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Beer of the Week (w/e 15th September 2019) with oldboots on the Pub Forum

Kitty's Showbar, Liverpool

69 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool
L2 2EN
Phone: 01512366299

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Jon B left this review about The James Monro

this has now been painted in rainbow colours and is seemingly in the process of being rebranded as 'Kittys Cabaret Bar'

On 4th July 2019 - no rating submitted
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Jon B left this review about The James Monro

After failed attempts to be a gastropub and a real ale pub it's now a gay/cabaret bar, though nothing has changed internally and most punters seemed to be local regulars. the host/landlord appears to also be a drag artist. As you can imagine the beer is now pretty low on the agenda now but it's a friendly happy place. Won't be surprised though if it is something completely different again by the time someone else reviews it.

On 12th February 2019 - rating: 5
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Al Bundy left this review about The James Monro

Sadly this place seems to be struggling. Unfortunately its in the wrong part of the city centre. It being in the business area, and a rather quiet part of that too, it does suffer from being overlooked and of a weekend there's even less passing trade. As a result the real ales on offer has suffered too. Where once there were 6 there is now only 2. And not a particularly inspired choice either with just Hobgob and EPA on. Its a shame really as its a nice pub.

9/8/15
Now open again.

On 11th February 2016 - no rating submitted
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The James Monro

The pub was reopened on the 21st August with new proprietors. Six ales are now on offer, with two tied to Marstons but others are free of tie. We found the staff here very friendly and chatty. The pub was comfortable and their choice of ales on this visit were excellent especially the Melwood Brewery Knowsley Blonde and the Liverpool Craft Session IPA. This is now again a pub rather than a restaurant.

On 1st November 2014 - rating: 8
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Peter Rydings left this review about The James Monro

Can not say much about this pub was clean but not a customer in not like rest of the pubs in the area it was Wednesday 16th April mid afternoon will give it another go

On 18th April 2014 - rating: 4
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Gill Smith left this review about The James Monro

First time visit to this gastro-pub that is featured in the 2011 Good Beer Guide, and although quiet felt welcome. Stood rather sat at a high round table by the door with a lit candle on. All 3 real ales were from Marstons range. Chose Ringwood Old Thumper and it was superb. Could have stayed for a few of them it was so good. Lovely fire.

On 6th March 2011 - rating: 7
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Old Boots left this review about The James Monro

Formerly the Brunswick Vaults this pub has been made over into a gastropub, the door says as much and the signage states “NYC restaurant and Speak-Easy”, there is an interesting but unpriced menu outside. The lovely old bar counter and wainscotting have been retained although nicely brightened up with cream paint, the barback is an odd stone columned affair. Some old floorboards have been left and mixed in with smart new tiles. There are two rooms similarly decorated and set out mainly with four seater dining tables, these are dark wood square and candle powered but thankfully no place settings or cruet sets permanently in situ. The chairs are a mix of old pubby chairs and wicker backed seats which along with the palm trees give a slightly far eastern Raffles hotel type ambience, although the ceiling fans are missing. Beers on three handpumps from Mansfield (dark!), Jennings Cockerhoop and a seasonal from Wychwood, plus a standard range of kegs. My Cockerhoop wasn’t too good but to be fair it was early in the week , just after new year and when I left the staff outnumbered the customers and there were only two staff. Casual drinkers are allowed and can sit anywhere but the only non dining seating is two uncomfortable looking armchairs by a small round table beside the door.

On 13th January 2010 - no rating submitted
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