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If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: Tinfoil ()
Date: May 27, 2009 11:22AM

as above, I am thinking of opening a bar in vienna, any views and opinions appreciated

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: BagODonuts ()
Date: May 27, 2009 11:27AM

It will be hard competing against the high class and high quality of Neighbors.

Where exactly? What type of bar? What kind of clientele are looking to have? Sarcastic unmerciful message board members?

A little more detail may help you get some useful answers.

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: Furfur ()
Date: May 27, 2009 11:28AM

Where in Vienna? I think the Vienna Inn is the most excitement Vienna can handle....

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: tinfoil ()
Date: May 27, 2009 11:28AM

I was thinking a classic tavern, plenty of beers on tap, NO COCKTAILS, NO COFFEE, CRAP FOOD

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: Furfur ()
Date: May 27, 2009 11:30AM

Good luck with that in this economy...

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: Melissa ()
Date: May 27, 2009 11:37AM

Beer and crap food alone will not make enough money. Vienna Inn can do it because they have been there forever and the cost of the facility is far lower than a new business starting up. They serve liquor, too.

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: TINFOIL ()
Date: May 27, 2009 11:39AM

Ok, good beer, good food, excellent wine and liquor. BUT NO KIDS

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: Melissa ()
Date: May 27, 2009 11:48AM

TINFOIL Wrote:
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> Ok, good beer, good food, excellent wine and
> liquor. BUT NO KIDS


Who the hell brings kids with them to a bar? I'd give them the option to leave or have child protective services called on them.

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: May 27, 2009 11:50AM

Umm....what about the Vienna Inn? That's exactly what you describe...no frills, beer and chili-dogs.

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: Margie ()
Date: May 27, 2009 11:52AM

Melissa,
Do you know how to check your Private Messages ? (Look at the top right corner of you screen)

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: DC ()
Date: May 27, 2009 11:53AM

BagODonuts Wrote:
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> It will be hard competing against the high class
> and high quality of Neighbors.
>

As a kid (early 90s), Neighbors used to be nice. Sign of the times.

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: May 27, 2009 12:17PM

Furfur Wrote:
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> Good luck with that in this economy...


Not sure I'd agree with that. Vienna has been pretty insulated from the recession. I'm not saying that folks haven't lost jobs or that housing prices haven't gone down, but compared to a lot of other places, Vienna has not fallen much at all.

Everytime I get together with friends from Vienna, a consistent theme of discussion is the lack of quality eating/dining/drinking establishments in the town. New restaurants like Plaka Grill and Bazin's have done well because they provide good food (and neither is really cheap).

Folks in town clamor about rumors of a new Trader Joes or a new fine eating establishment. They could care less if KFC or a chain restaurant died or a discount store died.

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: Bounce House ()
Date: May 27, 2009 12:19PM

I'd go for sure. A group called Hekemian bought the Tequila Grande and Wolftrap Motel site and is planning to redevelop it. A straight shot down Nutley off of 66 is perfect spot for your new pub. If you're catering to Vienna locals you'd better make it family friendly because there aren't a whole lot of singles in Vienna. Any chance of a brass pole on top of the bar?

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: bdimag ()
Date: May 27, 2009 12:25PM

if the food was good i would stop in on the way home from work

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: bdimag ()
Date: May 27, 2009 12:25PM

oh and ffx underground discounts

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: fairfaxdude ()
Date: May 27, 2009 12:37PM

Melissa Wrote:
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> Beer and crap food alone will not make enough
> money. Vienna Inn can do it because they have
> been there forever and the cost of the facility is
> far lower than a new business starting up. They
> serve liquor, too.


Vienna Inn has no liquor...beer and cheap wines only.

OP: for a preview of your success/lack thereof, go check out Bazin's...although more upscale than you intend, you'll probably note its often a thin crowd.

Vienna Inn is an institution...$1.65 draft beers would be hard to beat.

