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The Urbanist Case for Rowdy-Ass Bars

Just in time for St Paddy's day weekend, we have what seems like a timely read.

If you don't frequent it, you may think of your neighborhood bar as a late night problem, but here's another idea: do those loud drunks bring something valuable to your street?

Let’s call it the Jane Jacobs Theory of Drinking: It’s good to have eyes on the street, even if they are seeing double, and especially because many non-drinking businesses are closed after 9pm or 10pm on weeknights.

So, this Saint Patrick's weekend, you decide. Rowdy bars: public nuissance or new urbanist solution?

Read more at Next City

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