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Jungle Jim's, 724 Harden Street: Early 2012   8 comments

Posted at 11:40 pm in closing

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Though I never went, it seems to me as though Jungle Jim's was there forever. I think I can remember seeing it when I visited The Parthenon in the 1970s.

As you can see from these pictures, it at least made the transition from the China Garden era to the Grandma's era as the front part of the building in which the bar is located changed concepts. (I believe that the whole building at 724 is under one ownership). Notice how the sign on the north side of the parking lot morphed from

China
Garden
Parking
Only
Towing
Enforced

to

Parking
Only

I'm not sure when Jungle Jim's closed, but it is listed in the February 2012 phonebook, so I am going with "early 2012". The follow-on operation, Rum Runners switches from a jungle theme to a pirate concept, supported by deck murals.

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Written by ted on July 17th, 2012

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  1. I never went to Jungle Jim's even when I was hanging out in 5 Points. Usually I would frequent Rockefella's, the original Elbow Room or Group Therapy. The most significant thing I can remember about Jungle Jim's is the disappearance of Dail Dinwiddie after a U2 concert in 1992. I wonder if they will ever solve that case??

    Homer

    18 Jul 12 at 12:41 am

  2. I think it was called "Little O's" or "Little Oscars's" in the mid to late 1980s.

    badger

    18 Jul 12 at 8:11 am

  3. We 'lived' there from 93' - 98' .. It was a 'Who's Who' of Cola. bitd

    Fish

    23 Jul 12 at 1:21 pm

  4. Spent waaaaay to much time and money at Jungle Jim's from '90 - '95, but it was worth it. I had some of the best times that I don't remember at the Jungle. It was where the "locals" went to hang out. The bar was originally in the back. The entrance was where the covered porch is.

    palmettopanic

    23 Jul 12 at 2:03 pm

  5. ...the younger locals that is.

    palmettopanic

    23 Jul 12 at 2:04 pm

  6. Badger, I think it was Little Oscar's first, then Little O's.

    Jim

    25 Jul 12 at 3:37 pm

  7. This will still be remembered as the last place Dail Dinwiddie was seen alive. From an article in "The State"... "A bouncer at Jungle Jim's, a Five Points bar, noticed her rush out of the club that fall morning. She ran across the club parking lot and up Harden Street toward Greene. Then she vanished." I had a girlfriend that worked there for a few minutes in the late 90's. I remember seeing raw chicken from the chinese place sitting practically outdoors on a steel table for hours. I used to go to the old chinese place with the waterfall inside on sundays after church. it was never that clean either.

    brett

    19 Sep 12 at 6:55 pm

  8. Yeah, Dail Boxley Dinwiddie disappeared from here in 1992... that’s why I came to search for it.

    Paul

    3 Jul 19 at 4:05 pm

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