that main IT article on why Pubs are going bust and losing punters blames the earth, moon and stars...but fails to mention the main reason IMO why people have stopped going...PRICE.
very hard to get a pint of lager in Dublin (close to or in the city centre) for less than €5. Throw in a taxi ride home and it's an expensive night out, especially if in rounds. People simply can't afford that too often, especilly not Thurs to Sun. Lower the price to less than €4....eliminate half the needless floor staff, hoverin in the background trying to look busy, get cheaper rents, lose half the needless bouncers and let the bar staff refuse to serve people very drunk (like they did 15 years ago), get better rates from the breweries or else source cheaper draugh beers from England/NI...basically, cut back on the running costs and serve cheaper pints...watch the punters come back
Absolutely right. Stop whinging and start reacting.