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Belconnen Pubs?

hatesapunt 17 January 2013 63

Ive recently come across the Ginninderra Tavern , as well as the Pot Belly and was wondering if anyone has been to either and can offer their thoughts on them…. Does anyone know if the Ginninderra Tavern has a TAB?

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 11:58 am 22 Jan 13

hatesapunt said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Spykler said :

Beserk Keyboard Warrior said :

Belconnen Soccer Club in Hawker has great food, good TAB facilities but average clientele.

Sadly Canberra, let alone Belconnen is devoid of decent pubs.

Could not agree more, I live in Gungahlin and there has to be somebody out there willing to open up a tavern near the town centre where you can just stroll in wearing thongs , shorts, and your wifebeater and get an icy cold tube without worrying about dress regs/memberships etc..

Siren?

Siren isn’t a pub mate. It’s an upmarket wank joint with overpriced drinks and food.

Can you post legislation that covers requirements to be a pub?

Anywhere in this town that has decent beer on tap is over priced.

hatesapunt hatesapunt 11:28 am 22 Jan 13

hatesapunt said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Spykler said :

Beserk Keyboard Warrior said :

Belconnen Soccer Club in Hawker has great food, good TAB facilities but average clientele.

Couldnt agree more mate , except they have pretty ordinary standard beers there. If they had Coopers Pale on tap , i’d live there. I love the place , quiet, cosy , great TAB. Good place to go on your own for a few hours on a Sat , except the beer’s crap.

hatesapunt hatesapunt 11:23 am 22 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Spykler said :

Beserk Keyboard Warrior said :

Belconnen Soccer Club in Hawker has great food, good TAB facilities but average clientele.

Sadly Canberra, let alone Belconnen is devoid of decent pubs.

Could not agree more, I live in Gungahlin and there has to be somebody out there willing to open up a tavern near the town centre where you can just stroll in wearing thongs , shorts, and your wifebeater and get an icy cold tube without worrying about dress regs/memberships etc..

Siren?

Siren isn’t a pub mate. It’s an upmarket wank joint with overpriced drinks and food.

Spykler Spykler 10:28 am 21 Jan 13

Thumper said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Pork Hunt said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Thumper said :

460cixy said :

Spykler said :

Skidd Marx said :

460cixy said :

The Fraser tav is still going the beer is also cold and tastes great un like my other watering hole the pot belly where the tap beer if just woefull

+1 for the woeful taps at PB. Went there on Friday looking to cool my tongue with some Coopers but all I got was a warm, flat glass of crap which I was forced to discard into a potplant. “That’s Coopers Pale” I was patronisingly informed when I politely questioned the quality. So reluctantly I went straight to the soulless Duxton where the Coopers tasted like cool liquid gold. Shame, cos the PB is a cool place and much closer to my house.

This is not good, I have a mate I haven’t seen in 10 years travelling from QLD this week to meet up at PB…He has great memories of the place from the 80’s and 90’s and is very keen on a frosty pint there, he has been looking forward to strolling down memory lane..

Well it won’t be frosty and more then likely flat how ever it’s been taken over so may get a better beer system fitted but the bloke owns a couple of trendy cafe,s so I expect it will be turned in to something trendy and fancy

Hopefully the ambience of the place doesn’t change. I hate to see it turn into another jumped up cocktail bar with thumping doff doff music.

NOTHING WRONG WITH COCKTAIL BARS!!!!

You really must have endeared your fellow infantrymen while in the Army 🙂
Having said that, the Richmond Ex Servicemens Club had an excellent cocktail bar.

No it was strictly rum back then. As I get older my tastes for delicious fruity mixed spirits grows every year!

I have absolutely no problems with cocktails or cocktail bars.

However, I still hope that the Pot remains as it is.

After all, it has been going in the same format, without any real refurbishment, for over 30 years. Must be doing something right.

Cosy corners to chat in , live music, cold beer, no pokies, no bland grey melamine tables, no bland carpet. A good percentage of the patrons prob went there in the Weedon Close heydays where everyone of those pubs was packed Fri/Sat nights.

