Re: I'm moving to Leeds in September.

thanks dcm - i might take you up on that smile

also - where's good (other than the obvious) for gigs?

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DCM wrote:

Amigos is pretty good. It's been a while since i've been, but i recall getting wrecked and stuffed with food for about £25, which is fine by me. Plus they serve Cruz Campo, which is never a bad thing.

plus i've met the owner he's sound, he's a pank innit so well worth supporting

the wrens in town is good it's the sister pub of the chemic and they have great beers, tasty scran and good tunes.

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izzy wrote:
DCM wrote:

Amigos is pretty good. It's been a while since i've been, but i recall getting wrecked and stuffed with food for about £25, which is fine by me. Plus they serve Cruz Campo, which is never a bad thing.

plus i've met the owner he's sound, he's a pank innit so well worth supporting

the wrens in town is good it's the sister pub of the chemic and they have great beers, tasty scran and good tunes.

sounds like i'll be paying both of these a visit smile

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If you need to get laid then I suggest going to Star at Leeds Met Students Union on a Friday night.

The Fenton - 1-50 a drink Thursday nights
The Eldon - 1-50 a drink on Sunday nights
The Dry Dock - 1 a drink on Tuesday nights
Hyde Park Pub - 1-50 a drink on Monday nights

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Plus there are lots of upcoming gigs at the re-squatted 120 Rats, they have some listings online if you do an internet search.

Leeds is a wash of shit drugs too.

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Worth mentioning Nation Of Shopkeepers. It's a bit Nathan Barley but they have free gigs. Mob Rules/Logic Problem and An Albatross played there recently.


Also, the Packhorse.

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wow i kinda miss leeds...

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One of the things I like about Leeds is how it's split up by river valleys, so you've got all this countryside stretching into the city that's great to explore on a bike or on foot. There's the canal towpath & River Aire on the west side, starting at Granary Wharf by the train station and going out past Kirkstall Abbey to Horsforth and beyond. If you're up that way, the Abbey Inn at Newlay is a good place to stop.
Or from the Woodhouse/Meanwood side it's worth checking out the route that goes along Woodhouse Ridge and through Meanwood Park where you end up at The Myrtle.

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ghost wrote:

wow i kinda miss leeds...


are you not at the peach and pear anymore? is it still there?

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LukeWaterIntoBeer wrote:

If you need to get laid then I suggest going to Star at Leeds Met Students Union on a Friday night.

The Fenton - 1-50 a drink Thursday nights
The Eldon - 1-50 a drink on Sunday nights
The Dry Dock - 1 a drink on Tuesday nights
Hyde Park Pub - 1-50 a drink on Monday nights

So that's where you go on a Friday haha!

Most of those pubs are shit and the beer isn't worth a quid!

The Packhorse - good for beer, nice beer garden, laughing at stupid students in fancy dress and a few punk gigs upstairs
The Chemic - mainly a mixed student/30 something munter crowd [and a few punks now and again]
The Angel in town - ridiculously cheap beer - 60 year old gadgies fighting each other
Ther Cardigan arms - used to be ok but not been for a while -
and of course the Brudenell [which is where everyone I know tends to hang out there at some point]
I avoid most of the pubs in the HYde park/ Headingley area cos thay are full of cunts and 'it girls'

They've stolen our world now they run the place

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I'll add The Wrens to decent pubs lists.... usually fairly quiet, friendly staff.
Also The Relience and North Bar are sometimes pretty good, although very pricey.
The Adelphi gets my vote for good boozing and food. Just over the river, but seems to avoid the usual towny element. Good place. In a simlar vein the Cross Keys and the other pub behind Granery Warf, just over the river out of town.
Shopkeepers has always been good when i have been in there, which is quite a lot. Free gigs and pints for under £2 with a regulars card make it about one of the cheapest places to drink in town.

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DCM wrote:

I'll add The Wrens to decent pubs lists.... usually fairly quiet, friendly staff.
Also The Relience and North Bar are sometimes pretty good, although very pricey.
The Adelphi gets my vote for good boozing and food. Just over the river, but seems to avoid the usual towny element. Good place. In a simlar vein the Cross Keys and the other pub behind Granery Warf, just over the river out of town.
Shopkeepers has always been good when i have been in there, which is quite a lot. Free gigs and pints for under £2 with a regulars card make it about one of the cheapest places to drink in town.

The service in A Nation Of Shopkeepers is appalling which always puts me off the place.  If you've ever been in The Victoria on a busy night they seem to employ that method of bartending.  Serve whoever's nearest to you at the time regardless of how long anyone's been waiting.

I'll drink enough of anything to make this world seem new again

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Adz wrote:
DCM wrote:

I'll add The Wrens to decent pubs lists.... usually fairly quiet, friendly staff.
Also The Relience and North Bar are sometimes pretty good, although very pricey.
The Adelphi gets my vote for good boozing and food. Just over the river, but seems to avoid the usual towny element. Good place. In a simlar vein the Cross Keys and the other pub behind Granery Warf, just over the river out of town.
Shopkeepers has always been good when i have been in there, which is quite a lot. Free gigs and pints for under £2 with a regulars card make it about one of the cheapest places to drink in town.

The service in A Nation Of Shopkeepers is appalling which always puts me off the place.  If you've ever been in The Victoria on a busy night they seem to employ that method of bartending.  Serve whoever's nearest to you at the time regardless of how long anyone's been waiting.

