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New Labor Club targeting students

By Kerces - 17 February 2007 24

Perusing the latest issue of BMA, I noticed a great big ad for the new Labor Club in Civic.

They recently opened up in Petrie plaza where the Angus and Robertson bookshop used to be and their old building next to the ANU campus still sits unused and abandoned like the newly single’s granny pants.

Their ad proclaims $2 schooners and $3 spirits for two hours every night plus a bargain pizza and beer deal and promises it’s the place to see “latest movie clips and more”.

They’re calling themselves the “new affordable, safe & comfortable place to hang out with friends in the City”.

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24 Responses to
New Labor Club targeting students
auntiesocial 3:14 pm 18 Feb 07

Fair enough…………

Walk and have 10 would be the option I would take..

vg 2:52 pm 18 Feb 07

Both those are phrases of exasperation, rather than any real emotion, at the apparent lack of pedestrian skills of our local students. If I get emotional you’ll know it

You can catch a taxi and have 2 beers or walk and have 10….which would you take?

auntiesocial 2:42 pm 18 Feb 07

You are correct vg, civic would not be a maze for an overseas visitor, no more than a quick stroll around Nara (JP) would be for you.

No emotions but 2 FFS in one post and one “god help me”

Sounds like you need to walk down to civic Labor Club for a cheap, crisp, clean, cold beer.

🙂

vg 2:01 pm 18 Feb 07

“but you suggest an overseas student after a couple of coldies, should be right to get through Civic, around building sites and then navigate the labyrinth that is the ANU……umm OK”

If they could walk there I’m sure its not beyond them to walk home. Would you like someone to hold their hand? I stand by the soft remark. If you can’t be arsed to walk the entire 20 mins it takes to get from one side of the ANU to the centre of Civic for a cheap beer then you are soft, very soft.

It’s Civic we’re talking about here, not a maze. God help me!

No emotions, just shock at what students have become. Its an extra 2 mins past Mooseheads FFS. Students don’t have trouble walking there do they?

auntiesocial 1:27 pm 18 Feb 07

Asian and Middle East Students come from a variety of backgrounds, drinking and non drinking, which was not my point. Finding Civic was not an issue either.

It was the “very, very soft, poor little petals” comment that made me want to comment.

After talking with a lot of students about their life at home “very, very soft, poor little petals” just doesn’t seem to fit.
Most are not strangers to walking long distances, or beggars, or violence, or a’holes.

Most CANBERRA people cannot find their way around the ANU, but you suggest an overseas student after a couple of coldies, should be right to get through Civic, around building sites and then navigate the labyrinth that is the ANU……umm OK.

I am sure you are too busy at work to post……your emotions don’t follow you home?

vg 12:45 pm 18 Feb 07

Yes, Civic is terribly hard to find. I’m guessing the students from Asia and the middle East may have religious backgrounds that don’t involve them drinking but to say that Civic is too far from the ANU is ridiculous.

And I don’t post when I’m at work, too busy

auntiesocial 12:21 pm 18 Feb 07

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If Civic is ‘too far away’ from one side of the ANU Campus then students, and the yoof of today, are very, very soft. Poor little petals

Comment by vg — 18 February, 2007 @ 9:32 am

A lot of the ANU students are from interstate or overseas, with little knowledge of Canberra.

Some of the backgrounds of the students from Asia and the Middle East may suggest they are a little more than “poor little petals” VG

The Junkies that hang around the area begging (Police problem) would be a good reason not to suggest to any overseas/interstate students that they bypass all the other good bars to get to the Labor Club.

Bad shift VG?

johnboy 11:32 am 18 Feb 07

Why walk past perfectly good bars to go the Labor Club?

(if not for the cheap beer and the cheap food)

vg 9:32 am 18 Feb 07

If Civic is ‘too far away’ from one side of the ANU Campus then students, and the yoof of today, are very, very soft. Poor little petals

Vic Bitterman 11:22 pm 17 Feb 07

Thanks for the info Kerces!

Whilst my student days are well over a decade behind me, knowing another potentially nice cheap place to duck into for a cold beer on my trips into civic never goes astray!

Ralph 7:17 pm 17 Feb 07

Seems to draw a decent (public service) crowd for lunches Mon-Fri.

seepi 7:07 pm 17 Feb 07

is it tiny – the bookshop wasn’t that big?

Deadmandrinking 5:11 pm 17 Feb 07

about the belco one, that was – the civic one will find it harder to get the same kind of customers.

Deadmandrinking 5:10 pm 17 Feb 07

It’s a good place if your stuck in belco after 2am and can pass the prying eyes of security.

Absent Diane 4:33 pm 17 Feb 07

I went there a couple of months ago… the tap beer tasted great… really cold and crisp. The food looked really quality and from all acounts it was.

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