Saturday, 7 April 2012
11 Windsor Place, Cardiff [map]
There's always plenty going on at the Buffalo. When we roll up, various bands are in the process of loading in for a gig that's taking place upstairs.
That bloke on the left appears to be having a full-on brawl with his guitar amp - and losing.
To the bar, where 'Cocktails & Dreams' are on offer. And to think our ambitions extend only to a couple of pints.
There's something particularly pleasing about the symmetry of the shelving unit displaying the spirits.
Just to the left of it, you may notice there's a blackboard flaunting a panini menu. We've checked, and no one in the history of drinking has ever decided half-way through a big night out that they quite fancy a lightly toasted Italian bread stuffed with brie.
It's all a bit knowingly hip but, then, so are we. It's like our natural habitat. Ahem.
Squint a bit and this could be your gran's front room, just with added Stella 4.
You can imagine the conversation.
Smoker to non-smoker: "Do you fancy sitting outside?"
Non-smoker: "Not really. It's a bit cold and I think it's starting to rain."
Smoker, utterly oblivious to what's just been said: "Great, see you out there."