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Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:

by apl (Monsignor)
on Sep 20, 2008 at 19:58 UTC ( #712766=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:

Milliway's
[bar] 76/15%
Asteroid Al's Bar and Grill
[bar] 2/0%
Cheers
[bar] 9/2%
Ten-Forward
[bar] 19/4%
Crystal Palace
[bar] 4/1%
Caritas
[bar] 4/1%
The Raven
[bar] 2/0%
Callahan's
[bar] 21/4%
the Vulgar Unicorn
[bar] 10/2%
the White Hart
[bar] 10/2%
The Old Phoenix
[bar] 1/0%
the Draco Tavern
[bar] 10/2%
the Mos Eisley Cantina
[bar] 26/5%
Rick's Café Américain
[bar] 30/6%
the Blue Parrot
[bar] 6/1%
Moe's
[bar] 37/7%
Last Chance Saloon
[bar] 3/1%
Charlie's Bar
[bar] 4/1%
The Broken/Mended Drum
[bar] 28/6%
The Prancing Pony
[bar] 27/5%
The Titty Twister
[bar] 35/7%
The Leaky Cauldron
[bar] 22/4%
NYC (Nick's jazz club)
[bar] 1/0%
Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grille
[bar] 15/3%
none (real bars for real drinking!)
[bar] 44/9%
none (I don't drink)
[bar] 55/11%
501 total votes
Comment on Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:
Re: Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:
by ambrus (Abbot) on Sep 20, 2008 at 20:11 UTC
Re: Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:
by Your Mother (Canon) on Sep 20, 2008 at 21:12 UTC

    What? No Chatsubo?

Re: Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:
by swampyankee (Parson) on Sep 20, 2008 at 21:18 UTC

    What, no one else has visited Arthur Clarke's famous pub, the White Hart? Who forgot to include Gavagan's? Don't trust the one-thumbed barkeep at the Vulgar Unicorn


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Another great choice
by incripshin (Initiate) on Sep 21, 2008 at 01:11 UTC
    The SCUMM Bar
Re: Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:
by toolic (Chancellor) on Sep 21, 2008 at 01:37 UTC
    The "still" in the swamp.
Re: Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Sep 21, 2008 at 03:00 UTC

      Bit far to go just for a Beer.

      Although some of the "Signature Dishes" do sound very appetising!

Re: Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:
by psini (Deacon) on Sep 21, 2008 at 13:13 UTC

    Ook! Ook ook?

    <translation>What? No more peanuts?</translation>

      That is not well formed Ook!. However, should you find a need for it there is an Ook! interpreter hidden in a corner of the library.


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Re: Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:
by wfsp (Abbot) on Sep 21, 2008 at 13:35 UTC
    wikipedia tells us
    "...the Last Chance Saloon is where the monks fight a live painting of a cowboy."
    Been there, done that. :-)
Re: Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:
by Gavin (Canon) on Sep 21, 2008 at 21:07 UTC

    Paco's Bar and Grill.

    Your visit at Paco's begins with complimentary chips and salsa or guacamole dip.

Re: Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:
by drip (Beadle) on Sep 22, 2008 at 01:42 UTC
    How about "Inn of the Last Home "?
    The inn itself is built in the boughs of a Vallenwood tree and 
    has a reputation for excellent hospitality. The innkeeper,
    a fat, jovial fellow named Otik Sandeth, is famous for his
    ale and his delicious spiced potatoes.
Re: Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:
by tubaandy (Deacon) on Sep 22, 2008 at 01:59 UTC
    So many places I wished I'd visited! The Inn of the Last Home is an excellent add. Milliway's would be a lot of fun, although I suspect the clientele at either the Prancing Pony or the Leaky Cauldron would be more entertaining. No tubas at the Mos Eisley cantina, however the band does swing.

    tubaandy
Re: Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:
by stonecolddevin (Vicar) on Sep 22, 2008 at 02:51 UTC

    It was a tough choice between Moe's and the most wretched hive of scum and villainy...but naturally I had to go with the latter. And by the way, Greedo did not shoot first.

    meh.
Re: Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:
by Popcorn Dave (Abbot) on Sep 22, 2008 at 06:29 UTC
    The Last Chance Saloon.. I mean Moe's. D'oh.


