The Victoria Inn: Good old popular real ale pub
One of the most popular pubs in Lincoln which has a history dating back to 1843. I was opened as "The Victoria", spent most of its life under the name "Cross Key Inn" and reverted back to its original name in 1981. There are ver ylimited kitchen times, but snacks such as crisps are always available. As a compensation, Queen Victoria welcomes you with a good choice of real ales - they were eight of them on the tap next to the usual stuff like Guinness and Stella. Pub quizzes, live music, beer festivals in similar events take place here frequently. An outside area with benches is available on sunny days. It's an old style pub, full of live with a very mixed audience. Wouldn't mind to have it around the corner here in Germany!
Wig and Mitre: Traditional English Pub
Parts of this pub date back as far as the 14th century. It is a traditional English pub, good food, close atmosphere, the usual range of drinks. The coffee is surprisingly good for a pub too.
A great place for a night out with all your mates or for a more private meal or drinks with your boy/girlfriend / spouse.
Dress Code: casual to a degree, don't wear shorts and thongs (thong sandals)
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Walkabout: Spot The Aussie
Walkabout is an "Aussie" pub chain, perhaps only by name but I'm an Aussie and it drew me in! If you're lucky, you may actrually come across an Australian at the Lincoln Walkabout but all the time I was in Lincoln (5 months) I only ever met one other Aussie.
Good music, nice roomy bar, big tables for food, TV, standard drinks. Your usual bar, I guess
Dress Code: Casual
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Scream Nightclub: Scream.... if you wanna go faster
A smaller club in Lincoln, but with a capacity of about 600 people. Always drinks deal going on, and free entry on many of the nights. I enjoy this club more than others as always a good feeling going on and groups of people having a good time. Good location on the brayford to walk to from other pubs along there and close to the bars in the city centre.
Dress Code: Tuesday nights are fancy dress night, from army night to tarts and vicars. Over the year im sure will be a night for you to dress up. Rest of the time, most things go!
Quayside Bar: Quayside
This is the downstairs part of the Scream nighclub. Is open alll day to serve food and drinks. Is a great spot to chill out and enjoy some cheap price drinks. Get a Yellow card for £1 and that takes a nice % from the price of drinks. Always have live football on and is always busy with fans on match days.
One of my favourite places to have a drink
Dress Code: However you need to be, flipflops if needed!
Various: The Best Pubs
The Queen Victoria: Behind the Castle next to the Lawns: This is a great pub for those who like their beers. There is a fantastic selection including numerous guest ales. There is also a beer festival here every summer. There is food available at dinner times everyday and they also do Sunday lunches.
The Morning Star: Near the Lincoln and Disney hotels on the Eastern side of the city. Classic pub. Has a nice garden for the summer, no load music and some great beers. They have a quiz on Tuesdays and a great selection of bar snacks. There is also a roaring fire, a traditional English pub.
Tap and Spile: Approaching from down Steep Hill, take your first right, past a small square and it is on the corner opposite the 'Old School' housing development. There is also a great selection of beers here to. A little livelier, with a duke box and regular live bands. You can also play circular chess and darts!
Dress Code: Anything you want!
various: Student life
Lincoln is a university town and as such has more bars and clubs than the population would otherwise merit. However, don't ask me which since I come here to visit my family and let my daughter play with her second cousins so that's our nightlife! :-)
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