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Nightspots for grown-ups?

By jackofall 7 September 2009 50

Hi – we’re new to Canberra and would like to know the best nightclubs/bars etc for grown-ups – ie: we’re over 30. 

Looking for a good atmosphere, live music, but where you can still have a conversation – if such a place exists.

Thanks in advance for any practical advice.

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peterh 4:20 pm 21 Sep 09

well, I ventured up to the galaxy nightclub on saturday night, just to see what it was like. it was essentially like a school dance, except you could buy booze. The songs were all known to me, and I had a cracker of a night. Caught up with people I went to school with, both from charnwood high and copland college, and didn’t have to worry about what others thought while we were dancing. I think I will go back, it is a great night out, and $10 is far, far cheaper than the cover was at the labor club all those years ago…

Thumper 1:06 pm 11 Sep 09

Dinky yes. But I love it 😉

Pommy bastard 10:15 am 11 Sep 09

The George Harcourt? I damn near peed myself when I saw that “Odle English Pub,” for the first time.

peterh 9:31 am 11 Sep 09

Thumper said :

The pubs I haunted in England were dark, low ceiling places like the George harcourt. I loved them.

Cornwall is great. Best pubs in the world. Ms Thumper and I spent much time in said pubs in places like Tintagel, St Austel, Boscastle, etc… 😉

And for you travellers, there is a massive Irish pub in the terminal of Dubai airport. I got pissed there with a variety of Irish, English, Kiwis at 4.00am waiting for a flight to London 😉

The george harcourt went off the boil for me after they stopped thursday nights with maggie and foxy – it was a good old covers night, and topped off with a pickled egg (which I note have disappeared from the harcourt) it really was the best local at the time. I still go there, but it really isn’t the same. Wonder if they get bands like the feldons to play there, ever?

Pommy bastard 4:53 pm 10 Sep 09

Thumper said :

The pubs I haunted in England were dark, low ceiling places like the George harcourt. I loved them.

Cornwall is great. Best pubs in the world. Ms Thumper and I spent much time in said pubs in places like Tintagel, St Austel, Boscastle, etc… 😉

“Betty Stogs”, from Skinners Ales (Cornwall) was voted best beer in the UK by CAMRA last year.

And for you travellers, there is a massive Irish pub in the terminal of Dubai airport. I got pissed there with a variety of Irish, English, Kiwis at 4.00am waiting for a flight to London 😉

One in Heathrow too. Bloody corporate crap gets everywhere.

Jim Jones 3:58 pm 10 Sep 09

MartyMcFly said :

Edit: although sometimes the music can be pretty average to be honest.

And they don’t have full sized pool tables either. Last time I was there everyone had resorted to playing pocket-billiards.

MartyMcFly 3:18 pm 10 Sep 09

Edit: although sometimes the music can be pretty average to be honest.

MartyMcFly 3:17 pm 10 Sep 09

ClubX isnt too bad… i’ve been there and find it a nice atmosphere… and im over 30 too!

Thumper 10:25 am 10 Sep 09

The pubs I haunted in England were dark, low ceiling places like the George harcourt. I loved them.

Cornwall is great. Best pubs in the world. Ms Thumper and I spent much time in said pubs in places like Tintagel, St Austel, Boscastle, etc… 😉

And for you travellers, there is a massive Irish pub in the terminal of Dubai airport. I got pissed there with a variety of Irish, English, Kiwis at 4.00am waiting for a flight to London 😉

Jim Jones 10:22 am 10 Sep 09

Graham Cooke said :

If you’re prepared to pay the joining fee the National Press Club has music on Thursdays and Fridays. Fridays is jazz supplied by the School of Music and is strictly background.

Given the caliber of the regular players at the NPC, it’s ludicrous that they’re limited to playing aural wallpaper.

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