I am reliably informed by the United Kingdom Trends list on Twitter that today is International Beer Day. I am sure there are many people out there that enjoy going for a pint after work, especially on a Friday, and what better reason to go for one than today. In honour of International Beer Day, I thought I would give you beer-drinkers out there a list of places in the UK where you can go and celebrate using Bitcoin. Beer and Bitcoin, a marriage made in heaven.
Isle of Man
I'll start with the Isle of Man. It's a lovely sunny day here today, so the perfect way to close out the work week and usher in the weekend is with a cold beer somewhere. I understand there are lots of places where you could go for a pint, and a lot of people have their locals, but variety is the spice of life and using fiat currency to pay for things is so last century. Do something different this International Beer Day and head to The Thirsty Pigeon, the only pub to accept the cryptocurrency on the Island, in Douglas for a pint paid for in Bitcoin. I can't think of any better way to usher in the weekend.
Personally I was quite surprised to see the list of pubs in the UK that accept Bitcoin and see 18 on the list. The majority are found in London as expected, but there is also a few found in the East of England, as well as a handful in Wales and Scotland. A couple of the London-based pubs are also restaurants, so you Londoners out there could go and enjoy a beer and a meal at BIT Bourbon Steam Burgers, Burger Bear or La Porca. Beer, burgers and Bitcoin, the 3 B's that no man can live without.
If all you want is a quick drink before heading home, there are other places in the capital that accept Bitcoin. The Bird's Head, The Old Nun's Head and The Pembury Tavern are all pubs where you can pay using Bitcoin and, I know London is pretty big, but I would say it'd be well worth the walk after work if you've got a spare 6 or 7 hours.
Not living in London? Then there is no need to worry because there are a few places elsewhere that you could visit, have a look at this list and see if any are near you:
- The Barrel Drop in Nottingham
- The Bell at Sapperton in Cirencester
- The Coalheavers Arms in Peterborough
- The Devonshire Arms and The Haymakers, both in Cambridge
- The Port Royal in Exeter
- The White Lion in Norwich
No need to worry for the laddies and lassies out there either, not if you live in Glasgow, Stirling or Edinburgh anyway. Shish Mahal in Glasgow accept Bitcoin, and could be a great place to go on a Friday for a meal and a pint. For the people who live in Stirling, The Kilted Kangaroo is the place to go for good food, a cold beer and great entertainment. Especially if you are wanting to enjoy those things without using fiat currency. On to Edinburgh now and the rather comically named The Royal Dick. I can think of a few royal dicks, but I'm not sure what their stance is on Bitcoin. This pub is in Edinburgh and is the place to go for a beer if you have an interest in the arts and want to spend your Bitcoin on something bubbly.
Finally we move on to Wales and, spoiler alert, if you don't live in Barry you can stop reading now. King William IV is a pub in Barry that prides itself on it's friendly welcome and the quality of its beer, the perfect place to relax after a tough week of work. It is also the perfect place to spend your Bitcoin after a tough week of work.
That's them all, so anyone who lives in any of those areas can go out tonight and celebrate International Beer Day in style. Anyone who who doesn't live near those locations can still go and celebrate International Beer Day by drowning their sorrows because their local pub is stuck in the past.
Happy International Beer Day from CoinCorner!