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Why are ACT clubs so daggy?

By jawgar 8 September 2011 31

Why dont the ACT clubs get with the times?

They never seem to realize that tacky decor, below average food and beverages and ambience dominated by multiple TV screens of mindless sport and racing are a big turn-off to most people – what a wasted resource they are.


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dibs 5:09 pm 11 Sep 11

Buzz…
Any good clubs on the Northside?

buzz819 9:57 am 11 Sep 11

dibs said :

I agree with Jawgar
ACT clubs are the most abysmal I have encountered. Theres no real entertainment, its keno screens and pokies.
While operators have targeted their demographic very well ‘apparently’, theres another demographic thats left untapped, that of the under 50’s that still like to socialise and be entertained

I disagree, the Erindale Vikings, live music on Fridays, good crowd, most of the time, looks modern and there is stuff to do besides playing the pokies, Vikings Town Centre club, with their recent upgrades look great and has a good atmosphere.

If you are going to places like, Magpies in Holt or the City, or the Burns Club then I can see why you are disappointed, but there are some quite good clubs out there, plenty of them.

Sports will be played at a sports club though buddy, without the sports these clubs would not exist.

dibs 9:36 pm 10 Sep 11

I agree with Jawgar
ACT clubs are the most abysmal I have encountered. Theres no real entertainment, its keno screens and pokies.
While operators have targeted their demographic very well ‘apparently’, theres another demographic thats left untapped, that of the under 50’s that still like to socialise and be entertained

djk 1:47 am 09 Sep 11

poetix said :

Seriously, is there a science that explains why clubs have the most hideous carpets? (Vomitology, perhaps?)

In clubs/casinos it seems to be so you cant find dollar coins if you drop them.

Spykler 9:43 pm 08 Sep 11

gospeedygo said :

I miss eating a good schnitzel in a tram.

Same- I loved the old place, from the smokey snooker room, the hangar sized 24/7 bingo hall, live music, trams which afforded some privacy, the monster schnitzels, cheap beer and the never-ending meat raffles, the place dripped atmosphere even down to its filthy orange carpets..

Kerryhemsley 6:00 pm 08 Sep 11

Since when were clubs outside of the ACT any different?

As has been mentioned clubs are for people that want pokies and cheap food and drink. If you want something else there are plenty of other options.

Deref 5:10 pm 08 Sep 11

poetix said :

Seriously, is there a science that explains why clubs have the most hideous carpets? (Vomitology, perhaps?)

Got it in one. Specifically designed to hide vomit and urine marks. Works a treat, too.

Mysteryman 5:08 pm 08 Sep 11

poetix said :

Seriously, is there a science that explains why clubs have the most hideous carpets? (Vomitology, perhaps?)

Are Sydney clubs better?

Busy, gaudy patterns mask stains and spills better than nice carpet.

gospeedygo 4:58 pm 08 Sep 11

I miss eating a good schnitzel in a tram.

johnboy 4:23 pm 08 Sep 11

in cinemas it’s to hide popcorn.

poetix 4:21 pm 08 Sep 11

Seriously, is there a science that explains why clubs have the most hideous carpets? (Vomitology, perhaps?)

Are Sydney clubs better?

p1 4:13 pm 08 Sep 11

Jim Jones said :

Mistaking your own opinion for that of ‘most people’ – rookie error.

An error made be all the major political parties.

Deref 3:59 pm 08 Sep 11

I think they’re just trying to replicate the “at home” ambience of their target demographic.

Ben_Dover 3:50 pm 08 Sep 11

Why are ACT clubs so daggy? That’s what clubs are FFS, did you think they were a cross between The Ritz/Manumission/The Fat Duck/Disney World.

That’s what they offer, if you don’t like them, try going to The Hyatt or The Cube or Courgette.

Jim Jones 3:46 pm 08 Sep 11

Mistaking your own opinion for that of ‘most people’ – rookie error.

what_the 3:33 pm 08 Sep 11

While I agree with the daginess point, they’re still the busiest places on a weeknight round here…

shadow boxer 3:19 pm 08 Sep 11

RedDogInCan said :

Stevian said :

I always thought clubs were there to keep the rain off the Poker machines

Whilst it wouldn’t be that practical down here, clubs up north now have outdoor poker machine areas so that punters can keep feeding in the coins whilst enjoying a smoke!

It’s illegal here, you can’t even have them against a window where they can be seen fron outside, hence the Casino like atmosphere.

RedDogInCan 3:12 pm 08 Sep 11

Stevian said :

I always thought clubs were there to keep the rain off the Poker machines

Whilst it wouldn’t be that practical down here, clubs up north now have outdoor poker machine areas so that punters can keep feeding in the coins whilst enjoying a smoke!

shadow boxer 1:52 pm 08 Sep 11

Sport a big turn off to most people,,,,,that’s funny.

I’m willing to bet jawgar is the bloke everyone hates that pulls out an acoustic guitar in the middle of a party

Stevian 1:33 pm 08 Sep 11

I always thought clubs were there to keep the rain off the Poker machines

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