Address : 21 Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AN
It’s always good to support a local and The Flipside Brewery has now moved into town, with its second tap bar. The Lord Roberts was (and still is) a “gay friendly” venue – but the new owners are seeking to widen the market.
And they’ve done a decent job of it too. The refitted bar boasts an average of six real ales, porters and stouts – mostly from Flipside though with some guest additions as well. There may have been a temptation to go all trendy in this part of town, but the Bob remains a mainstay of tradition.
The large main bar area is complemented by a downstairs room, once a regular venue for drag shows and “bear” nights – now available for hire and occasional events.
Music : Occasional DJ nights where it’s strictly vinyl – plus special even its for Nottingham Pride.
Food : Pork pies and simple bar snacks. Well presented nuts.
Customers? If you fire up Grindr you’ll still find plenty of choices sitting right next to you. But the Bob isn’t (and never was) exclusively gay.
Opinion? This could have gone very wrong in the wrong hands. Although operated by Flipside this bar still belongs to a big PubCo. So the end result has been thankfully to keep the traditon, on the otherwise trendy Broad Street strip.
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