Saturday, July 9, 2011

Dare: Link Goes to Scotland (The Scottish Milk Bar)

When MangyCat dared me to go to a Scottish pub and order a glass of milk, I'm not sure that she realized just how perfect a dare that was. For those of you who are not video game nerds, allow me to explain. One of my favorite games is called The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, in which you play a hero named Link, who always wears his green garb and a sword. As it is a kid-friendly game, they never make any direct references to alcohol. This does not stop them from including a bar in the game. Instead, the bar serves milk which Link can use to replenish his health! So when Mangy asked me to go order milk from a pub in Scotland, I immediately made the connection to the game and carried out the task with pleasure!

Here I am with two of my flatmates at the William Wallace, a great and friendly pub right by campus. We asked to take a picture of the place, and immediately the bartender offered to take a picture with us behind the bar, so that was awesome! Unfortunately, they didn't have any milk, but we had a good time nonetheless.


  1. YES! That's so fun that there was a connection between Link and the milk and the pub! Glad you had a fun time at the William Wallace. Since you didn't have milk, what DID you have?

  2. I'm amused that they DIDN'T have milk, since most pubs are family places :P

  3. They might've if we had gone earlier when they were still serving food as well, but the kitchen closes at a certain point and the pub stays open. I actually tried some beer and found that I liked it (which is totally legal because I'm over 18 in Scotland).