Neighbors is sorta too...amazingly full of regulars, although the food truly sucks.

There are far better underserved markets in fairfax than Vienna, i'd imagine.
But a good demographic to go after--relaxed, with lotsa $$$.

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: Melissa ()
Date: May 27, 2009 12:49PM

fairfaxdude Wrote:
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> Melissa Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Beer and crap food alone will not make enough
> > money. Vienna Inn can do it because they have
> > been there forever and the cost of the facility
> is
> > far lower than a new business starting up.
> They
> > serve liquor, too.
>
>
> Vienna Inn has no liquor...beer and cheap wines
> only.
>
> OP: for a preview of your success/lack thereof, go
> check out Bazin's...although more upscale than you
> intend, you'll probably note its often a thin
> crowd.
>
> Vienna Inn is an institution...$1.65 draft beers
> would be hard to beat.
>
> Neighbors is sorta too...amazingly full of
> regulars, although the food truly sucks.
>
> There are far better underserved markets in
> fairfax than Vienna, i'd imagine.
> But a good demographic to go after--relaxed, with
> lotsa $$$.


Oops... I thought they had liquor. Come to think of it, I guess I do get beer with my chilli dogs. Those freakin rock.

Neighborhood shopping centers could use a pub. It's nice to be able to go out and not have to drive far.

Oh, and those connected trivia games that you play for free against bars across the country -- those are fun.

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: Furfur ()
Date: May 27, 2009 12:55PM

I think if it had the look and feel of Chadwick's in Georgetown it would be successful.

I just don't think another Vienna Inn type place would be successful.

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: nakedshoplifter ()
Date: May 27, 2009 01:05PM

FYI, VA does not have any "bars". VA has restaurants that serve booze. Also, your business has to make the majority (over 51%) of its profit from food, or else they put you out of business. Good luck.

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: Shadow ()
Date: May 27, 2009 01:31PM

Melissa Wrote:
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> TINFOIL Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Ok, good beer, good food, excellent wine and
> > liquor. BUT NO KIDS
>
>
> Who the hell brings kids with them to a bar? I'd
> give them the option to leave or have child
> protective services called on them.

You'd be surprised.

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: Predator Obama ()
Date: May 27, 2009 01:54PM

you would also need to heavily promote it somehow. Have billiards as well as darts or just SOMETHING more than a local watering hole with a few regulars. Live music Kareoke wet t-shirt nights for MILFS hell a BAN ON HOSTING EVENTS for the MOM show or a picture of MOM show regulars with a line drawn through it would get me through the door.

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: tinfoil ()
Date: May 27, 2009 01:55PM

when i say tavern i do not mean dirty shit hole like the vienna inn. the place looks like my worst nightmare of a tavern. with noisy kids running about like they own the place

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: tinfoil ()
Date: May 27, 2009 01:56PM

Predator Obama Wrote:
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> you would also need to heavily promote it somehow.
> Have billiards as well as darts or just SOMETHING
> more than a local watering hole with a few
> regulars. Live music Kareoke wet t-shirt nights
> for MILFS hell a BAN ON HOSTING EVENTS for the MOM
> show or a picture of MOM show regulars with a line
> drawn through it would get me through the door.



hell yes

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: Furfur ()
Date: May 27, 2009 02:01PM

How about an Irish pub...ever been to Sine in Pentagon City? That would be awesome in Vienna.

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: Judge Crater ()
Date: May 27, 2009 02:07PM

Furfur Wrote:
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> How about an Irish pub...ever been to Sine in
> Pentagon City? That would be awesome in Vienna.


Irish pubs are a dime a dozen; there could be a german pub with german midget wrestling straight from midgetville or a somoan pub where they do the haka and light torches on fire and have a massage parlour in the back. ANYTHIGN BUT ANOTHER GODDAMNED IRISH PUB!

