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18 Reasons Why Pubs Are Definitely Better Than Clubs

The modern nightclub has nothing on the ancient British tradition of the public house.

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3. They have food in pubs.

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This is the big one. Because food is the best, and clubs do not serve food. After you've got slightly tipsy all you want is a little snack, or a full-blown meal, but you cannot get this in a club.

Scotch eggs, pork scratchings, pies! These are glorious things, and widely available in pubs.

4. Pubs are free to enter.

Granted the landlord will probably not appreciate you coming in and not buying anything, but technically pubs are free. You usually have to pay to enter a club, so you're paying to go to a place where you can't sit down and doesn't serve food. 😒


8. Clubs are really sweaty.


Apart from that one spot right under the air conditioning unit. Pubs are always a pleasant temperature, the kind of temperature you can wear a nice cardigan in and not be too hot.


9. Pubs close at a reasonable time.


Clubs don't get good until about 11pm, and that is well past most sensible people's bedtimes. Pubs are closing at 11pm, because pubs know that everyone makes mistakes after midnight.

10. In clubs you have to dance.

Dancing has the potential to be really fun, but it's not for everyone, and it's practically compulsory in clubs. Sitting down is everyone's favourite activity, so everyone is happy in a pub.

11. There is less making out in pubs.

Clubs tend to turn into human breeding grounds after a while. This means that not only will people probably try to get with you, but other people will make out very close to you, they might even accidentally brush against you as they're playing tonsil tennis. 😖


13. Pubs serve a wide selection of cold, reasonably priced drinks.

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Yes some pubs are quite expensive, but not as expensive as some clubs can be.

In pubs you can drink a variety of cold pints of ale, lager or even some strong cloudy cider. Or you can order a G&T or a white wine spritzer. In clubs you're lucky if you get a choice of beer, and if you get a pint some prick will bump into you and it will spill all over your best shirt. So you're better off doing sambuca shots, and they're gross.

14. You can watch the TV in the pub.

Everyone loves watching telly, if we didn't then we wouldn't do it so much. So what's better than watching TV, with a drink, surrounded by your friends, with a menu of delicious food that you could order at anytime.

16. Pubs have a community.


People are friendly in pubs, they won't search your bag, or ask how much you've had to drink before they let you in. OK maybe a Wetherspoon's on a Saturday night will. But a good pub will have nice steady staff, and regulars, and will feel like your home away from home.

18. You can take a dog to a pub.

Dogs don't like clubs, dogs like pubs. Dogs are right.