Thumper Thumper 9:01 am 21 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Pork Hunt said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Thumper said :

460cixy said :

Spykler said :

Skidd Marx said :

460cixy said :

The Fraser tav is still going the beer is also cold and tastes great un like my other watering hole the pot belly where the tap beer if just woefull

+1 for the woeful taps at PB. Went there on Friday looking to cool my tongue with some Coopers but all I got was a warm, flat glass of crap which I was forced to discard into a potplant. “That’s Coopers Pale” I was patronisingly informed when I politely questioned the quality. So reluctantly I went straight to the soulless Duxton where the Coopers tasted like cool liquid gold. Shame, cos the PB is a cool place and much closer to my house.

This is not good, I have a mate I haven’t seen in 10 years travelling from QLD this week to meet up at PB…He has great memories of the place from the 80’s and 90’s and is very keen on a frosty pint there, he has been looking forward to strolling down memory lane..

Well it won’t be frosty and more then likely flat how ever it’s been taken over so may get a better beer system fitted but the bloke owns a couple of trendy cafe,s so I expect it will be turned in to something trendy and fancy

Hopefully the ambience of the place doesn’t change. I hate to see it turn into another jumped up cocktail bar with thumping doff doff music.

NOTHING WRONG WITH COCKTAIL BARS!!!!

You really must have endeared your fellow infantrymen while in the Army 🙂
Having said that, the Richmond Ex Servicemens Club had an excellent cocktail bar.

No it was strictly rum back then. As I get older my tastes for delicious fruity mixed spirits grows every year!

I have absolutely no problems with cocktails or cocktail bars.

However, I still hope that the Pot remains as it is.

After all, it has been going in the same format, without any real refurbishment, for over 30 years. Must be doing something right.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 8:56 am 21 Jan 13

Pork Hunt said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Thumper said :

460cixy said :

Spykler said :

Skidd Marx said :

460cixy said :

The Fraser tav is still going the beer is also cold and tastes great un like my other watering hole the pot belly where the tap beer if just woefull

+1 for the woeful taps at PB. Went there on Friday looking to cool my tongue with some Coopers but all I got was a warm, flat glass of crap which I was forced to discard into a potplant. “That’s Coopers Pale” I was patronisingly informed when I politely questioned the quality. So reluctantly I went straight to the soulless Duxton where the Coopers tasted like cool liquid gold. Shame, cos the PB is a cool place and much closer to my house.

This is not good, I have a mate I haven’t seen in 10 years travelling from QLD this week to meet up at PB…He has great memories of the place from the 80’s and 90’s and is very keen on a frosty pint there, he has been looking forward to strolling down memory lane..

Well it won’t be frosty and more then likely flat how ever it’s been taken over so may get a better beer system fitted but the bloke owns a couple of trendy cafe,s so I expect it will be turned in to something trendy and fancy

Hopefully the ambience of the place doesn’t change. I hate to see it turn into another jumped up cocktail bar with thumping doff doff music.

NOTHING WRONG WITH COCKTAIL BARS!!!!

You really must have endeared your fellow infantrymen while in the Army 🙂
Having said that, the Richmond Ex Servicemens Club had an excellent cocktail bar.

No it was strictly rum back then. As I get older my tastes for delicious fruity mixed spirits grows every year!

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 9:39 pm 20 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Thumper said :

460cixy said :

Spykler said :

Skidd Marx said :

460cixy said :

The Fraser tav is still going the beer is also cold and tastes great un like my other watering hole the pot belly where the tap beer if just woefull

+1 for the woeful taps at PB. Went there on Friday looking to cool my tongue with some Coopers but all I got was a warm, flat glass of crap which I was forced to discard into a potplant. “That’s Coopers Pale” I was patronisingly informed when I politely questioned the quality. So reluctantly I went straight to the soulless Duxton where the Coopers tasted like cool liquid gold. Shame, cos the PB is a cool place and much closer to my house.