Yeah, good point. I think i tend to leave before it gets really busy, so it's never too much of an issue, but thinking about it, i have waited for longer than i would have liked.

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my favourite things about leeds:
drinking tinnies on hyde park in summer
'you call, i deliver to your door in my car asap' drug-dealer philosophy
chemic + arkwrights, bier ritz + bryans, arcadia, north + reliance + sela + shopkeepers
number of bakers oven and ainsleys baked goods outlets
general acceptance of drinking on the street as a passtime
grown men that call you 'love' when you're also a man
ubiquitous apathy towards leeds united football club when they're not doing well
close proximity to lots of unimaginably horrible towns makes it seem awesome in comparison

worst things:
everything happening in the city basically revolves around students
weather can get pretty bleak sometimes i guess

relics, jumbo, alright chazza shops mean that the record shopping is pretty good without being incredible or anything

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That is a point. Record shopping has taken a bit of a down turn in recent years, but there are still some decent places to pick stuff up.

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dontcarewhere wrote:

ubiquitous apathy towards leeds united football club when they're not doing well

big_smile

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Adding to the list of decent Leeds town boozers.

Midnight Bell and Brewery Tap - both Leeds Brewery pubs so they have a good, cheapish selection of ales.  Brewery Tap can get packed with people though as it's right by the train station.

Cross Keys - next to the Midnight Bell, nice place but dies after about 8pm.

Santiago - never seems to get too busy and they have a good selection of spirits and cool bar staff who know how to do their job.

The Grove - I really like the atmos in here.  Decent selection of ales and they have some folk thing on which I've never been to or plan to go to.  Slap bang in the middle of a load of offices and flats it sticks out like a sore thumb and you know there is a stubborn landlord digging his heels in refusing to sell up to the property developers.

Sandinista - Best Guinness I've had in Leeds. Nice and quiet during the week.  At the weekend it is great for pulling desperate 30 something women dancing to New Order and Kings Of Leon.

I'll drink enough of anything to make this world seem new again

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so what is so bad about headingley then? so far i've worked out that it's the posh end of leeds, right?

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caroline wrote:

so what is so bad about headingley then? so far i've worked out that it's the posh end of leeds, right?

People hate it because it's full of student pricks, but if you choose a non-student area it's fine.  I've lived in various places around Headingley for years but always choose streets where there were no students otherwise I can imagine it'll be a hell hole.

Apart from Arcadia, which seems to have an embargo on students, the bars around the area are abysmal and packed to the brim with unpleasant people.

I'll drink enough of anything to make this world seem new again

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Adz wrote:
caroline wrote:

so what is so bad about headingley then? so far i've worked out that it's the posh end of leeds, right?

People hate it because it's full of student pricks, but if you choose a non-student area it's fine.  I've lived in various places around Headingley for years but always choose streets where there were no students otherwise I can imagine it'll be a hell hole.

Apart from Arcadia, which seems to have an embargo on students, the bars around the area are abysmal and packed to the brim with unpleasant people.

truth, unless you love leeds winos or cricket

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headingley's amazing if you like noodle kitchens, shite bars, cafes selling paninis and boutiques where you'd never buy anything, as that's pretty much all that's there. except a lot of 'to let' signs at the moment...

not really 'posh' but definitely where you'll find your daddy's-car-driving student types living in their second and third years

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caroline wrote:
ghost wrote:

wow i kinda miss leeds...


are you not at the peach and pear anymore? is it still there?

nope, she's in manchester now! smile

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dontcarewhere wrote:

headingley's amazing if you like noodle kitchens, shite bars, cafes selling paninis and boutiques where you'd never buy anything, as that's pretty much all that's there. except a lot of 'to let' signs at the moment...

not really 'posh' but definitely where you'll find your daddy's-car-driving student types living in their second and third years

i'd do the noodle kitchens, but that's about it.

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Two huge Universities, providing an endless stream of ignorant, blonde-tousle-haired posh students who think that wearing their pyjamas and Ugg-boots outside is acceptable. This is offset by the endless number of jobs (temp and full time) that the two unis provide. Some of them are so cushy that you don’t even have to go!

Loads and loads of scary pubs in the bottom end of town (Regent, Duck and Drake, Vine, Three Legs…) where you can have a fight and a flat pint. You can go to North Bar and wonder why they don’t put some comfortable seats in whilst you drink the 10% guest ales.

The incredible curries of Bradford are mere minutes away, just make sure you pick wisely for some are incredible only in their vileness.

Go to Relics Records on Upper Briggate and marvel at how the sweaty work experience boy can convert a M/M record into a VG-/VG- record in front of your eyes.

Loads of gigs but only one or two a month really warrant going to. Loads of great bands, but almost all have split up now.

One-man-band-with-dog guaranteed to make your Saturday morning hangover-laden trip to town that much worse.

Royal Park Avenue is worth a visit. You can watch a man fix cars in the street whilst around 20 surly youths (aged between 3-23) mill around, looking threatening.

I'm not into that.

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Conor wrote:

One-man-band-with-dog guaranteed to make your Saturday morning hangover-laden trip to town that much worse.

Last time I was in town I heard some folk talking about how that guy and his dog were going to appear on Britain's Got Talent, and then how they think he'll be laughed off the show and how much they were looking forward to it.

I fucking hate panpipe street buskers. It's not a race thing, it's a hatred of panpipes thing