Pubbers vs. Clubbers, a Traditional Mix of Bars and Clubs Cultures. And it’s Okay to Be Both
People who go to bars can generally be separated into two distinct groups: Those who are “pubbers” and those who are “clubbers.”
That is why when PubClub.com was founded, I chose that domain name to appeal to each segment of the party population.
Pubbers and clubbers can be found throughout the world. They are divided not by region or religion, but by preference of where to have their pints (pubbers) or cocktails (clubbers).
Pubbers prefer to dress casually and “hang out” at a bar while clubbers like sporting the “club clothes,” being active and going dancing.
Pubbers prefer places where the music is more the background than the focal point – unless they are in a live music place, in which case they are there to hear the band – while clubbers feel the louder the dance music, the better.
Pubbers prefer more intimate places, pubs and bars where they can carry on a conversation with a bartender or with a few fellow patrons who are either likewise seated at the bar or at an adjacent table.
Clubbers like to move around, to be on the go, to check out the various spots of the big nightclubs.
Pubbers also tend to drink a little more than clubbers; they are there to “pound down the Buds” as opposed to be dancing, to be “in the scene” and sip expensive cocktails. (You’ll never catch a pubber asking for bottle service in a bar.)
With all these differences, it’s hard to imagine the two worlds converging. That would be like the Republicans having beers Democrats.
But, unlike the USA’s hopelessly divided Congress, pubbers and clubbers can indeed exist together and can, in fact, sometimes even be the same person. Remember, pubbers and clubbers share this common bond: They each want to be out in a bar!
For me, it’s a matter of mood. There are times I want to be in a casual bar setting in my shorts or jeans, and times I want to be in a rocking, happening nightclub with my slacks and “Charlie Sheen shirt.” Give me the glitz!
Generally speaking, I’m more of a pubber than a clubber. I find bars easier places to start and engage in conversations with girls rather than the trying to roll them onto the dance floor and either saying nothing or screaming out a few “hey, what’s your name,” words. When this happens, I’m always anxious to get her to a quiet part of the club, ideally by a bar, where we can (hopefully) get to know each other.
At a bar or pub, I’m more comfortable in approaching people than in a club. But that’s just me; others are far more successful in clubs rather than pubs. And there are usually a lot more girls in the clubs than the pubs.
Now let me also state that while I prefer pubs, I like my pubs to be lively. There’s no sitting motionless at a quiet bar for this cat. It has to be fun and it has to be happening.
So really, the ideal place for me is really a combination of a pub and a club.