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look i personally would fine for peeing but not 300. i would charge 1000 moohahaha. yes 1000 chf for peeing seems reasonable.
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It's funny... I've never seen ForestCanton and e.kazemi in the same room...
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Re: End Extortion in Switzerland

but you are missing the open late part. i guess english pubs don't serve late either. but this harry's place goes until 1 am for food which is pretty cool. very pricey tho. so average locals just don't go. i am also quite young so the restaurants are too elderly for me.
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but you are missing the open late part. i guess english pubs don't serve late either. but this harry's place goes until 1 am for food which is pretty cool. very pricey tho. so average locals just don't go. i am also quite young so the restaurants are too elderly for me.
So you're not actually looking for a 'pub' at all, then?

Sounds to me like you're chasing unicorns.

Good luck.
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u guys don't like pubs? filled with all the local people who don't feel as if their spending a fortune? good couple of pints and a good meal. i just got back from the uk and i wish we could have the same concept here. then everyone would go much more often. we could do it except with healthier food like carpaccio, salad, toast and cheese. serve the food until really really late and then happily stumble on home. you could order your drinks double and not pay an extra 7 chf for a stronger drink. i actually can afford it here. but i would like to get more of my friends into the bar on a regular basis.
Would be good as i miss having a few beers and some banter at the local, but why the need for "healthier" food. At least give me a choice to have a chicken tikka or something greasy to accompany a couple of pints.
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ok I've lived in vevey montreux for 4 years. in montreux we have the white horse (wouldn't eat the burger) the place is dirty, but not bad for a drink actually. we have cinquieme in vevey. but nothing with decent fresh food late at night with the drinks. its all disappointing. actually we have the casino but be prepared to pay a lot.
There is the jazz cafe which has a good atmosphere.
I doubt a fresh serving food pub would turn a profit in montreux because montreux is montreux, in the same way opening up a frozen vodka bar In The middle of a village in the Yorkshire dales probably Won't go down a storm either.
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but you are missing the open late part. i guess english pubs don't serve late either. but this harry's place goes until 1 am for food which is pretty cool. very pricey tho. so average locals just don't go. i am also quite young so the restaurants are too elderly for me.
Keith will normally keep the Jazz Cafe open as long as people want to drink.
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Sounds like that whorehouse that Faltrads mom used to work at....

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Old 29.10.2012, 00:17
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but you are missing the open late part. i guess english pubs don't serve late either. but this harry's place goes until 1 am for food which is pretty cool. very pricey tho. so average locals just don't go. i am also quite young so the restaurants are too elderly for me.

Open late probably won't go, except downtown areas in big cities - noise violations would be the issue elsewhere. (Drunken carousers aren't the quietest bunch yanno.)

Late food... hmm... I know of a place on the KleinBasel side of Johanniterbrucke that's open 24hrs. Again, it's relatively "downtown" ish so that's probably the why and how it gets away with late hours (perhaps alcohol isn't served, or is only served up to a certain time).



Meanwhile, your "young" comment made me think. I remember being 22 and finding out that there were clubs in Chicago where you had to be 25 to enter. I also remember that another year or two after that, I moved to a neighborhood with a corner pub, where some of my neighbors went. I popped in once or twice, but it wasn't really my sort of place... I felt quite young compared to the other patrons. No one made me feel unwelcome (a few of the gents made it clear I was VERY welcome ), but still...

Anyhow. The "young" Swiss thing seems to be staying home and gaming (like my hubby and his friends) or going out clubbing - not so much pub or sports bar scene like you seem to describe, or what I was used to in my younger days.
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How come you know the price of peeing in the street? Was this someone in your group ?
it was in the OP's post before he went and edited the bit about him getting fined 300chfs for peeing in the street.
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Anyhow. The "young" Swiss thing seems to be staying home and gaming (like my hubby and his friends) or going out clubbing - not so much pub or sports bar seen like you seem to describe, or what I was used to in my younger days.
Good point. It is that way all over the Western world. They're calling Millenials The Cheapest Generation, and frankly it's true. People are staying in, gaming, on the computer, meeting friends at home. Sooner or later this is going to have major macroeconomic consequences, if it has not alread (look at global car sales for the young generation). Few will start traditional families, even fewer will get married, or stay married. It's sad.
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I actually thought that maybe the Swiss aren't biologically capable of getting drunk -- like they have faulty receptors in their brains or something -- because I rarely see very drunk Swiss people.

They're all just so damn...

Responsible.



Either that or -- in accordance with my other theory -- they really are just robots.
Then u must be blind.

Either that or you stay at home all the time.
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Good point. It is that way all over the Western world. They're calling Millenials The Cheapest Generation, and frankly it's true. People are staying in, gaming, on the computer, meeting friends at home. Sooner or later this is going to have major macroeconomic consequences, if it has not alread (look at global car sales for the young generation). Few will start traditional families, even fewer will get married, or stay married. It's sad.
Well, if these idiots became welders, plumbers, etc instead of getting degrees in surfing from some two bit school, they would not be having these issues
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u guys don't like pubs? filled with all the local people who don't feel as if their spending a fortune? good couple of pints and a good meal. i just got back from the uk and i wish we could have the same concept here. then everyone would go much more often.
excuse me if I an off topic. To me an English pub, is an English pub serving drinks, especially in the evening. So somewhat confused you talking about Pints and Meal.
Except to say, it is sad so many UK pubs closing daily. Villages where once I could go for a drink in a pub, now changed to Restaurant with drinks. Most noticable to me, visiting over Festive Season, as used to look forward to popping out for just drinks, but now not possible in those quite large villages.

When I was a youngster in UK the pubs were very much part of the social life, groups of us would meet up at certain pubs. Thereafter would be followed by, restaurants, clubs or parties in homes.

Have no idea where young people in Switzerland have this part of life in their social agenda outside of computers!
Have noticed groups of young people meeting up outside in different chosen spots, eg car parks, parks, late night shop, street corners or the like, apart from coffee somewhere, where do Young Switzerland people meet up, outside of homes?
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Have no idea where young people in Switzerland have this part of life in their social agenda outside of computers!
Have noticed groups of young people meeting up outside in different chosen spots, eg car parks, parks, late night shop, street corners or the like, apart from coffee somewhere, where do Young Switzerland people meet up, outside of homes?

bars/restaurants, clubs, parks, river, lakes, malls, lidos, city centers.
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I actually thought that maybe the Swiss aren't biologically capable of getting drunk -- like they have faulty receptors in their brains or something -- because I rarely see very drunk Swiss people.
Nah, they're all to amped up on redbull and smokes to get really legless. That and getting legless publicly is too expensive and requires letting go of the type-A habits.
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bars/restaurants, clubs, parks, river, lakes, malls, lidos, city centers.
asimo, thanks for that. What I am asking in comparison,
to my young days, the UK Pub was the first meeting point back then, before going on to restaurant, clubs in the evenings. This was pre mobile phone-computers. Only the house phones possibly used to confirm what pub.

seems to me very much outside of pub, then
parks, river, lakes, malls, lidos, city centers.


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