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(Forbes)   London's Connaught Bar wins "World's best Bar" for the second consecutive year, still isn't The Winchester   (forbes.com) divider line
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2021-12-08 12:52:17 PM  
Where's the dartboard?
 
2021-12-08 12:57:41 PM  
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Yeeeeah, this looks like a good place for a casual pint.

'Swag place ya got here! I'll have a Stella Artois. No glass required - I'll drink right from the bottle.'
*sound of many monocles popping off & dowagers fainting*
 
2021-12-08 12:58:05 PM  
A contender emerges!

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"....nothing not."
 
2021-12-08 12:58:19 PM  
What, was the Continental not qualified?
 
2021-12-08 12:58:39 PM  

oldfarthenry: [Fark user image image 505x329]
Yeeeeah, this looks like a good place for a casual pint.

'Swag place ya got here! I'll have a Stella Artois. No glass required - I'll drink right from the bottle.'
*sound of many monocles popping off & dowagers fainting*


Yeah...that's not a bar.

I don't know what it is, but it isn't a bar
 
2021-12-08 12:59:36 PM  
Ebineezers in Lovell Maine.
 
2021-12-08 1:06:58 PM  
How the fark would it be possible to even compare every bar in the world to eachother?

Do these idiots honestly think a cop bar, a biker bar, a college bar, and an irish bar are remotely alike?
 
2021-12-08 1:07:03 PM  

Gubbo: oldfarthenry: [Fark user image image 505x329]
Yeeeeah, this looks like a good place for a casual pint.

'Swag place ya got here! I'll have a Stella Artois. No glass required - I'll drink right from the bottle.'
*sound of many monocles popping off & dowagers fainting*

Yeah...that's not a bar.

I don't know what it is, but it isn't a bar


Yup. I don't even see any neon signs, let alone a TV.
 
2021-12-08 1:08:54 PM  

Claude Ballse: Gubbo: oldfarthenry: [Fark user image image 505x329]
Yeeeeah, this looks like a good place for a casual pint.

'Swag place ya got here! I'll have a Stella Artois. No glass required - I'll drink right from the bottle.'
*sound of many monocles popping off & dowagers fainting*

Yeah...that's not a bar.

I don't know what it is, but it isn't a bar

Yup. I don't even see any neon signs, let alone a TV.


I'm betting they even have a "men's room attendant" to prevent us from nicking all the bog wipe.
 
2021-12-08 1:12:13 PM  

oldfarthenry: Claude Ballse: Gubbo: oldfarthenry: [Fark user image image 505x329]
Yeeeeah, this looks like a good place for a casual pint.

'Swag place ya got here! I'll have a Stella Artois. No glass required - I'll drink right from the bottle.'
*sound of many monocles popping off & dowagers fainting*

Yeah...that's not a bar.

I don't know what it is, but it isn't a bar

Yup. I don't even see any neon signs, let alone a TV.

I'm betting they even have a "men's room attendant" to prevent us from nicking all the bog wipe.


*Snert*

Bog wipe. Hadn't heard that one before. Enjoy your month of TF for the laugh.
 
2021-12-08 1:12:21 PM  
Let's just go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint, and wait for this all to blow over.
 
2021-12-08 1:12:29 PM  

lifeslammer: How the fark would it be possible to even compare every bar in the world to eachother?

Do these idiots honestly think a cop bar, a biker bar, a college bar, and an irish bar are remotely alike?


They don't all smell like stale piss and look really, really sad when all the lights are turned on for cleaning?

/newspaper cat: I should look for a list of top coffee shops of the world...or start one
 
2021-12-08 1:12:43 PM  

REDARMYVODKA: oldfarthenry: Claude Ballse: Gubbo: oldfarthenry: [Fark user image image 505x329]
Yeeeeah, this looks like a good place for a casual pint.

'Swag place ya got here! I'll have a Stella Artois. No glass required - I'll drink right from the bottle.'
*sound of many monocles popping off & dowagers fainting*

Yeah...that's not a bar.

I don't know what it is, but it isn't a bar

Yup. I don't even see any neon signs, let alone a TV.

I'm betting they even have a "men's room attendant" to prevent us from nicking all the bog wipe.

*Snert*

Bog wipe. Hadn't heard that one before. Enjoy your month of TF for the laugh.


Er, that's supposed to be BAREFARK.
 
