I'm heading to Seattle next weekend and would like to spend at least part of the time checking out the local pub scene and sampling some tasty Seattle brews. I am staying near the intersection of Madison St. and Boren Ave.; can any Seattle-based MeFites recommend any not-to-be-missed microbreweries or anything or that ilk in the general area?
I can't believe I waited this long to ask the MeFi hive-mind, but here we are. In 24 hours my wife and I will be leaving on our honeymoon to the above-mentioned destinations. What I'm looking for are some cool, unusual, secret, or just plain "local favorite" things to do and places to go. Rather than simply pointing me to other sites offering collected reviews of places (tripadvisor, et al) I'm hoping to get some first-hand recommendations from you all. Time will be rather short in each city (3-4 days each) so let's try to stay within the cities themselves, as we won't really have time for outlying excursions. To give you an idea of what we're after, my wife and I are both lifetime members of the gothic subculture, and she in particular is very interested in fashion. Eccentric bars/pubs are also favorites. We leave on May 4th, but feel free to contribute later in the week, as I'll be eagerly checking this thread for your suggestions. Cheers, MeFi!
Late afternoons/evenings next weekend in Aberdeen: tips to make the most of? [more inside]
I'm in Dublin and I can drink Guinness in Davy Byrne's pub, which is mentioned in Ulysses. In Leipzig there's Auerbachs Keller, mentioned in Faust. What are some more real pubs, restaurants or the like that are mentioned in literature? [more inside]
I'm planning on spending a long weekend walking in North Yorkshire. Ideally we would stay in a nice pub in a small town and take a couple of moderate walks (~10 miles) each day and drink beer and eat pies in the evening. Where should we stay and where should we walk?
New Neighborhood in Portland OR! New to me, anyway. I could use some help! I now live downtown. What bars, pubs, etc, are great for a casual first date? I'm in my late 30s if that helps. [more inside]
Are there any good, accessible venues in Toronto (near the UofT Campus/St. George) for student events? (i.e. pubs, restaurants, and coffee houses?). [more inside]
My wife and I will be in London in two weeks and would love your suggestions on great pubs, gastropubs, bars and other nightlife activities. We are interested in fun places with local flavour, not touristy places. Inexpensive is preferred but not mandatory.
Can anyone help me come up with a pub trivia points system? [more inside]
Where should we eat while we're in St. John's, Newfoundland? [more inside]
What are the best areas in London to recommend to a French couple in their mid-thirties who are visiting London in summer. They want cool pubs and record shops? Areas to visit and stay. [more inside]
I'm in Moscow for the week. Where is the "Lower East Side" or "Williamsburg" of Moscow? [more inside]
Bars/ pubs to watch the World Cup while in South Africa? [more inside]
Pub and shopping suggestions in Portland? [more inside]
Los Angeles Filter: Looking for a bar/pub with a good trivia night for upcoming birthday festivities.
Los Angeles Filter: Looking for a bar/pub with a good trivia night for upcoming birthday festivities. [more inside]
Am looking for a pub near (but not in) Heathrow Airport (Hayes, England), where a couple can celebrate New Year's Eve. [more inside]
What's the most unique feature you've ever seen in a bar or pub? [more inside]
I'm going to be organizing a pub night for my class from the grade school I went to at some point — probably in September or October. The best location for the pub is probably in the north end of Toronto, say on Steeles or Finch somewhere, and not too far east or west. Not being very familiar with that area, I'd like suggestions as to a good venue. I'd like a quiet and comfortable atmosphere, decent food, and definitely nothing dive-y or too bar-like.
Good pubs near the Carling Academy, Birmingham... [more inside]
Baltimore: Where are some good places (pubs, bars, etc.) to watch the rest of Wimbledon? [more inside]
Help me make the most of my last few evenings in London! [more inside]
It's a lovely summer day in London and we want to go to the pub. Suggest central, cheap places with nice beer gardens. [more inside]
Anyone who's ever worked in a bar... The science of pouring beer? How to master the "two-part pour"...without tipping the glass. [more inside]
Looking for a good Montreal bar [more inside]
Last night I got into a discussion with the proprietor of our local pub. For years I have heard from various sources that certain pubs in the united states get their Guinness airlifted in from Ireland (or the U.K.). Now I don't mean specially airlifted, simply that it comes in the cargo hold of an aer lingus flight or some such to maintain the ultimate freshness. One person who told me this is my wife's (born in Dublin) friend who worked for Guinness. Now the proprietor insists this is not true and told me if I can prove it I can drink free Guinness in his pub for the rest of my life. I can not find any evidence of this on the Internet, can anyone provide any evidence for this?
Need some NICE pubs/bars in or near Soho, London, for this Friday/Saturday that aren't too expensive!! [more inside]
PortlandWorldCupFilter: My wife and I are just getting interested in soc...um, football and want to see England's Thursday game... [more inside]
UK BingeFilter: Noting the onset of the glorious expansion of licensed hours* in England this week, is there anywhere I might find information on what licenses pubs in a particular area have, short of trailing round the whole town? [more inside]
Can anyone tell me of some regular quiz/trivia nights being held in Seattle (especially toward the U-District). Alcohol and trivia go together so well... [more inside]
I'm going to be alone in Vancouver BC Wednesday June 15 to Friday. Everyone I know is out of town. What can I do? [more inside]
Spending the weekend in Burlington, Vermont. Any suggestions on getting off the beaten path / weird museums / tours / cool pubs appreciated.