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Steinbeck & Shaw, Bristol

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The South Buildings
Bristol
BS1 5UH
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Alan Winfield left this review about Steinbeck & Shaw

Steinbeck & Shaw is a bar housed in a modern building.
Once inside the bar faces in a large L shaped room,the floor is bare boarded,there are tall tables and chairs to the front and bench seating to the rear right,there is a DJ booth on a raised are to the right.
There were no real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Guinness,which was as bland as usual.
The background music was crap.
Not my sort of place.

Pub visited 15/7/2017

On 27th October 2017 - rating: 5
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Steinbeck & Shaw

Since my previous review this has had two changes of name and undergone something of a refurbishment, although I use the term loosely. It’s definitely more of a bar than a pub and had a bouncer on the door even on a recent Monday evening visit. The clientele were almost entirely in their teens or early twenties. Staff were friendly enough, but somewhat on the slow side.

The interior decor is, shall we say, unusual. Half the walls look as though they have suffered from an explosion in a paint factory, and I mean that quite literally. The term is often used to simply describe a multitude of garish colours, but here it really does look as if the paint has just been thrown at the walls. In a nod to Bristol’s urban art scene, the remainder of the walls were liberally covered in graffiti. A red neon sign at one end said “time to pony up” and nearby was a life sized pony suspended upside down from the ceiling. Unfortunately the significance of this escaped me. The flooring was a mixture of screed and wood strip, and seating a mixture of booths, wooden benches and a number of leather sofas that had also been liberally sprayed with graffiti. A curved seat just inside the door had been fashioned to look a little like a dodgem car with a couple of beer barrels strapped to the front. A number of exposed filament light bulbs, which seem to be de rigueur in all pub renovations these days, looked a little incongruous suspended from bare metal cable trays. A DJ booth was in one corner and a projection screen opposite, although neither were in use on our visit. The menu offered a concise selection of burgers, dogs, nachos and sharing platters, and these were mostly priced somewhere around £8 - £10.

Unfortunately there were no beers on tap, real or otherwise, unless you count things such as Punk IPA which I did spot as well as a number of premium lagers. Ciders fared slightly better with Thatcher’s Gold being available. Various other drink options were listed in the menu including a few packages such as a platinum package which consisted of a bottle of champagne, a bottle of vodka and 12 cans of Red Bull. A snip at only £300, and were it not for that fact that I only had about 20 minutes before my bus was due, I would have no doubt been sorely tempted. Unusually a vodka & orange was served in an old baked bean can rather than a glass (actually it could have been a can from chopped tomatoes, spaghetti, chicken soup….who knows? But you get my drift). All in all, an odd place and not somewhere I’ll be rushing back to, although it did have a certain appeal for it’s novelty factor.

On 27th September 2016 - rating: 4
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Blackthorn _ left this review about WooWoo Bristol

This bar is part of the adjacent Oceana nightclub, although it has it’s own entrance and separate opening hours from the club. There are a few seats out the front that are a pleasant enough spot to sit and look over the square.

Unfortunately on getting to the bar we found that the only drinks on offer were Becks or Stella. We enquired if they served anything other than lager, but apparently not. Consequently I am unable to leave a more detailed review as we swiftly departed and went elsewhere.

On 6th July 2012 - rating: 2
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Map location corrected by adam bell
Bristol Temple Meads, 0.95 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 1.14 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Clifton Down, 1.3 miles, 25 min walk (show)
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27th Oct 2017, 15:57
Review submitted by Alan Winfield
 
15th Oct 2017, 19:11
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 07 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : No - Some outdoor seating - last updated 07 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 07 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 07 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 07 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 07 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 September 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 07 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 07 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 07 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 07 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 13 August 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 07 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : No last updated 19 July 2013 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 07 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 07 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
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