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Re: Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:
by procura (Beadle) on Sep 22, 2008 at 08:21 UTC

    From all of the above, I only know "Cheers", which I find too old-fashioned. So I voted for Real-Bars.

    I followed the links, but that doesn't tell me the story behind the bar for many of them

    I often miss an explaining story with polls

      Some of the bars listed are famous because of the work of fiction they are a part of (Casablanca, Star Wars, the Harry Potter books, etc.). Some are famous because they are a plot device for stories to be told at (like the White Hart, where Arthur C. Clarke had patrons telling tales to one another, or Callhan's, where Spider Robinson did something similar).

      I don't drink, but I read voraciously and love old movies. Some of the places listed above are old friends. I hoped the links would help jog the memory of others (just as people who suggested some of the names helped jog mine).

      If you have a question about a specific place, mention the name. Someone here will be happy to talk about it.

Re: Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:
by Bloodnok (Vicar) on Sep 22, 2008 at 08:31 UTC
    Wot, no Jamaica Inn ?

    Nor, for those of us putting up with Gordon Brown in the UK, no Rovers Return, Woolpack or even Queen Vic ? Not fiction but, in the same way as Cheers and Moe's, close enough for jazz, methinx.

    ;-))

    A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))

      Not fiction?!?!?

      And perhaps it was assumed that UK-ish monks have better things to do with their time than waste it sitting in front of soap operas.

Re: Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:
by punch_card_don (Curate) on Sep 22, 2008 at 12:37 UTC
    Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:

    The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

    Can't believe that was left out. Or maybe you have to be a certain age.....




    Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

      I can't believe that too.

      In fact it is the first in the list... :)

      Rule One: "Do not act incautiously when confronting a little bald wrinkly smiling man."

        My humble apologies to the poll author(s).




        Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

      Milliways is the Restaurant at the End of the Universe.


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Re: Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:
by talexb (Canon) on Sep 22, 2008 at 13:47 UTC

    Milliway's -- lovely place, but it's a bit of a drive to get there, being all the way out at the end of the universe and all.

    Alex / talexb / Toronto

    "Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

Re: Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:
by zentara (Archbishop) on Sep 22, 2008 at 14:16 UTC
Re: Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:
by runrig (Abbot) on Sep 22, 2008 at 16:59 UTC
Re: Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:
by thezip (Vicar) on Sep 22, 2008 at 17:00 UTC

    "The Royale", from STTNG.

    If only I could win enough money to escape!


    What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof. - Christopher Hitchens
Re: Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:
by johndageek (Hermit) on Sep 23, 2008 at 15:50 UTC
    I had to pick Rick's because "everyone comes to Rick's"

    Enjoy!
    Dageek

Re: Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:
by marcussen (Pilgrim) on Sep 24, 2008 at 02:10 UTC
Re: Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:
by swampyankee (Parson) on Sep 24, 2008 at 16:57 UTC

    Of course, you really can go to Cheers. You realize that there is (or at least was) a bar called "Bull and Finch Pub" in Boston, upon which the TV show was loosely based? At least that's the tale in Boston.


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Re: Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:
by Argel (Prior) on Sep 25, 2008 at 23:46 UTC
    If the Inn of the Last Home (from DragonLance) had been on the list I would have had a really hard decision. But without that, Milliway's is is the obvious choice for me followed by the The Prancing Pony.

    Regardles, this has to be one of the best polls I have seen in a long time!!  ++!!

    Elda Taluta; Sarks Sark; Ark Arks

      You're giving me a hook to do this...

      Thanks go to psini for reminding me about the White Hart, the Old Phoenix and the Broken/Mended Drum, to kyle for the Draco Tavern and the Mos Eisley Cantina, to smokemachine for Moe's Bar, Gavin for the Last Chance Saloon, mandarin for the Titty Twister, and martin for the Leaky Cauldron and NYC (Nick's jazz club).

      Most of all, I prostrate myself in front of tye for reminding me about Rick's Cafe American and the Blue Parrot, and inspiring the title of the poll.

      You guys are the best!

Re: Of all the gin joints in all the universes in all of fiction, I had to walk into:
by kubrat (Scribe) on Oct 02, 2008 at 23:10 UTC

    There's far too many non drinkers, so I am out of here.

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