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Stirling in General
Member Name: ross1979
Stirling in General
Date: 17/07/01, updated on 17/07/01 (90 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap , Friendly , Choice of Pubs
Disadvantages: Can be rough, Choice of Clubs
Yes, Stirling is full of history from the era when the Braveheart film starring Mel Gibson was set. There is the Wallace monument, Stirling Castle, The Bannockburn heritage site etc.
But the focus of this review will be the after-dark attrations in Stirling. Where do you go if you are looking for a little entertaiment? Having lived near Stirling for almost 10 years, I have experienced pretty much everything it has to offer.
If you are looking for good old-fashioned pubs then you really are spoiled for choice. Around the centre of town there is O'Neills which has a great atmosphere, frequent live music and friendly staff. This is a good place to start a night out. You could also try the Hogs Head, slap bang in the middle of Stirling, which has a good selection of ales and gets a good atmosphere going in the early part of the evening.
If you venture up towards the castle, you will locate a good quiet pub - Whistlebinkies. Here you will find a well-kept place to enjoy a few pints, order some food and play a few tunes on the duke box.
As the night goes on and you get looking for some more lively hangouts then you could try Gingers in the centre of town. This place serves booze at a reasonable price and is quite busy, especially on Friday/ Saturday nights. I also recommend All That Jazz which is another busy joint just down the road and is popular with young folks.
If you are looking for a pub/club atmosphere then there is the yard which is situated on the walk up towards the castle. It has a small dance floor, is free to get in and is very lively on weekends and quite lively during the week. It plays all sorts of cheesy dance music and again is popular with youngsters.
For clubs, you are spoiled for choice with a whopping 2 to take your pick from. There is the Fubar which I have not been to so cant comment and the Inigma club, which can be a little rough but plays some good dance music and is a g
reat place to end your night, with the price to get in about £5.
So there you have it, my choice of pubs and clubs to frequent if you fancy going out for a large one after you have taken in the sites of this lovely, historical town.