(Closed) What is the point of bar hopping?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I don’t get bar hopping either.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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
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Bee Keeper

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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@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!

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