It’s interesting that while most businesses struggle to attract customers in this economic crisis, the bar industry still pays people – ie door hosts and bouncers – to turn them away.
Sometimes this is fair enough – a bar is a private space and it’s the owner’s right to make sure they’re happy with their patrons – but it can also be frustrating and alienating for the drinkers. After encountering both the good, bad and the ugly while conducting my alcoholic research for Bar Zine I was inspired to write a feature about how to get into bars and clubs for The Sydney Morning Herald’s Metro section (you can read it here:).
Incidentally, last week I went to Pocket Bar and noticed that their menu’s back page proudly claims they don’t have any door bitches. Do you think that’s a good thing? If you have any opinions, horror stories or good tales about door people then feel free to comment below: