Friday, April 22, 2011
No. 35 Bar 69
Visited on 21/4/11. Well, we'd been looking forward to this one all night ! Formerly a rough house called 'the City Tavern', it then became 'the Amsterdam bar' before assuming it's current identity four or five years ago. The name is derived from the fact that it is number 69 Boughton. Er, maybe. Anyhow, with bated breath we strode manfully past the bouncer as he recited his sexual orientation caveat, only to find the place completely empty apart from the bar staff. Apparently, it only begins to get 'lively' at around midnight and when we arrived it was still only a quarter past ten. Although the full range of 'Bacardi Breezers' were available, along with 'Wicked' in a number of shades I never knew existed, we managed to resist the lure of the alcopop and set up a round of bottled Guinness instead. Not bad to be fair. The barmaid was a good laugh as well, but was unable to answer the question, "Why don't gays like real ale ?" Apparently, they had it on once but they didn't sell enough and so gave up. Well, I tell you what - if that's their attitude, we won't be going back there again ! We downed the Guinness and the boys minced out of the door with me bidding the bouncer a fond farewell as I brought up the rear. Matron.