Wednesday, October 13, 2010

That Old Pub Idea

Heh, I gotta say, an idea like this future pub is really tenacious. I've been thinking about it a lot, and getting some good ideas from people I talk to. This is mainly just for writing some of them down.

Drink Specials
- Stuff with cool names
-- "It comes in Pints?!"
- Wide selection of beers/drinks
- Home-brewed beers

Specialty Nights
- Pirate Night
-- Discounted drinks for talking/dressing like a pirate
- Fright Night
-- Cheesy old horror films
-- Zombie/monster themed drinks
- Star Wars Night
- Mostly just an excuse to have a cantina band
- Lady's Night
-- Costume contests
-- Dancers
-- Impressions?
- Game Night
-- Magic cards
-- Board games
-- RPGs
-- Specials for coming in costume/character

- Eating Contests
-- Pie eating
-- Wing eating
-- Hot dog eating
- Drinking contests
-- Oktoberfest style
-- Fastest downing of a pint
-- Holding up the beer mug?

Important Features
- Atmosphere
-- Needs to be relaxing, more than anything
-- A place for people to hang out, not to get smashed and yell at a TV/each other
-- Fun, casual
-- Nerdy/Geeky
- Drink Selection
-- Lots of beers
-- Soda fountain
-- Specialty drinks
-- Drink specials
-- Non-alcoholic drink specials (So the DD doesn't feel entirely left out)
- Food selection
-- Actively promoted, especially in conjunction with drinks
-- Relatively cheap
-- Hobbit style - 1st breakfast special, second breakfast special, first lunch special, etc
-- Themed foods
-- Also traditional bar foods (wings, etc)
- Few or no TVs
-- Maybe no TVs at all
-- Projector in the ceiling with pull-down screen
-- Or maybe just 1 TV
-- Possible video game nights?
-- Not focussed on sports
-- Trying to not have bros
- Stage
-- Small, but enough for a band
-- Live music should be important, even if only on weekends or something
-- Also used for contests
-- Big enough for a long table, at least

The Name
- Not entirely sure yet
-- Probably have "Tavern" in it
-- Maybe "Inn"

Anyway, these are just some ideas I've had, and other people have added to. The main idea is to make a place I would want to go to and hang out, and hopefully it'll attract more like-minded people. It might flop horribly, but it'll be years before I am able to bring enough capital and experience together to actually be able to make this a reality. So many people have told me how awesome it sounds, I'm hoping that with a little help from my friends building a fanbase, as well as some luck, and especially a good location (Right now it's seeming that it'll be either New York, Seattle, or SoCal) it could work.

I suppose in time I'll reach critical mass of ideas and it'll start planning itself. I'm not there yet, but hopefully some day all the little bits of thinking along the way will pay off and I'll have a great, detailed idea that just needs implementation.

Mostly I think I just want a drink special called "It comes in Pints?!"

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like it'll be a great place if you can do just half of this list :p