2021-12-08 1:13:36 PM  
Bars, whatever
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2021-12-08 1:14:09 PM  

lifeslammer: How the fark would it be possible to even compare every bar in the world to eachother?

Do these idiots honestly think a cop bar, a biker bar, a college bar, and an irish bar are remotely alike?


Do they still have squirt gun bars?   Probably not ok in the 2020's.  Probably not ok in 1980's either, but there was one a couple towns over.
 
2021-12-08 1:18:15 PM  

REDARMYVODKA: oldfarthenry: Claude Ballse: Gubbo: oldfarthenry: [Fark user image image 505x329]
Yeeeeah, this looks like a good place for a casual pint.

'Swag place ya got here! I'll have a Stella Artois. No glass required - I'll drink right from the bottle.'
*sound of many monocles popping off & dowagers fainting*

Yeah...that's not a bar.

I don't know what it is, but it isn't a bar

Yup. I don't even see any neon signs, let alone a TV.

I'm betting they even have a "men's room attendant" to prevent us from nicking all the bog wipe.

*Snert*

Bog wipe. Hadn't heard that one before. Enjoy your month of TF for the laugh.


CHEERS, MATE!! (Brit slang for "thanks")
 
2021-12-08 1:22:40 PM  

Eightballjacket: lifeslammer: How the fark would it be possible to even compare every bar in the world to eachother?

Do these idiots honestly think a cop bar, a biker bar, a college bar, and an irish bar are remotely alike?

Do they still have squirt gun bars?   Probably not ok in the 2020's.  Probably not ok in 1980's either, but there was one a couple towns over.


yeah the kids these days aren't into the squirt guns anymore, theses days it's throwing ax bars that are all the rage. getting drunk and throwing axes, i mean callem precocious snowflakes all you want, i find this example makes it less being soft, and more, just plain old dumb. ;)
 
2021-12-08 1:27:15 PM  
It's no Three Aces, but I'm sure it's fine...
 
2021-12-08 1:29:15 PM  
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2021-12-08 1:33:23 PM  
I like how so many of these bars recreate the atmosphere of someplace they aren't. Like a Singapore bar that mimics a New York bar is better than any Nee York bar?

I feel like I should go read Simulacra and Simulation...
 
2021-12-08 1:37:06 PM  
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2021-12-08 1:37:32 PM  
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2021-12-08 1:42:05 PM  
I don't like  the Connaught Bar. Its too much coconut.
 
2021-12-08 2:10:07 PM  
The quality of the bar is about the people in it. The best bar in the world was in South Australia, it was the Flinders University Unibar, circa 1994. Coopers on tap and legends everywhere you turned. Great days.
 
2021-12-08 2:10:32 PM  

Gubbo: oldfarthenry: [Fark user image image 505x329]
Yeeeeah, this looks like a good place for a casual pint.

'Swag place ya got here! I'll have a Stella Artois. No glass required - I'll drink right from the bottle.'
*sound of many monocles popping off & dowagers fainting*

Yeah...that's not a bar.

I don't know what it is, but it isn't a bar


"The bartender found your drink order insulting to his talents and has substituted another."
 
2021-12-08 2:11:00 PM  
Where can I pay too much for a drink for $1000, Alex?
 
2021-12-08 2:13:38 PM  

grokca: Where can I pay too much for a drink for $1000, Alex?


That's pretty much it. Travel the world and you work out that the great bars' (as per the guide books) real talent is charging too much to add a couple of mixers to the local spirit option.
 
2021-12-08 2:16:27 PM  
But know this...  You can cut me off from the civilized world...  You can incarcerate me with two moronic cellmates...  You can torture me with your thrice-daily swill...  But you CANNOT break the spirit of a Winchester...  My voice shall be heard from this wilderness...  And I shall be delivered from this fetid and festering sewer!  *satisfied look*
 
2021-12-08 2:18:21 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Let's just go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint, and wait for this all to blow over.


- February, 2020
 
2021-12-08 2:19:25 PM  
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2021-12-08 2:21:00 PM  
At least this place isn't claiming to be the "most haunted" or "UK's oldest" like the other 10,000 pubs flogging this lie.
 
2021-12-08 2:24:55 PM  

lifeslammer: How the fark would it be possible to even compare every bar in the world to eachother?

Do these idiots honestly think a cop bar, a biker bar, a college bar, and an irish bar are remotely alike?


I dunno, but I'd sure like to be on their testing team!

