The after work relief, a night out with friends, a crucial playoff game, a casual business meeting, a pre/post interview pick me up, exploring a new part of town, a good time. There are many reasons why us beer lovers appreciate and respect a good watering hole. The Public House or Pub for short is a gathering place. A community oriented nexus of social activity and small business. A place where you can hang out with old friends, or make new ones. A place with good food, exciting sports, fun games, and friendly staff. You won’t have to pay a $135 cover for some Bud Light Lime infested, overcrowded sweat joint that plays horribly executed remixes of tasteless pop music. And you certainly won’t have any problems hearing yourself think. In fact, the pub is a place for thinkers. A place for ideas. Business models, inventions, political resolutions. Friendship, and love. The pub is a place where you feel welcome to express yourself. And not all pubs are the same. Some are bigger than others, serve more food than others, and play different music altogether. But no matter what your favorite pub(s) are like, they’re special. They’re a second living room. A second kitchen. And sometimes, a second bedroom. But most importantly, they serve beer. And while clubs and restaurants focus on diluted cocktails and wine respectively, the real pub takes pride in real beer. Good beer. Local beer. And sometimes, beer from far.
But what if you don’t have a favorite pub? What if you’re reading this verbose introduction to some reinvented rapid transit maps, and you have no idea what we’re on about? Well fortunately, you’ve come to the right place. We will be continuously recreating the subway/rapid transit maps of various cities around the world, focusing on the best beer bars and pubs that those cities have to offer. Each station within the network will have its name replaced by the name of the pub or bar/restaurant with the best beer selection nearest to it. The idea is multi-faceted. You get to learn about new places where you can find great beers. Small businesses get their names out for beer lovers to discover. We prefer public transport because while it’s not as fun as a car, it’s better for the environment, and we categorically oppose drinking and driving (as should everyone, even lawyers). And if you are one of those people who may have moved to a new place recently, or still can’t make a decision after years of searching, perhaps this new kind of map will help you narrow that search. As you’re probably aware, we’ll always encourage you to try new beers. The next one you try could be your new favorite. But there’s always something new to try. There’s always a new pub to visit, a new part of town to explore. So warm up your subway pass, pick a new place to discover, and go.
Each city has its own unique array of diverse neighborhoods, up and coming areas, and fascinating boroughs, each with its own set of awesome bars and pubs to enjoy. So go out and discover.
Help spur the local economy, incite entrepreneurship, and make the dreams of pub owners and brewmasters a reality by giving the new place a whirl, trying new beers, and letting organic marketing grow.
We always encourage the idea of never settling on a favorite pub or especially, a favorite beer. Things can always be better. Bars change. Management changes. Beer lists change. The Pubway does, too.