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14° & PARTLY CLOUDY ON THURSDAY 27 JUNE IN AUCKLAND
By Sarah Ward
October 23, 2016
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A Tiny Two-Person Pub Has Popped Up in London

And it's giving out free beer — as long as you don't use your phone while you're there.
By Sarah Ward
October 23, 2016
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You're in a pub, having a beverage with your best mate, and you both keep picking up your pesky smartphones. It's a problem we all know too well — and something we're all guilty of, admit it. At London's new pop-up pub, it's simply not an option.

Firstly, at the Make Time For It craft bar in Greenwich, you and your BFF will be the only people there. Yep, the short-term venue in Greenwich only seats two people. That's what happens when you open up the tiniest, cosiest of bespoke pubs in a garden shed that's smaller than a pool table.

Plus, to make sure you really do have a good natter, you have to hand in your phone when you enter. That's right — good things don't just come in the smallest of packages here, though, but in the quietest and most distraction-free. Make Time For It's limited operation from October 21 to 30 is designed to highlight the importance of time, and of unplugging from digital distractions. You'll get free beer for your troubles, with the entire place the brainchild of craft brewer Meantime. After fashioning a range of special tipples that stress the concept of disconnecting from the screens in your pocket, they've taken the idea to the next level.

Sure, it's a gimmick, but it's also Britain's smallest bar, and probably the world's, as well as the kind of place you instantly want to visit. You can pre-book a slot, or simply turn up and enjoy your time in the teensy-weensy watering hole. And if you're heading elsewhere in the UK at a later date, you might just be in luck — Meantime is pondering taking the bar on the road.

Via Meantime.

Published on October 23, 2016 by Sarah Ward

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