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I hate it personally
Member Name: Mad Simon
Date: 15/10/01, updated on 15/10/01 (55 review reads)
The Globe was recently converted from the Elms, which had been there for nearly forty years, when it was bought over by new managers, the Botanic Inns.
The Globe was a nice little pub, a good place for starting the night off, but not somewhere that vast numbers of young people, ie. students, would want to spend a whole night in.
That was the problem to the owners, they watched vast quantities of students walking past everyday on their way to other pubs, and realised that they wanted some of that.
So, a refit was undertaken. A dj box was installed, along with more seating, got rid of the pool table and did up the toilets (which were one of the most disgusting in Belfast) along with a few other touches.
There is now djs playing the usual blend of current chart tunes along with cheesy pop from years gone by, as well as karoke 3 nights a week.
I have no problem with that, the place itself isn't bad, I even get quite a good pint of Carlsberg for my £2.10, which is reasonable for Belfast.
The reason why I hate the Globe is down to the fact that it is packed to the rafters every night of the week, which leads to the inevitable onset of unbearable heat.
It is frustrating as well to have to queue for an hour to get in on a Saturday night, go in and see people who were 4 years behind me in school, and therefore underaged, in there already.
Some people I know love it, and I am probably in the minority in saying that a night in the Globe is a bad night, but I can't stand the place.