Now you may or may not know, that drinking is one of my hobbies, and there is no better place to drink than in a good pub, so here is my good pub guide. See you there!


Berlins Bizzare Fun Bar - Templars - Yates's Wine Lodge - The Market Bar - The Bankers Draft - The Stone House - The Frog and Parrot - Libertys - Old Orleans - The Via Fossa - The Revolution - Amigos


Berlins Bizzare Fun Bar - Eyre Street, Sheffield.

"Trendy" city centre boozer, which is full to bursting every night. Loads of drinks to choose from. Cheap in the week, a little dearer at weekends, but there is always a promotion (or five!) on. Such as 3 Pils for the price of 1, or a 4 pint jug of Carling for 3. Discount drinks wheel on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and all drinks 70p on Wednesday! 70p! Brilliant! At weekends, it's happy hour before 8:30 where all drinks are only 1.60. Very loud, very good atmosphere. And its slap bang in the middle of clubland, so everyone goes there! You're bound to see someone you know! Recommended. 5 out of 5

Berlins Bizarre Fun Bar - Hockley, Nottingham

Another Berlins bar, which has the potential to be every bit as good as the Sheffield one, as soon as the word gets round. Quite busy at weekends, although they only spin the wheel on Thursdays (80s night) which is a bit crap. Dead in the week, but at least its only 1 pound all drinks! Weekends quite expensive - Pints 2.20, Bottles 2.50, but at least weekends are "Happy Hour - Buy one get one free before 8:30", so its back to the good old days of summer 97, and the grand Berlins stock-up! The DJ in this bar used to DJ in Sheffield before this place opened. When he has an audience and really gets going, he is the funniest pub DJ I have ever seen, so people, go to Berlins, get the bar full, and let the DJ get back to being his old, hilarious self. Recommended. 4 out of 5 for the time being. 5 out of 5 when word gets round and it fills up, and the DJ starts doing his old tricks such as "Here's a pint with chilli powder in it. You've got 30 seconds to drink it, or you get a forfeit!"


Templars - Goldsmith Street, Nottingham

Popular bar, which is average priced, at around 1.70 - 2 a pint. Always has promotions, such as treble spirits 1.50 B4 8pm, or Monday nights "Buy one get one free!" Nice cocktail menu too. Good music and comfy sofas(!) make this one a winner. 4 out of 5


Yates's Wine Lodge - Long Row, Nottingham / Division Street, Sheffield

"The unrivalled meeting place" offers reasonably priced drinks, and in Nottingham, in large premises. (A little smaller in Sheffield). The Nottingham venue regularly has live bands playing, while the Sheffield Yates's hardly has room for the DJ to set up, let alone a full band! Always busy. 4 out of 5 (Nottingham) 3 out of 5 (Sheffield)


The Market Bar - Goose Gate, Notingham

This bar is "The place to be in Nottingham." It offers VERY expensive bottled beers (and no draught!!!), in a dirty, damp-ridden underground bar. The staff are friendly (makes a change!), although the bouncer seriously needs a diet. The toilets look like someone's taken a baseball bat to them, and the urinals are covered in damp. And this bar is members only! Avoid. 1 out of 5


The Bankers Draft - Market Place, Sheffield

A large pub, and one of the few without music, offers reasonably priced drinks and is a popular meeting place for the start of a pub crawl. Nice polite staff, and a selection of gaming machines (video games, trivia, fruit machines) add up to make this a decent pub. 3 1/2 out of 5


The Stone House - Church Street, Sheffield

Large, popular, two faced city centre pub. A little quiet in the (DJ-less) week, but Thursday, Friday and Saturday (all with DJ) are really loud and busy. Wide range of drinks, but unfortunately no promotions. So its 2 a pint all night, every night. Can take a while to get served too. Also with a good range of gaming machines. 3 1/2 out of 5


The Frog and Parrot - Devonshire Street, Sheffield

Small pub, just on the outskirts of the city centre. Wide range of reasonably priced drinks, but the highlight is the pubs own brewed beers, which include the legendary Roger And Out, which is brewed to 12.5%, and is a must-try should you ever drink there. Has more of a cafe feel to it than pub. 3 out of 5


Libertys - Parliament Street, Nottingham

Loud, big and popular are three words to describe this American theme bar. Dead cheap in the week (many drinks, 1 a pint) a little dearer at weekends. Suprisingly for a bar, it even has its own dance floor. They've even nicked the wheel from Berlins!!!!! Good place to go to. 4 out of 5


Old Orleans - Market Street, Nottingham

Ye olde worlde American style bar, with a huge range of cocktails, including the gorgeous Black Jack. (Jack Daniels, and loads of cream/ice cream) Happy hour prices on cocktails daily. Pints expensive, 2.20 as I seem to remember. Nice atmosphere, and not too loud either. 3 1/2 out of 5.


The Via Fossa - Canal Street, Nottingham

New and big. That's The Via Fossa. It's hidden away, just out of town, next to the Fellows. It's a mexican themed bar, with above average pub prices, but it is HUGE! You could have a pub crawl without leaving the premises. Simply have a drink at one bar, and then stagger onto the next bar for your next drink. Slightly expensive drinks - 1.95 a pint for Carling. Music not too loud. 4 out of 5.


The Revolution - Broad Street, Nottingham

This is a Russian themed bar, hidden away on a back street, opposite the Broadway cinema. The bar is quite big, and also has adequete seating, including compy sofas. Has 40 flavoured vodkas - some are gorgeous, like the Toblerone flavour, and some are absolutely disgusting, like the Black (Hello, I'm awful. Don't touch me with a barge pole!) Pepper flavour, which left a buring feeling in my throat for 15 minutes! I went in the week, vodkas were cheap - pints weren't! Although I do look forward to returning and trying their 79 percent vodka! Cool! 4 out of 5.


Amigos - Pelham Street, Nottingham

OK so this isn't a pub, it's a food shop. Just the thing for when you leave the pub. Run by a member of Jeremy's family( :-) ), this eatery serves a wide range of food; pizza, kebabs, jacket potatoes, etc. Great tasting food, good prices and student discount. Comes with the added extra of comedy shop owner! He funny! And if anyone can help identify the mindless, nasty, horrible thug who smashed the counter in the early hours of 18/3/98, please phone Crimestoppers, and you will be a hero, well, in my eyes anyway!!!!!!!!!Brilliant. 5 out of 5.

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