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2012-09-26 12:20:08 AM  
www.realclearsports.com
 
2012-09-26 12:21:06 AM  
Well, when you can buy an entire case of Guinness for the cost of a pint in the pub, can you blame them?
 
2012-09-26 12:38:20 AM  
The fastest-growing beverage is wine, once ordered in a pub only by the brave or unwitting.

Why, what used to happen when you ordered wine?
 
2012-09-26 12:57:44 AM  
This is what happens when you make the pubs non-smoking.
 
2012-09-26 01:01:01 AM  

fusillade762: The fastest-growing beverage is wine, once ordered in a pub only by the brave or unwitting.

Why, what used to happen when you ordered wine?


You'd get twice the alcohol and half the intestinal distress? I don't know, just a guess.
 
2012-09-26 01:01:45 AM  
Oh, and called a pussy and beaten.

Can't believe I forgot about that part.
 
2012-09-26 01:06:35 AM  
Whale oil beef hooked!
 
2012-09-26 01:46:13 AM  

fusillade762: The fastest-growing beverage is wine, once ordered in a pub only by the brave or unwitting.

Why, what used to happen when you ordered wine?


They served it to you. *shudder*
 
2012-09-26 01:59:34 AM  
Quick we must help them, all available people to the Irish public houses. We can't save our own economy that way so we might as well help them. (And help ourselves.)
 
2012-09-26 02:19:53 AM  
If the pubs close in Ireland doesn't that mean that Ireland closes?
 
2012-09-26 02:25:40 AM  
Sign seen at closing pub: No Irish Need Apply.
 
2012-09-26 02:26:26 AM  
Came for a Father Ted "Drink" reference, leaving disappointed
 
2012-09-26 02:30:44 AM  

RoyHobbs22: If the pubs close in Ireland doesn't that mean that Ireland closes?


Pubs in Ireland close before I even get out of the shower. Seriously, you guys suck.
 
2012-09-26 02:31:08 AM  
AFAICT the Euro has been tanking with respect to the USD. No better time to be an American and take a pub tour of Ireland, IMO. Assuming you have a job and the funds to go on vacation, that is.
 
2012-09-26 02:31:41 AM  

BronyMedic: Well, when you can buy an entire case of Guinness for the cost of a pint in the pub, can you blame them?


Who the fark taught the Irish math?!?!?!
 
2012-09-26 02:33:13 AM  

fusillade762: The fastest-growing beverage is wine, once ordered in a pub only by the brave or unwitting.

Why, what used to happen when you ordered wine?


This.
 
2012-09-26 02:33:31 AM  

geekbikerskum: AFAICT the Euro has been tanking with respect to the USD. No better time to be an American and take a pub tour of Ireland, IMO. Assuming you have a job and the funds to go on vacation, that is.


Hate to break it to you, but the Euro has been climbing back... it's at $1.30 and rising. The time to do a pub tour was a few months ago when it was almost $1.20.
 
2012-09-26 02:53:30 AM  

optikeye: This is what happens when you make the pubs non-smoking.


But wait... they said that smoking bans would increase bar patronage!
 
2012-09-26 02:54:39 AM  
Well, I think Ireland being part of Europe must be getting lots of Arab and African Muslims.
I hear they're big on beer and Western tradition in general.
 
2012-09-26 03:14:04 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: Well, I think Ireland being part of Europe must be getting lots of Arab and African Muslims.
I hear they're big on beer and Western tradition in general.


Wrong, we got sub-Saharan Africans. And more Eastern Europeans than you can shake a stick at.
 
2012-09-26 03:16:20 AM  

Pete_T_Mann: optikeye: This is what happens when you make the pubs non-smoking.

But wait... they said that smoking bans would increase bar patronage!


By far the biggest losers in smoking bans are the laundry detergent and Febreeze manufacturers.
 
2012-09-26 03:30:52 AM  

RoyHobbs22: If the pubs close in Ireland doesn't that mean that Ireland closes?


Nah - there are plenty of international (read US) companies that setup shop in Ireland for the sweet, sweet tax benefits.
 
2012-09-26 03:33:08 AM  

geekbikerskum: AFAICT the Euro has been tanking with respect to the USD. No better time to be an American and take a pub tour of Ireland, IMO. Assuming you have a job and the funds to go on vacation, that is.


If you look back a few years; the Euro has been up and down fairly regularly. For reasons I don't understand; it seems like only the most recent downturn has been newsworthy.

1 euro = 1.28 dollars
finance.google.com
 
2012-09-26 03:35:19 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: Well, I think Ireland being part of Europe must be getting lots of Arab and African Muslims.
I hear they're big on beer and Western tradition in general.


