All in all Scarborough is a class place for going drinking. There are plenty of variety in choice for your drinking location. As there a large amount of students in the town you can find very cheap alcohol. You can find very busy and 'happening' places to drink, or a nice quiet pub...all you have to do is look, and look hard for what you want. I am going to write a line or two about a variety of pubs and bars, so hopefully there is something for everyone. The Cask - Slightly out of town, and at times offers a quiet edge to your drinking. Often referred to as a student pub as they make up a high proportion of the drinkers. Recently under new managements...so it could all change. Calvino's - The true student pub. That means...cheap alcohol, and lots of students. There are frequent special events, and at times live performances. Red Square - The town's cocktail bar. Plenty of cocktails to choose from at a cocktaily price (about £3.00). Other drinks are available of course, but it's primarily for cocktail drinkers. Lord Roseby's - A Wetherspoons and need I say more? Cheap alcohol and food, with a large number of special offers. No music but a busy and lively place. Snowy's - Sell's all the singles, doubles and triple's that one person can drink. Quite cheap, particularly the house alcohol. It costs £2.50 for a triple Baileys (last time I checked). Yate's - Alcohol isn't that cheap, but the lively and busy atmosphere can't be beaten if that's what you're after.
Anyone visiting the Newcastle Packett a Scottish & Newcastle/John Smiths pub in the street called Sandside in Scarborough in North Yorkshire would be advised to wear sunglasses with mirror lenses. Why? During the evening of Friday 23 August 2002 a young girl with her equally young male friend (both looking younger than 18 years) and three other women sitting and drinking alcohol under the mirror in the bar were holding under the table a red laser light and shining (without being noticed, they thought) the light into the eyes of other customers. The red laser beam of light given out by these pens can be extremely damaging to the eyes. A mirror will reflect the light. This is the second time on a Friday night that I have seen this light being used in this pub, the Newcastle Packett. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!