Another dead Friday night in

Discussion in 'SMB' started by shaun61, May 20, 2017.

  1. shaun61

    shaun61 Striker

    had happened to this wonderful town that used to be so vibrant on a Friday neet out ??
    Looking back on the topper Friday nights out mid 90s to mid noughties, Finos , Brogans etc. Great days.
    Now ? Fkn hell , it's desperate.
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  2. dangermows

    dangermows Striker

    The weather is shite and the young uns are just going out now.
  3. Dave Herbal

    Dave Herbal Striker

    Everyone goes out on a Saturday instead
  4. Pretty much this, when the young uns start arriving I realise it's time for me to go home for the night.
  5. spike

    spike Guest

    The town is a write off. Been out a few times recently in sunderland, it's just shit and always has been as long as I can remember. From going to ku age 15, I knew then the place was a dive and since then it's gone from bad to worse

    The company you're with is the only thing that makes it worth going out. I prefer spending a bit more on a taxi and going to Newcastle personally

    I think lasses just give Sunderland a miss entirely as well these days, you're lucky if you see any 7s in Sunderland all night

    Everyone looks like they've just got nee money as well it's depressing as fuck

    Saturday is marginally better though but nothing to write home about. It's bank holiday next weekend as well and raining so was never looking good for tonight
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  6. tunstallhill

    tunstallhill Striker

    Just gan to Seshlehem and get on with it
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  7. citybythesea

    citybythesea Central Defender

    Sunderland needs more jobs and apartments in the city centre. A lot more student accommodation would help too. Too much has been pushed from the city centre and the evening economy has suffered. Things will naturally improve as the city centre economy becomes more diversified from retail. It's going to have as more people are buying online.
  8. gillythedilf

    gillythedilf Striker

    This ,

    All this crack that the youngens come out later is a load of shite,it does pick up a little with the younger people later but not much .Its desperate down the town on a night,full of older chav type people and the comment about people looking skint is bang on .

    Vest villys
    Paddy wacks
    Cougar rose
    Gatsbys down stairs
    Piss heads triangle
    Worst of the lot ,fucking Arizona.

    All of the above fall into the scruffy/tragic category,so it's a massive chunk of the town .

    Problem I think with Sunderland is its become one big housing estate with not much of any identity/industry/commerce left in it .It shows now in its nightlife .

    Hate to slag off my own town ,but the centre is horrific .
    Hopefully things are changing with the Vaux site,new bridge,Keel square etc.
  9. Spennymackem1981

    Spennymackem1981 Central Defender

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  10. Banks

    Banks Striker

    Combination of:

    No wages rises for nearly 15 year
    Cigarette ban
    Cheap prices of booze in Supermarkets
    Trend of hipster Euro Cafe bars

    Mix that together and you have the death of a towns nightlife. Problem with Sunderland is anything new fails then people revert to type like how Josephs is doing well which used to be best bar in town.
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  11. jcrossan

    jcrossan Striker

    Don't worry Catts. You'll be off on your jolly hols in a few days.
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  12. Teed

    Teed Striker

    The X-Box heros prefer pop and playing games man.
  13. redgauntlet

    redgauntlet Striker

    Tories in power many people too skint to go out, simple as.
  14. Kid Galahad

    Kid Galahad Striker

    He's never more than a few days from his holidays tbf.....
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  15. gillythedilf

    gillythedilf Striker

    I too find it rather bizarre 20/30 somethings find this behaviour normal .
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  16. Dave Herbal

    Dave Herbal Striker

    You don't need to go to the pub to talk to your mates or pick up lasses anymore. Which is why the average age of your town punter is probably north of 30 these days.
  17. EDGE

    EDGE Winger

    Sex rears its ugly head again.
  18. If the town was busy with the 30+ crowd then the pubs that are busy now, The Ivy, Chesters, Rosedene, Roker, Buddha etc wouldn't be so it's a double edged sword.

    As far as the town is concerned, where caters to the footy fooligan crowd, where caters to younguns into music that puts gigs on every single week or even a few nights a week, where caters to the arty crowd?

    You have to know your audience and we cannot compete now that Newcastle has established the scene for all that. You need to build a scene by having somewhere that kids can go to and get used to going to once they get around drinking age.

    It's a different world now than it was when everyone just went to the same type of bar and had the same type of night out circa 70/80/90's.
  19. errant

    errant Striker

    some of those could work, if the pitched themselves differently...
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  20. EDGE

    EDGE Winger

    Terrace is always busy and that's Canny expensive.

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