During my quest to source a list of interesting restrooms across Shanghai, I came across an establishment simply named C’s Bar. It’s a university pub southwest of the city centre and as a fan of dirty, gritty, graffiti-covered dive bars, I must say this was one of the best I’ve ever been to. Get a load of these filthy restrooms:
Here’s a gallery of pics from around the rest of the bar to give you an idea of how it looked. I visited on a quiet night with only 5-6 people in attendance which gave me the perfect opportunity to explore its dark, tainted hallways.
I would 100% drink here again.
Merry Christmas everyone, thanks for a super 2018 and looking forward to sharing many more interesting loos with you all in the new year!
I came to the sister venue, Toad In The Hole, the day before but the downstairs Cavern bar was closed. I was pretty keen to check out their free open mic comedy night though so I returned and wasn’t disappointed with their divey downstairs dunnies.
Note the hole in the wall on the left:
I’d heard that Toad In The Hole was the must-see British / whisky bar in town and had some pretty filthy (but potentially interesting!) toilets so I couldn’t help but head to the Southside of the river for a beer.
It’s not often you see a corner trough like this. Troughs in general are few & far between in Canada but a trough with a corner is a true rarity.
And how about a high view of a Toad stall:
I spent my May long weekend in Winnipeg, Manitoba! I had a great time there and I was very happy to be able to check another Canadian province off my travel bucket list.
Some kind locals gave me some suggestions via the Winnipeg subreddit for interesting restrooms to visit across the city and my first stop was the Good Will Social Club in the inner west. It was a huge open venue that sold some tasty craft brews, with about 8 loo stalls, all of which were plastered in posters, stickers and the occasional tag.
I went out for a New Years beer and ended up discovering this great graffitied restroom at Done Right Inn.
There were a few decent words of wisdom written over these walls:
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
Sex & The City’s Steve Brady (Miranda’s partner) is a lesbian
Whitney was wrong: it’s not right, AND it’s not ok
Don’t ever “agree to disagree”. Be a MAN or a woman and fight … for the right to paaaaartay
If only women were gravestones: then they’d never be told to turn their frown upside down
Men who finger bang will be condemned to come back as women who are finger banged
Piss in the fuckin’ toilet, douche
Plus there was a whole wall dedicated to an insightful Bukowski quote:
If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery, isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way.