Tag: Bars And Pubs

Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune

singapore Photo via yeowatzup via Flickr (Creative Commons)
Photo via yeowatzup via Flickr (Creative Commons)

Over at the Hotel Hotsheet, Kitty Bean Yancey is up in arms about the cost of a Singapore Sling at the Raffles in, er, Singapore. Kitty is making a larger point about “hotel sticker shock,” but for our purposes, a pricey Singapore Sling is a fine example of something that’s a struggle for any frequent traveler: the paradox of drinking at the bar of a landmark hotel. 

 

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Morning Links: Obama’s Places, Poe’s 200th Birthday and More

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Morning Links: Science Pubs, Staged Plane Crash and More

Morning Links: Science Pubs, Staged Plane Crash and More Photo of a pint of Guinness by Arkangel, via Flickr (Creative Commons).
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Mourning in Vegas

Mourning in Vegas Photo by pocheco via Flickr (Creative Commons).

Surrounded by the decadence of yet another nightclub opening, Kevin Capp must come to terms with the death of his grandfather

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Morning Links: Jellyfish Gone Wild, Sedaris and More

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The Best (Almost) Fictional British Pubs

Among David Barnett’s picks for great fictional pubs: George Orwell’s The Moon Under Water and Anthony Burgess’ Korova Milk Bar, from A Clockwork Orange. Though they’re products of the authors’ imaginations, it looks like they’re so good they’ve both spawned real-world pubs. In his Guardian piece, Barnett mentions a series of British pubs named The Moon Under Water. I found another in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Save the British Pub Sign

Photo by PSD, via Flickr (Creative Commons)

Hand-painted markers outside British pubs date to Roman times. Now they’re threatened, mostly by corporate consolidation of pubs. “Only the 30 independent pub chains and breweries in Britain are still ordering individually painted signs,” writes Vanessa Thorpe.

It’s a shame.

The signs, preservationists rightly argue, are full of artistic value and symbolism. See for yourself at Flickr’s cluster of British pub signs.


On the Occasional Importance of a Ceiling Fan

Vieques, Beach Photo by Oscalito via Flickr, (Creative Commons).

Emily Stone knew well the kind of moment she was experiencing in Puerto Rico: the guy, the Cuba libres, the accelerated intimacy. It was perfectly safe, she told herself, as long as she knew when to get out.

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I’m a Recovering Alcoholic. Any Tips on Dealing with Social Situations While Traveling?

Vagabonding traveler Rolf Potts answers your questions about travel

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Early Morning with the Orange Army

Crazed supporters of the Netherlands' national soccer team visited a San Francisco pub to watch them play in Euro 2000. Michael Yessis joined them.

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