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Bar Strategy

  • 01-09-2021 10:31am
    Registered Users Posts: 855 ✭✭✭ stainluss

    if I wanted to appear as I'm drinking a few beers in a bar in Dublin, what's the most likely non-alcoholic beer/beer-like liquid they have to pour me?

    Would just rather avoid the inevitable discussion.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,128 ✭✭✭ gipi

    How about the new Guinness zero? Not all bars have it in stock, I'm told it's a very acceptable brew.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,539 ✭✭✭ 2ndcoming

    Not sure what you mean. Non-drinkers have more options than ever now. Guinness Zero I suppose looks the most convincing in that it didn't exist this time last year, Heineken Zero looks exactly the same as ordinary Heineken, Erdinger looks exactly like Erdinger.

  • Registered Users Posts: 855 ✭✭✭ stainluss

    Apologies, what I mean is which is typically avail on tap?

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,539 ✭✭✭ 2ndcoming

    Depends where you are. Most Dublin bars will have Heineken and Guinness Zero on tap these days though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,276 ✭✭✭✭ Fr Tod Umptious

    Sorry for hijacking the thread.

    But it's a real pity that someone can't go out on a night and not drink without "the inevitable discussion" as you call it OP.

    What the **** is wrong with some people that they cannot accept other people not drinking alcohol on some occasions.

    I have no idea about your circumstances OP, if you could, get a 7up and tell them it's none of their business.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,869 ✭✭✭✭ denartha

    "I'm on anti-biotics" usually does the trick when asked why no booze in your hand. Or just say, you don't drink.

    That said I just bought a 4 pack of Guinness Zero to test drive it.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,431 ✭✭✭ rolling boh

    What age group are you in because to me somebody not drinking is nothing and I don't think anything of it . I would be with people I want to be with not just people who are drinking .I know it's maybe a bigger issue if you are younger but there are quite a lot of people who don't need drink to enjoy themselves they don't need drink to chat to anybody .

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,125 ✭✭✭ Sigma Force

    So true and with stricter drink driving laws it shouldn't be so weird for people to say they're driving. But either way a grown adult should not have to make any excuses.