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Old 01-14-2010, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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I don't think a place like that even exists. If it does; it's not in the South.
Savannah most definitely has that culture. You can drink on the streets with an open container (so long as it's not a bottle or can) and bars generally stay open until 3am here.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Any cities that are big on going out and drinking without having a large sports culture? More of a Tom Waits-esque sit-at-the-bar-until-2-AM-and-go-home-and-play-piano vibe?
Orlando.

Plenty of people party all night, every night and I gurantee very little of it has to do with the Orlando Magic.

On the west side of Orlando, there are the theme parks and their nightlife locations (CityWalk, I-Drive). A lot of tourists and some regular residents go over here to drink and party.

In downtown Orlando, there are many bars and nightclubs where a lot of the ordinary residents go to drink and party.

On the east side of Orlando is the largest university in the country by undergraduate enrollment (UCF) which is becoming quite the party school. While the university was cutting classes and students were struggling to pay for housing, the local bar business was booming even in the recession and more bars and clubs are under construction.

Further east is the Space Coast and the beach nightlife.

Further south is Kissimmee, which has a small amount of nightlife as well.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Orlando.

Plenty of people party all night, every night and I gurantee very little of it has to do with the Orlando Magic.

On the west side of Orlando, there are the theme parks and their nightlife locations (CityWalk, I-Drive). A lot of tourists and some regular residents go over here to drink and party.

In downtown Orlando, there are many bars and nightclubs where a lot of the ordinary residents go to drink and party.

On the east side of Orlando is the largest university in the country by undergraduate enrollment (UCF) which is becoming quite the party school. While the university was cutting classes and students were struggling to pay for housing, the local bar business was booming even in the recession and more bars and clubs are under construction.

Further east is the Space Coast and the beach nightlife.

Further south is Kissimmee, which has a small amount of nightlife as well.
I was gonna say orlando too. But even though the NBA is the only major league sports team in the area, A lot of metro orlando residents are die hard magic fans, and sports fans of other major league and college teams. Last june when the magic made it to the finals the bars were full of magic fans, and magic pride was all over the metro area, on buildings, signs, car accessories, clothing, etc. But still, for a city with not many major league sports, it has a pretty big bar/club scene.
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I was gonna say orlando too. But even though the NBA is the only major league sports team in the area, A lot of metro orlando residents are die hard magic fans, and sports fans of other major league and college teams. Last june when the magic made it to the finals the bars were full of magic fans, and magic pride was all over the metro area, on buildings, signs, car accessories, clothing, etc. But still, for a city with not many major league sports, it has a pretty big bar/club scene.
The thing that gets me about Orlando is there aren't many minor league sports teams. Just the Predators and that's about it.

Even smaller Florida cities like Fort Myers and Pensacola have minor league hockey and baseball teams in addition to a minor league football team.

I'm just saying that there is a lot of a drinking culture in Orlando for only one pro team, one minor team and a CUSA college.
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:11 PM
 
Location: NJ Suburb of Philly (856)
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Anchorage Alaska easily wins.

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Old 01-19-2010, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Savannah most definitely has that culture. You can drink on the streets with an open container (so long as it's not a bottle or can) and bars generally stay open until 3am here.
I think I may have to pay a visit sometime!
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:27 AM
 
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I was thinking New Orleans, though I haven't been there. Sure they have sports teams, but the whole Tom Waits and nursing a drink vibe makes me think of it.
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Old 05-15-2010, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Something about this question bothers me. I mean, it's a really interesting question, but it seems weird to me to think that there'd be a whole city that's Tom Waitsy. First of all, Tom Waits is kind of retro--he's not singing about what people are like today. Secondly, he sings about a down and out segment of society. Thirdly, Tom Waits songs are not social realism, they're expressionistic and weird. I think almost anywhere you go, people who drink all night and then slink back into solitude are the exception rather than the rule. People like that, by their very nature, rarely define a paradigm.
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Old 05-15-2010, 03:40 PM
 
Location: MN
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Milwaukee for sure.

They have a crap baseball team and a crap basketball team and that's it.
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Sioux City Iowa.
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