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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
a hot dog cart

Superior hangover food:

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

Which is better?

pubs that close at 11 pm that you can walk home from
bars that close at 2 am that you have to drive home from

Would you rather:

be able to smoke in bars/clubs/pubs and go home stinky
be unable to smoke in bars/clubs/pubs and go home clean

Would you prefer:

cheap drinks into which shots are actually measured
expensive drinks in which alcohol content is highly variable

You crave pub/bar snacks. You want:

salt and vinegar crisps, or chips drenched in malt vinegar
pretzels or peanuts

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

not having to tip the bartender
toilets that flush

[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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