Tagged: Beer

NIN in Italy 0

NIN in Italy

The number one reason you want to live in Europe is for the easy access to awesome gigs, AMIRIGHT? In the space of a few short months I’ve seen Steven Wilson, Depeche Mode, Bloc Party and Nine Inch Nails – and a few more planned shows for the rest of...

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A very Scottish welcome

Last week, Zagreb hosted Scotland in the World Cup qualifiers. Not being an avid football fan, my first indication that this important match was impending was when I collided with several men wearing tartans in Ban Jelačić Square. Not really what you’d call an everyday occurrence here in Zagreb. An...

The view from the treadmill 0

The view from the treadmill

I joined up at the gym at the NCIE (National Centre for Indigenous Excellence) yesterday. I’ve been meaning to do it for a few weeks, but there was sickness, and boozing, and beer, and pinball and then some other things probably but mostly I think I was waylaid by beer....

Spooning 0

Spooning

I’m a giver. My friend C and I are often to be found at Old Street Cafe in Darlington, enjoying a coffee and scramblies on toast. Maybe it’s a bit naff, but anyways they serve all their coffees with old souvenir spoons. It’s always a treat to discover which random...

Living below the line 0

Living below the line

Hello friends, family, lovers, ex-lovers, enemies, travel buddies, pen pals, homos, straighties, in-betweenies, colleagues, comrades and people I met in a bar just once but we hit it off really well and exchanged email addresses and then never stayed in touch (until now), I’m going to be living below the...

Posh pavement plonk 1

Posh pavement plonk

Boozing on the pavement is not just for plebs. It’s not some bogan or homeless thing. I mean, sure, maybe if you’re drinking Hollandia in Blacktown, or sucking on a goon bag in Summer Hill. But here in Newtown, we do it classy. And nothing says classy like a nice...

Regular conversation at The Bank on a Sunday afternoon 0

Regular conversation at The Bank on a Sunday afternoon

* Hi love, how are you? % Good thanks. How about you? * Great. What can I get you? % I’ll have a Coopers Pale. Pour * That’ll be $4.50. % Oh! Pleasant surprise. Looking at watch. % Is it happy hour? * No, our beers are always this price....

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Booze Bar and Black

Even if you haven’t been to the newly re-opened Beresford yet, no doubt you’ve heard about its sexy curved bar, its naff wine list (organised into cheap, decent, good), and, of course, its magnificent loos. You’ve heard about the loos, right? First, a word about how I ended up in...

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6. Dear St Patrick

Dear St Patrick, I passed a man on the street yesterday who was telling a girl that you killed a dragon and saved all Ireland. If he hadn’t been trying to get into the girl’s pants I would’ve stopped and corrected him. Yesterday was your name day but today I...