According to GuyCodeBlog, here are some ways to tell a bar sucks without even going in:

  • Blacked-Out Windows – Some bar owners paint the windows so you can’t look in and see what a wreck it is inside.
  • A Cover – Places that charge covers, unless live music is being played, are pathetic. The ability to sell overpriced food and drinks is pretty much a license to print money. Cover charges are just greedy money grabs.
  • Beefy Bouncers – It’s a bar … not Fort Knox. Therefore, there’s no need for Hercules to guard the door.
  • There’s a Line – Life’s too short to stand in line. Move along. Go to a different place. And, spend your time actually drinking and having fun.