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Bar Ria, Old Street [Closed] - pub details

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Address: 243 Old Street, London, London, EC1V 9EY [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 29127) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Old Street (0.1 miles), Moorgate (0.6 miles), Liverpool Street (0.7 miles)

Nearest train stations Old Street (0.2 miles), London Liverpool Street (0.6 miles), Moorgate (0.6 miles)

> Current user rating: 6.0/10 (rated by 6 users)
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This pub has gone now.
cmofish - 25 Apr 2008 10:37
Bar Ria.....how times change

This place used to be Bar 150, then Bar 180 and now Bar Ria. One thing that was lways distinctive about Bar 150 was that amazing ability to make all the beer smell stale, to have a bunch of locals always willing for a game of pool (not such a bad thing as I like a game), and in the time it took to drink your Castelmaine XXXX (yup, good standard of beer as you can tell) you could watch football, or go into the toilets and buy p0rn (the only toilets in London I've ever seen this!)

The sad thing is, while 150/180 was a dive, it had a certain charm - rather like your pet Collie dog rolling in manure while following the mucking tractor. You hate the damn mutt for smelling, but deep down you know you'll forgive...

Unfortunately, I can't forgive. Bar Ria does indeed sound like an accident, and has been ruined by its Hoxton makeover. Gone is the spit and saw-dust, in the comfy chairs. Gone is cheap, poor, lager and in comes - well expensive, poor lager. It's identikit Hoxton rubbish with only the Foundry as competition for worst pub in the area. I just don't know whether you need to 'do a Docherty' to enjoy this place, or whether you'd just be better off doing a Docherty and going to the Foundry.

Stop these pubs
rampantwurzel - 7 Dec 2007 16:52
Awful name for an awful bar. My god, "Bar Ria", it sounds like a disease!

This is a bland/sterile place, even by Old Street standards.
topdog_andy - 24 Aug 2007 13:21
I just had a great night down here,I was meant to be going to Hoxton but just decided not to move on. Really nice atmosphere, good food and general music/comfort levels just really good.
AlcoholDrinkerPerson - 24 Aug 2007 13:09
big up the swedes!
great pub, great atmosphere, prices aint bad for london either
dazza11 - 17 Feb 2007 17:54

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