Crazy Mama's started almost 31 years ago

In December, 1979 Crazy Mama's opened as Columbus's defacto New-Wave nite club. It was a second floor bar on the southern edge of the south campus bar area. It was the first to show music videos on multiple monitors at a time before VHS cassettes. It hired DJ's like the fading disco club scene, but was opened to all of rock and roll, past and future. It was a small venue for bands, but members of local new-wave bands became the regular customers. As the above drink menu shows (a cut-out flier by Paul Volker), Crazy Mama's, run by Bruce Nutt and his brother Charlie, was focused on non-mainstream drinks. (click on pictures to enlarge and read.

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