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or rather i didn't until i looked. they do indeed close at 6pm. that is indeed total crap, you are right. sorry for doubting you. i have a big slice of humble pie in front of me that i don't want to have to eat because there is way too much egg on my face.
many people round this way drink listerine. i even heard of someone who drinks it by choice, they live in an ok home and always have both money and booze in the house yet stick to listerine as their intoxicant of choice. thats winnipeg though, the people here are crazy. of course you could probably replace the word winnipeg with glasgow, stevenage, truro, rouen, or any where else...
Or if they did the newsagents would just sell alcohol under the counter.
the joys of lving in a country where you can buy booze from places other than government controlled liqour stores with government controlled hours. so no booze after 6pm unless you are in a bar or restaraunt. rubbish. stocking up is fun though, makes you feel like a squirrel.
Except they wouldn't stand for the bottle-o closing at 6pm.
cos the bottle-o doesn't close?
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that would be fun
I mean they close at like 11pm or something. THere may be 24 hour ones. There are in the UK.
HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS?!?!
Of the 1000 places that got 24 hour licences after the law changed, about 300 were apparently Tesco stores.
There is a 24 hour off licence round the corner from the Brixton Windmill where Zonino! 3 is being held.
24 hour off licenses in areas with huge amounts of substance abuse? good work there, lambeth council!
All the 24 hour ones will be near poor communities.
it's a recent thing.
certain places will sell you booze whenever you want. dirty little newsagents and stuff.
that sold matt ideserve2 and me alcohol at 5am on new year's day last year. we drank it on the tube home \m/
i saw a guy buying about 30 1.5ltr bottles of absolut in an LCBO shop in toronto. i said "that's a lot of vodka." he said "yep."
more like a very rich alcoholic...did you catch his name? how did he carry them? this is a great story...
A TROLLEY! it clanked a lot. the LCBO shops were funny, they were all done up to make drinking look "sexy", despite buying booze in government-run shop being the least fun thing ever. although they were better than some place i went to in downtown vancouver, that had bars across the windows and i suspect a shotgun under the counter.
that in edinburgh....very scary. tell the guy behind the counter what you want. he slides it to you while his younger brother takes the wheels off your car.
with a litre of Abolut Vanilla and a litre of Kahlua.
Vanilla Caucasians here we come...
And interstingly all the alcohol comes in 1 litre bottles...
Also, even at under £8 a bottle, we do have a budget.
but PFFFFFFFT to that. on my last two trips i've brought back 3.5ltrs and 2ltrs respectively. TAKE THAT, IMPORT LIMITATIONS.
THANK YOU for getting me that CD :)
LIQUORLAND!!! i thought this was the most amazing thing ever, til i realized that in Detroit you buy booze from a "PARTY STORE", which defo beats that
there's a place on the corner at Highbury Corner that's a liquorland.
called "News, Chews and Booze" :D
i love these stories..ahh.. :P
(or is it Gray's? Hmm...) that had clearly lost its licence to sell alcohol and so had changed it's name from
Food and Wine
Food and RIBENA
by sticking a big ribena sign over the 'Wine'; you could still see the 'Wine' shining through at night when the sign was lit up! :D
i have a keen ear...
"highbury court" eh?
I have no idea where you got 'court' from.
It's on the corner of St. Paul's road as you come out of the roundabout.
(it just took me 4 tries to write drunk andnot drink) :)
i bought a bottle of vodka in my local threshers at about 7pm. the girl working in there was absolutely STUNNING. but a booze shop isn't really somewhere you can go regularly, is it? :'(
right by the chube station?? if so, i don't know what girl you're talking about, but oh my have i ever made a fool of myself in that shop :(
but yes, thats the one.
there's a hot girl working there now? there used to be this supercute german boy working there, who i'd always be a fool in front of...sigh...
North Street has 5 24hr places alone! woolah woolah
not to mention the booze brothers and a-team =D
WACKY STUDENTS and your CRAZY BOHO BRIGHTON LIFESTYLES!!!
i'm off to the lanes to buy a hello kitty toothbrush and some vintage boardgames in snoopers!!111
and headshops also, get music enhancing drugs and brilliant albums and toones of booze all on the same streeet! w00p
Honestly, shingle. Why the fuck did no one notice that they'd picked the worst bit of the coast for a seaside town?
Probably keeps the death rate by mad drunken students down a tad though Theo.
I imagine a load of tramps sat in a nest screeching out for spesh