Tag Archives: Maxine’s

Maxine & Me…

This month’s Arkansas Life magazine features an article entitled “Raising the Bar” by Wyndam Weyth about Maxine’s Tap Room in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Maxine’s was my bar of choice in Fayetteville when I was getting my MA there (1995-1999) and again when I returned as an adjunct professor after my Ph.D. at the University of Texas […]

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Maxine’s Tap Room Gutted By Fire!

Early Tuesday Maxine’s Tap Room–my favorite Fayetteville dive which I have written about on this blog before–was gutted by a fire. The good news is that its structurally fine….the bad news is that its interior is what made Maxinie’s Maxines’…see my Flikr posts to see what I mean. The fire apparently started in a trash […]

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You Have 10 Minutes to Drink Up & Then Get The Hell Out…

Marjorie Maxine Miller started my favorite Fayetteville, Arkansas, watering hole–Maxine’s Tap Room–way back in 1950. It is a place that Kris Kristofferson might describe as having “cigarette smoke to the ceiling” and “friendly shadows.” Sadly, Maxine died Friday, May, 26, 2006. The last time I saw Maxine at the Tap Room must have been a […]

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Merry Schiltz-mas!

Ted Swedenburg snapped this great pic at Maxine’s Taproom….a favorite Fayetteville hang out of mine. I, in fact, saw this schiltzmas tree the same week as Ted, but I’m not smart enough to document it….or maybe I was too drunk to document it…..I can’t honestly remember. At any rate, check out pictures I really DID […]

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Archaeologists and Beer

I’ve always known that there is a deep connection between archaeologists and beer. My friend Greg Vogel has consistently informed his students that he has learned more about archaeology in bars (such as Fayetteville, Arkansas’ Maxinie’s Tap Room pictured below) “talking shop” with grizzled veterans of the discipline than he has ever learned in a […]

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