This is not good, I have a mate I haven’t seen in 10 years travelling from QLD this week to meet up at PB…He has great memories of the place from the 80’s and 90’s and is very keen on a frosty pint there, he has been looking forward to strolling down memory lane..

Well it won’t be frosty and more then likely flat how ever it’s been taken over so may get a better beer system fitted but the bloke owns a couple of trendy cafe,s so I expect it will be turned in to something trendy and fancy

Hopefully the ambience of the place doesn’t change. I hate to see it turn into another jumped up cocktail bar with thumping doff doff music.

NOTHING WRONG WITH COCKTAIL BARS!!!!

You really must have endeared your fellow infantrymen while in the Army 🙂
Having said that, the Richmond Ex Servicemens Club had an excellent cocktail bar.

460cixy 460cixy 9:35 pm 20 Jan 13

There’s enough gay bars down by the lake wouldn’t want to see the pot go that way

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 8:21 pm 20 Jan 13

Thumper said :

460cixy said :

Spykler said :

Skidd Marx said :

460cixy said :

The Fraser tav is still going the beer is also cold and tastes great un like my other watering hole the pot belly where the tap beer if just woefull

+1 for the woeful taps at PB. Went there on Friday looking to cool my tongue with some Coopers but all I got was a warm, flat glass of crap which I was forced to discard into a potplant. “That’s Coopers Pale” I was patronisingly informed when I politely questioned the quality. So reluctantly I went straight to the soulless Duxton where the Coopers tasted like cool liquid gold. Shame, cos the PB is a cool place and much closer to my house.

This is not good, I have a mate I haven’t seen in 10 years travelling from QLD this week to meet up at PB…He has great memories of the place from the 80’s and 90’s and is very keen on a frosty pint there, he has been looking forward to strolling down memory lane..

Well it won’t be frosty and more then likely flat how ever it’s been taken over so may get a better beer system fitted but the bloke owns a couple of trendy cafe,s so I expect it will be turned in to something trendy and fancy

Hopefully the ambience of the place doesn’t change. I hate to see it turn into another jumped up cocktail bar with thumping doff doff music.

NOTHING WRONG WITH COCKTAIL BARS!!!!

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 8:07 pm 20 Jan 13

Thumper said :

460cixy said :

Spykler said :

Skidd Marx said :

460cixy said :

The Fraser tav is still going the beer is also cold and tastes great un like my other watering hole the pot belly where the tap beer if just woefull

+1 for the woeful taps at PB. Went there on Friday looking to cool my tongue with some Coopers but all I got was a warm, flat glass of crap which I was forced to discard into a potplant. “That’s Coopers Pale” I was patronisingly informed when I politely questioned the quality. So reluctantly I went straight to the soulless Duxton where the Coopers tasted like cool liquid gold. Shame, cos the PB is a cool place and much closer to my house.

This is not good, I have a mate I haven’t seen in 10 years travelling from QLD this week to meet up at PB…He has great memories of the place from the 80’s and 90’s and is very keen on a frosty pint there, he has been looking forward to strolling down memory lane..

Well it won’t be frosty and more then likely flat how ever it’s been taken over so may get a better beer system fitted but the bloke owns a couple of trendy cafe,s so I expect it will be turned in to something trendy and fancy

Hopefully the ambience of the place doesn’t change. I hate to see it turn into another jumped up cocktail bar with thumping doff doff music.

I thought that’s why you are called Thumper?

Thumper Thumper 7:02 pm 20 Jan 13

460cixy said :

Spykler said :

Skidd Marx said :

460cixy said :

The Fraser tav is still going the beer is also cold and tastes great un like my other watering hole the pot belly where the tap beer if just woefull

+1 for the woeful taps at PB. Went there on Friday looking to cool my tongue with some Coopers but all I got was a warm, flat glass of crap which I was forced to discard into a potplant. “That’s Coopers Pale” I was patronisingly informed when I politely questioned the quality. So reluctantly I went straight to the soulless Duxton where the Coopers tasted like cool liquid gold. Shame, cos the PB is a cool place and much closer to my house.

