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PostPost #1  Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 10:11 am    Post subject: Do you know any Watering Holes near the MEN, Manchester? Reply with quote Back to top

I've never been to the MEN,in Manchester; going next weekend for a gig.
Knowing that one or two of you on here are widely travelled and like the odd libation or three, Laughing I was wondering if anyone know of a good pub fairly close to the venue, for a pint before the show?

I'm meeting quite a few overseas visitors, so it needs to be easy to find and not a s**t hole...Razz

Thank you in advance, your help is much appreciated.

I hope you all have a great time at the birthday bash weekend, make sure you all behave, don't drink too much and wear clean underwear....

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PostPost #2  Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

no problems, just walk out the entrance and infront of you is the 'Print Works' there are quite a few bars in there Smile
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PostPost #3  Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

If you do go to the Printworks avoid at all costs "overpriced bars for the Chav generation" like Norwegian Blue and Lucid and head straight for Waxy O'Connors - make sure you go downstairs in Waxys. The food in there is great as well Very Happy
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PostPost #4  Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 6:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Do you know any Watering Holes near the MEN, Manchester? Reply with quote Back to top

Tara wrote:
I've never been to the MEN,in Manchester; going next weekend for a gig.
Knowing that one or two of you on here are widely travelled and like the odd libation or three, Laughing I was wondering if anyone know of a good pub fairly close to the venue, for a pint before the show?

I'm meeting quite a few overseas visitors, so it needs to be easy to find and not a s**t hole...Razz

Thank you in advance, your help is much appreciated.

I hope you all have a great time at the birthday bash weekend, make sure you all behave, don't drink too much and wear clean underwear....

best wishes
Tara/aka Minx


Who are you going to see then ? Im going in April... but frankly dare not say who im off to see... Wink

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PostPost #5  Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 8:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Do you know any Watering Holes near the MEN, Manchester? Reply with quote Back to top

Padstar wrote:
Tara wrote:
I've never been to the MEN,in Manchester; going next weekend for a gig.
Knowing that one or two of you on here are widely travelled and like the odd libation or three, Laughing I was wondering if anyone know of a good pub fairly close to the venue, for a pint before the show?

I'm meeting quite a few overseas visitors, so it needs to be easy to find and not a s**t hole...Razz

Thank you in advance, your help is much appreciated.

I hope you all have a great time at the birthday bash weekend, make sure you all behave, don't drink too much and wear clean underwear....

best wishes
Tara/aka Minx


Who are you going to see then ? Im going in April... but frankly dare not say who im off to see... Wink

Paddy.



:: cough:: Rammstein ::cough::

embarrassed grin.....


thank you for the recommendations. We are not worthy! ..alcohol is a much better alternative to hypothermia... Very Happy
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PostPost #6  Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

And how exactly are Rammstein embarrassing?

If they play half the show they did in Berlin in December, or a fifth of the show they played at the Apollo in 2002, they'll kick your ass silly. If I wasn't in Egypt, I'd see you there for a beer or ten, at the pub down the cobbled street from Rock World, on Oxford St, who's name I have, as usual, forgotten. Failing that there's the scary local gaff (who's name I forget) next to the cathedral, which tends to be full of Reds, but given that they (we're) an open-minded bunch is a comfortable choice.

Enjoy the gig, spawny git! Very Happy Very Happy Mr. Green Laughing Cool
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PostPost #7  Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

FFS Dave wrote:
And how exactly are Rammstein embarrassing?

If they play half the show they did in Berlin in December, or a fifth of the show they played at the Apollo in 2002, they'll kick your ass silly. If I wasn't in Egypt, I'd see you there for a beer or ten, at the pub down the cobbled street from Rock World, on Oxford St, who's name I have, as usual, forgotten. Failing that there's the scary local gaff (who's name I forget) next to the cathedral, which tends to be full of Reds, but given that they (we're) an open-minded bunch is a comfortable choice.

Enjoy the gig, spawny git! Very Happy Very Happy Mr. Green Laughing Cool


They are embarrassing becasue they are so gooood!!!

You're lucky catching them in Berlin, I couldn't get over this time :-(
But making up for it by doing three this week.

Scary local gaff huh? Sounds perfect for frightening unsuspecting 'mainland' Europeans, thanks for the info.

Have fun playing with the sphinx....
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PostPost #8  Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hey, Rammstein are great!...

Im going to see Motley Crue in April!!!!

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PostPost #9  Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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Hey, Rammstein are great!...

Im going to see Motley Crue in April!!!!

Paddy.


With the mighty KILLING JOKE as support.....whoo hoo!!!!!
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PostPost #10  Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The Brunswick!! That's the one opposite RockWorld. Ace pub, even if it is a mini-hike to the arena.
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PostPost #11  Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Debaser wrote:
Padstar wrote:
Hey, Rammstein are great!...

Im going to see Motley Crue in April!!!!

Paddy.


With the mighty KILLING JOKE as support.....whoo hoo!!!!!


Yeah, looking forward to Killing Joke in a big way..... odd choice of support mind.... i dont really get it to be honest....

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PostPost #12  Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

FFS Dave wrote:
The Brunswick!! That's the one opposite RockWorld. Ace pub, even if it is a mini-hike to the arena.


If The Brunswick's opposite RockWorld (Jilly's), then RockWorld's just moved across town! Rolling Eyes

...but i'll let you off, cos you're a red. It wasn't me...

The pub that FFS Dave is referring to is in fact The Salisbury - and it's opposite The Palace Hotel, which is further down the road to RockWorld. Good selection of beer, no townie s**t on the juke box and a late licence (2am on a Saturday, i think). Nuff said.

