A bar that sells good cheap food as well.
Pints from £1 and mains from £3-£4, there were no complaints here.
Unpretentious bar, popular with students and other 'alternative' 20-somethings.
Pints at about £1.
And one other thing. The name is short for Blue Orange.
9 Muitinės gatvė, Kaunas 44001
Just a stone's throw from old town square.
+370 37 20 65 42
Open: 09.30 - 02.00 (until 3.00 on Fri & Sat). Not surprisingly does not open until 15.00 on Sunday.
Google map: bit.ly/dRhTTQ
Taipei Uncovered is a mobile travel guide to Taipei. I am the author of the guide, and it was created in conjunction with Sutro Media.
Inside the guide you will find over 200 entries listing the best places to visit, eat and drink in and around the city.
Cafe Jospehine is a very restful bar-cum-restaurant next to the water and only 15 mins by metro from the city centre. It is full of books and has one room that is decked out like a library. Very ornate and luxurious, yet less expensive than most bars in the city centre, good bar staff who serve coffee the traditional Dutch way with a glass of water with ice and a shot of rum with cream. My local in Rotterdam and former favourite student haunt
Oostplein, metro Oostplein.
Google map: bit.ly/aNGSCl
Was here last Friday with some friends and was eating the King prawns and topped it off with some paela and a nice bottle of wine.
To our surprise, at around 11pm in the evening the place went all salsa. The local salsa club came here and danced their socks off. Quite an experience.
Truly recommend it.
All the guidebooks suggest you should go here, but honestly a big big disappointment.
To us it was no more than a hotel lobby bar and while there is a good view in the day, at night you can't see out due to the reflections of the interior on the glass.
Once a cotton spinning mill in Salford, now a product of gentrified Greater Manchester among a run down high street, it would be almost too easy for this gig venue, bar, art space and recording studio to attract the most pretentious 'scenester kids' that Manchester has to offer. Yet somehow the crowds are always friendly and welcoming and never without a healthy amount of grizzled music journalists in their midst, all just eager to hear the best gigs being performed in their city. Putting on acts from Beach House to Lightning Bolt to The Ex, music fans will find themselves walking the long walk from Manchester city centre back to this venue time and time again.
As its name may suggest to those jazz aficionados reading this, the Yardbird is the place to go in Birmingham for the best jazz, blues and soul around. Although the entry prices have a tendency to skyrocket at the weekend, during the week they offer numerous cheap or even free jam sessions and gigs to diverse and friendly crowds looking for a much needed alternative to Broad street.
Make sure you have a full wallet on you though because you can't pay by card.
Paradise Place, Birmingham, B3 3HJ
+44 (0)121 212 2524
nearest station: Birmingham New Street
Google map: bit.ly/c0w0VZ
This small and intimate gay bar in Sapporo's Susukino district has a friendly and welcoming master and clientele. The master speaks English but a little bit of Japanese will go a very long way.
The patrons were all Japanese and of all ages. Most of the patrons attempted to talk to us however limited their English was and encouraged us to speak Japanese.
If you want to speak to local Japanese guys (rather than fellow travellers) then this is your place.
Oh and of course there's a Karaoke machine with an English and Japanese song selection. Have a go, this is not an intimidating place and you will be cheered on and encouraged no matter how off key you sing.
011 562 4005
2/F S.A. Bld, South 6 West 6, Chuo-ku, 562-4005
(From Sapporo central take the Nanboku line to Susukino, the SA building ( SA ゼル) is a 5 min walk at the junction of South 6 and West 6, Dan bar is on the 1st floor, the sign is in English)
Google map: bit.ly/dCTr9B
Bar/restaurant in heart of Kreuzberg since mid 19th century.
It became famous for its confectionery, so much so that cakes were sent to New York in the 1920s via the Hindenburg airship.
It is now a bar and restaurant with German/ international food.
It is a street off MG road:
1. Hard Rock Cafe
2. KC Das(Indian sweet shop)
3. Koshy (Bacon+eggs or Appam + Stew)
4. Bowring Club petrol station(KULFI- Indian ice cream)
5. The egg factory
6. Kabab Corner
7. Noon Wines ( potent Indian wine, great if a game is going on they have a large screen and cheap drinks)
8. Bacchus (drum and bass - wed eves)
Take a detour off St Marks Road at Koshys and walk down Church Street. Do look at Blossom - used book shop.
At Spiga on st Marks Road (Halycon Building) take a right (Spiga is on your right) onto Vittal Mallya Road for more upmarket shopping at The collective, Esprit, UB City(LV, Bottega Veneta etc.
Restaurants at UB City
1. City Bar
2. Cafe Noir (French cafe)
3. Rajdhani (Gujurati)
4. Shiro (Pan Asian + Bar)
5. Fava (Lebanese)
6. Tasy Tangles (Asian)
If you are here for a long time look at the ives club on the internet. It is a club for expats to meet other expats (if that is your thing). There is a party every Saturday and you will meet the single expats of the city and some locals.
UB City is expat hangout.
St Marks Road Bangalore - start at the MG road end.
Google map: bit.ly/d8mVg9
This bar makes the best cocktails I've had in Chamonix and has some good DJ's on and some fantastic party nights. Just don't forget your credit card as they're not cheap!
90 Rue des Moulins
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
06 09 12 19 52
Google map: bit.ly/bzCt5X
A great bar/club- funky tunes, small and cosy, goes all night long. When the two brothers get on the decks it really goes wild! This place seems to hold some of the best party nights in town.
Rue des Moulins, Chamonix
Google map: bit.ly/dznrJo
This is a hotel and restaurant. I did not stay there but the interior looks quite basic but homely. I want to recommend it for a drink - lovely sunny terrace with amazing views and really close to Flegere cable car so a perfect place to unwind after a long hike!
100 Route des Tines - 74400 Chamonix Mont Blanc
+ 33 (0)4 50 53 06 39
You might stop in Rakvere on the way between Tallinn and Narva or between Lahemaa national park and Lake Peipsi and Tartu. If so, the first impression is that, apart from the sophistication of the Aqva spa hotel, you would be hard pushed to find a decent meal. Turuplatz - on the square of the same name - confounds that expectation. The only downside is quite loud background music which reflects its daytime and late-night bar duties. But the menu is wide and appealing and the cooking is first rate.
Away from the more obviously tourist restaurants in and around the main square, Eduard Vilde is named after the famous Estonian writer and serves a varied menu throughout the day, with a large terrace at the rear if the weather is warm.
The food is imaginative and mainly local, with attentive service. Prices are good for the quality and it seems to be popular with Tartu's large academic population.
The building is situated between the town hall square and Vanemuisa Theatre and has a sculpture of a (fictitious) meeting between Vilde and Oscar Wilde outside.
Pizara café in Oviedo, the best value tapas and wine we had in the Asturias. Try the montaditos - slices of freshly cooked pork on bread, delicious. Also the sausages are very good along with the glasses of dry white wine. Just ask the bartender for a recommendation and you wont be disappointed. Trendy modern tapas café/bar in the plaza de la Catedral.
One of the best places in Rio de Janeiro, located in historical Lapa district, in an old renovated house. Great music and relaxing atmosphere. The interior of club is full of antiques and old cars. And there is an old dentist's chair by the entrance, just in case you get tootache.
This is not only nightclub where you can listen music, dance eat or drink, it is a musem with spacious venue of three floors.
Send your feedback or queries to firstname.lastname@example.org