This is not good, I have a mate I haven’t seen in 10 years travelling from QLD this week to meet up at PB…He has great memories of the place from the 80’s and 90’s and is very keen on a frosty pint there, he has been looking forward to strolling down memory lane..

Well it won’t be frosty and more then likely flat how ever it’s been taken over so may get a better beer system fitted but the bloke owns a couple of trendy cafe,s so I expect it will be turned in to something trendy and fancy

Hopefully the ambience of the place doesn’t change. I hate to see it turn into another jumped up cocktail bar with thumping doff doff music.

Spykler Spykler 6:35 pm 20 Jan 13

460cixy said :

Spykler said :

Skidd Marx said :

460cixy said :

The Fraser tav is still going the beer is also cold and tastes great un like my other watering hole the pot belly where the tap beer if just woefull

+1 for the woeful taps at PB. Went there on Friday looking to cool my tongue with some Coopers but all I got was a warm, flat glass of crap which I was forced to discard into a potplant. “That’s Coopers Pale” I was patronisingly informed when I politely questioned the quality. So reluctantly I went straight to the soulless Duxton where the Coopers tasted like cool liquid gold. Shame, cos the PB is a cool place and much closer to my house.

This is not good, I have a mate I haven’t seen in 10 years travelling from QLD this week to meet up at PB…He has great memories of the place from the 80’s and 90’s and is very keen on a frosty pint there, he has been looking forward to strolling down memory lane..

Well it won’t be frosty and more then likely flat how ever it’s been taken over so may get a better beer system fitted but the bloke owns a couple of trendy cafe,s so I expect it will be turned in to something trendy and fancy

Thus destroying the last little oasis of decent pub atmosphere in Belco or anywhere near it for that matter…Aaahh the good old days, Greggs, Beggars, PB, and the Leather Bottle..I will hang onto those memories..

460cixy 460cixy 4:52 pm 20 Jan 13

Spykler said :

Skidd Marx said :

460cixy said :

The Fraser tav is still going the beer is also cold and tastes great un like my other watering hole the pot belly where the tap beer if just woefull

+1 for the woeful taps at PB. Went there on Friday looking to cool my tongue with some Coopers but all I got was a warm, flat glass of crap which I was forced to discard into a potplant. “That’s Coopers Pale” I was patronisingly informed when I politely questioned the quality. So reluctantly I went straight to the soulless Duxton where the Coopers tasted like cool liquid gold. Shame, cos the PB is a cool place and much closer to my house.

This is not good, I have a mate I haven’t seen in 10 years travelling from QLD this week to meet up at PB…He has great memories of the place from the 80’s and 90’s and is very keen on a frosty pint there, he has been looking forward to strolling down memory lane..

Well it won’t be frosty and more then likely flat how ever it’s been taken over so may get a better beer system fitted but the bloke owns a couple of trendy cafe,s so I expect it will be turned in to something trendy and fancy

poetix poetix 2:27 pm 20 Jan 13

farnarkler said :

I wonder if there are any women on this forum who would care to comment about whether they prefer men in t-shirts or a button down shirt.

Depends on the man, the T-shirt and the context.

Some things are always bad, such as Aussie flag T-shirts, T-shirts with naked women on them, tight sports jerseys on plumpkins…Others are a real risk: badly fitted business suits, bow ties and braces. That’s the ‘funny’ barrister out for a cocktail look. Not everyone can look as good in a suit as Mr Poetix though.

White shoes are problematic. Personally I don’t like the look of men with shaved legs and no socks in canvas shoes. However, anyone wearing the following shoes would be automatically immaculate:

http://www.shoebuy.com/funtasma-pimp-02/266178 (American, so I assume it’s not a real fish.)

I wonder how those shoes would go down in a pub in Belconnen?

The retro for the sake of retro thing becomes tedious, as does a little goatee beard, or the blank hipster stare into mid-air, as if the person doesn’t care, when he obviously spent five hours finding the perfect pants and glasses on the web. Men walk an unfairly narrow line between looking unkempt and too kempt.

