Originally Posted by DKDetective
!But honestly, now that your question forced me to think about it, what makes a pub a pub rather than just a bar?
I think there a lot of ways to define a place as a pub:
- Daytime drinkers and 'locals' (guys that literally spend whole days in there drinking beer)
- Bar stools & 'barflies' (people who always sit around the bar - usually guys who come in on their own and sit and read the paper and maybe make conversation with he barmaid).
- Teams I.e. Darts, Pool etc.
It's also a bit about the look of the place. Lots of wood and cotton cusioned chairs and big bulky bars. Lots of pubs have odd things collected and displayed - mini spirit bottles, novelty shot glass or mugs, awards and cups from their teams wins etc.
I've worked in several proper pubs, and I absolutely love them and do miss them in the city. It's just not the same.