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“Expensive pub but handy for sports”

The North Shield Pub
Ranked #5,646 of 14,132 Restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Handy pub if you need to see a sports game and don't mind paying over the odds for a beer, they have 5/6 big screens showing all kinds of sports.

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1  Thank Oran M
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

First off this place is called the port shield, all the guide books call it north shields (a place close to where I live back in the UK). We went in on our first night as it was close to where we were staying, it looked inviting (there were no dodgy looking blokes trying to invite us in, or grim looking people glaring out). The prices are way to high, the food is mediocre, you can much better for less. The drinks were okay. Some staff were very friendly. One member of staff (rats tail hair cut) wonders round looking like he's hoping everyone will just leave so he can have a quiet night, is a bit rude. Overall it's okay if your knew and you wanna feel safe/ at home.

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Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Firts thing to say: Do not bother to go to this place!
It is true that these people take full advantage of a superb location to abuse of the clientele. Moody waiters, warm and foul beer at crazy prices.. I was there just gor a pint of beer and i was "greeted" with a dry "whatdoyouwant".. After two pints i paid my bill and 5 seconds after when i was already walking my way out in the street one waiter ran to me shouting "you did not pay" in the midle of the street! I showed him my receipt and he just turned back without even saying thanks or whatever...
I'm pretty sure that as long as there are visitors not aware of this travel guides such as trip advisor, this people will continue to scam other people.

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2  Thank Alfredo N
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

If ya just GOTTA see the game on five screens and you don't mind paying 12 lira for .33L beer (like 8 bucks), you're okay. Cute Victorian surroundings, attached to a hotel so nice clean restrooms, comfy safe cozy place to relax IF you're on a business trip and can expense the whole thing. Otherwise, as many have pointed out, there are loads of nearby establishments that will help you keep more in your pocket. Plus, they advertise foreign beers (Tuborg and Carlsberg, for example) but they really only have Efes on tap, the local brew.

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Thank Pen_Princess
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Its called the Port Shield now straight off Gulhane metro station, great location. The night started well. Everything was fine, we put up with the bad service as the pub was busy. We decided not eat anything substantial as the prices on the menu were horrific, 25 TL for a hamburger. At the end of the night the bill came which we queried, and that is when the waiter started to shout and abuse us verbally and physically. The manager (who was genuinely nice) tried to calm him down unsuccessfully, he just continued and sought to start a physical altercation.
We paid up and left quickly, otherwise there would have a very unpleasant scene.

Not a safe place to drink! You have been warned! Go there at own your peril!

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1  Thank Grant L
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