Dr Watson’s was formerly the Slaters Pick, but the bar was rebranded in late 2019 to fit in with its literary themed neighbours on Baker Street, Sherlock’s and the Twisted Lip.
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And with a wide choice of drinks including beers and spirits to enjoy, and live music or karaoke often playing, this is a great bar to investigate in central Middlesbrough.
The bar was given a full makeover during lockdown, with a cheeky mural painted in the gents’ loos.
A mural of famous detective Sherlock Holmes looms over punters… and he’s got his magnifying glass out.
Co-owners Sarah Best and her brother-in-law John Paul Spence wanted a “bit of humour” for the men’s rest room, which meant Sherlock keeping an eye on the clientele.
But the artwork that now adorns most of the pub has been their “vision from the start”, according to Teesside Live.