A Rogue's Gallery of Clubs



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Peppermint Beach Club and Top Hat

The Peppermint Neach Club and Top Hat were beach destinations for us sailors on liberty during my stay at NAS Oceana assigned to VA-42 ‘66-69. Great memories of these clubs and the whole beach scene along Atlantic Avenue.

Loved it. I’ve been back many, many times over the years.

Rob 63 days ago

wonderful days

I spent just about every weekend at The Peppermint. Music was wonderful and dancing was fabulous. what a wonderful era to be raised in.Loved the all day jam session on weekends.

Eddie Dalton 88 days ago

Peppermint Revival?

When did the Peppermint re-open? It was open post ‘82. I worked there in 1990 and they didn’t shut down (& get torn down) until the millennium. By then Bruce Thompson was on the scene, Rogue’s was known for a more “sophisticated” crowd, and Peabody’s was still catered to younger college kids. The Peppermint was known for the heavier rock bands. Some bigger names that played while I was there were The Stray Cats, Danzig, White Zombie, Dave Mathews, and Pantera. A few people I worked with also still work with Cellar Door and Back Stage Productions. To me, those were the good ol’ days.

Sonya Landas 118 days ago


I worked for these two gentlemen, back in the 70's. I was their receptionist for the T-Shirt business (at the old location under Peabody's, and the newer location on International Pkwy). I also worked upstairs in Peabody's and loved the atmosphere of the businesses they owned.

THERESA L ATWOOD 158 days ago


What Ever Became Of The Band Named EXPLOSION That Played At Rouges, Cape Henry Club Summers Of 1975-76? This Was A 9 Member Local "Soul Band" That Played Between Sets Of The Headline Acts Both Summers? Lloyd Price May Have Picked Them Up About That Time As His Backup Band? Please Advise

Wayne Swan 175 days ago

Nabil Kasir

I worked for Nabil in 1974 at Peabody's T-shirt factory. He had a nephew that worked there who became famous as the voice of "The Cryptkeeper" on HBO. One of the greatest gentleman I ever met.

Rick Wylie 208 days ago

Mr Kassir Mr Ruffin

I met and worked for both of these gentleman when I was 22 years old. I learned more about respect and how important it is to be a trusted person. I have never forgotten what Nabil taught me. I have not seen him in years buy think of him often. No matter their choices I have the utmost respect for both and always will.

Marty Calhoun 294 days ago


Peabody’s and Nantucket Band

Carl Dean 298 days ago


WRAP with Daddy Jack Holmes in the morning; no Leslie Gore and Gene Pitney over there. But My favorite was the WHIH, the "High guys" at 1400. BJ the DJ ( Bobby Jackson), Shakespeare,and the inimitable "Hot Dog" riding High in the saddle to the William Tell Overture (just like the Lone Ranger) as he rolled the chin music introduction to his show...there will never be radio like that again!
While Gene Loving and Dick Lamb had an onsite WGH trailer studio for remote gigs, the "HigH guys" had a flying saucer!
For many years when you passed thru the Downtown tunnel, you could still see the WHIH letters on the tower
from the interstate.

Leeotis more than 1 year ago

Peppermint beach club

Does anyone remember what it was called before peppermint beach club

JJLEWIS more than 1 year ago

Peppermint Lounge

Such sweet memories! Saw the Rondels this summer. Love Power Play too Thanks for sharing!

Evelyn more than 1 year ago

Great memories

Thanks for the recollection!

Jim Chandler more than 2 years ago


I listened to WRAP all the time in the 50's and we were shgging even then but didn't know it's name.

Barbara Gornto more than 2 years ago


It was "WRAP" radio 850 AM, not "WARP" ;)

Rick Smith more than 2 years ago

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