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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 10-27-2018, 12:30 PM
 
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PS, the US doesn't have the English pub culture. Few people go to a bar at lunch, and the number heading for happy hour after work is much smaller. The pub doesn't have the same place near home either. It's more like what the English say England is moving toward, vs. what it was say 20 years ago.
The pub is important to English life that the Conservative government legislated laws to protect them from being converted to other uses. A lot of them are also heritage-protected so they can never be demolished.

The UK government has also legislated the Agent of Change law, which makes the developers responsible for noise issues if they decide to build housing near music venues. So if the music venue (whether it's bar with live music, a nightclub, or a pub) was there first and then new houses were built in the area, the developer must ensure that the homes are soundproof. It gives the music venue protection from complaints by residents as the responsibility lies with the developer and not the music venue.
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Old 10-27-2018, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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PS, the US doesn't have the English pub culture. Few people go to a bar at lunch, and the number heading for happy hour after work is much smaller. The pub doesn't have the same place near home either. It's more like what the English say England is moving toward, vs. what it was say 20 years ago.
No, I just checked the map and the nearest restaurant/bar is 3.2 miles away.

There's definitely a pub type culture in the US. It's usually associated with blue collar workers, but working in an office doesn't disqualify people from participating.
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Old 10-27-2018, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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To everything there is a season, I guess. I just don't personally find them to be appealing, either at distance or up close. A "neighborhood bar" would DEFINITELY lower property values in my neighborhood.
New builds in my neighborhood go for over $2M. 5000 square feet of dirt is about $800-900K if you want to buy an old house and tear it down. The walkability has a lot to do with the allure. People pay a lot more to live here than they do in the burbs where you have to drive everywhere.
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Old 10-27-2018, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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In my state, any full bar has to serve food at a similar volume, so really the bars are a lot of restaurants.
Interesting. I didnít know that or even know that was a thing. Can the bar be in a separate room than the restaurant so that it doesnít feel like youíre in a restaurant? I wonder what other states are like that?

In LA Iíd guess that most bars are also restaurants to one degree or another, but we have lots that are just bars or breweries.
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Old 10-27-2018, 02:10 PM
 
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To everything there is a season, I guess. I just don't personally find them to be appealing, either at distance or up close. A "neighborhood bar" would DEFINITELY lower property values in my neighborhood.
What? Walkable nightlife increases property value if anything.

Here in Brooklyn all property is expensive and there are bars everywhere.
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Old 10-27-2018, 02:11 PM
 
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The US definitely has a bar culture, many people go out at least once a weekend, often both Friday and Saturday.

I usually go out 2 to 3 nights per week.
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Old 10-27-2018, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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No, but considering I am a Independent Fundamental Baptist living in the Deep South, I don't exactly consider it a minus. ;0)
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Old 10-27-2018, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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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.
Are there any bars on say Roosevelt Island?
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Old 10-27-2018, 03:17 PM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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Yeah, a couple. However, my dive of choice is a little further down the road 2.5 miles or so. Down the road about 2.5 mils in a different direction there is a "Entertainment District" with a few dozen bars, restaurants etc and I've definitely walked home from there when my phone died so I couldn't order a lyft lol
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Old 10-27-2018, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Brew City
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PS, the US doesn't have the English pub culture. Few people go to a bar at lunch, and the number heading for happy hour after work is much smaller. The pub doesn't have the same place near home either. It's more like what the English say England is moving toward, vs. what it was say 20 years ago.

Actually it's about living near one, not in one. I'm on a fringe of Downtown Seattle but my specific location is quiet, thankfully. The best situation is having bars a couple blocks away, in multiple directions.
We've got an English Pub. They like to close the street down and host block parties . The World Cup was fun this year.
Home - Three Lions Pub

This one closes the street down for Packers block parties.

https://www.campbarmke.com/shorewood

This is the closest to us.

Draft & Vessel

We have several others but every town needs one of these.
http://www.hubbardparkbeergarden.com/

Or two.
http://www.estabrookbeergarden.com/
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