We’ve all heard the old saying that the grass is always greener on the other side. I’m sure many of us have had experiences to prove the saying true. I personally have experienced it in many parts of my life. More specifically, it also relates to the bar/club scene as well. Keeping that saying in mind when you go out on a weekend can really save you a lot of time, and can even get you better results.
One thing that seems to happen a lot when you are out in the bar scene is that you will occasionally go to a bar that isn’t popping off that night. The girl to guy ratio is really low and it seems like it won’t get better any time soon. At that point, it’s easy to start searching out other options in the area in hopes of having a good night. I always recommend having 3 places that you can switch between, and where you have established yourself. But consider this; if you leave the bar that you’re in, you could be leaving a potential opportunity that may walk in when you leave.
There have been numerous times when we went to a bar and it didn’t start popping off until 11:30; up until then there were 5 guys for every girl in there. We remained patient, and it paid off in the end (every time). Don’t go bar hopping around just because one place isn’t so great when you get there. Give it a little time and have fun while you’re at it.
A few general guidelines need to be followed for all of it to work out for you. For one, you need to know the bar you are in well enough to know that it is a good place. If you are in a bar for the very first time and it sucks, then ditch the place! Second, you need to give the place a time constraint. For example, “Let’s give it until 11:00, then we’ll leave if it doesn’t get better.” Also, if you are with a group of friends, you guys could consider sending a couple scouts to other bars that you have been to in order to check out the scene and report back. You could even try calling other bars to ask what the scene is like. The whole point is to try to gain a general feeling of when to leave and when to stay.
Pierre VonAyre aka “The Professor”