Venture-N

2923 Main St

July 1975 through 2002

I loved this bar, logged lotsa hours there.

   

above right, business card

Opening, July 18, 1975

owner Jim Dondson

1976

1977

from the ads above it appears in the early years it was more of a piano bar
cover design above by co-owner David Szynal

  

 

1978

  

  

 

1979

above, co-owner Big Jim Dondson

above and below, co-owner David Szynal at the 1979 March on Washington.
He is at right above and with arm raised below, and below that, center

1980

  

  

1981

  

1982

  

1983

1984

  

1986

1987

1988

1989

  

  

actually, I have no idea of the year of this shirt...

1991

1992

1995

1996

  

1997

1998

1999

  

2000

2002

I have not found reliable documentation as to when the Venture-N closed.
The end of 2002 is close but there were not many publications at that exact time,
to reference, and Eclipse (below) still lists the club as late as March of 2003.
Do not know if that was accurate or it just did not get dropped readily from the bar page.

and, current google photo


Below, Venture-N, Tucson

two of the Houston owners were from Tucson and owned a bar there