Places to Avoid

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Re: Places to Avoid

Post by mistah willies » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:45 pm

Mr Boozificator wrote:Now that I think about it, huge island that looks like a continent, giant rats hopping around, lager beer being brewed by the offspring of Irish convicts, snakes that kill you with one bite and spiders that eat those snakes, well, it sounds like heaven. On my way, I just hope they correct wines there.
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Re: Places to Avoid

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:35 am

tdcwillies wrote:...I just got nose-beer on my keyboard...
Mmmmm...Nose Beer...

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Re: Places to Avoid

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Re: Places to Avoid

Post by Patchez » Fri May 09, 2014 6:53 am

Cobblestone's in York, Pa USA. Overpriced craft beer, hipster douche clientele combine with OMG I'm so Drunk college chicks. Never again.
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Re: Places to Avoid

Post by peetie44 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:45 pm

Any and all chain bars (except those where chains are a fashion accessory).
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Re: Places to Avoid

Post by Rob_Strand » Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:22 pm

I know a few in Green Bay and in De Pere(Right next door)

Billy Goats Pub (Green Bay) first off the neighborhood is not that spectacular, Broadway itself and the bar is right under the Mason Street overpass. Secondly the owner was found guilty of Food Stamp Fraud, despite being shut down... again. It was shut down previously for drug dealing. He would buy food stamps and use it for food and drinks for the bar.

Buddha's Still (De Pere) This has the potential to be a good bar, a great bar. However the owner drives the clientele away. Literally right across the street is a Private College filled with rich kids of legal drinking age. However the owner has a stigma agonized them and hates having them in his bar. The bar is dead, and the same regulars are obnoxious assholes.

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Re: Places to Avoid

Post by rivuxgamma » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:15 pm

Jan's Tap in Peoria, IL.
Gave me a new rule to never drink in a place that hasn't heard of a martini.

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Re: Places to Avoid

Post by Mr Boozificator » Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:34 pm

rivuxgamma wrote:Jan's Tap in Peoria, IL.
Gave me a new rule to never drink in a place that hasn't heard of a martini.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6705207 ... e0!6m1!1e1
I have been to Peoria once and have been baffled by the lack of activity in the centre of town. It's like the city is resolutely quiet.
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Re: Places to Avoid

Post by oettinger » Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:13 pm

Mr Boozificator wrote:
rivuxgamma wrote:Jan's Tap in Peoria, IL.
Gave me a new rule to never drink in a place that hasn't heard of a martini.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6705207 ... e0!6m1!1e1
I have been to Peoria once and have been baffled by the lack of activity in the centre of town. It's like the city is resolutely quiet.
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Re: Places to Avoid

Post by rivuxgamma » Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:32 am

Mr Boozificator wrote:
rivuxgamma wrote:Jan's Tap in Peoria, IL.
Gave me a new rule to never drink in a place that hasn't heard of a martini.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6705207 ... e0!6m1!1e1
I have been to Peoria once and have been baffled by the lack of activity in the centre of town. It's like the city is resolutely quiet.

Yeah, it kinda became a ghost town a few years ago with a pissing match between the city council and the local business owners I think. and for some reason they renovated the sidewalks along the industrial wasteland which is nowhere near downtown. didn't help that last year one of the business owners got himself murdered. hard.

http://www.pjstar.com/article/20141007/News/141009387

they also moved the best strip club around for like 250 miles.
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Re: Places to Avoid

Post by AntonArkydivich » Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:41 pm

peetie44 wrote:Any and all chain bars (except those where chains are a fashion accessory).
There's a Mexican joint down the rode from me, called Don Jose's (big surprise). It's a chain, but I love those guys. Was in there last year after I got fired from the better of my two jobs, and I'm sitting there, all glum and mopey, trying my best to hide it, and the bartender takes my order, and after the second beer, says in Spanish,

"Did you lose your job or did your girlfriend leave you? "

I laugh and reply. "Lost my job."

He was surprised, but hid it we'll, and came back over with a huge margarita glass, filled to the brim and said, "I call this the nuevo comienzo. It's on the house."

Now, I'm not into sweet drinks, but that thing was basically pure, top shelf tequila--the last dregs of any bottles laying around. The old man just smiled when I first tasted it and almost choked.

So I'm not into chains, but if you're hiring folks like that, I can't hate ya.

And for what it's worth, I spent Christmas in Peoria, AZ. That place was so awful, I thought it was the Peoria everyone talks about here.
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Re: Places to Avoid

Post by AntonArkydivich » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:02 am

Adding one to the list:

Unless you like wine, and wine only, the entire country of New Zealand. Just found out firsthand that a glass of good hard liquor is about the same price as a plane ticket to somewhere where drinking is not a luxury for the rich.

Saw a bottle of "Old Crow Bourbon" for $14, the cheapest bottle in the store. Reached down with glee, only to discover it was 14% alcohol. I recoiled with horror, gave an inhuman yell, and lurched out the door like a wounded animal.

It's like Lord of the Flies down here.
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Re: Places to Avoid

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:01 am

AntonArkydivich wrote:...it was 14% alcohol. I recoiled with horror...
And I thought UK prices and ABV% sucked the toilet pan clean...

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Re: Places to Avoid

Post by mistah willies » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:59 pm

Palinka wrote:
AntonArkydivich wrote:...it was 14% alcohol. I recoiled with horror...
And I thought UK prices and ABV% sucked the toilet pan clean...

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How can they get away with such a notion? It must have to do with importation rules/laws/ what have you.

As for exportation laws, then most certainly the term "bourbon" must stand for something here in the states. Maybe the label should read: "Bourbonesque" or something like that, if anyone had their wit about them when they concocted such a thing. Consider this: New Zealand has enough of its own water to not call for the need to transport 'Murrican water around half the globe, contained within diluted bottles of near-bourbon.

I know, I'm preaching to the choir. Or is it, bitching to the unforgiven?

At any rate, I feel your pain, brother.

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Re: Places to Avoid

Post by AntonArkydivich » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:37 am

I have no clue what the deal is. It's like they tax alcohol based on ABV. Or maybe it's because all the hard stuff appears to be imported.

The other thing is, for a country that sources so much hop and barley to the international craft beer community, the beer I've had is largely lackluster and expensive. It's like if Saudi Arabia didn't know how to refine gasoline.

It's a really beautiful place, but it may not be for me.

I just keep thinking: "Good God man! We can't stop here, this is bat country!"
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