The Backbencher pub suffered a serious fire in the early hours of today. While this is a blow for the city as a whole, and we hope everything can be put back just so, our listenership is predominately Gen Y, and anybody who reads the Listener can tell you that all Gen Ys are going to be thinking about is “how does this affect me?”.
It affects you thus: The Egonomist’s 2nd Birthday party which was to be held tomorrow at the Backbencher is moving to The Thistle Inn. Wellington’s most ancient pub where Te Rauparaha was told to have drunk for free on his reputation alone back when the waterline reached the pub door. Fun times!
8pm, tomorrow Saturday June 9th, at The Thistle Inn