/fark sakes honey, yer shiatfaced again today!
//hard day at work, love, fetch me a pillow.
 
2021-12-08 2:26:35 PM  

oldfarthenry: [Fark user image image 505x329]
Yeeeeah, this looks like a good place for a casual pint.

'Swag place ya got here! I'll have a Stella Artois. No glass required - I'll drink right from the bottle.'
*sound of many monocles popping off & dowagers fainting*


Stella?
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"This has to be the nicest 'spoons in town"
 
2021-12-08 2:34:28 PM  

Sasquach: I like how so many of these bars recreate the atmosphere of someplace they aren't. Like a Singapore bar that mimics a New York bar is better than any Nee York bar?

I feel like I should go read Simulacra and Simulation...


What exactly is a New York bar?

I've been in bars in many cities and in other countries, including New York City.  Other than the accent or the time it closes as per the local laws, or the sports stuff on the wall (i.e. soccer versus rugby versus American football) I'm not sure there is a ton of difference.
 
2021-12-08 2:35:04 PM  
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It's the best because it's where everybody knows your name.
 
2021-12-08 2:55:30 PM  
Don't Stop Me Now
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2021-12-08 3:12:42 PM  

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2021-12-08 3:13:06 PM  

born_yesterday: Gubbo: oldfarthenry: [Fark user image image 505x329]
Yeeeeah, this looks like a good place for a casual pint.

'Swag place ya got here! I'll have a Stella Artois. No glass required - I'll drink right from the bottle.'
*sound of many monocles popping off & dowagers fainting*

Yeah...that's not a bar.

I don't know what it is, but it isn't a bar

"The bartender found your drink order insulting to his talents and has substituted another."


I'm not gonna take points of for that. If I'm drinking something and the bartender thinks that I might like a different version or something similar, I'm fine to try that.
 
2021-12-08 3:21:06 PM  
The Lamb & Flag in Hammersmith is hard to beat...
 
2021-12-08 3:45:32 PM  
Not one snooty bar from San Francisco? The Bay Aryan snobs are going to have a snit fit. They do not take well to lack of recognition for snobbery.

/ It's the culinary capital of America they claim.
 
2021-12-08 3:55:36 PM  

CrazyCurt: Not one snooty bar from San Francisco? The Bay Aryan snobs are going to have a snit fit. They do not take well to lack of recognition for snobbery.

/ It's the culinary capital of America they claim.



SF has some excellent local bars (maybe they're now gone due to high rent) - North Beach/Chinatown had my favs.  None of them were remotely fancy.
 
2021-12-08 4:02:40 PM  

CrazyCurt: Not one snooty bar from San Francisco? The Bay Aryan snobs are going to have a snit fit. They do not take well to lack of recognition for snobbery.

/ It's the culinary capital of America they claim.


The locals would probably rather not have even more tourists invading their favorite spots. Also, if you cannot find a decent bar in CA that suits your tastes in less than 15 minutes you are doing CA wrong.
 
2021-12-08 4:07:00 PM  

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That looks like the sad bar near my house. They didn't know what gin was. Not 'they didn't have any gin' (they didn't though), but the waitress and bartender literally had never heard of the spirit known as gin. I was there with my mom and she was astounded. But that is part and parcel of <insert slut for white people> <insert slur for rurals>-ass Missouri, where if it ain't Bud Lite or Fireball they don't know it I guess.
 
2021-12-08 4:37:05 PM  
I'm 0 for 50 on that list.
/would have a better shot with the "50 top dive bars" list
 
2021-12-08 4:49:01 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: What, was the Continental not qualified?


The Continental still has not recovered from John Wick's last visit.
 
2021-12-08 5:16:50 PM  

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I know there's thousands of bars like that in the US, but that's not the waterfront bar in Kewaunee, Wisconsin is it?
 
2021-12-08 5:47:25 PM  
Ahhh...Dirty Frank's in Philly.....

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Note how the beer is lined up and the shot correctly placed. Great bar. Why, yes, I was thrown out of there once-a fight had started, management decided to stop the nonsense. Few weeks later, wandered back in and all was forgiven.
 
2021-12-08 5:49:08 PM  
In December?... I'd rather go here:
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2021-12-08 7:05:51 PM  
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2021-12-08 8:41:54 PM  
I'm only here to recommend a podcast called "London Pub Reviews", they're only five minutes long and it's just Tim Key being surreally, brilliantly funny.
 
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