On Saturday I had a long awaited catch up with one of my best friends, the one I should have gone to Australia with last year, it’s been ages and we had agreed to meet at Tribal for some food and to watch the rugby.
My friend booked a table and we arrived at 4pm to what I can only describe as noise, noise I haven’t been used to for a long time, loud music and television screens blasting out.
Now Tribal is a Sports, food, drink and events bar run by Hull’s super league sides Hull FC and Hull KR, and I haven’t been before, but I have heard good reviews, with it being a sports bar there are television screens all around offering a variety of sports channels.
In all honesty if I hadn’t been meeting my friend I would probably have gone somewhere else as the noise was deafening.
I still can’t get used the fact that someone who used to thrive on noise, being a rugby supporter and a concert goer over the years, is now so sensitive to it. As soon as we walked in Mum said to me I should have brought my headphones.
The entrance was a very heavy double door not automatic, I had chosen to use my stick as we got parked close to the door, but had I been on my scooter I would have struggled to get in.
That said it wasn’t somewhere I would take my scooter as it was too busy to move about.
The seats are all high so that made it easier to slide onto and the tables are a good height for the seating, making it comfortable for eating.
They served standard food for a bar and grill and though I only had cheesy chips they were very nice.
There is a disabled toilet but it is in front of the standard toilets which are at the other end of the bar and with it being so busy it was difficult to walk through people and when we got there, it was locked, there wasn’t a radar key lock on it so no surprise that two giggly women walked out of it, trying to avoid the queues in the standard toilets.
When the game finished we decided to leave, and I had to be guided through people to get to the exit door, once I was there a doorman opened it for me.
In summary I can only give this bar a 6 as if I had been on my scooter or in a wheelchair I would have struggled to get in, also with it being so busy there wouldn’t have been room to move about. Yes, they have a disabled toilet, but it only locks on a turnkey lock and not a radar lock and it is too far to walk if you have a walking stick.