If you want somewhere to spend a quiet evening catching up over a few drinks, but don’t fancy noisy bars, gimmicky nightclubs or crowded football hubs, then check out this round-up of some of Britain’s cosiest pubs.
Took some amazing images of quirky East Village
We have a fantastic nightlife scene all over South Africa. Having lived and studied in New York myself, I am proud to say our clubs are not too dissimliar! Friar Tucks is a big nightclub in a small student town. Grahamstown is about an hour drive from Port Elizabeth. It has around 70 000 people. It’s a university town – with Rhodes University campus taking up centre stage. A classic nightclub in the heart of Grahamstown, South Africa, Friar Tucks has been voted as South Africa’s number 1 nightclub.
Shooting the famous “Highlander” in Grahamstown for Skybok was an absolute delight. Part of our lifestyle is our nightlife. The students in Grahamstown (1 hour from Port Elizabeth on the east coast of South Africa) always have fun. In between their university lectures, they come here for a drink and a meal in the evening. This is actually a hotel with 2 bars – one upstairs and another below the floorboard 😉 We travelled to Grahamstown to film this venue recently for my business, Skybok – which is all about travel and showcasing the beauty of our country through video. On the evening we shot, we were met by a massive 21st party! The whole venue lies adjacent to Saint Andrews College which is a very posh school in this country. I have a feeling this spot is very popular for birthday parties and special occasions celebrated by students. What’s great is that it’s fully licensed and has wheelchair access. It was absolute madness and loads of fun. We took some hilarious pictures – see them HERE.
Rhodes University is situated in a little town in South Africa called Grahamstown. It’s a student town filled with some exciting nightlife spots. One of them is “Rat & Parrot”. I don’t think tourists realise just how similar it is here in this country to where they’re from. Cape Town has made its name famous, but don’t underestimate the smaller towns more off-the-beaten path! Grahamstown is one of them. If you’re a student, it’s a great place to look into studying.