Chester Nightlife

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    The Old Harkers Arms: Canalside Drinks

    by mickeyboy07 Written Aug 26, 2011

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    A lovely pub just five mins walk from the train station down the steps at the side of the canal,sit outside and enjoy the weather or go inside for great beer and friendly atmosphere.
    The pub is run by a couple who used to live in London and missed the north so returned to open this lovely place in Chester.We did not eat here but the menu is supposed to be very nice.

    opening times-11.30am till 11.00pm mon till sat
    12pm till 10.30pm sun
    food served 12pm till 9.30 pm all week

    Dress Code: Casual

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    The Watergates bar: Underground bar

    by mickeyboy07 Written Aug 27, 2011

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    Watergates is an underground bar in the city centre,it has many rooms some which used to be old wine cellars.The main room has a very large bar with a vask range of beers,ales and wines to choose from.There are lots of tables to sit including private little booths with leather seats and also a restaraunt style area to eat in.There is also a roof terrace with heaters so you can go outside to eat or drink all year round,a great pub with good staff and nice atmosphere.
    Open till midnight during the week and 1am at weekends

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Bear and Billet: Historic Inn

    by mickeyboy07 Written Sep 7, 2011

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    Built in 1664 to replace a building destroyed during the Civil war,the Bear and billet is one of the finest examples of black and white half timbered buildings in Chester.Originally the town house of the Earl of Shrewsbury,the sergeants of the Bridgegate,the building has served as an inn since the 18th century.it is said that the earl leased it to an inn keeper on condition that a suite of rooms was kept available for him and his family.a drawing of 1820 shows it as the Bridgegate Tavern and it is believed to have aquired its present name soon after.
    The inn is believed to have several ghosts including an old lady that greets visitors.
    Nowadays the pub enjoys a varied selection of locals and tourists to sample and enjoy its good ale and food and relax in friendly warm surroundings both inside and in the walled beer garden.
    Opening times:mon till wed 12pm to 11pm,thu 12pm till 11.30pm,fri 12pm till 12.30am
    sat 11.30am till 12.30am,sun 12pm till 11pm

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Chester Hangman: Cool Bar

    by mickeyboy07 Written Sep 5, 2011

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    A great little bar just outside the Cit Centre offering a variety of ales and wine's and hosting live music every weekend,the bar is clean and modern with music memorabilia on the walls and friendly atmosphere.We had a couple of pints of beer here and found it was reasonable in price.

    Dress Code: Casual

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    The Falcon: Restored Gem

    by mickeyboy07 Written Sep 7, 2011

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    The first house on the site of the Falcon pub was built in 1200.This building was longer and reached further down Lower Bridge st.In the thirteenth century the building was altered and a row walkway was added through the front of the property.In the seventeenth century the property was aquired by the Grosvenor family.The building was extensively altered by Sir Richard Grosvenor during the Civil war.The row walkway was enclosed,after this was done other residents onLower Bridge st. also sought permission to enclose the row walkway which is when the st. lost its ancient rows.The Falcon was first used as an in 1778.In 1979 the building was restored to what you can see today.Inside are beautiful old oak beams making this pub very charming and cosy with its friendly,relaxed atmosphere.

    Opening times:mon to sat 11am till 11pm,sun 12pm till 10.30pm.

    Dress Code: Casual

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    The Falcon: Ye olde watering hole

    by Myfanwe Written Apr 26, 2010

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    Over the past 700 years, the Falcon has in turn been the town house of the Grosvenor family, an ale house, a temperance cocoa-house and a cafe. The current building, restored in the 1980's, is mainly 16th and early 17th Century but there are still three 13th century stone pillars and a late medieval shop front in the front bar.

    We called in here for a few drinks after a busy day sightseeing in the City. It is a great old pub with a good atmosphere.

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  • Be prepared to walk home after a night out!

    by hottmalee Written Jun 14, 2007

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    Chester is a great night out. If you are staying within the city walls you shouldn't have a problem. But if you are staying in a hotel or b/b outside the walls, then be plan on getting back to where you are staying by booking taxis in advance or finding other ways of transportation since taxis are scarse after midnight from everyone trying to find their way home. You may be the odd one out and find one available you can wave down but highly unlikely.

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    The Launge: place to boogy the nite away

    by MacedonianUK Updated May 13, 2005

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    Nite club/bar.Place for the young and young at hart.As a trendy nite spot, very often is the place where well known spotsman come for a quck drink.

    Dress Code: There is strict dress code, no jeans, trainers or tee shirts for the ladies or the gentlemen.

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    Old Harkers Arms: A good place: Old Harkers Arms

    by CADUM Written Jul 16, 2005
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    We had just arrived in Chester and the Old Harkers Arms was across the street from our hotel. It was great, we stopped in for one and ended up staying for several hours. Good local ales.

    Dress Code: Casual from what I saw.

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    Can't remember the name: Sing a song

    by toontraveller Written Nov 1, 2004
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    Chester has a thriving student population and as such there's plenty of live music to be found for both them and the locals. This bar was frequented by my Brother in law and although not the worst around it was certainly not the best. It's main attraction was Karaoke every night I believe. That said the drinks on offer were good and it was nice and friendly.

    Dress Code: Wear whatever you want but beware, I'm sure I saw someone trying to nick a coat off the coat hangar.

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    Odeon Cinema: Doh!

    by muguruki Written Jul 9, 2009

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    A night at the Odeon is not recommended as it closed some time ago the only remaining cinema in Chester is out of town on the greyhound retail park.

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