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Studied abroad in London for 4 months back in 2004 (lived in Earl's Court), a year on and I still miss it dearly. It was my first regular drinking experience and I've discovered that most (but not all) American bars are shite in comparison.

Yeah, I know my username is taking the piss out of myself... I figured it was a fair initiation.

I'm from (and currently live) Lombard, Illinois about 20 miles West of Chicago.

Username: AnotherYankeePoof13

Age: 35

Sex: male

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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, Fleet Street

Maybe I'm biased because I'm an American and always appreciate the chance to drink in a pub older than my country. Yeah, it's always going to draw in tourists because of the fact that it was frequented by Samuel Johnson and Charles Dickens- but besides that it has a very cozy atmosphere, excellent fish n' chips and I like Samuel Smiths.

7 Jan 2007 03:42

The Courtfield, Earls Court

Pretty average. Nice location if you want a real quick pint before catching the tube at Earls Court. Generally kind of boring, but no real complaints- nice pool tables and big projection screen for SkySports upstairs.

Still, you'd be better off going to the Blackbird just down the road.

10 Dec 2005 02:27

The Devonshire Arms, Camden

People need to get over the whole dress code thing.

I went there on several ocasions... usually in jeans, trainers and a band t-shirt that may have been "alternative" but not Goth (i.e. The Smiths, AFI, The Misfits, Slayer, etc.)- I figure my longhair and usually being with a genuine goth or two helped... but the worst I ever got was a friendly "I'm sorry, but you'll have to take that off to come in" when I was wearing my warm jacket that has Adidas-like stripes (but isn't Adidas) on it and when I did, I was allowed entry. I was also given a friendly "Well, we'll admit this year, but next time you'll have to do better" for my half-arsed costume on Halloween.

I don't think you can judge a whole pub on a bouncer's mood on one occasion (i.e. only one factor), the dresscode seemed pretty loose to me.

Even though I'm not a goth, I enjoyed the genuine goth atmosphere and the music crossed genres a bit (I remember hearing Ministry and Razed in Black to go along with Bauhaus and Fields of the Nephilim). I also really enjoyed the late licence.

I did feel very hesitant about going here with any non-goth friends... but it's nice to have a (rare) place for goths to not worry about being harrassed (although people do seem much more open-minded in London than in the States, generally).

10 Dec 2005 02:21

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