CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY
DR. JEKYLL'S HIGH TIMES
3905 Federal Street Street, Pennsauken
The building at 3905 Federal Street has housed at least six different businesses operating bars, restaurants or nightclubs between 1935 and the mid 1980s. The earliest one that I have documented as of September of 2003 was O'Donnell's Restaurant & Cafe, which was opened at the end of October, 1935 by James O'Donnell.
By the late 1940s the building was known as the Blue Mirror. The 1959 and 1966 New Jersey Bell telephone books list the address as the home of the Ron Day Voo Bar. In 1970 the place was known as Dio's Supper Club and featured local rock bands. 1977 saw the building renamed Dr. Jekyll's High Times. The bar drew a young and rowdy crowd, and the police cracked down more than once. The final incarnation of 3905 Federal Street was the short-lived G. Whilliker's. 3905 Federal Street has been vacant since the early 1980s.
The Bars, Taverns, and Clubs of Camden
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