Separating the Good Bars from the Bad Bars

Going out with friends
can often lead to disappointment, and we can attribute this to more than just
too many drinks, it is often the environment. Before you go out next time, put
some thought into what you are looking for, and after considering these issues,
you will find that you have a much better time.

Crowd- A place that
looked great when it was empty may change when it is full of a type of people
that does not fit you and your friends. More than half of a venue and the way
it feels is made up of the other people. A very important issue to consider.

Music Quality- Music
quality does not just mean the type of music that they are playing. You may
note that more people will tend to dance and they will have a much better
experience with larger sound waves. A perfect example in night clubs, is the
use of Vinyl records. Vinyl produce a much larger sound wave than that of CDs,
which leads to a more fun experience because of the influence that the sound
waves have on our bodies and brain.

Interior Design and
Lighting- Mood is everything especially when we are paying for it. Psychologist
study for years on this subject but many venue owners seem to think that they
have all the answers. A pink room will make people calm. Color and lighting can
have a big amount of effect on our moods. Even what materials are used will
influence the way that you feel. Paints that give off the wrong type of
chemicals can make you feel very wrong.

Air Quality- If you are
lacking oxygen you might not notice it much. This can have a big impact on the
way you are feeling especially when consuming alcohol. Have you ever walked out
of somewhere and then can barely remember the rest of the night? This was
because you were starved of oxygen when inside the venue, and then got a blast
of it when you went outside, making you extremely intoxicated. This is
something to be very wary of. For many years club operators would inject oxygen
into their air systems to make customers feel better and be on a kind of high.
This is outlawed nowadays but it highlights the importance of good air quality.

Security- Security that
makes you feel safe and not under threat is long overdue. Intimidation can
disturb that feel good factor. A common problem in California and it seems that
there is always another story in the newspapers or TV where customers were
bashed or beaten by over zealous bouncers. Good bars, in any city, will have
professional security that is skilled in stopping violence, and knowing how to
manage that WITHOUT the use of violence.