I don't know whether or not to describe this as a tourist trap, because I doubt if many tourists visit, but it's the only place to put venues I'm not fond of. It is the Glass House pub @ 82 Victoria Street, St Albans, walking into town from the train station. It used to be a decent pub (the name of which escapes me now). I visited recently and the clientele seemed to consist of poseurs, the service was abysmal, and the whole place had been turned into yet another "trendy" bar. As the title says, not for me, thanks.
Unique Suggestions: You don't have to, there are some very good bars in St. albans (see other tips)
Fun Alternatives: If you are not put off by rock music, the Horn is nearby (see seperate tip).