Southside bar was located in the basement of Southside
halls, and served a ridiculously wide array of beer
s, at significantly lower prices than elsewhere in London
. Moreover, the quality, and variety, of southside's real ale
's earned it multiple CAMRA
awards. This, combined with the fact that it is downstairs, made Southside bar very popular with most residents of Southside halls.
Unfortunately it is no more. Southside halls themselves are currently (June 2005) being knocked down. You'd think they'd put in a new bar
when they built the new halls, but you'd be wrong. The planning
restrictions on the new structure severely reduce the floorspace
, and something had to give. Unfortunately it was the bar. There is still the possibility the bar could relocate somewhere else on IC
's South Ken campus
, but seeing as it's allready very cramped it seems unlikely.