I like a quiet bar. I have since I was 21. This isn't an unusual desire; any time I'm at a bar past eight o'clock, someone (sometimes it's not even me!) eventually says "Sorry, I couldn't hear you. The bar got so loud!" Even the quietest dive fills up now and then with people shouting to be heard, when each person individually wishes the place were quieter. Why, as a culture, have we failed to find a way out of this loudness war? Why are most bars so bloody loud?
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The lemon wedge in your drink has a bad reputation, and the evidence for it seems obvious: No one at a restaurant washes the outside of a lemon, but then they throw that wedge onto your glass, sometimes letting the rind soak right in the drink. And according to HuffPost, several studies found all kinds of germs on lemon wedges from bars and restaurants.
So should your drink order always include "No lemon, please"?
On Sunday afternoon, Aussie boxing fans will converge on pubs and sports bars around the country to watch Conor McGregor duke it out in the ring against Floyd Mayweather. It's going to be quite the spectacle.
If you want a rowdy, ringside-esque experience, Australia's authentic Irish pubs are the ultimate venue. There will be cheering. There will be chanting. There will be drunken debauchery as only the Irish know how. With that in mind, here are the best Irish pubs in each capital city - all of which will be showing Mayweather vs McGregor on big screen TVs!
While cocktails aren't exactly good for you -- alcohol is a toxin after all -- some drinks can be more dangerous than others. These dicey craft cocktail ingredients can be found in bars all over the place.
Being a regular at your local bar, restaurant or cafe is about more than getting free drinks or good service -- it's also a solid way to improve your happiness and build a community. But to get that, you can't just be a regular, you should be a good regular. Here's how.
Sun Tzu once said "the supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting." And that goes double when the drinks are flowing. People can get a bit hot-headed when they're on the sauce, and in some cases, physical. Based on my experiences as a security guard, these smooth talking tips will help you calm an intense situation and escape a potential beating.
A night on the town can be pretty costly -- but the amount you spend varies considerably depending on which Australian state and suburb you live in. The following infographic from online bar tab Clipp ranks each major city based on the average price of a meal for two. Surprisingly, Sydney didn't come out on top.
If you're planning on being social this Australia Day, it's important to choose the right public venue. Great views, delicious grub and a lively crowd are all essential. We asked the makers of bar tab app Clipp to nominate the best Australia Day pubs and bars for Sydney, Queensland and Melbourne. Read on to find out if your local made the cut!