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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, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Thread topic: Do you have X in your neighborhood or city?

Post 1: We have X in our neighborhood within walking distance and we love it.
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Typical Kathryn Aragon post: We don't want X! It's great we have diversity in our choices, but if you love X, then don't live in our neighborhood.

Calm down Kathryn! You don't have to feel threatened every time someone voices their preferences that is different from yours. When you find out someone is gay, do you automatically feel threatened that they will hit on you so you have to pre-empt them by telling them you're heterosexual? That is how your posts are coming across, no offense.
Hey, thanks for all the attention but don't worry - I'm quite calm. And my posts are nothing like your rendition, which probably explains why you didn't actually quote me.

And no, I'm not homophobic either, though I really don't know what that has to do with the OP or anything I posted.

No offense of course.
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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What? Walkable nightlife increases property value if anything.

Here in Brooklyn all property is expensive and there are bars everywhere.
And that's Brooklyn. I don't live in Brooklyn and where I live, walkability isn't in much demand, if any. But like I said, to each his own.
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Old 10-27-2018, 08:08 PM
 
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And that's Brooklyn. I don't live in Brooklyn and where I live, walkability isn't in much demand, if any. But like I said, to each his own.
You live in Texas, right? I'm pretty sure places like 6th Street in Austin are viewed positively
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Old 10-28-2018, 11:02 AM
 
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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.
It's much less ingrained.

In the US, some people go to bars sometimes.

In the UK, a sizable percentage go to pubs every day for lunch and every day after work. I take it this has become less sizable but it's still a good number.
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Old 10-28-2018, 11:07 AM
 
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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.
The bar can be a separate room, if your goal is a restaurant. That's the most common.

Some places are 100% bar, but still put a large focus on food. This is related to receipts for food needing to be a certain percentage of those for drinks. I don't know how they check, but places don't seem to fake it...bars tend to have great food.
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Old 10-28-2018, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Center City
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No, we don't have one within walking distance and no, it's not important to me. In fact, I consider it a plus that we don't have one within walking distance.

We do have a library within walking distance. And a grocery store, drug store, several locally owned restaurants, coupla gyms, etc.
There were exactly 90 bars in Philadelphia that participated in this year’s Center City Sips happy hour promotion. And those are just the watering holes that joined in: https://www.centercityphila.org/expl...ccdsips?page=1

Not exactly important to us, but it adds to the mix.

Oh yea, we have all those other things you mentioned within walking distance as well. Plus much more. And we walk to them. Pretty much all the time. Those particular things are important to us.
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Old 10-28-2018, 11:50 AM
 
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Is it more common for bars in Middle America to double as full fledged restaurants?

I'm curious because there are a lot of bars I go to in Manhattan and Brooklyn that only serve alcohol even though they open up between noon and 4 PM. I can't imagine that working out as well in the more autocentric parts of the country.
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Old 10-28-2018, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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You live in Texas, right? I'm pretty sure places like 6th Street in Austin are viewed positively
Sure they are! My son lives near there in fact, and works one block off 6th Street. He doesn't own a vehicle and doesn't need one. It works for him and I'm glad. But I don't live anywhere near 6th Street in Austin, though I certainly could afford to if I wanted to. Instead I live several hours away, in another healthy economic system in Texas, in a beautiful, spacious suburb among other people who prefer this setting to a setting such as 6th Street.

Different likes for different bites and Texas is big enough and healthy enough to support both. Yeehaw!
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Old 10-28-2018, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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There were exactly 90 bars in Philadelphia that participated in this year’s Center City Sips happy hour promotion. And those are just the watering holes that joined in: https://www.centercityphila.org/expl...ccdsips?page=1

Not exactly important to us, but it adds to the mix.

Oh yea, we have all those other things you mentioned within walking distance as well. Plus much more. And we walk to them. Pretty much all the time. Those particular things are important to us.
That's great. I am sure that many, many communities throughout the US offer libraries, restaurants, stores, shops, etc. within walking distance, with or without bars. I was simply pointing out that my suburban community offers those as well - without bars. If someone wants bars within walking distance, this isn't the neighborhood for that lifestyle. By the way, if someone wanted to make a go of it with a local bar, there's nothing stopping them, but it probably wouldn't be very profitable. Walkability and/or bars in general just aren't in demand across all types of communities or groups of people or whatever.

And we've got the space and variety and economy that supports a lot of different lifestyles. Is there something wrong with that? I don't think so, do you?
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Old 10-28-2018, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Is it more common for bars in Middle America to double as full fledged restaurants?

I'm curious because there are a lot of bars I go to in Manhattan and Brooklyn that only serve alcohol even though they open up between noon and 4 PM. I can't imagine that working out as well in the more autocentric parts of the country.
I think it's common in a lot of places--and may have to do with the laws. Nearly every bar I've been to has a full menu. Even the ones that didn't serve main dinner dishes had a (usually lengthy) selection of casual fare.

The only place I've been to that didn't sell food was double Nickel Brewing Co. in Pennsauken NJ. They offered a variety of snacks and had menus for the restaurants which would deliver.
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