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“Arrogant new owner.and under age drinkers” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Harpers Bar

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Harpers Bar
8 Harbour Street, Broadstairs CT10 1ET, England
01843 602494
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Ranked #14 of 24 Nightlife in Broadstairs
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“Arrogant new owner.and under age drinkers”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

Harpers was always known as one of the best bars in broadstairs especially during folk week. But since the new owner things have changed. Not only does he let in underage people in and allow to drink at the bar he also stops people who are years over the legal limit from entering the premises. This resulted in many people who are regulars bring stopped from entering the bar. I believe a warning should be made to the owner about him letting in underage aswell as pick and choosing whom he lets in unfairly. Alot of locals are stopping going to Harpers since the new owner and the word is continually spreading...

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“Lies”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

Bouncer/owner has a servere case of little man syndrome. Fair enough if its over 21s but tell your customers in advance on the posters, Facebook etc and don't be surprised when their annoyed! We found him very arrogant and unprofessional due to the fact he liked having a little bit of power. Very hypocritical as many underage customers were inside and we witnessed plenty of unfair checking of ids. Waste of time and waste of travel expenses.

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“Excellent Beach Bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

The only problem with this bar is that it isn't in 1970's California, excellent bar, can get a little over crowded but that is because it's so friendly.

Has become a little more commercial in the last 12 months but recommended for a night out especially from the hours of 8pm - 11.59pm!

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