The Twelve Bars in Twelve-Hours Challenge

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The Twelve Bars in Twelve-Hours Challenge

Post by Dear Booze » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:49 pm

A couple of years ago, I decided to experience twelve different bars in a twelve-hour period and it's not as easy as most people would think. The goal wasn’t to run in, have a drink, and sprint to the next bar. Instead, I enjoyed my drinks in each place. I visited with the bartender and other patrons, and truly experience each place. It was a blast and I encourage all of you to give it a try.

All self-respecting drinkers have managed a twelve-hour drinking gig before, but that’s not the point. This is an opportunity to have twelve different experiences in a single twelve-hour period.

So the rules are simple...

Set aside a full twelve-hours for drinking. During that time, go to twelve different bars and immerse yourself in the culture of each place. Try one of their signature drinks, play dice with the regulars, do whatever the theme of the bar indicates that you should do.

Take your time. It’s not a race, so don’t run in, pound a drink and run to the next place. There’s no point in doing that.

Take notes. Share all twelve stories with the rest of us.

Take pictures. You might not be able to read your own writing.

I’m planning on doing my next one on the 26th.
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Re: The Twelve Bars in Twelve-Hours Challenge

Post by Mr. Viking » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:41 pm

See glasgow subcrawl. I like to immerse myself in the culture while doing it. This does occasionally involve climbing things and throwing bottles at houses. Never remember finishing, but that's usually due to following the "when in Rome" idea to its logical end and drinking buckfast or MD2020 between stops.

It's difficult to get people out at 11am to start though
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Re: The Twelve Bars in Twelve-Hours Challenge

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:11 am

This sounds beautiful but my bum leg and tendency to "hunker" make it unlikely for me. Damn!
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Re: The Twelve Bars in Twelve-Hours Challenge

Post by Bur » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:17 am

Bouncing around from bar to bar to toss shit with all kinds of folks, whom naturally feel homey in different bars is very much what I do during major holidays. Not 12 though usually, more like 5-7 before I go to some house party for the real drinking. The contrast between dimly lit 80s style divish rock pub/bar/thingy and techno place terrace is always interesting.

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Re: The Twelve Bars in Twelve-Hours Challenge

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:25 am

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Re: The Twelve Bars in Twelve-Hours Challenge

Post by Mr. Viking » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:09 pm

Palinka Morningstar wrote:This sounds beautiful but my bum leg and tendency to "hunker" make it unlikely for me. Damn!
you need to get yourself a disability donkey. I'm sure any pub that takes dogs has to let it in
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Re: The Twelve Bars in Twelve-Hours Challenge

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:05 pm

I cannot afford to run one of those...

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...and pay my own goddamed bar bill!
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Re: The Twelve Bars in Twelve-Hours Challenge

Post by Bur » Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:40 am

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I ain't sayin' but I reckon I'm making quite decent waste of it.

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Re: The Twelve Bars in Twelve-Hours Challenge

Post by Mr. Viking » Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:55 am

Palinka Morningstar wrote:I cannot afford to run one of those...

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...and pay my own goddamed bar bill!
jesus wept, just went on the donkey sanctuary website and they reckon an initial outlay of £300 plus £900 a year upkeep. And you're not allowed to ride a disability scooter drunk, they take your driving licence away
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