I tend to work best in places that sell beer.
in reply to Strange Coding Tales
At one startup I worked at they didn't have an office at first so I worked at a place called The Pub on Solano Ave in Albany, CA. That worked good until the regulars figured out that I knew about computers and it turned into live tech-support.
Later on we moved to Sacramento. I commuted to SF on Amtrak. As long as nothing or no one decided to jump in front of the train, my commute would last about six hours a day. I loved working there. Nice people, great view, peace and quiet... get into town, have a meeting, lunch, another meeting... get on the train home, buy a beer, back to work.
Those were the days.