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(Sky.com)   Number of alcohol-free bars in Britain soaring. Which is good news for livers, bad news for ugly people   (news.sky.com) divider line 57
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2014-04-04 11:39:47 PM  
If there's no alcohol, it's not a bar.

A cafe, a restaurant, a lemonade stand, a soda fountain; there's literally 100s of possible ways to describe it. But sans alcohol "bar" is not one of them.
 
2014-04-04 11:41:21 PM  

doglover: If there's no alcohol, it's not a bar.

A cafe, a restaurant, a lemonade stand, a soda fountain; there's literally 100s of possible ways to describe it. But sans alcohol "bar" is not one of them.


Came here to say this myself.
 
2014-04-05 12:15:10 AM  
DIAF
 
2014-04-05 12:17:55 AM  
Mocktail:  people over paying for juice and simple syrup?
 
2014-04-05 12:25:38 AM  
You used to be cool, Britain.
 
2014-04-05 12:26:09 AM  
What kind of hipster cityslicker idea is this?!
 
2014-04-05 12:28:28 AM  

doglover: If there's no alcohol, it's not a bar.

A cafe, a restaurant, a lemonade stand, a soda fountain; there's literally 100s of possible ways to describe it. But sans alcohol "bar" is not one of them.


Not necessarily true.  "Bar" doesn't mean the same thing everywhere.  When I was in Italy, there were tons of places with signs outside that said "Bar" that were more like kiosk-style outdoor cafes where people would get coffee and food.  Most of them also served apertivos and such, but not all of them.

That said, this "dry bar" thing is freaking stupid. And don't they call bars "pubs" in England? WTF?
 
2014-04-05 12:28:29 AM  

alice_600: What kind of hipster cityslicker idea is this?!



A soon ot be failed fad.  Even in the article they mention only going once a week when they are used to going to a bar 3 to 4 nights a week.

Charging less then a bar and getting 1/3rd of the traffic is not going to keep their doors open.
 
2014-04-05 12:28:32 AM  
Intoxication is the raison d'être for a bar, pub or whatever...  If it isn't alcohol then it has to be some other intoxicant otherwise it is not a bar.
Whatever you might have been told, a "Juice Bar" is not a bar.
it just isn't.
 
2014-04-05 12:29:54 AM  
FTFA "Say you go out three nights a week, if you replace that with one night at a chilled out, nice place, where you don't have to think about spending money on alcohol, you don't have to think about how you're getting home ... It's just a nice alternative," she said.

And this is why it will never work, they won't be able to afford to keep the lights on
 
2014-04-05 12:33:40 AM  

Z-clipped: doglover: If there's no alcohol, it's not a bar.

A cafe, a restaurant, a lemonade stand, a soda fountain; there's literally 100s of possible ways to describe it. But sans alcohol "bar" is not one of them.

Not necessarily true.  "Bar" doesn't mean the same thing everywhere.  When I was in Italy, there were tons of places with signs outside that said "Bar" that were more like kiosk-style outdoor cafes where people would get coffee and food.  Most of them also served apertivos and such, but not all of them.

That said, this "dry bar" thing is freaking stupid. And don't they call bars "pubs" in England? WTF?


ITS NOT A BAR!!!
 
2014-04-05 12:43:23 AM  
doglover: If there's no alcohol, it's not a bar.

A cafe, a restaurant, a lemonade stand, a soda fountain; there's literally 100s of possible ways to describe it. But sans alcohol "bar" is not one of them.


THIS times INFINITY
 
2014-04-05 12:43:58 AM  

Vtimlin: Z-clipped: doglover: If there's no alcohol, it's not a bar.

A cafe, a restaurant, a lemonade stand, a soda fountain; there's literally 100s of possible ways to describe it. But sans alcohol "bar" is not one of them.

Not necessarily true.  "Bar" doesn't mean the same thing everywhere.  When I was in Italy, there were tons of places with signs outside that said "Bar" that were more like kiosk-style outdoor cafes where people would get coffee and food.  Most of them also served apertivos and such, but not all of them.

That said, this "dry bar" thing is freaking stupid. And don't they call bars "pubs" in England? WTF?

ITS NOT A BAR!!!


Someone needs a drink.
 
