Post # 1
Here is this weird pet peeve I have. I hate bar hopping. And everyone else where I live seems to love it.
It’s like I can’t hang out with other foreigners if it isn’t getting drunk or climbing a mountain, and I don’t love either of those, but the former is a little more appealing than the latter. So I’ve gone out with people, only to find that apparently a requirement of drinking is constantly moving. Now… bars are already sort of a waste of money, but I’m content to hang out in one with people.
What I don’t understand is the need to constantly CHANGE bars. Don’t people want to relax and get comfortable? It’s like as soon as I start enjoying myself, we have to leave and go somewhere else. Why? Can’t we just settle on a place and hang out? I can understand if the place sucks, but when everyone’s going “this place is great” why does everyone then want to leave 45 minutes later? Why is it apparently only fun if we go to 10 different establishments? This is like 900 times more true in the winter, also. Can’t think of anything more awful than having to go back out into the cold because people have bar ADD.
Do you bar-hop? Why?
Post # 3
I prefer lounges or clubs vs a plain bar. However, if it is JUST a bar then I need to move (aka bar hop) bc I get bored and antsy sitting in the same place for longer than an hour.
Post # 4
Different atmosphere and crowds. I do this while just tagging a long with my friends. I much prefer to find one good bar and stay there, but ah well.
Post # 5
I don’t get bar hopping either.
Post # 6
I don’t like bar hopping (or clubbing for that matter) either. I like to stay at one bar, preferably with a dart board I can claim for the night.
Post # 7
Are you talking more than 5 different places in one evening? Yeah that’s a lot. Are there so many cool places in Seoul (are you in Seoul)?
I mean it’s fairly standard to go to dinner in one place, then go to another bar for drinks, and if things are good and people want to hang out more, maybe go to another bar or a club for different atmosphere.
Btw, I would love to know what cool bars you guys go to in Seoul. I go there maybe once a year and I always have a hard time figuring out where to go for drinks.
Post # 8
I only bar hopped once because it was hallowe’en and we wanted to show off our costumes and see as many other costumes as possible.
Other times if we’ve left a venue and gone to another, it was because the first venue was not meeting our expectations. Bar hopping as a regular thing sounds annoying.
Post # 9
Every year on Thanksgiving we do a bar crawl with like 15 people where we plan a route of 7-8 bars the we have one drink at and then on to the next one. That is super fun. But for a regualr weekend thing or whatever- i would want to stay in one place.
Post # 10
We tend to move around quite a bit, but we’re usually working our way toward a destination – e.g., the hockey arena, a friend’s house, our favorite bar for dancing. Bar-hopping for the sake of it gets tedious unless you’re doing a bar crawl, though. Some nights when we’re not feeling it, DH and I will meet friends at a single bar for a few drinks and then stay while the others move on.
Post # 11
Not a fan of bar hopping or bar crawls. I like hanging out at quieter lounge-y places, wine bars, or bars at fun restaurants/bistros. My main bar requirement is no tvs!
Post # 12
unless the bar is crappy i have no desire to bar hop. esp if im going to have to pay to get into said new bar!
Post # 13
It depends. If a bar is dead or I’m not feeling the vibe or music I leave and go to somewhere that I’m used too and know well.
I rarely do more then 2-3 stops. But I have for example: There is this bar I love that does awesome drinks that are very affordable I make that my first stop, but it’s a small narrow bar and geared towards talking and hanging out which I do for an hour. I might go to a restaurant or a bar that has good food, then go to a third bar to hangout for karaoke/pool or if I feel like dancing I go to a bar with a dance floor to do that.
Post # 14
I’ve ended doing the pub crawls with the buses before. The buses themselves are fun!
Otherwise though, I’m with you, I prefer to stick to one place.
Post # 15
I’m not a huge bar hopper because you lose a lot of valuable drinking time. However, it depends on what you are looking for. When I was in college, you chose a bar based on what you wanted to drink. Ashley’s has the most amazing selection of beer, Dom’s had delicious sangria, and Charlies was a great place to hang out the rest of the night and drink liquor and cheap beer. So sometimes you’d hit up a couple of bars in one night in order to get a little bit of everything.
Post # 16
@Bebealways: I have always wondered this myself. I have never gone on a “bar crawl” or whatever they’re called, either.
Does not appeal to me whatsoever! I’d rather take my time over a drink in a nice restaurant or the comfort of my sofa!