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London's Best Pubs
Bobby Foley/Jessica Ireland
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Published: Monday, August 30th, 2010
01. The Out Back Shack
Student Union Building (Fanshawe College)
Our own little watering hole on campus — you’re never far away from lifting a glass with your friends after classes. Or let’s be honest… between classes. But at least the homework’s done, right? Right? Open Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Not open on weekends). Take out is available.
02. Molly Bloom’s
700 Richmond St. (5 km from the College)
London’s leading Irish pub. Warm, comfortable atmosphere, friendly clientele and service, full patio. Open seven nights a week. Sunday & Mondays: karaoke. Tuesday: $0.30 wings. Wednesday: half-price nachos. Thursday: The Mike O’Brien Band. Friday: live bands, half-price apps, $5.99 fish and chips. Saturday: live bands.
03. TJ Baxter’s Tap & Grill
660 Richmond St. (5 km from the College)
Featuring a rooftop patio, full dance floor, and full menu until close every night. Open daily until 2 a.m. Tuesday: half-price wings after 8 p.m. Wednesday: half-price nachos. Friday/Saturday: dancing on the rooftop patio.
04. Ceeps and Barney’s
671 Richmond St. (5 km from the College)
Popular London bar; Ceeps is 120 this year. Gigantic patio, great food available. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday: football night, $.35 wings. Tuesday: Sledgehammer Bingo. Thursday: DJ Vinyl. Friday: live DJs Finally Famous. Saturday: Legendary Dance Night.
05. Joe Kool’s
595 Richmond St. (5.5 km from the College)
Laid back, comfortable atmosphere; sports bar with eclectic décor. Open daily until 2 a.m. Wednesday: live music, Black Belt Jones (house band) 10 p.m. Friday/Saturday: live DJ, dance floor open. NHL and London Knights hockey games broadcast in bar.
06. The Poacher’s Arms
171 Queens Ave. (6 km from the College)
Traditional pub look and feel, with plenty of TVs around so you don’t miss the big game. If there was a bar in London equivalent to Cheers, this would be it. Monday: Industry night, wing specials. Tuesday: half-price appetizers. Wednesday: Open Stage with J-Me, 5 p.m. Thursday to Saturday: live music. Sunday: Sunday Funday, domestic bottle specials.
07. The Black Shire Pub
511 Talbot St. (6 km from the College)
Monday: trivia. Tuesday: board game night. Wednesday: open mic and wing night. Thursday: 3 Penny Piece live and drink specials. Friday/Saturday: live music and special events. Sunday: afternoon Celtic music session, improv comedy at night.
08. Brass Door Irish Pub
186 King St. (6.5 km from the College)
Narrow Irish pub on King offering food, drinks, pool and more, open from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Live music, seven nights a week. Saturday: Jim McGinley. Sunday: Sweet Leaf Garrett.