There is a pub called The Brunswick in Manchester (Piccadilly), but it's s**t! Used to be a great Irish pub called Finnegan's Wake, but underwent a refurb to pander to the chav underclass. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPost #13  Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

...thinking on...

...jump in a cab and go to The Fringe Bar on Swan Street (not the nicest looking street in town) - you can see the arena from there!!

Probably the best selection of local beers, belgian beers / lagers in town, plus - yet again - a very respectable juke box with rock and goff a plenty Very Happy

Get in early... get yer 10 tracks for a quid and do your drinking before the gig. The bar(s) in the arena serve overpriced, watered-down, flat coloured liquid straight from the Irwell (Manc's river).

To get to the arena from The Fringe Bar... walk out of the front door, turn right and walk straight down the road for a few hundred yards - the arena will be on your left hand side.

Enjoy!
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PostPost #14  Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

keys wrote:

If The Brunswick's opposite RockWorld (Jilly's), then RockWorld's just moved across town! Rolling Eyes

...but i'll let you off, cos you're a red. It wasn't me...


Oh yeah. My memory has been so badly hammered, sooner or later I'm gonna forget how to skin up.

Yeah course it's The Salisbury. The Brunswick used to be okay, then it became Finnigans Wake and was very good (spent a few hours in there before Rammstein in 2002), but I didn't know it had been overhauled again. Visits to my heartland are way too few and far between these days, except the odd pilgrimage of course.

Thank you for putting me right.

Rule One Is : Never ask FFS for directions or advice. Ever. Laughing
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PostPost #15  Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Killing Joke are supporting Motley Crue?
What a bizarre combination Surprised
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PostPost #16  Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

keys wrote:
FFS Dave wrote:
The Brunswick!! That's the one opposite RockWorld. Ace pub, even if it is a mini-hike to the arena.


If The Brunswick's opposite RockWorld (Jilly's), then RockWorld's just moved across town! Rolling Eyes

...but i'll let you off, cos you're a red. It wasn't me...

The pub that FFS Dave is referring to is in fact The Salisbury - and it's opposite The Palace Hotel, which is further down the road to RockWorld. Good selection of beer, no townie s**t on the juke box and a late licence (2am on a Saturday, i think). Nuff said.

There is a pub called The Brunswick in Manchester (Piccadilly), but it's s**t! Used to be a great Irish pub called Finnegan's Wake, but underwent a refurb to pander to the chav underclass. Evil or Very Mad


Thanks very much, plenty of choice there.
i'll let you know how it went, when i gte back next week.

I agree Killing Joke supproting Motley Crue is weird, I think I'd prefer it the other way around... Laughing
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PostPost #17  Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 3:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Do you know any Watering Holes near the MEN, Manchester? Reply with quote Back to top

Tara wrote:
:: cough:: Rammstein ::cough::


Nowt wrong with Rammstein as Mr FFS has already stated. Lamia's at Brixton on the 3rd and I'm there on the 5th. Cool
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PostPost #18  Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Do you know any Watering Holes near the MEN, Manchester? Reply with quote Back to top

JB wrote:
Tara wrote:
:: cough:: Rammstein ::cough::


Nowt wrong with Rammstein as Mr FFS has already stated. Lamia's at Brixton on the 3rd and I'm there on the 5th. Cool


I know there's nothing wrong with them, but I seem to recall a a thread on this very forum a few months ago in that a couple of ppl said they weren't too keen on them. So I wasn't going to shout their name about...this is a Sisters forum after all ...and some ppl get sniffy about that type of thing (although most ppl here seem to be the epitome of coolness... We are not worthy! )

I run an image site about Rammstein:

http://www.rammimages.com

I KNOW how great Rammstein are....we could do with more UK converts.... Very Happy

You can love both with no conflict of interest. I have Sisters tat on one arm the R+ logo on the other...

costs me a fortune cutting the sleeves off my shirts for gigs you know.... Rolling Eyes


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PostPost #19  Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Tara wrote:


I agree Killing Joke supproting Motley Crue is weird, I think I'd prefer it the other way around... Laughing


Yessum, so bizarre I'm just gonna have to cope with the KJ 25th anniversary bash at Shepherd's Bush Empire, whenever it is!
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Motley Crue's Dr. Feelgood kick like a Mother Fletcher!
well the title track does
Oh and, the Girls, Girls, Girls album does connect with the posterior too
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PostPost #21  Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 9:15 am    Post subject: Re: Do you know any Watering Holes near the MEN, Manchester? Reply with quote Back to top

Tara wrote:
JB wrote:
Tara wrote:
:: cough:: Rammstein ::cough::


Nowt wrong with Rammstein as Mr FFS has already stated. Lamia's at Brixton on the 3rd and I'm there on the 5th. Cool


I know there's nothing wrong with them, but I seem to recall a a thread on this very forum a few months ago in that a couple of ppl said they weren't too keen on them. So I wasn't going to shout their name about...this is a Sisters forum after all ...and some ppl get sniffy about that type of thing (although most ppl here seem to be the epitome of coolness... We are not worthy! )

I run an image site about Rammstein:

http://www.rammimages.com

I KNOW how great Rammstein are....we could do with more UK converts.... Very Happy

You can love both with no conflict of interest. I have Sisters tat on one arm the R+ logo on the other...

costs me a fortune cutting the sleeves off my shirts for gigs you know.... Rolling Eyes


best wishes
minx


All right all right. That's enough from you two. Just go and watch and enjoy and dance and sing and set fire to everything, but please do it quietly. Feckers!

Converts? I'm doing my best Tara, twas I that turned JBs head to the dark side! Twisted Evil

Abiding memory of the Berlin gig? The 'special effects' on Amerika. Very 'Fix'. But better, obviously.
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