22 April 2010, early morning
I probably should have written this when Louie’s became Fubar. Or when Fubar became Tabu. Today Tabu, and most of the buildings in that complex, burnt to the ground, which I think officially marks the demise of Loose Change Louie’s. Louie’s was the first bar I went to in Waterloo. I skipped some frosh event to meet up with my friend Alex and his friends from Applied Studies. I remember that night so clearly, even now. I went there almost every Tuesday with my roommates Gary and Damon during the my first term at Waterloo. When Fed Hall was closed or too busy, we’d also go on Thursdays. We’d complain about the shitty music and overall skeeziness of the place, and then head out. It was a dump; and the DJ did suck. Still, it had a vibe to it you couldn’t beat. Louie’s was the first place I kissed Shima. In hindsight we probably should have picked a better location. RIP Loose Change Louie’s. You were a beautiful bar.
I should also say something about Mel’s. They were open super late and served $3 breakfasts to drunk-as-fuck University students. It was also pretty damn awesome. Waterloo lost a lot of history today.