2014-04-05 12:44:16 AM  
Has anyone said this isn't a bar yet?

Because if they did I'd have to agree with them.
 
2014-04-05 12:45:18 AM  
Meh. As long as they have enough McGuinness to go around.
 
2014-04-05 12:46:50 AM  
Boo_Guy: Has anyone said this isn't a bar yet?

Because if they did I'd have to agree with them.


That was taken care of in the boobies
 
2014-04-05 12:46:54 AM  
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2014-04-05 12:49:13 AM  

Oldiron_79: Boo_Guy: Has anyone said this isn't a bar yet?

Because if they did I'd have to agree with them.

That was taken care of in the boobies


I would like to see these said boobies.
 
2014-04-05 12:52:41 AM  

Oldiron_79: Boo_Guy: Has anyone said this isn't a bar yet?

Because if they did I'd have to agree with them.

That was taken care of in the boobies


thatisthejoke.jpg
 
2014-04-05 12:55:22 AM  

shtychkn: Oldiron_79: Boo_Guy: Has anyone said this isn't a bar yet?

Because if they did I'd have to agree with them.

That was taken care of in the boobies

I would like to see these said boobies.


Boobies are probably the only thing that could make an alcohol-free bar work.
 
2014-04-05 12:57:21 AM  
Dumb.
 
2014-04-05 01:00:44 AM  
Perfect place to do drugs
 
2014-04-05 01:02:12 AM  
Zuzax:

Boobies are probably the only thing that could make an alcohol-free bar work.

It's simple to make a dry bar work, all one needs to do is substitute the alcohol for Ecstasy since they serve the exact same purpose. That day will come but probably not for another decade.
 
2014-04-05 01:06:46 AM  

Zuzax: shtychkn: Oldiron_79: Boo_Guy: Has anyone said this isn't a bar yet?

Because if they did I'd have to agree with them.

That was taken care of in the boobies

I would like to see these said boobies.

Boobies are probably the only thing that could make an alcohol-free bar work.


No! Dry strip clubs are more depressing than the real thing
 
2014-04-05 01:11:27 AM  

Zuzax: shtychkn: Oldiron_79: Boo_Guy: Has anyone said this isn't a bar yet?

Because if they did I'd have to agree with them.

That was taken care of in the boobies

I would like to see these said boobies.

Boobies are probably the only thing that could make an alcohol-free bar work.


Unless you BYOB and spike the OJ.
 
2014-04-05 01:22:23 AM  
25 comments and only one reference to A Clockwork Orange?
 
2014-04-05 01:27:32 AM  

Zuzax: shtychkn: Oldiron_79: Boo_Guy: Has anyone said this isn't a bar yet?

Because if they did I'd have to agree with them.

That was taken care of in the boobies

I would like to see these said boobies.

Boobies are probably the only thing that could make an alcohol-free bar work.


The alcohol free bars near me have boobies and vajayjays too!
 
2014-04-05 01:38:23 AM  

highonhendrix: 25 comments and only one reference to A Clockwork Orange?


Well, the milk at Korova had other types of drugs in it instead of alcohol.
 
2014-04-05 01:41:33 AM  
Hell, 2am it doesn't matter that much.
 
2014-04-05 01:43:22 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: highonhendrix: 25 comments and only one reference to A Clockwork Orange?

Well, the milk at Korova had other types of drugs in it instead of alcohol.


There was also a metric shiatton of boob and vajayjay statues there, the sheer number of which I'd forgotten about until I had to edit a pic just so I could post it inline.
 
2014-04-05 01:49:59 AM  
I just read a book that has two chicks on the cover with 15 tits between them, turns out it was about the french revolution but it did give me some ideas about what to do with people that advertise their establishment as a "bar" yet serve no booze.
 
2014-04-05 01:56:02 AM  

worlddan: Zuzax:

Boobies are probably the only thing that could make an alcohol-free bar work.

It's simple to make a dry bar work, all one needs to do is substitute the alcohol for Ecstasy since they serve the exact same purpose. That day will come but probably not for another decade.


That day already came and went in the U.S. MDMA was legal until the mid 80s and they used to sell it in bars. Of course they sold alcohol too.
 
