The Dive Bar Debate

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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by Shane-O-Matic » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:28 am

No, that seems to make sense!

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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by mistah willies » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:22 pm

Resident Asshole wrote: I would say though that an old buddy who went to school for linguistics once told me that the definition of a word changes with the culture. So if 90% of people on the street would call a vodka/cran a cocktail, then it is such. You are of course welcome to disagree with this. It's a bit like if you ask for a vodka and "coke" down south in the US, it just means you want vodka with (some sort of flavored) soda. However, if you ask for a vodka and soda here, I will give you vodka and club soda (non-flavored carbonated water).
Ayuh, where I'm from, it's called soda, if it's a sweetened (with high fucktose corn syrup: mega-corp asshole Monsanto and their gmo corn all about the fucking planet) and flavor, with effervescence.

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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:40 am

I hope that this helps.
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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by Resident Asshole » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:08 pm

I disagree with that video. Dive bars don't have yards of beer. You will be lucky to find a clean pint glass, let alone a specialty glass.

Here's a review of my local dive bar: http://moderndrunkardmagazine.com/bbs/v ... 14&t=64668
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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by Mr. Viking » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:37 pm

Resident Asshole wrote:Here's a review of my local dive bar: http://moderndrunkardmagazine.com/bbs/v ... 14&t=64668
Seems like a quality spot.
I have never considered going to a "dive bar" as fa as I'm aware it just isn't part of the culture in the UK. Entirely possible that it's down to a terminology difference. Also the stuff about good pours doesn't happen here because our government is obsessed with having everything measured and it illegal to sell any alcohol in a bar that is not in a standard measure
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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by mistah willies » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:52 pm

Resident Asshole wrote:I disagree with that video. Dive bars don't have yards of beer. You will be lucky to find a clean pint glass, let alone a specialty glass.

Here's a review of my local dive bar: http://moderndrunkardmagazine.com/bbs/v ... 14&t=64668
Very nicely done, young man. Excellent read. "Those who hang out with bartenders inevitably end up with free drinks, and if the bartender is opposite sex there is always a chance of that sort of action." That is indeed, the definition of a true Dive Bar. But the idea that the bartenders live next door and come back in, hey, I would like have their job. I would become indentured servant.

Palinka wrote:I hope that this helps.
I need to check those places out. I should put up vids of my own visits to Sin City.

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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by Jiggers McCoy » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:36 pm

- Cash only
- Smelly, usually smoke and piss but could just be a general mustiness
- Maybe a dive could get away with having a bartender's helper "gun," but in most dives the mixers will be from cartons, jugs, or two-liter bottles. Bonus points if they are the off-brand, private store labels
- Open before noon
- Actual juke (no internet crap), bonus points if you put your money in and nothing happens
- No food except for Slim Jims and the big egg jar
- Hostile staff (real sweethearts once you get to know them)
- The path to the bathroom goes through a storage/janitorial supply area
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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:46 am

So, according to Jiggers, pretty much every pub in Britain, in the 1970s...
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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by Mr. Viking » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:26 am

I do keep meaning to brave the pickle jar, then back out at the last second
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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by mistah willies » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:17 pm

Mr. Viking wrote:I do keep meaning to brave the pickle jar, then back out at the last second
Something about the salty and the vinegar appeals to my friends and me when we meet at a pub, and of course, it also keeps the attractives at bay. Like we need any help with that.

Oddly enough, I only crave sweets when I am not imbibing.

Which is rare...

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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by Mr. Viking » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:45 pm

tdcwillies wrote:
Mr. Viking wrote:I do keep meaning to brave the pickle jar, then back out at the last second
Something about the salty and the vinegar appeals to my friends and me when we meet at a pub, and of course, it also keeps the attractives at bay. Like we need any help with that.

Oddly enough, I only crave sweets when I am not imbibing.

Which is rare...
I don't think sweetness and booze go well together apart from a few exceptions such as christmas pudding
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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by Mr. Viking » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:46 pm

if wine is served it is by the bottle and cheaper than beer. Or on tap
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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by mistah willies » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:54 pm

Mr. Viking wrote:if wine is served it is by the bottle and cheaper than beer. Or on tap
Good man, verily I say unto thee, that in this State of Insanity to which I refer as "Maine," there are public places to attend festivities where upon it is BYOB.

Not everyone is allowed a liquor license to sell, and that is probably a good idea. But they exist.


Why, I have no idea.

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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:49 am

Ideally, the waitress/barmaid should have a fairly recent headwound.
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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by coqui_chris » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:22 am

Mr. Viking wrote:what about the dank?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0Fbzz1RyuA
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