t4d wrote:I find it amusing that people specifically seek out a bar with no TV. How about you just not watch the TV at the bar? Sounds to me like you're taking anti-TVism a bit too far.
And I'm amused that you seem surprised that people gripe about TVs.
I'm also amused that you think seeking out a bar without TVs is anti-TVism (I have several in my home). It's just easier to converse with no TV around.
A good deal of bar business is for sports events ... a bar on the West side that made it a point to have no TV would likely cater to such a small niche that it would not be a sustainable business, IMHO. This would maybe fly on Willy Street, but not on Odana.
It completely depends on the bar. If it was a sports bar, no TVs would never work. If it's a place like the Malt House, I think it could work regardless of where it is in town. I'm sure there are enough beer snobs on the West side to keep it in business. Conversing without a TV isn't some strange East-side phenominon you know.