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Footwear in Bars

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Footwear in Bars

Just wanted to check, can you wear trainers to go in bars or are there dress code rules in most places (At night-time)?

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1. Re: Footwear in Bars

In most places you would be fine

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Unless you are going to the most elegant and upscale of restaurants/bars in the City (e.g., Four Seasons) you should be fine. Rule of thumb: if jackets are required, wear shoes. Also, check the Website(s) of the places that you intend to patronize, they often post any dress codes.

Hope this helps.



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3. Re: Footwear in Bars

Shouldnt be a problem for 98% of places

Upscale restaurants/bars may be an issue.

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5. Re: Footwear in Bars

If by trainers you mean actual running shoes, I wouldn't wear those outside of the gym. But if you mean a more casual (trendy) walking shoe then you should be fine at a regular place. Many night clubs could require dress shoes though.

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6. Re: Footwear in Bars

Neighborhood pubs and bars have no dress code.

But, more trendy and higher-priced places have a dress code - no sneakers (trainers), baseball caps, etc.

E.g. the rooftop bar at the Empire Hotel turned away my 2 friends (1 male, 1 female) who were wearing green suede Pumas and white Reeboks, respectively, yet I was permitted entry wearing black leather Skechers that were a sneaker/shoe mix.

Edited: 23 October 2010, 23:14
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7. Re: Footwear in Bars

Ridiculous and gratuitous (pardon the pun) comment about tipping.

Where do you get the evidence that "many" English people don't tip? In fact, as has been shown on here before, other European nations are less likely to tip than us.

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8. Re: Footwear in Bars

QB - of course they would not turn you away - you FASHIONISTA, you!!!

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9. Re: Footwear in Bars

Just wondering what the tipping comment has to do with the original question?

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10. Re: Footwear in Bars

"don't forget to do that, many of your country people do not."

Really, have you questioned every one of the near 70 million of us, or are you just spouting xenophobic BS for the sake of it?

At no point was tipping brought up in the OP's question, so why post a deliberately inflammatory comment?

Edited: 24 October 2010, 12:12