Unusual pub / bar names

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  1. Viking_UK

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    What are the weird and wonderful pub/bar/inn names that you've come across?

    When I first went to Glasgow, there was a bar there called The Muscular Arms and another one called The Saracen's Head.

    Oxford has The Jolly Farmer, and I used to drink in a pub called The Load Of Mischief.

    I also remember ending up the Wunderbar one night in Hamburg.
     
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    The Black Boy was one of the strangest I saw. I wonder what the story is about that pub name.
     
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    There's a bar at the Lake of the Ozark's called "Big Dick's Halfway Inn". That's the strangest I've seen so far.
     
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    There's a pub in my town called The Dog in a Doublet

    And another called The Letter B
     
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    There's The Honest Lawyer near Durham and also The Kicking Cuddy (a cuddy is a small horse by the way!)
     
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    I have -

    THE COCK INN.
    THE OLD COCK.
    THE OLD BALL
    THE WET WHISTLE.
     
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    A cuddy is a donkey!
     
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    theres a bar in Austin called the Library, another the aquarium, and a lot of other funny ones, which I dont really remember for some reason hahah
     
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    There are a whole heap of "The Doctor's", "The Office", that kind of thing - handy if you're a sneaky drinker.There used to be a bar in Edinburgh called The Laughing Duck. It's years since I was last there, so I'm not sure if it's still open.
     
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    What used to be my "local", has changed hands, and now expanded into a mini-chain, but is called "My Father's Office". A few neighbourhoods over from me are two locals called, the "Cock n' Bull", and the "Bitter Redhead".
     
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    Halifax has a large number of bars so it's no surprise some of them have oddish names.

    Economy Shoe Shop (really, it's a bar)
    Birdland (alternative music, not a gay bar)
    The Foggy Goggle
    The Bitter End
    The Tickle Trunk
    Bubbles Mansion (decorated with shopping carts overhead. Points to who can guess why.)
    The Nail And Kneecap
    Rock Bottom Brewery
    The Split Crow
    Taboo Nightclub
    Your Father's Moustache
    My Son's Place

    We also had a Load of Mischief but ours was a strip club.
     
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    I think it may have changed hands and have a new name now. It's not one I've ever drank in. Although all the others you've mentioned I've sampled. In Glasgow there's also Fat Boab's (not far off being a cock double-entendre, ie. Fat Boaby). I sometimes drink in The Brass Monkey, Curlers, The Chanter, The Tron, The Butterfly and the Pig, The Golf Tavern...
     
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    Is Curlers still open? I used to drink there almost 20 years ago! That brings back memories. The other regular haunts were The Park Bar, The Snaffle Bit and Uisge Beatha. There was another bar down on Woodlands Road whose name I can't remember. Was it The Halt or something like that? They used to do a jazz night on a Thursday and one of the regulars there was a sax player with only nine fingers.
     
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    Aye, The Halt Bar. All those are still open. Wish that 9-fingered saxophonist was still around, sounds like a legend.
    The Three Judges at the bottom of Byres Road is one I forgot. Nice ales in there.
     
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    Gillette, I was going to post about the Shoe Shop in Halifax, then saw you had already done so!
    BTW Birdland closed about ten years ago - no joke - it's now the CIBC call centre.

    My personal favourite bar name is Zaphod Beeblebrox, in Ottawa, Ontario. Still going strong as an alternative club after many many years. The bar's name and some drink names are taken from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" eg. Pan-Galactic Gargleblaster, Slartibartfast, and Bambleweenie 57... sigh... good times.
     
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    Two which went under were The Barbary Coast and The No Name. The No Name went on to become a laundromat and I think there was a Chinese restaurant where The Barbary Coast once beckoned me in.


    Rawhide is still in existance (although it's never looked like the sort of place I should frequent, I prefer the pleasant atmosphere found over at Julius').
     
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    Ooooh, was it like having your brains smashed out with a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick?

    I wanted to mix one but I couldn't source the tooth of an Algolian Suntiger. Without that it seemed pointless. Might as well just get smashed on the Ol' Janx Spirit and be done with it.
     
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