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How much do you miss the pub?

  • 03-04-2020 8:23pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 16,484 ✭✭✭✭ DEFTLEFTHAND


    It's Friday night and all I want to do is go for a pint of Guinness in my local. I just love the atmosphere of a rural pub, talking ****e with the lads, throwing a few darts, watching the LLS on the tv. Lol.

    It's going to be a long couple of months.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,325 ✭✭✭ Wanderer2010


    Im kind of the opposite as to why I miss it. I like the pub when its nice and quiet, or with a gentle enough buzz when there are a group of people around but not crammed in shouting and talking drunk crap. When the noise levels go sky high or the music plays, im out of there. Im an introvert but I get a lot of pleasure out of a chat and a laugh with family and friends, passing the time of day with locals and strangers alike. Good for the head to be around people. That part I miss.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,497 ✭✭✭✭ Poor Uncle Tom


    Have to stay in to see Leo and wait with baited breath for more restrictive measures, the misery, oh! the glorious misery, 'tis better than a flailing of nettles.......


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,423 ✭✭✭ Berties_Horse


    I stopped missing it after a week, once the mind reconciled with the body that the pour was no more. If I'm stuck, crack a can and whatsapp an old friend. Sure it's not the same as random banter in the local, but these are the cards that have been dealt.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,858 ✭✭✭ Church on Tuesday


    Never thought I'd say it but Guinness from a can is actually decent enough if poured right, not exactly the same obviously but not awful either.

    Still miss a quiet pub though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,911 ✭✭✭✭ _Brian


    Haven’t been in a pub in 2-3 years.


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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I miss a few but most of them are so ****e now that they’re better closed.

    Pints are better though, cans don’t come close, so they need to survive. Anyone pouring Guinness from a can and telling you it’s near like a pint should be checking their temperature, or they’ve been drinking in the wrong pubs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,005 ✭✭✭ Ray Donovan


    _Brian wrote: »
    Haven’t been in a pub in 2-3 years.

    Well Done


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,858 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    Don't really miss pubs at all.
    I do miss restaurants though :(


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 503 ✭✭✭ Rufeo


    Video Conference, a few cans?


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,522 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    My folks are so desperate they're trying to figure out where Carrickstown is as McCoys is still open...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,385 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC


    Don't miss them at all. How about when this is all over turning all the pubs that have a viable chance of surviving into gyms and restaurants.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,633 ✭✭✭ andekwarhola


    The pub probably constitutes about 20% of my drinking environment these days vs home but I do really miss it. More so as a signpost of normality again.

    My wife and I were just saying we'll appreciate it all more when this is all over and will try to scedule more frequent pub/cinema/threatre/music and restaurant trips over a given month instead of defaulting to lazy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,633 ✭✭✭ andekwarhola


    AMKC wrote: »
    Don't miss them at all. How about when this is all over turning all the pubs that have a viable chance of surviving into gyms and restaurants.


    Makes sense seeing as the entire country is at one with your tastes.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    AMKC wrote: »
    Don't miss them at all. How about when this is all over turning all the pubs that have a viable chance of surviving into gyms and restaurants.

    There’s enough restaurants and gyms are breeding grounds for twats.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,399 ✭✭✭ castletownman


    I'll never complain about the pub being quiet ever again.

    I long for a pint and a flutter on a nag at some random racecourse.

    Its return will be glorious.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,631 ✭✭✭ Signore Fancy Pants


    Dont miss the pub but miss giving an aul fingerbang afterwards down a lane to get rid of the hot nuts dust.

    Damn COVID-19.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,112 ✭✭✭✭ Sleeper12


    Friday afternoon beers was for the most part the only time I'd be in the pub. It was something that I looked forward to all week long. I do miss this. I have half a dozen cans in the fridge and another 10 or so in a press. They've sat there unopened for the last three weeks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,465 ✭✭✭ YFlyer


    Even if the pubs were open, there be no riding until we get over this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,608 ✭✭✭ jrosen


    Not at all, only ever go if ive been out for dinner and we go for a drink after. Wouldn't cross the door of a pub for a drink only


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,534 ✭✭✭ Chalk McHugh


    Im nearly two months into trying to do one year sobriety. I had enquired about joining a gym few days before the virus hit. Im not sure if this crisis is making it harder or easier for me to not drink. Definately easier now as i dont drink at home but after being cooked up alone at home all the time like everyone else, whenever the pubs reopen i will be longing for a social drink i imagine. More so to get out and have some human interaction and craic.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,524 ✭✭✭ igCorcaigh


    Very much so.

    Makes me realise how much of my social network is pub based. Wouldn't even have contact details for a lot of them.

    Pub friends, I might say, rather than real close friends, but close enough for me to miss their company. And the staff too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,308 ✭✭✭ The One Doctor


    It's Friday night and all I want to do is go for a pint of Guinness in my local. I just love the atmosphere of a rural pub, talking ****e with the lads, throwing a few darts, watching the LLS on the tv. Lol.

    It's going to be a long couple of months.

    I don't miss it, then again I'm rarely there nowadays.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,337 ✭✭✭✭ Rothko


    AMKC wrote: »
    Don't miss them at all. How about when this is all over turning all the pubs that have a viable chance of surviving into gyms and restaurants.

    How about no?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,388 ✭✭✭ Bowlardo


    Never thought I'd say it but Guinness from a can is actually decent enough if poured right, not exactly the same obviously but not awful either.

    Still miss a quiet pub though.

    The key is to have pour one can and put the next one in the freezer. the next one will be perfect


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,248 ✭✭✭✭ Esel


    I was talking to a friend a few days ago and said that I used to drink in a named pub every Saturday night.

    Then I realised that I was referring to it as something that might not happen again, and thought 'Jebus!'.

    Not your ornery onager



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,546 ✭✭✭ Blaaz_


    I miss the quiet of everyone else going out

    Friday night,everyone stuck inside....sure we'll call blaaz,sure he never geos out,he'll know what to do



    Fcuk off and let me catch up on home and away :mad:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,148 ✭✭✭ amadangomor


    Dont miss the pub but miss giving an aul fingerbang afterwards down a lane to get rid of the hot nuts dust.

    Damn COVID-19.

    Did he/she/heshe always find your sweet spot in these back alley situations?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 51,489 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Stheno


    Dont miss them tbh after this is over I'll be slow to go b as ck as I think it will take a while to get used to being in close contact with people


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 21,742 ✭✭✭✭ Persepoly


    AMKC wrote: »
    Don't miss them at all. How about when this is all over turning all the pubs that have a viable chance of surviving into gyms and restaurants.

    Let's turn all gyms in to pubs and while we are it I would like the country to cater exactly to my needs only.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 315 ✭✭ coinop


    Do you reckon other countries are bemoaning the pubs being closed? We need to uncouple Irish culture with drinking. Don't play up to a stereotype. We are so much better than that.

    Btw, Guinness is about as Irish as Beefeater gin. Arthur Guinness was a hardcore Unionist of British blood. Guinness is still referred to as Protestant Porter by many.


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