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Old 05-08-2013, 09:42 AM
 
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Unfortunately, I live in a city where I think happy-hours dont really have an active participation. Dunno if it maybe my age or the company that I keep. But most of the people whom I ask to partake in a happy hour, decline. They would rather go home or elsewhere. Not saying the happy hour scene is totally lacking...but just saying I've seen more livelier happy hours in other cities.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:19 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Try a place with extremely heavy traffic.

The only reason I can think of to sit in a bar instead of going home would be to wait for the traffic to thin out.

Or, you could always drink alone. Most places now are very strict about drinking and driving, so most folks do not want any booze before they drive home.
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia has the best happy hours, given that we're the #1 city for beer and pubs in America.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:01 PM
 
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Unfortunately, I live in a city where I think happy-hours dont really have an active participation. Dunno if it maybe my age or the company that I keep. But most of the people whom I ask to partake in a happy hour, decline. They would rather go home or elsewhere. Not saying the happy hour scene is totally lacking...but just saying I've seen more livelier happy hours in other cities.
If you worked in the banking industry, I'm sure it would be a bit different.

But from what I hear, DC is a pretty big happy-hour city, which makes sense.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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IDK if I agree with BigGeo that we're number one, but Philadelphia does have some great happy hour spots. Would think Chicago and Boston do as well.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:53 PM
 
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If you worked in the banking industry, I'm sure it would be a bit different.

But from what I hear, DC is a pretty big happy-hour city, which makes sense.
I've lived in both DC and Philadelphia....DC happy hours blow away Philly's. DC has the ability to work without draconian liquor laws to offer 2-in-1 and even 3-in-1 cocktails, and has much more diversity in terms of options with lots of outdoor patio options Philly doesn't have due to it's mostly narrow streets/sidewalks. Many DC restaurants/bars offer crazy cheap appetizer/food deals with happy hour as well.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:27 AM
 
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Try a place with extremely heavy traffic.

The only reason I can think of to sit in a bar instead of going home would be to wait for the traffic to thin out.

Or, you could always drink alone. Most places now are very strict about drinking and driving, so most folks do not want any booze before they drive home.
I would say a place where people don't have to worry about any traffic. Happy hours are huge in Chicago, especially downtown. It's certainly helpful that almost no one drives to work, so people are either taking the L or buses to their house in the city or sitting on the Metra and then doing a quick drive home once they reach the burbs.

No one cares really about the drinking and driving because people who live in the city won't be driving at all, and the Metra people (from what I've seen), will still party down, then take the train 20 minutes to an hour and do the "quick drive home" as they say.

Bars around the central business district are packed at 5pm almost every night of the week. On Thursdays and Fridays they fill up before 5pm and will normally stay packed straight through till close. Especially with warmer weather. At my job we do mass happy hours maybe once every two months, and will always have to send a few people out at 4:30pm to try and secure a few tables somewhere before everything becomes jammed.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:19 AM
 
Location: The City
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:40 AM
 
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Philadelphia has the best happy hours, given that we're the #1 city for beer and pubs in America.

Hmmm I've never had a Phili micro brew. Mind suggesting any? I'm in michigan which shouldn't be too far for most distribution, we get plenty of east coast brews here, I've just never seen any from Phili.
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:21 AM
 
Location: 'greater' Buffalo, NY
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The only reason I can think of to sit in a bar instead of going home would be to wait for the traffic to thin out.
You need to think harder
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