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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: oldcarpy
Yes, good to see Soloprotocol back though, he can be quite funny even if I disagree with him. Pity he doesn't pop in the cafe for some banter.
And I couldn't help myself...
originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
Well, i guess that depends on where you live. The US only has three real and walkable cities, New York, Boston and New Orleans. However, in those cities, the "bar" scene (we dont call them Pubs) pretty much died with the smoking bans. I guess San Antonio would qualify as a walkable city if you are very rich. All in all, the bar scene in the US, from what I have seen of late, is pretty lame, and if you are over 50, you can forget about it. No one wants to see old people in bars.
My son works a Theatre Bar in far north of Houston. Thats where they have a cinema with a bar outside the screening room. Makes great money. He told me just last week that a group of Houston Cops were in and they were telling him that what they do now is that when they pull someone over for DWI, they get the check out reciept and their legal department and the use the reciept as evidence to close down the bar the person who got the DWI last had drinks at. So that is killing the bar scene as well.
There really isnt much social life in the US outside of work. The way it has to be done is to check into a Hotel with a bar or near a walkable venue like the French Quarter in New Orleans. Pretty expensive so its just for vacations.