There were many clubs, pubs and coffee bars in Portsmouth and Southsea during the 1960's, some existed for only a few months, others for a few years. The pubs most young people went to in Southsea were the Apsley, the Osborne, the Portland, the Palmerston, the Auckland and the India. Polytechnic students mostly went to the Great Western in Commercial Road, now demolished, the Barley Mow in Castle Road or the students union in St. Paul's Road. Mod coffee bars were the Manhattan in Palmerston Road and the Delmonico in Osborne Road. Motor bikers went to the Esperanto in Elm Grove and the Milano in Grove Road. The Checkpoint cafe, now 'Shorties,' was in Bellevue Terrace, rockers would put a record on the juke box and see how many times they could race to the roundabout at the fun fair and back before it finished.