It’s finally happened. The day has finally come and Uni students everywhere are raising their plastic cups in celebration and getting ready to squander away so much more than their HECS debts. The Bar on the Hill, ladies and Gentlemen, is back, or at least in the process of returning to its former glory and not something that resembles a Slim Dusty song.
Those of you not trudging around campus and are now happily living the graduate life, last year was a really tumultuous time for the Bar on the Hill. So tumultuous in fact that the pub actually stopped serving beer. Actually, most of the time it wasn’t really even open to the public, it just sat there sad and lonely waiting for someone to come along and cry vomit in the bathroom and spill beer on the already permanently sticky floor. Sure there was the occasional gig there or ‘special event’ as the folks liked to call it, which of course went hand in hand with the beer we all missed and needed to get us through our mates set at the UoN band comp. (Let’s not beat around the bush here, the beer is the only reason you go to those competitions and the only way you can scream loud enough at the end of their set. They probably even bribed you with beer, it’s the way the system works).
Anyway, I for one welcome the new Bar on the Hill overlords, whoever they may be (kidding we all know exactly who bought bar on the hill), and it looks like 2018 is going to be a really great year for gigs at the venue. The Smith Street Band are kicking things off on the 21st of March with plenty more to be announced as the year rolls on.
But let’s be honest, gigs are great, but there’s nothing like a midday beer in between your Philosophy lecture and that 5pm English class. Amirite? Here’s hoping this generation of students take full advantage of the cheap frothies and live a little, as well as study. Nothing says life experience quite like one too many shandys before a final exam.