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Apologies

January 12, 2011

Hello readers (if there are any of you left out there),

You may have noticed that we haven’t posted any new pubs in, oh, over a year. Well, things got a little crazy when Ron and Kat returned from Canada after Christmas 2009. Neither of us had our jobs at the bakery any more and because of this we decided to take a break from blogging to focus on job searching. Well, turns out jobs were not all that easy to come by and Ron ended up leaving the city to find one. And so, unfortunately, our pub-going stopped as well.

But, one year and several weeks later, Kat has decided to just publish the posts we have already written and then add any new ones that she visits from now on. Kat is going back to Canada in 3.5 months and Ron, well, he’s already back! So, our sign off pictures might have a few unfamiliar faces but hopefully the reviews will remain just as fun as ever!

Thanks for sticking with us over this well extended hiatus; see you at the pub!

Cheers,
Kat & Ron

Season’s Greetings!

December 25, 2009

Kat and Ron hope that you are having a fantastic holiday with your friends and family.  We have both returned to Canada to spend Christmas with our families, and will come back to York, and the pubs, in the new year.  Thank you for reading our first 15 stories, and we hope you like what we have in store come 2010!

All the best,

Kat and Ron

Mecca Bingo

December 16, 2009

As a joke, Kat and some of our friends went to Bingo.  They came back changed people, and demanded a second visit, this time dragging Ron along.  This isn’t really a pub, bar, or club, but you can buy beer as you dab off your numbers, so we decided to review it anyway.
Stat Sheet 12: Mecca Bingo
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Events: Bingo
Notes: Food, Prizes

Kat: It’s bingo time. While perhaps, this does not classify as a pub, we decide that since they sell alcohol we will include it in our count. I am sweating. Ron and I walked here so fast it may have even been classified as a jog. Mecca Bingo is a great night out; you get to drink, hang out with friends, and potentially win money. Today happened to be cheap night. We got double the chances to win for only 85p more! Ron and I share a pitcher of Foster’s, nothing special, but it’s good and the night is fun. Dabbing a card is surprisingly intense work, I can feel my heart racing as I’m only one number away from winning 20, 000£! Come on 8! The caller says 8….ty 8. 88. Damn. I didn’t win, someone else calls bingo. And my dreams of quitting my job and buying a Vespa are gone before they even started. Later, my housemate Dan does win a cheeky 5£ and uses it to buy a take-away pizza at the end of the night. Not too shabby. And that knocks another stop off the list.

Ron: Mecca Bingo is truly a mecca for bingo.  Compared with parking lot and community hall bingo in Canada, this monstrous building dwarfs our little operations.  You even need a membership card just to enter (free, with complimentary energy efficient light bulbs).  The pace is so fast you can only play one card, and that card is completely alien if you’re a North American.  Once I got the hang of it I was able to keep up.  The pitchers of Fosters are a good deal though, and makes the whole experience a lot more bearable.

Mecca Bingo isn’t a traditional pub by any sense of the word, but the population of York residents with their arses parked here (compared with those arses parked in their local pubs) obdiently marking off numbers suggests that in another 100 years, it will be.

Cheers x x