What changes would you like to see in bars?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Ernest_Hooper, Mar 10, 2014.

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  1. patto1ro

    patto1ro Zealot (526) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    No effing TV at all is preferable.
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  2. sAvAgE69

    sAvAgE69 Initiate (0) Aug 31, 2013 Alberta (Canada)

    1) A Truepour tap system or similar (This system makes it easy to sanitize lines on a regular basis.)
    2) Around here 99% of the bars serve the same beer. They are all Western Canadian Adjuncts Syle
    4) Proper glasswear for each But first get some different beer to change things up.
    5) Support your micro local breweries. the Major breweries have all the taps. The little guys make really good beer.
  3. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer Zealot (564) May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    ALL of them. Though, I realize many bars would cease operations without their unlimited trust-fund-spending patrons.
    #283 SunDevilBeer, Mar 23, 2014
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  4. skunkpuddle

    skunkpuddle Aspirant (259) Feb 14, 2011 California
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    Also with nearly all systems you would find at a bar, the warmer the cooler the worse the beer comes out of the tap.
  5. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Poo-Bah (2,204) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I'd like to see a ban on bars and pubs having "Free Beer Tomorrow" signs. I always have that disappointed feeling like I shouldn't have come today, and that I'm going to miss something tomorrow. :wink:
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  6. AntG21

    AntG21 Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2014 Syria

    Bingo! Drives me nuts. I don't wanna drink in a Chuck-E-Cheese!
  7. SirRainboom

    SirRainboom Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2014 Germany

    A decent selection. Maybe it's just that I live in nowheresville but I haven't seen any pub in this area with a craft selection at all. Also, more pubs with "no drunken dicking around" policies like in the majority of Irish Pubs I've been in - I go to the pub to have a good time with my friends for a few hours that night. Not for people who can't handle their booze to start unnecessary conflicts.
  8. Plissken

    Plissken Aspirant (245) Jun 3, 2013 Massachusetts

    an abundance of hot chicks that dig beer nerds.
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  9. RhyminBelmont

    RhyminBelmont Initiate (0) May 14, 2013 Illinois

    Mandatory menu education for the servers. Most places require servers to memorize the food menus anyways, and I'm always impressed by craft bars/gastropubs where the servers can actually answer my questions about a brew I want to try.
  10. JLew2

    JLew2 Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2013 Massachusetts

    Have a place at the bar for people standing to access the bartender without squeezing between others sitting.
  11. TillTheMedicineTakes

    TillTheMedicineTakes Initiate (132) Jul 13, 2014 Colorado
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    Clean glassware FTW!
  12. Benish

    Benish Savant (982) Mar 13, 2013 Wisconsin
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    Living in Utah it would be nice not to have to BUY FOOD when you want to buy a beer. They won't sell you drinks only.
  13. rlcoffey

    rlcoffey Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2004 Kentucky

    Sports also dont require sound.

    Which would be one of mine -- keep the tv sound off. I dont care if the local sports teams is in the World Series for the first time in my life, I dont want to hear the tv sound.

    And I prefer music to be instrumental only, but that is getting picky.
  14. ArkansasTraveller

    ArkansasTraveller Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2014 Arkansas

    I live in the middle of nowhere, and my local bar only has BMC. No Sierra Nevada even, which even most sub par bars have.. I pretty much only go there to shoot pool but it would be nice to be able to order some local brews. Also, more live music.
  15. ArsMoriendiOU818

    ArsMoriendiOU818 Zealot (586) Nov 5, 2013 Idaho
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    Most important parameters for a great bar to me are:
    -an up-to-date draft and bottle list posted somewhere, but preferably BeerMenus
    -old bottles (read: bottles that are supposed to be consumed fresh) are pulled from the shelf. I don't care if they cut their bottle selection in half to do this.
    -contains an area mostly out of range from what's being played on jukebox.

    Things more bars should be doing:
    -allow different size pours (5 oz. 8 oz. 12 oz., 16 oz., etc.)
    -allow flights
    -carb. and temp. controls. Torst in Brooklyn has this. It's awesome. I understand this is unlikely to ever be highly implemented, but it's certainly ideal.

    I've seen a lot of people mention proper glassware, but as far as I'm concerned, if I show up to a bar and they give me a chilled pint glass, I am not ordering beer from them again. If establishments are going to start offering craft beer they should do some basic research before offering it. Namely, make sure beers that should be fresh are sold fresh and the proper glassware is used. Any craft beer bar worth its salt pays attention to the glassware they use.
    #295 ArsMoriendiOU818, Aug 6, 2014
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  16. DirtyPenny

    DirtyPenny Devotee (434) Jun 25, 2011 Massachusetts

    Well frankly I wish my cellmate would stop threatening to shiv me in the dead of night. And there's this guard on my block that smells like cottage cheese. It's like, damn dude, shower once in a while. And tuck in your shirt.
  17. ShepardCommander

    ShepardCommander Disciple (386) Jan 31, 2014 Virginia

    Fewer douchebags. No loud music
  18. ordinarymatt

    ordinarymatt Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2014 Connecticut

    Sounds like most of you folks live in the middle of no where and consistently go to crappy bars.
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  19. ArkansasTraveller

    ArkansasTraveller Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2014 Arkansas

    Also, more dog friendly bars. Only thing better than drinkin a beer is drinkin a beer with my dog. Plus, he's a friggin chick magnet.
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  20. Roxie_B

    Roxie_B Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2014 Alabama

    1. More local beers at every bar. If it's brewed in your home town and it's reasonably tasty give it a tap or at least sell bottles of it! I have 3-4 breweries in my town and unless I go to a specific craft bar I can't get them at the average bar in town.
    2. Bring me a glass instead of just a bottle or can.
    3. A clean glass please.
    4. An option to have things at a civilized temperature.
    5. And not so much beer related but I really hate televisions, loud music and other things that are noisy.
  21. dutesanch

    dutesanch Devotee (407) Apr 22, 2014 California
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    Less Shock top and Blue Moon. More good beer. Also don't really like anything that's "shoulder to shoulder"
  22. WillieThreebiers

    WillieThreebiers Poo-Bah (3,163) Apr 26, 2012 Connecticut
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    8 ounce pours...love the 1/2 pint.
  23. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Poo-Bah (2,135) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    Perhaps this doesn't count, but the best bar experience I ever had was at a tiny brewpub. They didn't have any televisions. They had various games to play (UNO, checkers) and they had a live band later on. It was a very family- friendly experience, they also sold root beer they made themselves. This type of thing would never catch on to the rowdy younger masses, but I enjoyed it.
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