Pubs going bust


#616

Is that Berminghams pub? It was a real throwback to an older time. Great place for a quiet pint.


#617

Given the applicant, I’m thinking a clinic of some sort.
Lots of hookers around there (so Mantissa reliably informs me), so an STD clinic wouldn’t go amiss.


#618

The brothel that operated above the hardware shop near there is gone, or so a friend tells me :nin :angry: so maybe not as much demand.


#619

i recall locals wanting to stage an anti-prostitution protest before a match/gig in Croker last year.


#620

I didn’t know that. I wonder where it’s based out of now.


#621

Asking for a friend? 8- 8- and all that :angry:


#622

In case a weary traveller were to enquire. :angry:


#623

The Long Stone pub had it before Christmas, after 264 years

The Wright Venue in Swords is to close in a few weeks. Club 92 in Leopardstown went at New Years. Amazing a city the size of Dublin, with a young enough population can barely support a nightclub. They seem to have fallen out of favour only in the last 5 years really.

newstalk.com/Dublins-Wright-Venue-to-close-down-later-this-month


#624

The Wright venue is no loss but I’ve been in the Long Stone many a time sad to see it go.


#625

Yeah but its not gone bust, it was sold for development

its a pity to see old pubs being knocked down but on the upside we also lose the Department of Health building, a building so ugly it makes me sick


#626

demographics dictates we dont need as many pubs as we had from 1997 to 2005. I find it interesting that Una Mulally bemoans the diminishing dublin nightlife scene, but there arent as many 20-30 year olds around as there used to be 15 years ago


#627

The Long Stone is not 200 years old - it was built in the 90s. There was a pub there before, but it was a different building and it wasn’t called the Long Stone.


#628

I used to drink in the previous pub after movies in the Screen. The pub had a family name (can’t remember what it was) but the locals called it the Long Stone (I always assumed it was a dope connection and found it quite funny in the way that you do when you are a student). It was a long narrow bar and I think the original building was still there and the new long stone was built in front of the original.


#629

I would have said there are more 20-30 year olds rather than less. Two things have impacted the pubs - the ethnic backgrounds of most of that population is either non-drinking (particularly Indians) or slow-drinking (continental Europeans) - the getting shit-faced Irish level of drinking is only attained by Eastern Europeans; secondly people do not have the same level of disposable income after rent, saving for deposits etc.


#630

I remeber when they were selling bottlesd of fresh oxygen somewhere around Grafton Street (I think) toward the height of the Tiger years.

is this something similar?

irishtimes.com/life-and-sty … -1.3761451


#631

Holy shit this is an epic observation.
I’m going to be the first to open a shop that serves non-alcoholic drinks like … coffee.


#632

“Confronted with alcohol” is a great phrase.
Offering more alc free selection beyond the :sick: non-alc Erdinger would be a great idea for any pub however.


#633

I agree.


#634

Absolutely!
There’s only so much coffee you can drink.


#635

Indeed. Like the day you drank 17 bottles of lager and then suddenly confronted reality all down the front of your shirt…