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  1. I only went to Damon's once, a few months ago, and I was not impressed. In fact, I thought it was rubbish. It seems a bit out of the way for a Wetherspoons.
  2. I prefer paying by card because you've got a record on your bank statement of where you've spent the money. I use my bank's app and you can see it straightaway. If you use cash it's all too easy to get home without any money and wonder where it all went.
  3. You made the right decision. I'm not as tall as your partner and I refuse to sit in the balcony because the seats are so uncomfortable, so your partner would have really suffered.
  4. The Crown and Cushion have a pub quiz every week. I think it's on Wednesdays, but you can ring them to check. 0114 246 8600
  5. A pint of Fosters is £3.60, but half a pint is £2.50. How can they justify charging that for half a pint?
  6. The article doesn't say the premises has been closed since October, it says "Edward's opened its doors on Glossop Road in October last year"
  7. It's going to re-open as Sinatra's: https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/sheffield-city-centre-bar-set-to-be-re-branded-with-extended-opening-hours-1-9204579
  8. The Mulberry Tavern and the Church House.
  9. LOL. Amanda Holden described her as "beyond rubbish".
  10. No, it's open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
  11. Climax is no more. It's now called Proud: https://www.shefnews.co.uk/2017/10/20/sheffield-student-union-launches-new-lgbt-club-night/
  12. I know people call it the Fairfield, but it's actually the Farfield, -no i before the r.
  13. Certainly, reuse old threads if the topic is the same, but in this case it isn't the same. The topic of the old thread was a rumour about the place closing, the recent posts are nothing to do with this rumour so a new thread would be more appropriate. Reusing the old thread just keeps the rumour alive.
  14. I've used the app in the Bankers Draft and it works a treat. The drinks were delivered seconds after ordering them and the food not long after.
  15. I'm with you there. I don't know anybody who'd pay that price in Sheffield.
  16. Climax is still usually on the third Friday, but this isn't guaranteed. Sometimes it's on a different Friday, -presumably for scheduling reasons, to avoid clashes with other events at the Students Union. They don't advertise it very well and it's often difficult to find out when it is. It might be on next Friday, 20 November, (the third Friday) but that's just a guess. There's nothing online anywhere to confirm it.
  17. The Star & Garter had some loyal regular customers, but there were only a few of them, so although it's very sad to see it go, it's no surprise, really. I always wondered why it didn't get more custom from students, being the closest pub to the university, but maybe students prefer their own bars in the students' union, or the bars in town, instead.
  18. Thank you for the warning. We all now know to avoid OMG and Dempseys tomorrow.
  19. Whenever I'm in Dempseys everybody seems to get their song called, although if there are a lot of requests you might have to wait a while before you're called, to give everybody a fair chance. I've never known them ignore anybody, which seems to be what you're implying.
  20. If Sheffield can't sustain the two full-time gay bars that we've got at the moment, where are the customers going to come from for any more? The Cossack has been demolished for over ten years now, and it was closed for longer than that. Affinity was good for a while, but it ultimately failed and closed. Xes and Planet were out at Attercliffe and they were very successful in their day, but who would want to go out to Attercliffe these days? You can't class a sauna in the same category as a gay bar/club. Manchester's gay scene wasn't created overnight, it built up gradually. If Sheffield is ever going to have a larger, more vibrant scene, it will also have to build up gradually. New venues won't open unless the existing ones are seen to be successful.
  21. The barman tells me that OMG just rent the premises. The landlord is selling up, but the business is not affected.
  22. Left up Furnival Gate then right up to the Town Hall would take you up Pinstone Street. On the corner, on the left, where it crosses Charles Street, just behind the old Midland/HSBC Bank, was the Freedom Club, is that where you mean? I think it was run by Alan and Angel who took it over after the Planet closed down. I think that was a bit before 2005 though. ---------- Post added 14-05-2016 at 01:09 ---------- This was the Freedom Club, all boarded up in Green in this Google Street View picture. It wasn't open very long. https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.3789215,-1.471314,3a,75y,288.06h,84.74t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1swpr6_WGZxxp5rzRpX3v8EA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 ---------- Post added 14-05-2016 at 01:17 ---------- Or this is the Nelson Rock Bar (now the Rocking Chair) at the corner of Furnival Gate and Union Street, opposite Redgates. I've forgotten its name during its brief gay spell, but a Google search suggests it was called Bar Miles. https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.3778359,-1.4712002,3a,90y,326.94h,81.23t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s-DIfW4829ZFW-eq-gOoIpw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  23. Opposite Redgates? That's not Charles Street then, or Norfolk Street, that's Furnival Gate. Are you thinking of what's now the Rocking Chair, used to be Nelson's rock bar, and something else before that? It was a gay bar for a short time, but that was well before 2005, it was more like the late 1990s.
  24. Corner of Norfolk Street and Charles Street? That's where the post office is, near Howden House. The Roebuck's near there, as was the Yorkshire Grey until it was knocked down about ten years ago, -it was where the Cheesegrater carpark is now. Do you mean either of those bars?
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