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# 1 : Monday 31-10-2011 @ 22:59
 
 
Do you go to them and how do you find them?

Saturday night I was in a straight bar for the night, the first thing I noticed was how rude the people in that bar were (yes it could easily have been a that bar thing) but when they wanted to get around you they would just push, and at one point I was kicked, where are in the gay venues I haunt people (in general, not all) seem friendlier and less aggressive when you are in their way.
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# 2 : Monday 31-10-2011 @ 23:10
 
 
I dont do straight bars... I find people especially women tend to stare... Not that I really care... Im just more comfortable in gay bars
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# 3 : Monday 31-10-2011 @ 23:12
 
 
I don't even think of bars as "straight" - just as bars - given that there are so few gay bars about.

I think that "straight" bars vary too much that you just can't generalise. Trendy "in" places are full of pretentious posers, then you have aul fella bars with a pretty manky vibe and most bars which are in between these.

One thing that I think is happening with pubs is that they are evolving into
restaurants of a kind and the days of the small unkempt pub are numbered.
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# 4 : Monday 31-10-2011 @ 23:21
 
 
That true Jupiter, a few weeks ago I was out in a country pub, now that was scary, at one point I started to dance (well they had music on) but was quickly told to stop that by one of the people I was out with as apparently they didn't dance in that pub until everyone was completely wasted.
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# 5 : Tuesday 1-11-2011 @ 00:04
 
 
ah the country pub where all conversation stops dead when a stranger walkes in!I've spent a lot of time drinking In these sort of places and now prefer them to bars in big towns where nobody speaks to strangers .once the locals have Sussed you out you will find you can have great craic once you get in with them !
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# 6 : Tuesday 1-11-2011 @ 08:38
 
 
Someone said :
ah the country pub where all conversation stops dead when a stranger walkes in!I've spent a lot of time drinking In these sort of places and now prefer them to bars in big towns where nobody speaks to strangers .once the locals have Sussed you out you will find you can have great craic once you get in with them !

Totally agree with you there. Country pubs are gems.
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# 7 : Tuesday 1-11-2011 @ 08:45
 
 
I drink in non gay bars more than gay ones and I have never had that problem, maybe you just went to a rude pub.
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# 8 : Tuesday 1-11-2011 @ 09:19
 
 
The bar with the rudest clientele I have been in is The Front Lounge quickly followed by Flannerys so it's probably not a gay/straight divide.
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# 9 : Tuesday 1-11-2011 @ 09:21
 
 
Maybe you had something in your hair and nobody had the courage to tell you?

Yea, booze there mainly. People or no more rude than gay bars - less so even in that the men know there are some boundaries at urinals.

They music can be cheesier though - coppers, I'm looking at you!
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# 10 : Tuesday 1-11-2011 @ 09:25
 
 
Coppers? I remember you saying that Dubs go to Coppers now, Good God.
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# 11 : Tuesday 1-11-2011 @ 09:35
 
 
It was probably just a rude bar then. It is very interesting the atmosphere from one place to another and as crossflow said, the locals have to suss you out first.
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# 12 : Tuesday 1-11-2011 @ 23:59
 
 
As I get older, I have less and less time for mad jam-packed bars where it takes ages to get served only to have to stand up and if you're lucky get to rest your drink on a tiny shelf and be hardly able to hear your anyone in your company because the music is so loud.*

I put up with places like this all the time in my 20s - but no more.

*And pay extortionate prices for aforementioned drink.

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# 13 : Wednesday 2-11-2011 @ 00:12
 
 
Call 'em 'Semaphore' bars...'cos it's about the only way you have to communicate in them.
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# 14 : Wednesday 2-11-2011 @ 01:53
 
 
Tonight on the way to the Gerry Springer Opera,I wanted to whitney into a pearse street bar for a swiftey,but was put off by the amount of feral rats around said establishments,now far be it from me to advocate anything nasty,but...
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# 15 : Wednesday 2-11-2011 @ 03:31
 
 
Someone said :
Call 'em 'Semaphore' bars...'cos it's about the only way you have to communicate in them.

With drinkmorespeakers

My nice quiet local has a few bachelors so maybe I'm not the only bi in the village.
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