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: Furfur ()
Date: May 27, 2009 02:12PM

What if the Irish pub had midgets as the waiters and had to dress up as leprechauns?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/27/2009 02:13PM by Furfur.

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: Judge Crater ()
Date: May 27, 2009 02:27PM

Furfur Wrote:
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> What if the Irish pub had midgets as the waiters
> and had to dress up as leprechauns?


only if they were female midgets who wore short skirts no underwear and walked around on stilts.

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: oaktonmom ()
Date: May 27, 2009 02:28PM

Tinfoil ... looks like you better start a new thread on this one. :)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/27/2009 02:29PM by oaktonmom.

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: fairfaxdude ()
Date: May 27, 2009 02:30PM

Furfur Wrote:
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> What if the Irish pub had midgets as the waiters
> and had to dress up as leprechauns?


Another example of marketing overdose. The bar and tables would have to be too short to accomodate the waiters, and wrenching backaches and bruised knees for the patrons would result.

Dumbass.

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: Bounce House ()
Date: May 27, 2009 02:31PM

If you could find a site with outdoor seating that doesn't abut a parking lot, the people will come.

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: Judge Crater ()
Date: May 27, 2009 02:33PM

Bounce House Wrote:
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> If you could find a site with outdoor seating that
> doesn't abut a parking lot, the people will come.




only if they were female midgets who wore short skirts no underwear and walked around on stilts.

AND WAS LOCATED ON A ROOFTOP. THEN the people will Come.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/27/2009 02:33PM by Judge Crater.

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: Furfur ()
Date: May 27, 2009 02:40PM

Judge Crater Wrote:
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only if they were female midgets who wore short
> skirts no underwear and walked around on stilts.


There aren't too many attractive female dwarfs...maybe if mud wrestling was involved somehow it would be okay.
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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: graymoose1 ()
Date: May 27, 2009 02:47PM

You will have to have a stage big enough for Trebor and the C-ville rappers when the cops chase them away from Magruders.

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: Maud Robinson not ()
Date: May 27, 2009 02:50PM

Bounce House Wrote:
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> If you could find a site with outdoor seating that
> doesn't abut a parking lot, the people will come.

There is such a site. It is called the Freeman House. There is plenty of room for outdoor seating. I will buy rounds for the house when it opens.

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: May 27, 2009 02:58PM

Judge Crater Wrote:
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> Furfur Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > How about an Irish pub...ever been to Sine in
> > Pentagon City? That would be awesome in Vienna.
>
>
> Irish pubs are a dime a dozen; there could be a
> german pub

Agreed. To wit:


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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: Judge Crater ()
Date: May 27, 2009 03:07PM

Hello Oakton mom, junes and SamIvMia!

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: tinfoil ()
Date: May 28, 2009 03:58PM

Maud Robinson not Wrote:
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> Bounce House Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > If you could find a site with outdoor seating
> that
> > doesn't abut a parking lot, the people will
> come.
>
> There is such a site. It is called the Freeman
> House. There is plenty of room for outdoor
> seating. I will buy rounds for the house when it
> opens.


thanks, and no it will not be an 'irish' pub. anyway there not irish they are pretend irish that serve bud light, go do a downtown belfast pub and ask for a bud light and i guarentee you wil be kneecapped

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: tinfoil ()
Date: May 28, 2009 04:00PM

nakedshoplifter Wrote:
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> FYI, VA does not have any "bars". VA has
> restaurants that serve booze. Also, your business
> has to make the majority (over 51%) of its profit
> from food, or else they put you out of business.
> Good luck.


are you serious... are you telling me the vienna inn makes a profit from the pigswill it serves on paper plates

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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: They wish... ()
Date: May 28, 2009 04:55PM

Judge Crater Wrote:
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> Hello Oakton mom, junes and SamIvMia!


Yeah right...more like this (GROSS!):(
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Re: If there was a good pub in vienna would you go
Posted by: oaktonmom ()
Date: May 28, 2009 05:00PM

Yuck!

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