You do understand that "western tradition" means "the English raping and killing Irish for shiats and giggles", right? "Traditionally", the irish are sub-human, and no more a part of the "West" than an Amerind is, just for being west of Germany
 
2012-09-26 03:39:30 AM  

Ostman: God-is-a-Taco: Well, I think Ireland being part of Europe must be getting lots of Arab and African Muslims.
I hear they're big on beer and Western tradition in general.

Wrong, we got sub-Saharan Africans. And more Eastern Europeans than you can shake a stick at.


dub mate a mine told the following joke.

"Theres a natural disaster in Romania. Members of the EU pledge to help.
Britain to send blankets and medical supplies
France to send financial aid
Germany to send logistical transport and specialists
Ireland to send Romanians"

badum-tssh.jpg
 
2012-09-26 03:42:55 AM  

Pete_T_Mann: optikeye: This is what happens when you make the pubs non-smoking.

But wait... they said that smoking bans would increase bar patronage!


It would have, had they no jacked up the price of booze at the same time.
Lets be honest publicans are greedy gouging feckers. I was out the other night, pint was 4 quid, not bad for Dublin but not the 3.20 it was around the corner.
BUT a glass of soft drink was 3.50... now considering that there's a fairly hefty tax on alcohol and hardly any on softdrinks why are they measure for measure more expensive?
200ml coke €3.50
568ml (pint) €4.00

Softdrink €17.5 per litre
Beer €7.05 per litre

The wholesale cost of the softdrink is less than the beer as well.
 
2012-09-26 03:51:09 AM  
That's something I never understood. Even in France, people almost never order wine in bars. It's usually beers and strong alcohol. Wine is something to be drunk with a meal. When you see someone order wine, it'll usually be a 50-yo alcoholic in a dive-bar, ordering the cheapest rotgut while filling his next horse-racing bet tickets.

Anyway, yeah, my experience of Ireland 14 years ago, is that only women ordered wine.
 
2012-09-26 03:52:30 AM  

padraig: That's something I never understood. Even in France, people almost never order wine in bars. It's usually beers and strong alcohol. Wine is something to be drunk with a meal. When you see someone order wine, it'll usually be a 50-yo alcoholic in a dive-bar, ordering the cheapest rotgut while filling his next horse-racing bet tickets.

Anyway, yeah, my experience of Ireland 14 years ago, is that only women ordered wine.


and disgusting english tourists
 
2012-09-26 03:53:52 AM  

Ostman: God-is-a-Taco: Well, I think Ireland being part of Europe must be getting lots of Arab and African Muslims.
I hear they're big on beer and Western tradition in general.

Wrong, we got sub-Saharan Africans. And more Eastern Europeans than you can shake a stick at.


You mean, that you can shake a shillelagh at ?
 
2012-09-26 03:57:19 AM  

kiffer: Pete_T_Mann: optikeye: This is what happens when you make the pubs non-smoking.

But wait... they said that smoking bans would increase bar patronage!

It would have, had they no jacked up the price of booze at the same time.
Lets be honest publicans are greedy gouging feckers. I was out the other night, pint was 4 quid, not bad for Dublin but not the 3.20 it was around the corner.
BUT a glass of soft drink was 3.50... now considering that there's a fairly hefty tax on alcohol and hardly any on softdrinks why are they measure for measure more expensive?
200ml coke €3.50
568ml (pint) €4.00

Softdrink €17.5 per litre
Beer €7.05 per litre

The wholesale cost of the softdrink is less than the beer as well.


I *really* don't understand the cost of soft drinks in Dublin! It's probably the biggest reason my wife and I don't go out more often. They'll charge you €3-4 for a coke; then open up a can and pour it into a glass with two ice cubes. No refills.

In the US, you'd pay $1.50 for a giant over-sized glass and all the refills you want.

But I can still go to the shop and buy cans myself for 0.50 a piece.
 
2012-09-26 04:08:30 AM  

kiffer: Pete_T_Mann: optikeye: This is what happens when you make the pubs non-smoking.

But wait... they said that smoking bans would increase bar patronage!

It would have, had they no jacked up the price of booze at the same time.
Lets be honest publicans are greedy gouging feckers. I was out the other night, pint was 4 quid, not bad for Dublin but not the 3.20 it was around the corner.
BUT a glass of soft drink was 3.50... now considering that there's a fairly hefty tax on alcohol and hardly any on softdrinks why are they measure for measure more expensive?
200ml coke €3.50
568ml (pint) €4.00

Softdrink €17.5 per litre
Beer €7.05 per litre

The wholesale cost of the softdrink is less than the beer as well.


In Holland, Heineken and Grolsch can be cheaper than Coca-Cola. Stuff is priced to what people are willing to pay.
 
2012-09-26 04:11:26 AM  

digistil: kiffer: Pete_T_Mann: optikeye: This is what happens when you make the pubs non-smoking.

