Wakey's such a good night out....

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  1. Micky Finn

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    You’d need a serious beer scooter to get from The Wagon to Bretton Hall.
     
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    Grew up in Wakey. Did the run more than once & worked in a few of the pubs now & then. Was always a cracking night out, but I've not been back for many years so it could all have gone downhill....
     
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    Bretton itself is a dry village with no pub and iirc there had to be a special licence for the Bretton Hall student union to sell alcohol...
     
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    If you do your shopping on Saturday night you’ll see how many pubs there are,it’s a great place like Barnsley
     
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    ant been for years can anyone suggest a route from arriving
    on a barnsley train say 6 and back home @ 10
    thanks
     
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    Thinking the same
     
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    New York Bar was the place in the late 70/s early 80/s
     
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    Did you dance on the tables ?
     
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    No watched the bar staff dance on the bars a la Amsterdam Bar and Antonio's at the same time
     
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    Jesus some memories there mate. lvd all of those and remember well the rendition of Hey big spender in the Amsterdam bar..great nights.
     
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    It as gone downhill big style.
    Had some great nights on Westgate .
    Buzz bar ?.
    It appears they are all travelling into Leeds, which is a great night out now.
    Pretty dead in comparison to 30 yrs ago .
    I suppose same could be said of Barnsley kicking night out in the late 90s.
     
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    I saw Jim Bowen there doing stand up in between the rope show
     
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    Same here, would appreciate any info planning a lads annual trip, mix of craft drinkers, cosy corner drinkers, drinkers of owt and drinkers with anything of the opposite sex with pulse in there
     
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    We,re having a gang bang?
     
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    My suggestion from Kirkgate would be:-
    1) Fernandes Brewery Tap - near Kirkgate train station. - Real Ale pub
    2) Then you've to walk 10 mins to The Hop - Real Ale - optionally stopping at the Polka Hop on the way.
    3) walk across the car park to Harry's Bar - real ale
    4) next door is the Print works - real ale.
    5) go back across the car park and head for the centre - stopping at Lobby 1867 - trendy/hypster bar and/or across the road from there to The Black Horse for the lively bottomless brunch crew - of the opposite sex.
    6) walk into town - Hideout bar & Cocktail Lounge on the left. Cheap Wetherspoons vibe in Hogarths opposite.
    7) carry on up to Brick & Liquor and/or The Counting House which used to be the big Bank at the top of westgate. Both decent.
    8) carry on left of The Counting House to the Supper Club - another cocktail/upmarket style bar.
    9) options - go up the alley next the Supper Club to Elliots,
    10) across the road is The Black Rock, famous old boozer, still going, good beer, nice traditional pub.
    11) carry on along the main road and into Qubana - a restaurant but with a good bar inside and really nice rooftop bar.
    10) Don't go in the Blind Pig, which is just opposite Quban I mean you can, but its rough AF. Same for The Strafford Arm just a bit further on, avoid. And don't even get me started on The Griffin further along towards the Bus station - avoid, avoid, avoid
    11) Instead, if you want to complete the circuit go in the Raven heading down the hill past the Bullring.
    12) At the bottom of the hill is The Six Chimneys (it is a wetherspoons) , recently refurbed and extended, its now massive, and I mean massive.
    13) head back towards Kirkgate stopping off at the Harwood Arms - trad old fashioned boozer, the only building that's going to survive on that row as its being knocked down. Then back to the train station(or back into Fernandes if you're still standing) , boom!

    Wakefield's not like it used to be (where is?), but you can definitely make a good day/night out with a variety of different vibes, I've not mentioned a few others but that should be good start!
     
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    If you’re wanting a pub with jukebox ( with wide variety of music most of which is provided by regulars ) try Inns of Court on King Street just off Silver st near top of Westgate
     
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    Agree with all of that except I'd personally put the Black Rock and The Raven (especially the Raven) in the same company as the Strafford and the Blind Pig although admittedly not to the same levels. It's where typically all of the ne'er-do-wells hang out.

    The Golden Pineapple is a cool (albeit small) little bar just opposite Qubana which is worth a visit.
     
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