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.
posted by ShutterBun
on May 3, 2014 -
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]
posted by Logophiliac
on Mar 24, 2013 -
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?
posted by Fiery Jack
on Mar 21, 2013 -
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]
posted by Mr Ected
on Oct 25, 2012 -
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]
posted by 1000monkeys
on Jul 2, 2012 -
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.
posted by cjets
on Feb 21, 2012 -
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]
posted by mairuzu
on Jun 19, 2011 -
I'm in Moscow for the week. Where is the "Lower East Side" or "Williamsburg" of Moscow? [more inside]
posted by spicynuts
on Apr 30, 2011 -
Am looking for a pub near (but not in) Heathrow Airport (Hayes, England), where a couple can celebrate New Year's Eve. [more inside]
posted by laskagirl
on Dec 16, 2009 -
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.
posted by orange swan
on Jun 28, 2008 -
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]
posted by jobby
on Jun 2, 2007 -
Anyone who's ever worked in a bar... The science of pouring beer?
How to master the "two-part pour"...without tipping the glass.
posted by mjao
on Feb 17, 2007 -
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?
posted by JpMaxMan
on Nov 19, 2006 -
PortlandWorldCupFilter: My wife and I are just getting interested in soc...um, football and want to see England's Thursday game... [more inside]
posted by codswallop
on Jun 12, 2006 -
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]
posted by biffa
on Nov 21, 2005 -
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]
posted by Slimemonster
on Oct 18, 2005 -
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]
posted by Bearman
on Jun 14, 2005 -
Spending the weekend in Burlington, Vermont. Any suggestions on getting off the beaten path / weird museums / tours / cool pubs appreciated.
posted by yoga
on Oct 21, 2004 -