Any legitimate Pilot bars left?

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Any legitimate Pilot bars left?

Post by NorOntair » Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:04 am

Just curious...

I remember one in CYQT in the old Canadian Flight Centre. There is a Mayday Malone's just north of CYTZ (which oddly enough doesn't count because it is a baseball themed bar). Wheat Sheaf also north of CYTZ i'm told is the official watering hole of Island Air and Porter pilots.

I remember ones in CYRL CYMJ CYCP. But that's it.

CYXY White Horse had one across from the airport.

I think Brandon MB had one back in the day as well.
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Re: Any legitimate Pilot bars left?

Post by xchox » Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:06 am

I can vouch for Wheat Sheaf being the "non official" Porter and the "official" Island Air bar... I wouldn't go as far as saying it IS a pilot bar though. More of a generic pub.
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Re: Any legitimate Pilot bars left?

Post by Shiny Side Up » Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:18 am

There's a plane!

Where there's a plane there's a pilot, where there's a pilot there's a bar, where there's a bar I can get a drink!
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Re: Any legitimate Pilot bars left?

Post by PostmasterGeneral » Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:40 am

Jetz in YYC used to be the place to be, but with the implosion of aviation out there nobody has any money left to drink anymore...
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Re: Any legitimate Pilot bars left?

Post by lownslow » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:26 am

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Post by cncpc » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:38 am

I'm fairly sure the Flying Beaver at YVR South Side would qualify as a pilot bar.
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Re: Any legitimate Pilot bars left?

Post by longjon » Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:15 am

YXY Whitehorse (one word) was or is the Airport Chalet. A lot of "There I was at 10,000 ft." told there.
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Post by Independence » Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:57 pm

No more 'there I was at 10,000ft' in the Airport Chalet. Now the pilots are still at the office writing 'there I was at...' in their SMS report. I'm sure glad I started this caper a few years back.
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Post by Cessna driver » Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:01 pm

Runway 29 @ Edmonton City Center, with the airport closed im sure theres a lack of pilots there now
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Re: Any legitimate Pilot bars left?

Post by Mapleflt » Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:57 pm

The Strange Range in CYZF, plenty of entertainment over the years at that watering hole.

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Post by Inverted2 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:16 pm

What about Arizonas? Aren't all those greasy (Brampton) patrons pilots?
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Post by V1 Rotate » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:01 am

Flying Beaver in YVR?
Dakota's AKA the "Gay Bar" in CX city in HKG...
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Re: Any legitimate Pilot bars left?

Post by Blueontop » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:09 am

You wouldn't be pretending to be a pilot just so you can drink there?
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Post by Changes in Latitudes » Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:13 am

The Storehouse at Frobisher INN. Don't forget to do a shot every time someone tries to sell you arctic fox mittens, soapstone carvings, lemming earrings, a microwave, a painting, moccasins, or baby seal slippers.
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Post by C-FDPB » Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:03 pm

From my days in Red Lake I used to frequent the Lakeview and the Balmer.
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Post by North Shore » Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:51 pm

The Jet Lag Club, Narita, Japan.

Bonus points, 'cause they let my 7 year old wander around and look at all of the pictures and memorabilia while a friend and I drank!
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Post by bring me the horizon » Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:39 pm

"The alternate" in Prince George. Not sure if its still open though.
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Post by V1 Rotate » Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:13 pm

Jet Lag in NRT is pretty cool!
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Re: Any legitimate Pilot bars left?

Post by aviate_77 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:35 pm

I'm sure the "landing strip" in YYZ attracts lots of pilots... :lol:
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Post by Airtids » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:37 pm

F Street Station in Anchorage is the coolest pilot bar I've ever been in, hands down! If I had to guess I'd say 90% of the dudes in there were pilots, and 95% of the chicks were there for that reason!! :shock: 8)
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Re: Any legitimate Pilot bars left?

Post by brooks » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:51 pm

I was going to say Jetz but I don't think many pilots go there anymore. I think the old Flight Deck or Canadian Brew House as it is now in Calgary qualifies. YVR, the good old trusty Beaver. YYJ, Mary's.
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Re: Any legitimate Pilot bars left?

Post by Gannet167 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:05 pm

Cockpit Lounge in Landstuhl is really excellent. The bar and hotel it's in are mostly full of pilots. The owner is Canadian.

http://www.hotel-christine.com/cockpit- ... gal_4.html
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Post by Changes in Latitudes » Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:26 am

Airtids wrote:If I had to guess I'd say 90% of the dudes in there were pilots, and 95% of the chicks were there for that reason!! :shock: 8)
Collecting alimony?
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Re: Any legitimate Pilot bars left?

Post by 5x5 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:45 am

Changes in Latitudes wrote:Collecting alimony?
More likely "creating" alimony.
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Re: Any legitimate Pilot bars left?

Post by KAG » Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:28 am

Arizona's beside the landing strip but I haven't been there in years. Lately I'm more of an all day breakfast kinda guy followed by a local Park. Having wee ones changes ones priorities :smt040
That said nothing beats a bonfire with good people and lots of wine.
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