There are cool pubs everywhere in London. Usually you can find them at least one every two or three blocks on the larger streets. They serve food and drink. Always try the real ale. Various pubs are either owned by breweries or are independent. The more pubs you visit, the more types of beer and ale you can try. Sticking with 1/2 pints lets you try more types, and has beneficial time saving effects. Check out the best pubs in London.
The Sir Richard Steele is less a pub and more a treasure trove of amusing artifacts such as reindeer heads and dusty paintings. Named after Richard Steele, the famous Irish politician, essayist and Hampstead resident it boasts a relaxed and creative atmosphere. The North London glitterati are among those who like to sink a pint. Two cozy rooms and fairy lights create an air of intimacy.
The Effra is a traditional Jamaican pub is a hang-out for bright young things. Enjoy a pint of Red Stripe and a glass of rum, shoot some pool or watch the games of dominoes.
For more cool pubs in London check out The Holly Bush - the quintessential London pub. Built in 1643 it has changed little over the centuries. Hidden in the attractive back alleys of Hampstead the Holly Bush has cozy small rooms, giving it a distinct homely feel.
Medieval England comes alive inside Cittie of Yorke pub. The main bar is filled with carved oak panels, ornate metalwork and resembles a Tudor drinking hall. The smaller bar at the front features paintings of William Morris, Charles Dickens and Dr Johnson. The downstairs bar is the old cellar of the original coffee house.
The Wenlock Arms is the Mecca for London's beer connoisseurs. The pub was originally built in 1835 and was reopened in 1994. Its award winning real ales, ciders, Belgian beers and pale ales are the perfect compliment to the traditional pub grub and roaring fire.
You can't fail to be impressed by the hi-energy vibe of New York City. Fast and furious, its home to so much nightlife and famous haunts you'd need a year just to list them. Just like other venues, there are many cool pubs in New York City.
The Baggot Inn is a small Irish pub that hosts all kinds of live music plus an open poetry reading on Saturdays at 3pm. It's open 11am - around 2am, every day.
Desmond's Irish Pub in NYC has Funk and Light Rock shows every Thursday and Friday, and Punk, Heavy Metal, and Hard Rock shows on Saturdays. Shows start at 9:30pm and 11pm, and there may or may not be a cover charge. Pub hours are 11am - 2am every day.
Rocky Sullivan's, the midtown Irish Pub goes beyond the traditional with their line-up of musicians, readings and classes. Music includes Seanchai performing Celtic Hip Hop every Friday night, Pat McGuire every Saturday, and live traditional Irish and Folk Rock on Sunday and Tuesday nights. Cover charge is $5 - $10.
Dempsey's Pub is the East Village Irish Pub that has live Traditional Irish music every Tuesday and Bluegrass every Wednesday. The pub charges no cover.
There are so many cool pubs out there, it's impossible to list them all. But you can sure have fun trying! Find the one you think is the coolest.