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28 minutes ago, gettafa said:

Manx Radio: Man injured in alleged assault outside nightclub

Incidentally, why do they call these places nightclubs? They're pubs. They may have music, they may open late, but they are pubs. Chavved and coked out maybe, but still pubs.

The Courthouse is and always was a nightclub. The fact it opens during the day doesn't alter that

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15 minutes ago, Neil Down said:

The Courthouse is and always was a nightclub. 

Are you sure, thought it was a Courthouse at one point.

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2 hours ago, Neil Down said:

The Courthouse is and always was a nightclub. The fact it opens during the day doesn't alter that

I agree with you of course, but it is the use of euphemism that grinds. Although mind you, to be fair and to cross over to another topic, EJs was a nightcliub too.

Is Jaks a pub or a nightclub? There has been enough violence emanating from there, and they have enough bouncers to warrant calling it a nightclub.

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9 minutes ago, gettafa said:

Is Paki Jaks a pub or a nightclub? 

Is this forum just gone all racist or something?

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1 hour ago, gettafa said:

What is that? Years ago you would have to actually apply for membership to get into a 'club'. Those days went out decades ago.

 

I don't recall having to be a member to go to the Lido.

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37 minutes ago, CharlieBrown said:

Are you sure, thought it was a Courthouse at one point.

That was the Courthouse, this is The Courthouse

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50 minutes ago, Declan said:

I don't recall having to be a member to go to the Lido.

Thinking of the 80s, I think one or two places might have required a one day ‘club membership’, which usually cost you a signature (never your real name, just in case there was fisticuffs - which there often was back then) and an extra quid. A few hotel basement clubs were like that, and maybe Whispers?

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18 hours ago, Barrie Stevens said:

Loads of stuff

 

LMAO Barrie!! It's just dawned on me who you are! It's all true, you have been all the things you say you've been and done all the jobs you say you've done, probably :) Wow that's a blast from the past. 

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4 minutes ago, 2bees said:

LMAO Barrie!! It's just dawned on me who you are! It's all true, you have been all the things you say you've been and done all the jobs you say you've done, probably :) Wow that's a blast from the past. 

You know I am? I wish I did....I suspect I may have worked with you whoever you are? Or, you have frequented a place I both frequented and worked in. Try Quids Inn, Strand Cleaners etc..Thank you for the response and the alibi as it were...

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Just now, Barrie Stevens said:

You know I am? I wish I did....I suspect I may have worked with you whoever you are? Or, you have frequented a place I both frequented and worked in. Try Quids Inn, Strand Cleaners etc..Thank you for the response and the alibi as it were...

Read "You know who I am"...I had to look up LMAO...

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2 hours ago, gettafa said:

Manx Radio: Man injured in alleged assault outside nightclub

Incidentally, why do they call these places nightclubs? They're pubs. They may have music, they may open late, but they are pubs. Chavved and coked out maybe, but still pubs.

Sticks in my mind that the term Pub derives from a Latin phrase akin to Pro Publico Bono now more usually applied to free work done by lawyers. It means for the public good ie a form of service. Clubs I think do not exist within the shadow of this tradition but the Pub as we knew it is becoming extinct anyway.

I suspect that Publico or similar term or concept became Pub..I think Blackpool trams once had Pro Publico Bono painted on the side..

People mistakenly think a Public house is open to all and you have a right to entry and service whereas under the licence the landlord/staff can refuse entry and service and require you to leave without giving a reason. This has been known to cause aggro as some people assert the Public side of the term Public house...Pubs are public in terms of potential public service but they are essentially private establishments as well.

I also seem to recall that Pubs must serve tap water on request as part of the licence which maybe hearkens back to the public service concept.

They may now seem similar but pubs and clubs are different and I suspect it is buried deep within the licence. Only a lawyer could tell us...

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In other words they are, to all intents and purposes, the same. Pubs, clubs.

When I were a lad it would be laughable to have a pub with a 'bouncer'. The landlord or manager would have had such standing in the community to be able sort matters out themselves. .People with such ability are rare these days. The thugs have taken over. What sort of people become bouncers? In today's society they are a necessary evil I realise.

 

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2 hours ago, CharlieBrown said:

Is this forum just gone all racist or something?

Apologies. It's just what I have heard the pub called and didn't see any connotation.

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In my day....years ago you had to pay a yearly membership to go into the Casino, it was when it was at the Castlemona, run by the Americans, and had a bit of style.   There were Cabarets and the breakfasts served from about 3.00am.   That was the life. It was a guinea for a year.   Gerry Dean was told he could not bring Rex in, Rex was a black lab/something lovely dog very well behaved so Gerry bought him a membership and that was that.   Those were the days everyone dressed up and I never remember any trouble it was just a good time and something to look forward to on a Saturday after a hard week at work.   We had the best of days in lots of ways.   Memories last for ever.

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18 minutes ago, hissingsid said:

In my day....years ago you had to pay a yearly membership to go into the Casino, it was when it was at the Castlemona, run by the Americans, and had a bit of style.   There were Cabarets and the breakfasts served from about 3.00am.   That was the life. It was a guinea for a year.   Gerry Dean was told he could not bring Rex in, Rex was a black lab/something lovely dog very well behaved so Gerry bought him a membership and that was that.   Those were the days everyone dressed up and I never remember any trouble it was just a good time and something to look forward to on a Saturday after a hard week at work.   We had the best of days in lots of ways.   Memories last for ever.

When you had to wear a shirt and tie to get into the Palace Casino. Fill your entry form and in you go. The number of brain surgeons going into the casino was quite amazing...

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