I do hope that clears everything up. It’s really quite easy, chaps. (Please, I am aware of gender stereotypes stalking those comments like lions. Or lionesses.)

farnarkler farnarkler 1:44 pm 20 Jan 13

So what you have in this day and age are venues that have put a bit of thought into their decore and look quite stylish or at least individual (Kremlin Bar), women who wear nice dresses and men in t-shirts. It’s like spot the odd one out.

JimCharles JimCharles 12:26 pm 20 Jan 13

farnarkler said :

Spykler, Canberran men seem to have forgotten how to dress decently. I’ve begun to wonder if young men today have trouble doing up the buttons on a shirt and that’s why they all wear t-shirts. If a bloke had tried to get into Bobby McGees with what blokes wear out on a Saturday night now, the Bobby’s bouncers would have laughed in their faces.

I’d be happy if a place opened which banned t-shirts altogether. They’re not stylish and show a lack of imagination and

I think it’s functional….people dance more these days, you can’t do that if you’re poncing about in a shirt buttoned to the top.
When did nightclubs become fashion shows anyway..I don’t remember the 1970’s, but did disco morph into creating the kind of nightclubs where people were judged on what they wore, rather than what they did?
My early memories of these kinds of places in the UK are horrendous, loads of blokes with white shirts buttoned to the top, sitting on the chairs posing or strutting about like peacocks, alcohol-fuelled punch-ups over women, women wearing silly heels so they could barely walk, bouncers in dickybows who were only happy when they could get stuck into the punters.

The only time people started having fun and actually “dancing” again was from about 1988-1990 onwards and the rave scene. Wear what you like, dance how you want to, no attitude, no drunks, no punch ups, no hospitals full of bleeding people, a ripping apart of the meatheaded bouncer job description and replacing with doormen (and women) who could actually smile….but plenty of Ecstasy i suppose.

Spykler Spykler 11:18 am 20 Jan 13

Skidd Marx said :

460cixy said :

The Fraser tav is still going the beer is also cold and tastes great un like my other watering hole the pot belly where the tap beer if just woefull

+1 for the woeful taps at PB. Went there on Friday looking to cool my tongue with some Coopers but all I got was a warm, flat glass of crap which I was forced to discard into a potplant. “That’s Coopers Pale” I was patronisingly informed when I politely questioned the quality. So reluctantly I went straight to the soulless Duxton where the Coopers tasted like cool liquid gold. Shame, cos the PB is a cool place and much closer to my house.

This is not good, I have a mate I haven’t seen in 10 years travelling from QLD this week to meet up at PB…He has great memories of the place from the 80’s and 90’s and is very keen on a frosty pint there, he has been looking forward to strolling down memory lane..

farnarkler farnarkler 10:58 am 20 Jan 13

I wonder if there are any women on this forum who would care to comment about whether they prefer men in t-shirts or a button down shirt.

Thumper Thumper 10:09 am 20 Jan 13

farnarkler said :

Ben dover you need to take a drive around Kent, Hampshire and East Sussex. There are loads of pubs in those counties that the George Harcourt looks like. Most inner city pubs look a lot worse than the Pot Belly, except for Wetherspoons. Now excuse me while I worship at my shrine to Tim Martin.

Well, kind of. Much lower ceilings, rough hewn beams, probably a ghost or two, darker interiors, better beer, about 400 years older.

But apart from that, pretty much the same 🙂

Skidd Marx Skidd Marx 8:48 am 20 Jan 13

460cixy said :

The Fraser tav is still going the beer is also cold and tastes great un like my other watering hole the pot belly where the tap beer if just woefull

+1 for the woeful taps at PB. Went there on Friday looking to cool my tongue with some Coopers but all I got was a warm, flat glass of crap which I was forced to discard into a potplant. “That’s Coopers Pale” I was patronisingly informed when I politely questioned the quality. So reluctantly I went straight to the soulless Duxton where the Coopers tasted like cool liquid gold. Shame, cos the PB is a cool place and much closer to my house.

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