Opening a Sports Bar in LA

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  1. 941Gator

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    It’s obviously someone that knows you’re into kinky shit and that someone is Daniel Ocean
     
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  2. Gallant Knight

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    When I was 22 i had fun stumbling in at 1am and throwing shit on the ground

    They also had $2 coors light tall boyssss
     
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  3. bigred77

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    Troll account just took a whole new turn
     
  4. ohhaithur

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    In Houston there's bar called Shot Bar that my friends from there would always talk about. You spin a giant wheel and you get whatever shot it lands on.

    I went to visit them and we woke up after going out all upset we didn't end up at Shot Bar after all that hype...until a few hours later we found receipts from there. Must've been a fun place

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  5. ColeTrickle

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    That place is a shitshow
     
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  6. Gallant Knight

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    Shot bar is the absolute tits for 22-25 year olds.

    Tell the bartender you want X amount of shots, they spin the wheel and those are the ones you get

    Half the wheel is red and half is black, on off days you can pick a color and if you pick the right color your shots are free
     
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  7. Talking Head

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    I got you Eathan Edwards
     
  8. bigred77

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  9. Eathan Edwards

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    I’m awaiting the inevitable Hugh Freeze, lifetime movie redemption story before I make any commitments on placement for screen and book programming.
     
  10. Gaknight

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    I saw a bar in Orlando this weekend called Shots and my thought was they put a lot of thought in that name.

    Mix is this a bar where I could have slammed a shot glass on the ground?
     
  11. dallasdawg

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    4 and 5 imo. Those would be more versatile

    Unless you’re just using all 5 on different things. That works too. Sharp logo
     
  12. Eathan Edwards

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    There was a place in uptown Nola that did effectively the same thing. “Flip Friday’” was the promotion. If you guessed heads or tails correctly it was free (they had quarters in red solo cups at the bar).

    Was an absolute mess.
     
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  13. IHHH

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    Next to a frog store(whatever that is) that’s just racist
     
  14. Eathan Edwards

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    As mentioned these are nowhere near final, but this gives a slightly better idea of the height at least.

    Edit: scratch that, it won’t let me upload the photo for some reason.
     
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  15. Eathan Edwards

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    But center stair, only 3 levels instead of 4, click in removable marble tables.

    Entry and egress on each side, drink rails on back level which will be around normal standing bar rail height.
     
  16. mb711

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    I would personally have no interest in the stadium seating, but the rest of the place looks real nice so far
     
  17. Eathan Edwards

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    Yea as a general patron I don’t think it’s a huge plus, but realistically we’ll rent it out 99% of game days to 1-2 specific groups/teams. And we have a lot of filmings etc that love it (Netflix headquarters 1 & 2 are both within 3 blocks of us).

    I had owned the lease for less than 24 hours before I received calls from Alabama and Florida alumni clubs. Honestly was pretty impressed at how fast they were able to get my number.
     
  18. HoosDaMan

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    I see no cornhole area. I'm out.
     
  19. Eathan Edwards

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    Can’t please everybody
     
  20. Eathan Edwards

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    Everything is set up in matrix (that’s the actual term I’m not being cunty) that the other operating partner and managers have access to back of house through a server (computer not staff)

    Definitely won’t be a startled girl/guy running around with a remote looking confused. I almost find the process of watching them fumble with the remote more annoying than not being able to watch the game.
     
  21. Eathan Edwards

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    As anyone that lives in Hollywood/Weho can tell you, the de-facto is chive TV fucking everywhere.

    I’m not sure how they generate revenue or how they got to own that market, but they are on every sports bar tv within 5 miles every day.
     
  22. Eathan Edwards

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    Any big game for instance- it’ll be game audio the whole time and then as soon as it hits commercial anyone on that server just has to swap the input setting from their phone and it will play the house audio.

    Honestly amazed more venues don’t do this because it wasn’t a huge amount of money or anything. And it’s not like a manager or owner is obvlivious to a blaring commercial so it’s pretty easy to notice live.
     
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  23. 941Gator

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    Game audio is whatever for me, but a lot of people need it.
     
  24. Mix

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    Never been inside but don't believe so. It's a Miami bar that opened up here as well. It attracts the south FL dbags.
     
  25. Tiffin

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  26. TC

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    Wow, don’t go too far out on a limb guys!
     
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  27. 941Gator

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    that many tv's and 1 game on?

     
  28. wes tegg

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    Good luck cleaning up all the cups of dip spit.
     
  29. TC

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    Sounds like the day after Tilly rides in your car
     
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  30. ColeTrickle

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    They do that at some Austin bars. It’s really annoying and even more lazy than just leaving it on ESPN all day
     
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  31. Blu Tang Clan

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    Yeah, that station is on a ton here in South Bay bars. It’s amusing for two minutes, but I’d much rather have a game on, or SportsCenter or ESPNNews.
     
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  32. Dayneface

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    I miss Tavern on Main a lot tbh
     
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  33. Blu Tang Clan

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    That place was pretty great. Haven’t been back in a while — Hermosa Hennessey’s is now a Michigan bar so that’s where I spend/start out most Saturdays.
     
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  34. Dayneface

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    hahaha ok that's awesome
     
  35. Eathan Edwards

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    Gonna have to take that into account.

    But remember this is Bama fans that made the trek to LA so maybe more progressive........fuck I’ll prepare for dip spit
     
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  36. Kit

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    Curious whether you intend to (try to) attract the 10-1:30 crowd
     
  37. FourClover01

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    I will be in LA super bowl weekend, will it be completed then?
     
  38. Nole0515

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    if you wanna be a real champ. save plastic bottles and have them use them. or just plastic cups w/ plenty of napkins available or...........
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    a super fancy spittoon
     
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  39. NilesIrish

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    I volunteer bartend at times and god damn do I hate spitter cups.
     
  40. Nole0515

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    Maybe you can buy the spittoon that was used in 10 Things I Hate About You
     
  41. Eathan Edwards

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    You talking east coast game crowd (am) or late night?
     
  42. Eathan Edwards

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    But realistically I have not seen one person dip/chew since moving here. I put a chew in when we had a crazy meeting day once and it was effectively like no one that lives here was even aware of the existence of a non cigarette tobacco product.

    Even the southern transplants that I know out here, you just never see it.
     
  43. bigred77

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    Is it hard to find in the stores?

    We were travelling through Alabama once and the store we stopped at for gas acted like they had never even heard of Copenhagen
    I was blown away
     
  44. Tiffin

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    That's weird, I haven't been in a gas station that didn't have a ton of smokeless options.
     
  45. Arkadin

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    Depends on the dynamic of the area. All the big chains do but a lot of smaller independents will carry like one or two SKUs just for specific customers
     
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  46. Corky Bucek

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    I live in LA and know people who dip. In fact I hung out with one last night.
     
  47. Goose

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    In Hollywood for the night. Who wants get drunk
     
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  48. wes tegg

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    That’s bizarre. It’s everywhere and cheap as shit here.
     
  49. REGGNECK

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    I used to dip Copenhagen for almost 30 years , now I find myself driving by convenience stores that aren’t on the way home......
     
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