Private Eyes – Bogeys

Russell Kolins' Private Eyes

Russell Kolins’ Private Eyes night club. This club was located on the Brooklawn Circle in Brooklawn, NJ. The picture here shows Private Eyes in it’s final days in the early 1990s. Prior to Private Eyes, it was known as Bogeys. Going back to the early 70s, it was called the Circle Cafe.

3 Comments on Private Eyes – Bogeys

  1. My father sang on stage here in the late 50’s early 60’s. Trying to remember if it was called Murphys or Circle Café at that time. Anyone old enough to remember?

    • I thought it had a Country Western theme and name. I went there a couple times but Bogeys and Circle Cafe do not click with my memories. I have been trying to find out the original name of the bar but to no avail.

    • Wow, so great to find this. The bar was opened in 1949 and was called Meral’s Circle Cafe. My grandfather bought it in 1954 and kept the Circle Cafe name but everyone called him Murphy so it’s great to see that Vicky remembers his name. Any photos of your dad onstage Vicky?
      My grandfather sold it in 1971; I’m not sure when they renamed it Private Eyes but it was already that when I was a teenager and my band almost had a gig there, I really wish it would have happened.

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