There used to be several kareoke bars in and around Bonanza Square. Now there are three. The owners of the Purple Thistle, (former owners of The Brass Bell) run an efficient, friendly bar with kareoke hosted by Cath and Barry who are very well respected and liked around the coast. If you enjoy kareoke you will like this bar. If you don't care for it so much you may still enjoy the friendly atmosphere. The bar inside is very warm and most people prefer to sit outside on the terrace. Children are welcome and there is a pool table, sofas, a television on the ajacent terrace which is ideal for the kids or for the men who want to play pool. The best nights in my opinion are Sundays, Mondays and Fridays. These tend to be the most popular. There is a happy hour, I think from 8.30 - 9.30, when you can have two for the price of one. Kareoke begins at 10 p.m. and finishes at 1.a.m. This is a very popular location for locals and visitors. The bar is located on what is known as "The Strip", next door to Innuendos, where I am told the food is very good. It is not far from C.J.'s, another kareoke bar which is more for the very young crowd. Another kareoke place is Picassos Show Bar, found in Ibensa Square, underneath Eduardo's restaurant. The interior of Picasso's is superior to any other, with air conditioning and a touch of luxury if rather compact and bijou. Try there for something different on a Sunday afternoon from around 4 p.m. until early evening. There are also shows there - see the local papers for details. Back to the Thistle - which is where many people like to finish off their evening - and you will find it warm and welcoming. I should just mention also Capone's, which opens at around midnight until the early hours. It is located adjacent to the Elefante and the die hard revellers enjoy this as their last port of call - before breakfast!
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