Which Chinese is that, Shanghai Nights? Now MsIng just because you're a student now, what's with all the dancing? If I can stay awake long enough <older gimmer than bobbly>, I always like a bit of a dance.
I don't know about anybody else, but I wasn't thinking about a club I'm too old for all that and anyway, I don't want to get arrested for punching a student...
Depending on how many of us there will be, we could either occupy the corner of a large-ish pub (the bar at the Avon Gorge Hotel springs to mind, lovely view but I haven't been there in a while and the service used to be questionable) or we could hire a room above/below (The Quadrant and The Hop House in Clifton are the sort of thing I'm thinking of - both have rooms and could do food).
I also don't fancy being too close to the centre on a weekend night. I remember what it used to be like and I imagine it hasn't changed much since my DCs arrived and put a kibosh on my social life.
If anyone has suggestions then please tell me and I'll put it all together and we can have a civilised discussion argument about the best place to go.
I didn't like clubs when I was young and carefree so I imagine I would really hate them now. Like the idea of a room with food and then the young happy ones could go off after to dance and take drugs and the older misanthropes could go home muttering.
Clifton would not be a preferred location for me as it means four buses which makes it all rather hard work. I would prefer somewhere central. Also if you're thinking of booking a room MrsW, you might find quite a lot of places are already booked up with Christmas dos. Oh hang on, that's exactly what we have in mind... What date were you thinking of?
Ooh ooh can I come along please... Anywhere is ok for me. I'm in North Bristol (sadly broke) but have a lovely chauffeur DP BUT to be fussy, ill need lots of notice on the date as I work shifts at the 'mead
Not Clifton for me either, I live very locally to Queen and it would be either numerous buses or taxis which then rules it out for me cash wise. The Lanes is actually a bowling place with a bar not a club per se. How about Juniper restaurant in Cotham? They have an upstairs room they hire out, food is amazing and wine not too pricey for a restaurant.
Erm I'll carry on thinking.
Oh and MrsWembley, I have my eye on you and your student bashing, I is a mature student doncha know
I think anything that's not really central is going to exclude some people because there are folks in every which direction. Clifton is really not that accessible except for pople that happen to live along one of the bus routes that goes there. Something near the arches on Gloucester Road might be good as there are a large number of cross-city bus routes that go there so it will be reachable by a wider number. Do we have enough numbers-wise to book a whole room? And are we thinking meal or just drinking & chatting?
Ok, we are up to 16 in number and I'm still hoping people will let me know (some have) whether they want a sit-down or a few sandwiches on a plate.
I am in favour of the later as I feel that a restaurant, with people tied to their seats, will hamper the atmosphere of a group of (almost) complete strangers; whereas a buffet/canapes will allow for free movement when we find we disagree with the person we are talking to want to talk to someone else.
I only mention Clifton as it's the place I know best but, please, do make other suggestions that we can look at. I'm a little confused about where people will be coming in from, especially as Clifton is only one bus ride from the centre, the same as Cotham/Gloucester Road/Bradley Stoke, so could people also put their vague if necessary distance from the centre?
@ so many agreeing to the idea of a room where we can chat and get drunk, but not clubbing...