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Re: Pubs

Postby Jumper K » 08 Nov 2018, 17:05

I'm off to the pub now. 5 days off and I'm going to hit the cider.

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Re: Pubs

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 08 Nov 2018, 17:09

Jumper K wrote:I'm off to the pub now. 5 days off and I'm going to hit the cider.


Can I come?
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Re: Pubs

Postby harvey k-tel » 08 Nov 2018, 17:11

The Modernist wrote:What I don't understand about American bars John is the way that everyone just sits along the bar in a row. But I don't know if this actually happens as a matter of course or if its just something you see in films. If there's four of you sitting in a row like that makes conversation tricky!


Not if you're all talking to the bartender, which is what you should be doing in an american bar.
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Re: Pubs

Postby GoogaMooga » 08 Nov 2018, 17:25

Communal bar nuts, anyone?

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Re: Pubs

Postby sloopjohnc » 08 Nov 2018, 17:27

The Modernist wrote:What I don't understand about American bars John is the way that everyone just sits along the bar in a row. But I don't know if this actually happens as a matter of course or if its just something you see in films. If there's four of you sitting in a row like that makes conversation tricky!


It depends on the bar. In nicer bars, people will sit at tables, and I only sit at the bar if there are no tables or I want to watch a game on a TV behind the bar.

At harder drinking bars, folks tend to sit at the bar, because A) they're regulars and B) it's closer to the bartender and they know him or her.

Regulars like to sit at the bar for some reason. I don't get it. I don't want folks who are trying to get a drink constantly sliding in next to me to try and order a drink.

Americans tend to be queueless, and yes that's a pun, and don't order from a regular position at the bar. They just order from anywhere on the bar where they think they'll get a drink the fastest.

Most bars will almost always have a waitress, so why sit at the bar unless you're really trying to pound drinks?
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Re: Pubs

Postby Deebank » 08 Nov 2018, 17:32

The Modernist wrote:What I don't understand about American bars John is the way that everyone just sits along the bar in a row. But I don't know if this actually happens as a matter of course or if its just something you see in films. If there's four of you sitting in a row like that makes conversation tricky!


it isn't obligatory in my limited experience. There are usually booths and tables as well. Much like in a pub really
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Re: Pubs

Postby Deebank » 08 Nov 2018, 17:34

GoogaMooga wrote:Communal bar nuts, anyone?

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Re: Pubs

Postby GoogaMooga » 08 Nov 2018, 17:36

Even a so-called "fresh" bowl could be a re-pour from the day before
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Re: Pubs

Postby sloopjohnc » 08 Nov 2018, 17:37

I should add that the best pub experience I've had in San Francisco is a place called the Plough and Stars on Clement St. But it's more an Irish type pub. I recommended it to Kid P when he was here the first time and he told me it had the best Guinness this side of Liverpool.

Lots of Irish trades guys go there after work and on the weekends. San Francisco still has a pretty large Irish immigrant community. It's dwindling, I'm sure, because of the living cost around here, but it used to be very authentic, or as authentic as could be.

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Re: Pubs

Postby Deebank » 08 Nov 2018, 17:38

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Re: Pubs

Postby sloopjohnc » 08 Nov 2018, 17:45

Jumper K wrote:I'm off to the pub now. 5 days off and I'm going to hit the cider.


Do they supply cots?
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Re: Pubs

Postby Nuts » 08 Nov 2018, 19:46

So no recommendations for pubs in New York then?
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Re: Pubs

Postby Jumper K » 08 Nov 2018, 19:52

sloopjohnc wrote:
Jumper K wrote:I'm off to the pub now. 5 days off and I'm going to hit the cider.


Do they supply cots?

For Americans, yes.

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Re: Pubs

Postby Jumper K » 08 Nov 2018, 19:53

Minnie Cheddars wrote:
Jumper K wrote:I'm off to the pub now. 5 days off and I'm going to hit the cider.


Can I come?

I’m waiting....

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Re: Pubs

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 08 Nov 2018, 19:56

Jumper K wrote:
Minnie Cheddars wrote:
Jumper K wrote:I'm off to the pub now. 5 days off and I'm going to hit the cider.


Can I come?

I’m waiting....


Hang on. I’m halfway over Canada. Can you get me some Wheat Crunchies?
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Re: Pubs

Postby Jumper K » 08 Nov 2018, 20:41

Minnie Cheddars wrote:
Jumper K wrote:
Minnie Cheddars wrote:
Can I come?

I’m waiting....


Hang on. I’m halfway over Canada. Can you get me some Wheat Crunchies?

Bacon or tomato sauce?

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Re: Pubs

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 08 Nov 2018, 20:57

Worcester sauce ffs!
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Re: Pubs

Postby Jumper K » 08 Nov 2018, 21:09

Minnie Cheddars wrote:Worcester sauce ffs!

Got pickled onion monster munch and a pickled egg. Any good? I’ll save half for you.

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Re: Pubs

Postby sloopjohnc » 08 Nov 2018, 21:10

Jumper K wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:
Jumper K wrote:I'm off to the pub now. 5 days off and I'm going to hit the cider.


Do they supply cots?

For Americans, yes.


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Re: Pubs

Postby LeBaron » 09 Nov 2018, 01:58

Nuts wrote:So no recommendations for pubs in New York then?


Here’s what I did: I went to the Strand bookstore, found a “best bars in NYC” book, written by a literary drunk type, and wrote in my phone the names and addresses of five or six places in the area we were going to be that day that looked good to me, and we checked out three or four. They were all great. I feel a little guilty for not buying the book, but oh well.
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