But wait... they said that smoking bans would increase bar patronage!

It would have, had they no jacked up the price of booze at the same time.
Lets be honest publicans are greedy gouging feckers. I was out the other night, pint was 4 quid, not bad for Dublin but not the 3.20 it was around the corner.
BUT a glass of soft drink was 3.50... now considering that there's a fairly hefty tax on alcohol and hardly any on softdrinks why are they measure for measure more expensive?
200ml coke €3.50
568ml (pint) €4.00

Softdrink €17.5 per litre
Beer €7.05 per litre

The wholesale cost of the softdrink is less than the beer as well.

In Holland, Heineken and Grolsch can be cheaper than Coca-Cola. Stuff is priced to what people are willing to pay.


thats because dutch beer is worse than donkey urine and the only reason they drink it is because dutch women are uglier than horses youve beaten with bag of rabid badgers
 
2012-09-26 04:19:23 AM  

fusillade762: The fastest-growing beverage is wine, once ordered in a pub only by the brave or unwitting.

Why, what used to happen when you ordered wine?


♫ There's a dog on the veranda, for his master he waits,
But the boss is inside, drinking wine with his mates,
He hurries for cover and he cringes in fear.
It's no place for a dog, round a pub with no beer. ♫
 
2012-09-26 04:27:27 AM  
I blame O'Bama!
 
2012-09-26 05:13:41 AM  

kiffer: Pete_T_Mann: optikeye: This is what happens when you make the pubs non-smoking.

But wait... they said that smoking bans would increase bar patronage!

It would have, had they no jacked up the price of booze at the same time.
Lets be honest publicans are greedy gouging feckers. I was out the other night, pint was 4 quid, not bad for Dublin but not the 3.20 it was around the corner.
BUT a glass of soft drink was 3.50... now considering that there's a fairly hefty tax on alcohol and hardly any on softdrinks why are they measure for measure more expensive?
200ml coke €3.50
568ml (pint) €4.00

Softdrink €17.5 per litre
Beer €7.05 per litre

The wholesale cost of the softdrink is less than the beer as well.


A lot of Americans learned long ago, much cheaper to drink at home.....although the Irish have traditions and drinking together and it's not as shunned as drinking in the US is....If you mention to people you're going to go out for a drink more than once a week in the US "OMG you're an alcoholic", plus here you cannot have a drink or 4 with lunch (could be a stereotype of the UK, but a few people I've known from there said it's not a big deal as long as you're not pissed when you come back).
 
2012-09-26 05:30:36 AM  

digistil: Pete_T_Mann: optikeye: This is what happens when you make the pubs non-smoking.

But wait... they said that smoking bans would increase bar patronage!

By far the biggest losers in smoking bans are the laundry detergent and Febreeze manufacturers.


And, apparently, Irish pubs....


target="_blank">OhioUGrad
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A lot of Americans learned long ago, much cheaper to drink at home.....although the Irish have traditions and drinking together and it's not as shunned as drinking in the US is....If you mention to people you're going to go out for a drink more than once a week in the US "OMG you're an alcoholic", plus here you cannot have a drink or 4 with lunch (could be a stereotype of the UK, but a few people I've known from there said it's not a big deal as long as you're not pissed when you come back).


People in the US have a long history of being sticks in the mud. Its a shame it seems we've managed to export some of that.
 
2012-09-26 05:33:26 AM  

OhioUGrad: kiffer: Pete_T_Mann: optikeye: This is what happens when you make the pubs non-smoking.

But wait... they said that smoking bans would increase bar patronage!

It would have, had they no jacked up the price of booze at the same time.
Lets be honest publicans are greedy gouging feckers. I was out the other night, pint was 4 quid, not bad for Dublin but not the 3.20 it was around the corner.
BUT a glass of soft drink was 3.50... now considering that there's a fairly hefty tax on alcohol and hardly any on softdrinks why are they measure for measure more expensive?
200ml coke €3.50
568ml (pint) €4.00

Softdrink €17.5 per litre
Beer €7.05 per litre

The wholesale cost of the softdrink is less than the beer as well.

A lot of Americans learned long ago, much cheaper to drink at home.....although the Irish have traditions and drinking together and it's not as shunned as drinking in the US is....If you mention to people you're going to go out for a drink more than once a week in the US "OMG you're an alcoholic", plus here you cannot have a drink or 4 with lunch (could be a stereotype of the UK, but a few people I've known from there said it's not a big deal as long as you're not pissed when you come back).


Where do you live?

We had drinks in the office on Fridays @ 4pm at my last job in the US. I swear, 1/3 of employees were obsessed with home-brewing.
 