2014-04-05 02:15:06 AM  
No booze at a bar? Ok, where's the opium?!
 
2014-04-05 02:16:37 AM  

shtychkn: alice_600: What kind of hipster cityslicker idea is this?!


A soon ot be failed fad.  Even in the article they mention only going once a week when they are used to going to a bar 3 to 4 nights a week.

Charging less then a bar and getting 1/3rd of the traffic is not going to keep their doors open.


I just looked at the website for the one named, they refer to themselves as a "gastrobar" and being on their second residency.

So basically a pop-up restaurant, without booze, which closes at ten.
 
2014-04-05 02:29:05 AM  
MustardTiger: No booze at a bar? Ok, where's the opium?!

THIS
 
2014-04-05 02:36:13 AM  
So you remove the one thing that makes going to a bar tolerable.  Kinda self-defeating, don't you think?
i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-05 02:37:21 AM  

Oldiron_79: MustardTiger: No booze at a bar? Ok, where's the opium?!

THIS


Those are "dens" which explains my mother in laws' insanity since that is what she calls her living room.
 
2014-04-05 02:51:48 AM  

MustardTiger: No booze at a bar? Ok, where's the opium?! MDMA?!


This is the UK we're talking about..

/oontz oontz oontz
 
2014-04-05 03:32:24 AM  
No wonder they lost their empire.
 
2014-04-05 03:39:54 AM  
Number of alcohol-free bars overpriced cafes in Britain soaring.

Fixed.
 
2014-04-05 04:49:37 AM  

chitownmike: FTFA "Say you go out three nights a week, if you replace that with one night at a chilled out, nice place, where you don't have to think about spending money on alcohol, you don't have to think about how you're getting home ... It's just a nice alternative," she said.



Or you could just stay home in the first place, chill out, and spend no money.


/If that idea catches on they're really doomed!
 
Skr
2014-04-05 04:59:46 AM  
Figured it was going to be Salad Bars or something. This sounds like a rather dumb idea, or at least a misnomer.
 
2014-04-05 05:04:17 AM  

shtychkn: Mocktail:  people over paying for juice and simple syrup?


Like a strip club in Washington
 
2014-04-05 05:53:36 AM  
define bar, google...

"a counter in a pub, restaurant, or cafe across which drinks or refreshments are served."

Only in the states do you call "pubs" the name of a kind of a counter.
 
2014-04-05 06:17:28 AM  

Caffeine Induced Diarrhea: shtychkn: Mocktail:  people over paying for juice and simple syrup?

Like a strip club in Washington


How could a strip club work without alcohol?
 
2014-04-05 06:20:33 AM  
I'd sneak in a micky and order mix.
 
2014-04-05 06:58:56 AM  

Zuzax: shtychkn: Oldiron_79: Boo_Guy: Has anyone said this isn't a bar yet?

Because if they did I'd have to agree with them.

That was taken care of in the boobies

I would like to see these said boobies.

Boobies are probably the only thing that could make an alcohol-free bar work.


I was thinking these places should become punk venues to cater to the straight edged, but the only straight edged person I know of is CM Punk, so I don't know if that would work.
 
2014-04-05 07:24:48 AM  

lepidoptera: define bar, google...

"a counter in a pub, restaurant, or cafe across which drinks or refreshments are served."

Only in the states do you call "pubs" the name of a kind of a counter.


Only outside the states do you call bars, taverns, and restaurants by an antiquated name derived from English common law that mandated "public houses".

From Britannica: "The traditional pub is an establishment found primarily in Britain and regions of British influence. English common law early imposed social responsibilities for the well-being of travelers upon the inns and taverns, declaring them to be public houses which must receive all travelers in reasonable condition who were willing to pay the price for food, drink, and lodging."
 
2014-04-05 09:42:16 AM  

TheWhoppah: Intoxication is the raison d'être for a bar, pub or whatever...  If it isn't alcohol then it has to be some other intoxicant otherwise it is not a bar.
Whatever you might have been told, a "Juice Bar" is not a bar.
it just isn't.


To be fair, the bar is the counter you sit at.
 
2014-04-05 09:46:58 AM  

MustardTiger: No booze at a bar? Ok, where's the opium?!


that would be a den.
 
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