Headland boozer is the current Hartlepool Mail Pub of the Year.

Photo gallery: Raising a glass to Hartlepool’s pubs and clubs

Most people have a favourite pub or club either past or present.

With the latest addition to Hartlepool’s social scene, the Juniper Lounge, opening earlier this month, we thought we would toast a round of famous town venues from across the years.

Remember the bright lights of the former Zeus bar, in Whitby Street, previously Chicago Rock?

1. Zeus Bar

Remember the bright lights of the former Zeus bar, in Whitby Street, previously Chicago Rock?
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Hartlepool's then MP Iain Wright, left, and owner Peter Morgan, join drinkers in toasting the success of the town's smallest pub back in 2010.

2. The Rat Race

Hartlepool's then MP Iain Wright, left, and owner Peter Morgan, join drinkers in toasting the success of the town's smallest pub back in 2010.
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Named in honour of the 2010 Tall Ships Races coming to Hartlepool, the pub quickly became an out-of-town favourite.

3. The Tall Ships

Named in honour of the 2010 Tall Ships Races coming to Hartlepool, the pub quickly became an out-of-town favourite.
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Hartlepool United captain Tony Smith officially opens The Clarendon pub  in 1988 by pulling the first pint assisted by owner Fred Jackson, manager Gordon Harris and his wife Ada, and Malcolm Kirby, Hartlepool United's secretary.

4. The Clarendon

Hartlepool United captain Tony Smith officially opens The Clarendon pub in 1988 by pulling the first pint assisted by owner Fred Jackson, manager Gordon Harris and his wife Ada, and Malcolm Kirby, Hartlepool United's secretary.
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