus or taxi ride out to the airport. Or, like me and a friend I had back in the 70s, just sit and drink.
Back then I was all about quality scotch on the rocks.
Gave that up a long time ago, but I still love their jukebox.
It’s called a R-82 by customers. It spins old time vinyl 45’s. The way it should be.
The Hideaway in Sacramento is some neo-hipster joint with a “jukebox” but it plays CDs/DVDs. That ain’t a jukebox. I won’t even show you the pic, but if you insist it’s in the Sacramento Press article.
The Backdoor Lounge is an old school bar in Old Sacramento. Been there forever and I used to hang out sometimes. Now they have a box playing CD’s. Just not the same folks.
By the way, here is a nice article giving tips to Sacramento residents on places for the in-crowd locals to visit in Old Sacramento. Dives, speakeasies, historic sites and more. Nice.
Old school jukeboxes are art. Neon lighting is nearly a lost art. And vinyl records are almost extinct. Lots of CD boxes now, some even with neon-lite. OK, but not the real deal.
Want to see and hear the real thing in action??? Take your ass down to the Pre-Flite lounge and say thanks @SacramentoPress.
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