Affectionately known to locals as 'the Blower' this is a fairly nice pub to sit around in drinking with friends. It can get a little bit rowdy outside at closing time, and isn't really in the nicest surroundings sandwiched as it is between MacDonalds and Kwik Save, but I've spent a few pleasant evenings here.
While visiting Acacia at Indian Meadows, you will find GREAT music to dance to within a wonderful atmosphere. The average audience is over 35, fun loving, warm and loves to dance. This event happens once a month, usually on the 2nd Saturday, except for Nov, where it takes place on the 1st Saturday Nov7th.
We provide finger food for you to nibble throughout the evening at no extra charge. Cash bar, and lots of dancing people. Your host, DJBobby'D, is one of New England's finest DJ's.
Details are on www.djbobbyd.com
I do recommend that you come prepared with your dancing shoes. "Don't leave home without it". (smile)
Dress Code: Party Casual is required. No Jeans, sneakers, or T's.
Slug and Lettuce is part of a national chain of Pubs/nightclubs but this one is a bit more intresting as it's housed in an impressive converted church. It features two bars... one downstairs in the main room/dancefloor area and one upstairs in the Balcony area.
By day it's as a restaurant/bar serving the usual pubfood fayre... by evening it becomes a nightclub playing house , R&B etc.
Appeals more to late teens/twenty year olds
Opens late at weekends.
Dress Code: No trainers, otherwise all ok.
Door-staff in the evenings
This is a new looking pub with a beer garden and kids playthings. It is geared up for food and has a varied menu with curies a speciality. It's a free house and has five real ale pumps (although only three were on) and bottled St Peter’s Bitter. The food was warming but not exceptional and the beer was a little warm but it is a nice pub and worth a visit.
You’ll no doubt be drawn into this place because of the interesting name and you’ll also find an interesting pub. Difficult to describe the atmosphere, there seems to be a bit of a student/Manc/gay/couples/Irish/whatever thing going on, eclectic is probably the word I‘m grasping for. I wasn’t even sure I'd gone into the right place as there is also a restaurant and a nightclub in the same building with connecting doors and staircase.
It seems a bit of a regulars pub but it’s friendly enough and the sort of place I imagine gets busy on a Fri/Sat evening as it is close to the area where most of the nightlife is. I was a bit disappointed with the real ale, they have a large number of pump clips on the ceiling but London Pride and Old Speckled Hen didn’t really inspire me and the quality was below par.
Go for the name, and to say you’ve been there.
A must visit place for any fans of continental beer as there are a number of imported Austrian beers on offer including a Dunkel, a Pils and a Weissbier. Back in 2002 the bureaucrats at the Weights & Measures department stopped the Austrian landlady from selling in half and full litre earthenware steins insisting that pints and half pints were used. That must have confused the hell out of the “metric martyrs”. There are newspaper cuttings about the story in the corridor.
The pub itself is an absolute gem with a roaring log fire in the small main bar for those long winter evenings and two other small cosy rooms including a beautiful panelled snug at the back. I think there may also be an adjoining restaurant. The building clearly has some age to it, 15th Century maybe, and probably gets it’s name from sheltering Cardinals and others when on pilgrimage to the nearby Cathedral. It was believed to be known as the Cardinal’s Hat back in the mid 18th Century since when, for religious and political reasons, it underwent a number of name changes before being restored to it’s present name in the 1950’s.
Bushwackers is one of the most popular Bars in Worcester. Catering to a varying crowd, ranging from ages mid-20's to mid- 40's.
Locally known as "Bushies"
By day Bushwackers is an eating establishment serving Australian themed "Tucker". Portions are large and the atmosphere is laid-back. Although drinks are a bit pricey for a day-time tipple.
By night Bushwackers comes into it's own. This is now Bushwackers the Bar/Nightclub... an entrance fee is charged after 10pm (about £5). The building is fairly large with many different rooms to suit your mood.... Dancing in the main room, Champagne and socialising in the Champagne Bar.... Intimate talk and drinks in the Cellar Bar.... and outside atmosphere in the Garden-terrace where in summer a BBQ occurs. All rooms have their own bars so theres no back and forth with drinks.
Lot's of comfy sofas around also.... again the drinks are a bit pricey compared to other places in Worcester.... but if you want the flexibility of a club with different aspects this is it!
Dress Code: Smart casual, jeans are allowed but no trainers, sneakers or other sports shoes.
Recommend groups of males to enter in two's as the door policy can be quite selective... any sign of being drunk/intoxicated will lessen your chances of entry.
Drummonds...Another popular Bar/club in Worcester. Clientele slightly more mature than other nightclubs in Worcester... popular with the 30's and 40's crowd.
Friday night is usually Live Music night featuring local bands, most of which are very good.
The club features a small stage and dancefloor in front, so there's often a party atmosphere when the bands are playing.
At the rear is an outside terrace for a break away from the main room. It can get very packed in there!!! No bar out here though.
There is a small entrance fee, varying in price on which band is playing.... but no more than a fiver.
Part of the pub next door "The Swan with Two Nicks", again a good bar serving some quality beers.
Above the "Swan" is the "Lunar Bar", a small trendy bar appealing to the 20's. Playing House, and R&B and serving Cocktails.
Dress Code: Anything goes... but there are door staff... again I'd recommend large groups of males entering in two's. And don't act drunk!!!
Another popular bar in Worcester.... In the "Cornmarket" at the Northern end of New Street/Friar Street. Very good atmosphere, especially as my friend (and Best Man!) is the Landlord here!!! He's as well known in Worcester as the pub itself.
By day the pub specialises in the Sports on the Big Screen thing by night it becomes a social event... An exclusive Bar/Nightclub/Disco opens upstairs... "Bar 13", guest DJ's spinning Funky House.
Late nights Thurs/Fri/Sat till 1:00 am
Dress Code: No trainers, otherwise anything goes.
Door- staff at weekend
The oldest pub in Worcester, 16th or 17th Century I think!
This has an "Austrian Bar" serving Austrian beer in 3 litre steins.... for the brave.
Nice wood panelled walls, lots of character and friendly staff and customers.
Dress Code: No dresscode
Tramps is a nightclub set in an old church.
There are 3 different dancefloors: R`n`B, 80`s, and Dance. There are 5 bars around the club so it doesn`t take too long to get served.
On Saturday nights in the main room entertainment is in the form of dancers on the balcony.
Dress Code: Smart casual.
There are 2 cinemas in Worcester. The Odeon is the older one and I have to admit it is now beginning to feel a little dated as a multi-screen cinema. We went on a Monday evening to see "The Station Agent", a low key film being shown as a special "Directors Chair" (ie a single showing of older, arts or less popular but well reviewed films)
Dress Code: Unimportant
A very lively venue for lots of folk groups and small scale classical chamber and choral works. The venue is an architectural gem of a building formerly the Countess of Huntingdon Connextion Church which became redundant in the 1970's. We went to hear a well known regional folk group called "The Fairport Convention".
Dress Code: Smart casual
The King Charles House was reputedly the resting spot of King Charles I in 1645, after he fled from Worcester following the defeat of his army by the Parliamentary Forces led by Oliver Cromwell. True or not, this is certainly a pleasant place for a pint or two.
Dress Code: Casual
Worcester nearly lost its Swan Theatre in early 2003, but it reopened again in June of that year. I went to see an extremely good production of an adaptation of this Thomas Hardy West Country novel