2012-09-26 06:07:45 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: OhioUGrad: kiffer: Pete_T_Mann: optikeye: This is what happens when you make the pubs non-smoking.

But wait... they said that smoking bans would increase bar patronage!

It would have, had they no jacked up the price of booze at the same time.
Lets be honest publicans are greedy gouging feckers. I was out the other night, pint was 4 quid, not bad for Dublin but not the 3.20 it was around the corner.
BUT a glass of soft drink was 3.50... now considering that there's a fairly hefty tax on alcohol and hardly any on softdrinks why are they measure for measure more expensive?
200ml coke €3.50
568ml (pint) €4.00

Softdrink €17.5 per litre
Beer €7.05 per litre

The wholesale cost of the softdrink is less than the beer as well.

A lot of Americans learned long ago, much cheaper to drink at home.....although the Irish have traditions and drinking together and it's not as shunned as drinking in the US is....If you mention to people you're going to go out for a drink more than once a week in the US "OMG you're an alcoholic", plus here you cannot have a drink or 4 with lunch (could be a stereotype of the UK, but a few people I've known from there said it's not a big deal as long as you're not pissed when you come back).

Where do you live?

We had drinks in the office on Fridays @ 4pm at my last job in the US. I swear, 1/3 of employees were obsessed with home-brewing.


Ohio. When I worked for my university, even they got uptight about drinking...then again we also have a college football coach who has been in trouble for going out drinking with the team.
 
2012-09-26 08:13:44 AM  
How can this be? Half the fortune 500 companies are *based* in Ireland.
 
2012-09-26 08:17:51 AM  
Eh, why don ye jes feck off, eh?

thesebootsaremadeforstalking.com
 
2012-09-26 08:33:10 AM  
that's cause they're drinking at home.
 
2012-09-26 08:37:44 AM  
A wave of suicides to follow.
 
2012-09-26 09:13:58 AM  

padraig: That's something I never understood. Even in France, people almost never order wine in bars. It's usually beers and strong alcohol. Wine is something to be drunk with a meal.



nonsense.

if you go to an Irish pub in france or a Beer Bar, then yes beer is usually served. in fact, wine might not even be on the menu depending on where you go.

if you go to any zinc bar, that is not the case. and when you go drinking by the Seine, its almost always wine.
 
2012-09-26 09:16:08 AM  
static.igossip.com

No need to panic. Help is on the way...
 
2012-09-26 09:21:11 AM  

fusillade762: Why, what used to happen when you ordered wine?


The dangers of wine bars
 
2012-09-26 09:26:59 AM  
Fark_Guy_Rob
2012-09-26 03:57:19 AM
kiffer: Pete_T_Mann: optikeye: This is what happens when you make the pubs non-smoking.

Lets be honest publicans are greedy gouging feckers. I was out the other night, pint was 4 quid, not bad for Dublin but not the 3.20 it was around the corner.
BUT a glass of soft drink was 3.50... now considering that there's a fairly hefty tax on alcohol and hardly any on softdrinks why are they measure for measure more expensive?
200ml coke €3.50
568ml (pint) €4.00

Softdrink €17.5 per litre
Beer €7.05 per litre

The wholesale cost of the softdrink is less than the beer as well.

I *really* don't understand the cost of soft drinks in Dublin! It's probably the biggest reason my wife and I don't go out more often. They'll charge you €3-4 for a coke; then open up a can and pour it into a glass with two ice cubes. No refills.

In the US, you'd pay $1.50 for a giant over-sized glass and all the refills you want.

But I can still go to the shop and buy cans myself for 0.50 a piece.


More often than not, softdrinks are complimentary from most bartenders around here, provided you're actually buying a few alcoholic bevs. If they do put it on your tab, that cola will probably only come to a dollar or so. And this is the northeastern US; the last time I went down south you could get a big enough vat of cola to wash a v8 in.
 
2012-09-26 09:57:40 AM  
Yay austerity!!!
Boo beer!!!

/wait...
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-09-26 10:09:16 AM  

geekbikerskum: AFAICT the Euro has been tanking with respect to the USD. No better time to be an American and take a pub tour of Ireland, IMO. Assuming you have a job and the funds to go on vacation, that is.


WTF?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-09-26 10:13:12 AM  

Bonkthat_Again: How can this be? Half the fortune 500 companies are *based* in Ireland.


And look at how well that's worked out for them.
 
2012-09-26 10:17:00 AM  
csb/

The Mrs. and I went to Ireland a few years back. She's not a beer fan and likes to drink wine when we go out. The first night, we were at a pub and we knew they weren't going to have a great wine selection, so she asked what whites they had. The bartender came back with one single serving bottle of rotgut chardonnay and said something like "I found this in the back of the fridge." She quickly learned to like Bulmers.

/csb
 
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