18. Citizens of the Planet

Lonely tonight

We finally woke to media appreciation though, when the Lonely Planet mob gave us a stand-out write up in around 2003.

They wrote…

‘The wall has a simple message: ‘Drink Beer. Be Sincere.’

This simply unique place is the best bar in town because it is all about an ethos rather than a look.

Totally relaxed and utterly devoid of pretentiousness, it is an old-school boozer that out-cools every other bar because it isn’t trying to…

And because it has the best jukebox in all of England – you could spend years listening to the extraordinary collection of songs it contains.

It is run by the same folks behind the superb World Headquarters nightclub’.

They were internationally circulated & loads of Australians & people from many other countries came to check us out & totally got it.

All music heads, turned on by news of the the ‘Best Jukebox in all of England’ & eager to seek it out.

We felt two things…

1. That was an understatement.

2. Like a circle had been closed…

We had at last taken the game from just dreaming in Amsterdam & upped it to a reality in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Hard to believe, but we gave The Trent House up in Spring 2009 after 25 years. Further on in our History there is all the inside stuff on why we did that. For now – let’s get back to the 90s…