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(USA Today)   The Irish economy is so bad, pubs are going out of business   (usatoday.com) divider line 9
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2012-09-26 12:57:44 AM  
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This is what happens when you make the pubs non-smoking.
2012-09-26 10:17:00 AM  
1 votes:
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
2012-09-26 08:13:44 AM  
1 votes:
How can this be? Half the fortune 500 companies are *based* in Ireland.
2012-09-26 03:53:52 AM  
1 votes:

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 03:42:55 AM  
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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 03:16:20 AM  
1 votes:

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 02:31:08 AM  
1 votes:
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 01:01:45 AM  
1 votes:
Oh, and called a pussy and beaten.

Can't believe I forgot about that part.
2012-09-26 12:21:06 AM  
1 votes:
Well, when you can buy an entire case of Guinness for the cost of a pint in the pub, can you blame them?
 
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