Closed Bars, Canceled Events & Changes In Partying Policies Make Me Thirsty For The Good ‘Ol Days
I don’t know about you but I am ready for some good news when it comes to nightlife, pubs and clubs and the party scene.
And it’s just not all the closures of bars and canceling of events because of COVID. It’s other things, too.
For example, do you realize the city of Amsterdam is considering closing its coffeeshops and re-locating the Red Light District from the tourist area where it’s been since the 15th century?
San Francisco has declared its Bay To Breakers moving street party a non-alcohol event (er, yeah, right).
A long-standing dive bar, the Poop Deck where I used to live in Hermosa Beach, CA, is closing its doors after some 60 years and will be replaced by a convenience store.
Classic sports bars that have been operating for decades are closing all around the USA, in part because people haven’t been going to sports bars as much as in the past.
But there’s the COVID effect, too. New Orleans not only canceled all its Mardi Gras parades but closed all the bars on Bourbon Street and banned sales of alcohol in the French Quarter thru Fat Tuesday.
Pubs and bars in England and Scotland are all shut down. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations likely won’t take place for the second straight year.
We might have some festivals, events and holiday celebrations back by summertime. But we don’t know that for sure now so we can’t plan on anything.
And if they do happen, restrictions on crowd size and perhaps even service of alcohol is likely to be in place.
I am not saying all the closures and cancellations are wrong, mind you. I’m just saying I am ready for some good news on the nightlife, bars and party scene. You know, like in the good ‘ol days.