Downstairs it's rough and rustic, upstairs it's more swish, but it's a haven for travellers, backpackers and ex-patriates out for a good time.
Its proximity to the center of town, and the busiest part of town in the evenings, is only part of the reason it's so popular. It's open late, it's a friendly, rowdy scene, there's live music, seating outside, food, a large selection of beer and a nightclub downstairs. It's also a regular meatmarket where hormonally crazed 20-somethings can find what they're after.
There's also the possibility of winning something, with regular promotions and competitions, and the surrounding area is packed with backpacker hostels. It's generally a bit too loud for the more sedate among the pubguide team, but we've been bevvied up and ready to go more than a few times here.
It's a rated venue by many, and it's very friendly to boot. More than once I've been accosted by a traveller who's recognised my accent even though it's hardly that noticeable as Welsh. If you're looking for an all-out night with possibilities, you should maybe give it a try!
review by: pubguide staff