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Old 07-24-2010, 05:29 PM
 
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Default Best bars or places with bars for meeting new people

I need a few places I can go to that have wi-fi and a bar so when I'm working on my laptop I can multi-task by also meeting/networking with people.

What are some good bars or restaurants with bars that are good for socializing (preferably not places I will have to pay a cover or wait in line to get into)? And when are the best days/times to go?
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:16 PM
 
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I wouldn't think there are many (if any) bars with free wi-fi where you can set up shop with a laptop and not have to pay something. A bar can't stay in business unless it's turning over paying customers.
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:27 PM
 
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I would be paying. Happy hour for me is usually a drink or two and dinner or an appetizer. So it can be a restaurant with a bar. Just came back from dining at a restaurant with a bar that had free-wifi actually.

If there's no wi-fi that's okay, too.
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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Well, I am certainly no expert on social practices but you might meet more people by simply interacting with them without the laptop.
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:55 PM
 
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Thanks for your input.
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:59 PM
 
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I forgot to mention that I am particularly interested in happy hour spots; places I can try out during the week right after work 5ish-7ish.
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:07 PM
 
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Thanks for your input.
No problem. I'm probably too old school but I wouldn't be comfortable trying to carry on a conversation with someone who's pecking away on their laptop. I'm from the "eye contact" generation and we're dying out.
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:12 PM
 
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No problem. I'm probably too old school but I wouldn't be comfortable trying to carry on a conversation with someone who's pecking away on their laptop. I'm from the "eye contact" generation and we're dying out.
Well I usually try to work on my blog after work and have my netbook and digital camera attached to my hip practically because I take street style photos of people everywhere I go. Usually by the time I've logged on and gotten my camera out people are already approaching me and asking me a billion questions (which I don't mind) lol.

I'm just looking for a different atmostphere to try out rather than the typical quiet Borders or Barnes and Noble cafe.
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:03 AM
 
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I'll have to admit I've pretty much thrown in the towel on Borders and Barnes & Noble. Nowadays you usuaully can't find a place to sit down and peruse your purchases (or potential purchases) because the tables are filled up with people on laptops. I've walked around to see what they're doing and most of them just surfing the web, playing with Facebook, sending emial and doing things that obviously have nothing to do with the buying and selling of books. It's more like an office or somebody's rec room than a bookstore.
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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