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 -
Yates's Wine Lodge -
The Market Bar -
The Bankers Draft -
The Stone House -
The Frog and Parrot -
Old Orleans -
The Via Fossa -
The Revolution -
"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!"
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
"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)
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.