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Tue, Mar. 6th, 2007, 08:09 pm
aidan_skinner: The Goat, Canvas (but not really), Blas

Well, last nights "spicy meat and a social few" totally-heterosexual-man-date turned into something slightly more epic, after leaving Kokuryo first stop was The Goat.

Staropramen at 3.10 was a bit steep, but it's tasty and was consumed in the rather pleasent surroundings. Couldn't get one of those comfy looking couches so we sat up stairs. Monday night crowd was mid-30's, most unobjectionable. After our second pint a loud obnoxious group came in and we decided to head round to the Tap (cause it was pissing down and it's close) for quieter, cheaper booze.

Imagine our surprise to find that the tap is gone, to have been replaced with something much more upmarket called Canvas! We didn't go in, being a little distressed at this turn of events, and did what any respectable pair of beer drinkers would do and decide to head for the 3 Judges for "just one more". They have a MySpack and don't actually look too bad. I'll probably try them for lunch at some point once I've gotten over the shattered memories of lazy summer afternoons.

Didn't get there, stopped in at Blas instead cause it was still pissing down and I'd been wanting to check it out for a while (it's just down from Beanscene) which was lovely and quiet, friendly staff and more reasonably (ie. sub £3) priced Staropramen.

By this point it was 11, we were on a roll and ended up in Jim's Bar in the QM (hurrah for life memberships) drinking the dead cheap bottles of Staropramen until "finish your drinks and move outside please" time.

Sat, Mar. 17th, 2007 12:10 am (UTC)

Hah, you like expenisive pints eh? I would have been well pushed to even name 3 bars that sold staropramen! but then again i dont drink lager...

I can't believe The Tap has gone! Don't think i've ever actually been in it, but its part of the infamous teuchter (i have NO idea how you spell that word!) square!

Mon, Mar. 19th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)

I like expensive everything: pints, shots, cocktails, clothes, coke and hookers (you should see the rate I have to pay for those these days! I dunno, you kill two and all of a sudden "He's dangerous!" "He's a murderer!"...).

A lot of places have it these days, it's pretty nice for lager, although I tend to prefer stouts and ales.

Bars named the Tap that I associate with my misspent yoof have a tendancy to dissapear, there was a great one in Edinburgh near the meadows which is now a hotel. :(

Thu, Mar. 22nd, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)

I only really know it from when i worked in edwards (many a moon ago, thank god!) and it was our 'premium pint' or something. And yeah people would complain that £2.70 for it was way too steep!