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View Poll Results: Do you have a neighborhood bar within walking distance of your house?
Yes 73 73.00%
No 27 27.00%
I live in Utah 0 0%
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Old 10-26-2018, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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Not really, but there's a big rec center just down the street. That's the neighborhood hangout around here, LOL. Not that we don't have nearby bars, but you mostly find them in the next community.
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Old 10-26-2018, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Crappyville,PA
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No. Most places I have lived there was, it is something that I miss.
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Old 10-26-2018, 01:16 PM
 
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It's about a half mile to a sports bar, about a 10 minute walk. There are a few restaurants with bars closer than that, probably about 1/3 mile. The neighborhood was mostly built in the 1900's-30's, so it is pedestrian friendly streetcar suburb layout.
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Old 10-26-2018, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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Here in Bellingham WA, yes. My wife and I purchased a house in a gentrifying neighborhood a couple years ago. Easy walking distance to a Trader Joe's, several breweries and cafes, with downtown a flat, easy .75 miles away on trails and sidewalks. The random, grandfathered finger of land zoned light industrial facing one side of our house contains several old warehouses that were recently converted into a brewery and large bar/restaurant/beer garden: https://www.twinsistersbrewing.com/ Seeking out a walk/bike friendly neighborhood was absolutely something we searched for.
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Old 10-26-2018, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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The nearest bar in my neighborhood is about 16 minutes away from my house. It's slightly less time - 14 minutes - to walk to a bar the next neighborhood over.

Both of my kids are still too small to leave alone in bed at night though, so I would never head down to the bar with my wife after they were asleep.
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Old 10-26-2018, 01:59 PM
 
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Quite a few within a 5 minute walk: dives, sports bar, hotel bar, jazz/blues, restaurant bar, etc.
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Old 10-26-2018, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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The nearest bar in my neighborhood is about 16 minutes away from my house. It's slightly less time - 14 minutes - to walk to a bar the next neighborhood over.

Both of my kids are still too small to leave alone in bed at night though, so I would never head down to the bar with my wife after they were asleep.
Oh I left my wife with my kids last night and met a bunch of other neighborhood dads for a dads night out. She’ll do the same for a moms night out soon I’m sure.
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Old 10-26-2018, 02:22 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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No, not really. If I drank I could certainly walk it but that would mean walking on a narrow (but paved path) on a 4 lane road with a speed limit of 45-50 MPH. And then there's that walk back home.

Meh, I wouldn't do it even if I did want a drink.

Where I used to live (Chicago) there were more than a few bars plus restaurants which served various alcoholic beverages within easy walking distance and sidewalks. Plus 2 lane streets with a speed limit of 30 MPH and sidewalks. Nice for a night out with dinner and drinks.
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Old 10-26-2018, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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So many. There are at least a dozen within walking distance from me that I’ve never even been to yet. And I’m going on 4 years at this apartment
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Old 10-26-2018, 05:48 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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Lots near me too. But I'd guess in a city this size and this dense, it would probably be harder to find an area without a few neighborhood bars you could walk to -- though I guess they may exist in some of the further out semi-suburban parts of the boroughs.
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