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Old 12-15-2010, 05:58 AM
 
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By perception the top 4 are pretty set in stone:

1. New York
2. Las Vegas
3. Miami
4. Chicago

What of the rest of the 'top tier' cities? Could you easily rank them? Are they all really dead in comparison?

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LA, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Houston, Dallas, Detroit, Seattle, Boston, SF/Bay Area. How would you rank them from most 24/7 to least 24/7? Not just talking about nightlife, but shops, services, vibrancy.etc. I'm guessing it has most to do with downtown population density and provision of uses.
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Old 12-15-2010, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Tier One:
- New York city

Tier Two:
- Las Vegas
- Miami

Tier Three:
- San Francisco
- Chicago
- Philadelphia
- Boston
- Washington DC

Tier Four:
- The rest of them

That is all.
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:17 PM
 
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My list is a bit different based on my personal experience

***** New York, Las Vegas

**** Miami

*** Chicago, New Orleans

** San Francisco, Boston, Philly, D.C

* The rest


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Tier One:
- New York city

Tier Two:
- Las Vegas
- Miami

Tier Three:
- San Francisco
- Chicago
- Philadelphia
- Boston
- Washington DC

Tier Four:
- The rest of them

That is all.
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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My list is a bit different based on my personal experience

***** New York, Las Vegas

**** Miami

*** Chicago, New Orleans

** San Francisco, Boston, Philly, D.C

* The rest
Yeah I can agree with that for sure. Although Boston really does make a good case for itself when it comes to bars. But you've got a good list.

I do have a bit of an off topic question though: downtown1, what is your take on fashion? Trendy or artsy? Important? Gives a place a spirited atmosphere?
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:57 PM
 
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Chicago, nor San Francisco are 24 hour cities. I guess some folks have never been to these places. San Francisco certainly does not beat LA in nightlife, and or as many businesses open 24 hours.

Regarding Philly, I have limited experience with that city, but I been there three times, was there just recently back in October. It's sure seem like most things were closed pretty early, and even to find a CVS open late, we had to drive a ways since most of them were closed up for the evening near our hotel downtown. Also the majority of the restaurants were closed by 10pm, so our choices were limited as to where to eat late.
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Chicago, nor San Francisco are 24 hour cities. I guess some folks have never been to these places. San Francisco certainly does not beat LA in nightlife, and or as many businesses open 24 hours.
I live in Chicago. Neither me nor downtown1 said its a 24 hour city. It's just got more options that are open at later times. The only real cities that are fully 24 hours are New York City & Las Vegas and maybe Miami.
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:02 PM
 
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Aside from bars and nightclubs I would not say Miami is a 24 hour city.

The only cities in the US that I would consider to be 24 hour cities are NYC and Las Vegas.
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:05 PM
 
Location: The City
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Atlantic City actually excels beond most cities on this list
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:11 PM
 
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I live in Chicago. Neither me nor downtown1 said its a 24 hour city. It's just got more options that are open at later times. The only real cities that are fully 24 hours are New York City & Las Vegas and maybe Miami.
I lived in Chicago as one time as well, and know San Francisco quite well (have lots of family there, and visit often). I didn't agree with the ranking, and gave my opinion from my personal experience. I simply didn't see how either city had more options. Now if you are speaking of bars, well of course Chicago bars are open later due to liquor laws. But San Francisco has the same 2am liquor laws as LA.
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Yeah I agree with diablo. Miami is not really a 24 hour city.
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