Nightlife

Bishop Street Church

Friend: "Want to go Crafty on Thursday?" LINS (with a look of Lord/Lady Muck all over the face): "Uh, no thanks. Going to see Lambert. You know, the masked German neo-classical pianist? He's playing...


House of Verse

Ok, sorry we've been away for a while. In the words of Adele, we're sorry it took so long, but you know, life happened. We haven't got a highly anticipated album for you, sorry again, but what we DO...


Taps

Hello Leicesterians! (Actually, my dad always tells me that Leicester-folk are called Chisits, due to the way they say 'How much is it?' So maybe I'll go with that instead...) ...Hello Chisits! It has...


The Music Cafe

Jerk Chicken or Curried Goat should not be a dilemma. Curried goat every time. That's the argument had with a random fella at The Music Cafe last Friday on account of their food options served...


The O Bar: Craft Ales

So a few weeks back I stumbled in drunk to an establishment in the rough Braunstone Gate area and tried to chat up a bar lady who I really fancied. Completely ballsed it up with all manner of drunken...


Oxjam Festival

This is a post which will need to be a bit rushed, because Oxjam festival is this weekend and we want to get this out there before the festival on Saturday. The gist of it is that every October a crap...


The Rites of Spring Ceilidh's

This is by far one of the best nights out in Leicester. And it's a ceilidh, a traditional dance where a band plays folk music and they guide you through various organised traditional folksy dance...


The Charlotte

One of the most hilarious gigs I ever attended was at The Charlotte, the main act was OK Go and they had just got famous on YouTube because of their video with the amazingly choreographed dancing in...


St. Martin's Tea & Coffee Bar

So, the vintage, twee and hipster style coffee house thing is done a lot. And some places have done it really horribly badly, specifically The Parcel Yard next to the train station; the insides of...


Skandals

Skandals comes in as a brave entry for a pub because of the slightly side of Joe Public groups of punters. And it's also an entry partly there through association with what's looking like a link up...


Hakamou

It's really busy on weekends and dead in the week and it's certainly not cheap BUT they play cheesy 90s tunes, the bar people are wearing Hawaiin shirts and you get drinks served in coconuts and...


Bottle Rocket Comedy

I should rightfully detest Bottle Rocket Comedy after the shit of a comedian Patrick Monahan laid into me like Vanessa Feltz lays in a family pack of profiteroles last year sometime. But - I try and...


Firebug

Firebug (or the pub formerly known as Firefly) is open all the time. And they serve a good range of beers on tap alongside their slightly alternative atmosphere. I think quiz nights are Tuesday and...


Manhattan34

Manhattan 34 might at first glance seem a bit pretentious and up itself what with the vintage stylings, men in horn-rimmed glasses and wooly jumpers and slightly inflated prices. But... if you like a...