“ Arrad Street, Liverpool, L7 . Tel. 0151 706 0345 „
The Font has become my local - it's right opposite where I live. It's also the ground floor in some other university halls, which in my opinion would be even better! But across the road is good enough. When you first walk into The Font, the first thing you notice is the decoration - what I would describe as mellow. It's a cosy place, with wooden partitions along between the tables. But enough of that, I'm off to the bar. The drinks on tap are Carling, Kronenbourg (have I spelt it right?) and John Smith's. Along with the usual selection of vodkas, whisk(e)ys and tequilas. Oh yes, the tequilas. Not just any old tequila, but flavoured ones. Mars Bar, Baked Bean, Strawberry, Chocolate, Coffee, Chilli, the list goes on. One shot of a flavoured tequila is nothing more than a quid. My drink's been poured so I have to part with some money now. Depending on what drinks you get, it can be a bit pricey compared to other student pubs. Last time I had Carling it was £1.85, but Kronenwhatsit is cheaper - somewhere around £1.50. I pick up my drink and walk over to a table. On the way I stop off at the games. The favourite is Who Wants To Be A Millionare. A game is 50p, and the top prize is £20 (no chance of being a millionare then). The most I've made it to is £3. A local comes over saying he wants a go himself. Fair enough, I've been on it for ooh, half and hour. Time to move on. I get another drink and then go to the table football. The table football is 50p for 5 (I think) games. The only snag with it is that it has a glass top, so if the ball gets stops somewhere where no players can reach it then a bit of persuasion (aka. brute force) is required. It's a fair distance from the bar, so as long as you're discreet it's OK. After a few games of footie I finally sit down for some normal pub chat. I won't bore you with the details of that, so here's the rest o
f what The Font offers. Most of the times I've been in, there's been a DJ playing some good-quality dance music. I've never seen anyone actually dancing in there, but it's good all the same. And not too loud either, so you can still have a conversation if you want to. Monday nights offer a Playstation on the big screen. I've not ventured over to it myself, so I don't know how much it costs. And finally, did I mention the shape of the pint glasses? They're not your standard pint-glass shape, but a tall and thinnish design. Ideal for slipping into your coat's inside pocket if you need to "borrow" some for the house party...
Brand new sparkly bar on campus of Liverpool University, opposite HSBC and next to Lloyds making it handy to persuade yourself to spend money on drinking. It's got funky seats, funky music, funky food but less funky prices (compared to the Liver Bar and Gilmour Bar in the Guild - no Carling for £1 here). It does have FREE playstation on a big screen for you to play on all day when you should be in lectures and FREE twix when you buy a yummy hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows. One reason to crawl out of bed, I'd say.