Brixton news, rumours and general chat: Autumn - Winter 2018

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Nice to see someone putting on NYE freebie :thumbs: Might also be a nice to highlight the Antic Workers struggle to get a living wage and to try and squeeze a bit of extra wedge for those working busy anti social shifts over the festivities by sharing the petition below....

    Customers support Antic workers!

    Antic Workers for a Living Wage
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2018
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  2. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

    They should get double money on nye surely?
     
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  3. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    They have managed to squeeze time and a half for NYE but no extra for the other days I think.
     
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  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I've already asked if they'd like to write a guest article for Buzz. I'm not getting double for NYE either, but at least I'm playing what is probably the only free late night 'club' night in Brixton, so it's affordable for everyone.
     
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  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Loads of pubs don't offer their staff more money over NYE.
     
  6. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    So if you can afford to, don't forget to tip bar staff well, when you are enjoying yourself over the holidays.
     
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  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I almost always buy 'em a drink. Or if I'm working, try to sneak them some from my DJ allowance :)
     
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  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Blimey!

     
  9. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    I was in an Antic in Peckham the other day and a pint of Heineken was £4.50. For years the price has hovered around £4-£4.10, which made me actively seek out Antic pubs to drink in when i was out and about.

    Now they have ramped up the price of a pint, theres no incentive to drink in their pubs at all, might as well go to a fucking Youngs (the original booze extortion experts) if you want your wallet to be emptied.
     
  10. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    I'm probably being daft, but I don't get what's happening here?
     
  11. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    If you just want a cheaper pint why not go to a wetherspoons?
     
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  12. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    I often do, but as we know they can be pretty bleak. My point is that it is a shame Antic have decided to raise their pint prices by about 10%, which for me makes them lose their appeal of a reasonably priced place to have a pint.
     
  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Amstel was £4.40 in the Dogstar last night which I think is pretty reasonable for what is effectively a free entry (Thurs) nightclub open late with DJs and whatnots. Their own Volden beer is super cheap. Never tried it myself though.
     
  14. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    I tend to find a boozer I like, and try not to worry about the price of a pint anymore...

    I go to so many gigs now where it's £5.50 for a fucking can, sometimes a 330ml fucking can, that anything under a fiver for a pint suits me...
     
  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    Abandoned bear, Barrier Block.
     
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  16. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    You see i would find that expensive, for a 4% non 'premium' (no matter what Amstel's marketing or packaging tries to tell you) beer. But i do agree, if you are somewhere like The Dogstar where there is free entertainment, it can be almost justified. But not on a just a normal evening with not much going on. Might as well go to spoons, no matter how bleak it is.

    On a side note, my housemate used to work for Antic for quite a while, including when they went bankrupt and apparently had to break into their own office in Camberwell because the baliffs had locked them out. He told me it is a policy of the owner(s) that every Antic pub has sausages and mash on the menu for no more than £7, so that those not earning too much but dont fancy cooking can pop down and get a decent dinner and a pint for roughly a tenner. This was a couple of years ago mind.
     
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  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I think it can be justified if you're getting in free and getting free entertainment till 2 in the morning. DJs and security have to be paid, and if it's free, then everyone can get in (even their weekend nights are free before 10pm).

    It's when I get charged £5+ to sit in a rubbish bar - or get a wobbly plastic glass in somewhere like Pop - I feel ripped off.
     
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  22. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

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  24. Gramsci

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  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Here's two free nights for the weekend! The Effra Social is free (band onstage at 10pm) and message me if you want guest passes for the Dogstar on Saturday!

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  27. northeast

    northeast Well-Known Member

    Seems to have been fire at subway opoooppo Brixton tube..
     
  28. northeast

    northeast Well-Known Member

    Seems to have been fire at subway oposite Brixton tube....hope everyone ok. you IMG_20181214_085449.jpg
     
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  29. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

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