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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”.

Trying to relive their glory days as a student dive much? I suspect it won’t work as well as they hope since crossing Northbourne makes it too far away from campus, particularly once you factor in that most of the residences are on the far, far side of ANU (and have their own bars).

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maloomike 9:03 pm 26 Feb 07

I prefer to hang out at The City Club anyway, the prices are alot more reasonable and it isnt based on the Coffee Lounge decor. The City Labor Club only copies what The City Club is doing anyway, cheap schnitzels, gaming, bar promos. Come on guys come up with your own ideas!

kimba 1:39 pm 20 Feb 07

I love walking past in the morning and see all the old alchos having a morning heart-start. LOL, the joy and pride of the ALP!!!

Meconium 11:52 pm 19 Feb 07

As I recall the beer wasn’t particularly cheap (closer to pub prices than club prices) although it is the only club in Civic to have Coopers on tap (but the Turner Bowls club isn’t that far away, and is much cheaper).

And it wasn’t the security that I objected to… granted I’ve only been there twice, but the management and staff didn’t seem to be having a particularly busy night, and were spending it giving the few curious customers that arrived a hard time.

The RSL – despite its back-alley location, at least has pool, and staff have always been friendly and helpful there in my experience.

Deadmandrinking 4:38 pm 19 Feb 07

Labor club security are usually hostile, Meconium. I guess a couple of overweight douchebags who think their dick has grown an inch from it’s half due to the shiny little patches on their shoulders are a small price to pay for cheap beer. In Belconnen, hwoever, I objected to the carpet and it’s weird design making me sick. I hope they’ve changed this at the Civic one.

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