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Old September 23rd, 2011, 02:16 PM   #121
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 04:34 PM   #123
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hehe.... I like small, dumpy bars and pubs the best! That is where people are the most friendly!
I agree 100%. I always look for a place like that instead of some fancy bar with scary prices and phonies.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 04:38 PM   #124
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I wonder why that is... I'm from the West myself, originally, and they just don't seem to be as popular outside of Ontario, and maybe in the Maritime provinces or in Victoria, too... but I don't know about that. Toronto and the rest of Southern Ontario have a long history of this style of pub, going back to our colonial roots. The reason they remain so popular to this day is clear to anyone who has ever been to a British pub; they are just so darn cosy, fun and friendly. You strike up a conversation with anyone beside you at the bar, or can just curl up in a chair by the fire and read a newspaper. No matter how cold or hot is outside, a pub is just the best place to meet people, a few pints and a guaranteed laugh or two! Every pub has some interesting regular "characters" that liven up the place, and are part of the furniture.
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So, come on everyone! Post some photos of bars, or pubs that you like to go to! Let's see what they look like all over the world!
I found that Halifax, for example, has many Irish/British style pubs all over the place. Not too surprising, really.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 04:41 PM   #125
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Yeah, Firkin is the 'brand' so to speak, but they personalize it for other locations. There's a Swan & Firkin in my neighbourhood.

Ahhhh, there it is. That's one of my most-frequented local watering holes.
PS: Don't order the calamari.....unless you enjoy eating rubber.
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Old September 24th, 2011, 06:01 AM   #126
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Last weekend I went to an old area of town called The Distillery District, which is the site of an 1832 whisky distillery that was once the largest in the British Empire. I visited the Mill Street Brew Pub, which I would say is a very typical Canadian/Toronto style pub, excepting that they brew their own beer:

they brew a LOT of different types of beer:

I had the most magnificent Pie n' Peas ever....a Steak and Stilton pie, with the beef braised in their Cobblestone Stout, with button mushrooms and Stilton cheese. The crust was light as a feather, and green peas that tasted fresh. The mashed Yukon Gold potatoes had a gravy made with their Coffee Porter:

My beer choice was a delicious Stock Ale, which is made the way blonde ales were 100 years ago. Indeed a most satisfying early supper. Here is a painting of the Distillery in its Victorian heyday:

Another time went to a little pub I stumbled upon last summer, very hidden away on a sleepy little canal. The Keating Channel pub:

It attracts a casual crowd and is a peaceful place to sit:

an ad for one of our older Canadian beers, dating back to 1831:
i was there a while ago

the place is nice but unfortunentaly its surroundings are not very impressive

i hope in the future the area will become like an old looking district of toronto
, although there are some highrise developmemts im existance
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Old September 24th, 2011, 08:37 AM   #127
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i hope in the future the area will become like an old looking district of toronto

Well, that area already is an old district of Toronto; the distillery has buildings from 1832.











the oldest church and the oldest standing school in the city is just a block or two away.
It is not a wealthy neighbourhood, but I think it has its own charm!
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Well, that area already is an old district of Toronto; the distillery has buildings from 1832.

the oldest church and the oldest standing school in the city is just a block or two away.
It is not a wealthy neighbourhood, but I think it has its own charm!
exactly

i wish for more classic style developments in the area rather than modernist


its will make the distillery district the icing on the cake
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Old September 24th, 2011, 09:48 AM   #129
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Ah! I see!
For those who have not been here, I'll repost this brand new photo of the area posted today by one of our members!

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Thanks for the welcome. I was putting the url within the html tags but nothing was showing up in the finished post. Maybe I'll try another host.

Krsipy: Yes I do work there and have since about the ground floor. I've been on quite a few large projects around the city but this is my favourite tower by far. I probably have a few hundred pics and videos of this place under construction, I'll post when and what I can.

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Old September 25th, 2011, 07:08 AM   #130
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Churchill's Pub - Miami
A staple of the live music scene, Churchill's is a punk institution. Iggy Pop lives in Miami and shows up to shows once in a while. It's my favorite place to grab some drinks and catch some awesome music. You can also watch soccer games from Europe at ungodly times. Nothing to brag about architecturally though.















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Looks like a fun place to grab a beer!

My favourite Scottish pub in town, The Caledonian:



Launch party for Tennent's lager on draught:



yummm...



Also they have 80 Shillings and Deuchar's IPA on draught. Oh, and Scotch, too!





and a French style bar/oyster bar/bistro:







with a great outdoor patio:



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can we post pics of old establishments here? dating from the mid ages etc?
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Of course!! Feel free! Would be wonderful to see more very old bars/restaurants....
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I'm not into my old world pubs...

I like my bars big, posh, pricey, pretentious and full of orange people! I know it might sound crazy to some but cocktails as Wilmslow's Revolution or Alderley Edge's Panacea is my idea night

£5.80 double vodka + cranberry or £6 cocktails...but I don't really see that as expensive where the place I work server doubles at £9!

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can we post pics of old establishments here? dating from the mid ages etc?
No need to ask, just do it! I'd love to see some watering holes from hundreds of years ago.
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I wonder what is the oldest, continuous bar/pub in the world? Not one in an old building, but one that has been functioning as an inn or tavern continuously.
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i have it all set but can find photos!!

there are hundreds of "mey-khaneh" in iran (literally meaning wine-house) , they are heavily used in persian literature but alsi many real ones exist dating from centuries ago

unfortunentaly because of the coming of the islamic regime alot of these places were destroyed or covered with diff uses
(ironic since its part of our culture and the gvrnmnt wrecks it, like everything else)

there were many of these epsecially in bathhouses
there is one thar i visited a few years ago in esfahan, i dont remember the name but it was from the 16th century

il find pics as soon as possible

and btw great updates guys alot of these places seem really cool
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infact there is a perian restaurant at yonge and steeles (calles patogh) which has immitated the old persian coffee/wine/sheesha house structure, it gives a very slight glimps of what they reall are
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I wonder what is the oldest, continuous bar/pub in the world? Not one in an old building, but one that has been functioning as an inn or tavern continuously.
I'd like to know that as well. To get that list started, I already posted the oldest tavern in the US on the last page. It opened up in 1673 in a 1652 building. There has to be older places in Europe or Asia, but this place (the White Horse Tavern) is a good benchmark to beat.
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