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Old 12-25-2018, 02:22 PM
 
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Life on the West Coast has always been more casual than on the E Coast, for one thing. Always been more laid back, more (generally speaking, before major tech development) about getting out into nature, than partying/nightlife (some transplants to SF, for example, have been in disbelief at what they consider the sorry state of nightlife and party culture in SF). Culturally, the two regions are very different in some ways.
Sorry state compared to what though? I donít think Boston, Philly, or DC have any better nightlife or party culture than SF.
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Old 12-25-2018, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Sorry state compared to what though? I don’t think Boston, Philly, or DC have any better nightlife or party culture than SF.
I know that people don’t stay out late in SF. They end even earlier than LA. On the east coast people leave home to go to clubs around the time that people here leave clubs to go home. At least that’s how it used to be when I used to go.

I just don’t see that as evidence of high or low energy.
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Old 12-25-2018, 02:52 PM
 
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I know that people donít stay out late in SF. They end even earlier than LA. On the east coast people leave home to go to clubs around the time that people here leave clubs to go home. At least thatís how it used to be when I used to go.

I just donít see that as evidence of high or low energy.
NY and Chicago, yes. But Boston is even earlier than SF from my experience. And Philly and DC arenít that different.
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Old 12-25-2018, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Atlanta has more energy than LA? Lol
No, it doesn't. But to portray it as some sleepy backwater as several have implied is ridiculous.
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Old 12-25-2018, 03:01 PM
 
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Lived in cities on both coasts, and can't say SF is any lower energy than Boston or DC. Have noticed that we don't stay up late for sports due to time zone, but Boston is hardly a late night city. Also, Atlanta is not a high energy city.
Yes, SF is pretty on par with DC. Also, yes Atlanta is not a high energy, probably has alot to do with having minimal pedestrians on sidewalks as so many drive to destinations and alot of destinations are stand alone or in strip malls. Lived in all three.
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Old 12-25-2018, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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NY and Chicago, yes. But Boston is even earlier than SF from my experience. And Philly and DC arenít that different.
I think that experiences can vary. In my experience and the places that I went in DC and Atlanta, nightlife places stay busy much later than LA.
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Old 12-25-2018, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Yes, SF is pretty on par with DC. Also, yes Atlanta is not a high energy, probably has alot to do with having minimal pedestrians on sidewalks as so many drive to destinations and alot of destinations are stand alone or in strip malls. Lived in all three.
This is your very subjective opinion, and I totally disagree. Atlanta's closing hours are later than both D.C. and San Francisco, so there would be less pedestrians in either of them in the wee hours.

Besides, nightlife hardly defines the 'energy level' of a place - it's just one piece of the total picture.
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Old 12-25-2018, 04:05 PM
 
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This is your very subjective opinion, and I totally disagree. Atlanta's closing hours are later than both D.C. and San Francisco, so there would be less pedestrians in either of them in the wee hours.

Besides, nightlife hardly defines the 'energy level' of a place - it's just one piece of the total picture.
Exactly...nightlife is just one variable. I'm talking about foot traffic in places like 14th st in DC or on Mission in SF which places like Atlanta have no comparison to. Foot traffic plays heavily into "energy". People driving and parking to their destinations which is what most do in cities like Atlanta lack this visual stimulus.
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Old 12-25-2018, 04:07 PM
 
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I always felt that way about the West Coast except for Vegas. Most of the last calls on the West Coast is 1:30am, most of the sports games start early compared to the East Coast (which is good) and just the overall vibe is more relaxed than the party/wild vibes of New Orleans, Atlanta, Miami, NYC, etc
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Old 12-25-2018, 04:13 PM
 
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Not sure I agree with the premise of this question. NYC is crazy high energy, on another level. But I don’t get a much more high energy vibe from other eastern cities and definitely not southern cities compared to West Coast cities.
Outside of Vegas nothing on the West Coast has the vibe of Miami, New Orleans, Atlanta, etc. Miami with South Beach, New Orleans with Bourbon St and Atlanta from March - Oct has so many events every weekend that the vibe is crazy. LA has that vibe during Grammy's weekend/etc but people generally are sleep early. Even places open late at night like Waffle House is packed the entire night and they are on damn near every corner on the East Coast. You can even throw in Tampa, Memphis, Nashville, Austin, etc and their nightlife is better than most compariable West Coast cities
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