The Greenwich Picture house has, thankfully, reopened and with it, its bar. Not to be confused with the pub/bar that's also part of the building - last known as The Market, and still closed - this bar is actually part of the cinema. The picture house is a tonic for those jaded by the googolplex cinemas that pass for screen entertainment nowadays. With its slightly more outré lineup, the cinema's upstairs bar is a comfortable pre-film venue, if not a destination in itself. There is continental draught beer, and Belgian fruit beer, available (which you can sup during films). Despite the fact that much of the bar's clientele seems only to be here for the drink, there is no compelling reason to choose this place to drink over any other in the area - the only reason we can think of is it's not a pub. You do get a discount if you're a member, but it's so small, it's hardly worth the effort of brandishing your card. As cinema bars go, it's quite pleasant, but to come here solely for a drink suggests either inexperience or a morbid fear of pubs.
Reviewed by pubdog
19 Jul 2007