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How to decide where you should live. [20041026|03:18]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
Poll #372956 London vs. L.A. nightlife: The True Test

You've just staggered out of the bar/club at closing time. You desire:

a kebab stand
36(70.6%)
a hot dog cart
15(29.4%)

Superior hangover food:

a full English (sausage, eggs, bacon, toast, baked beans, tomatoes and mushrooms)
35(68.6%)
Denny's (e.g. Moons over My Hammy)
16(31.4%)

Which is better?

pubs that close at 11 pm that you can walk home from
43(84.3%)
bars that close at 2 am that you have to drive home from
8(15.7%)

Would you rather:

be able to smoke in bars/clubs/pubs and go home stinky
18(34.6%)
be unable to smoke in bars/clubs/pubs and go home clean
34(65.4%)

Would you prefer:

cheap drinks into which shots are actually measured
50(96.2%)
expensive drinks in which alcohol content is highly variable
2(3.8%)

You crave pub/bar snacks. You want:

salt and vinegar crisps, or chips drenched in malt vinegar
36(69.2%)
pretzels or peanuts
16(30.8%)

Which would you prefer, and no, you cannot have both:

not having to tip the bartender
13(25.0%)
toilets that flush
39(75.0%)
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[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2004-10-26 13:18 (UTC)
I would prefer bars that don't close and which I can walk home from... Or even which close at irregular hours between 12 and 6 am.

They still have early closing in London?? The weirdos.
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[User Picture]From: greyface
2004-10-26 21:43 (UTC)
I'm personally a fan of closing at 6AM in a city with public transit! That way you stop drinking when you must, and then just take a train and/or bus home.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2004-10-27 11:22 (UTC)
Yeah, I guess it's a strange leftover from WWII? The licensing laws are supposed to change next year. Then the choice will become "pubs that don't close that you can walk home from," which I think will firmly trounce the other choice.
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[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2004-10-27 13:52 (UTC)
I think they've been saying that they will change for the last 10 years or more. At least they don't close the pubs in the afternoon anymore.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2004-10-30 18:19 (UTC)
Yeah, I've read a few articles dating back to about 2000 that said the same things. I think it's really going to happen this time, due to the new mayor guy, though. Witness the imposition of the congestion charge in central London, etc.
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