Saturday, 23 August 2008
15 Castle Street, Cardiff [map]
Now this is a pub. It sells 45, it smells funny and, plasma TVs aside, it looks like it hasn't been updated in at least 20 years.
As such, going here during the day is just wrong, wrong, wrong - unless you enjoy hanging out with rheumy-eyed pensioners babbling to themselves. But as the pub with the latest closing time in the centre of town, it's the ideal spot for finishing off a serious session.
They don't seem to mind too much if you're visibly inebriated and the music - which is heavy on the indie-disco classics - will sort you right out even if you're starting to flag.
Best of all, the last time that we were here till chucking out time, they let us leave through the side door (you can just see it on the left) with our remaining drinks in plastic pint glasses.