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#241 Matt R.

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 09:19 PM

 
And before anyone accuses me of being a grumpy old man I've seen some of the loudest acts in music-dom including Grand Funk Railroad, the Who and the original lineup of Deep Purple...


You sound like a grumpy old man.

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 09:56 PM

Yes I didn't realize there was actually a 'front' and 'rear' section until later when i got up to use the washroom. Assuming that smaller space was quieter and less "death metal thrash" music-oriented (WTF was_that s*** they were spinning up after 9pm anyway?!), I'd definitely go again. The place was full and as I said we enjoyed our food and the prices were not ruinous.

 

And before anyone accuses me of being a grumpy old man I've seen some of the loudest acts in music-dom including Grand Funk Railroad, the Who and the original lineup of Deep Purple. I simply don't see a need to be blasted out of my seat in a "pub" of all places while munching on my Bam Bam Shrimp and attempting to converse about whatever the topic du jour happens to be. If you're sitting < than 24 inches away from me IMO I should not have to shout at the top of my lungs at you to make my point or respond to yours.....

 

Garricks Head has a jukebox you can take over, and play all your own favs all night long.


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#243 Matt R.

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 09:59 PM

“Give Head with Hedley” night is this Thursday, isn’t it?

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#244 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 10:03 PM

“Give Head with Hedley” night is this Thursday, isn’t it?

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Wednesday.


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#245 Matt R.

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 10:06 PM

Oh yah Thursday is “Fat Tugs with Hedley” - four hours straight of Hedley’s greatest hit.

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 06:48 AM

The could install done sound buffers in the ceiling. Otherwise there are way to many flat surfaces that amplify the noise
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#247 vortoozo

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 01:31 PM

I find the room overly loud too, and I'm in my mid-30s.



#248 LJ

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 07:50 PM

We had dinner in a Mexican restaurant the other night and there was no music playing but the place was jam packed with loud people and we couldn't carry on a conversation. The time before that we were out on the patio and it was much quieter. The acoustics of the room can play havoc with noise levels. 


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 06:46 AM

^Cafe Mexico? Was there this Saturday and found the same thing. Way to many flat surfaces.
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#250 AllseeingEye

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 07:34 PM

I find the room overly loud too, and I'm in my mid-30s.

Careful according to Matt that'll qualify you for "grumpy old man" status. Didn't you know its a "thing" these days - a badge of honor apparently - to withstand an audio wall of noise assault of epic proportions while attempting unsuccessfully to enjoy a meal you likely paid very good money for. 


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#251 LJ

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 07:36 PM

Well if you were that old of a grumpy old man you could just take your hearing aids out.


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#252 Mike K.

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 05:56 AM

The noise issue was around from day one of the reno: https://vibrantvicto...-square/page-10

I guess I am used to it by now.

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#253 sdwright.vic

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:06 AM

Not used to it because I stopped going. Not that it will affect there bottom line though. But I know several others that won't go there anymore either.
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#254 Baro

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 02:33 PM

The back can sometimes be a bit quieter but it's not great.  I personally hate really loud environments,  I'm going out with friends to socialize, I'd like to be able to hear everyone at the table.  Other people love very loud pubs, as shown by the place being quite busy most of the time.

 

The bathrooms could really use a reno and seem too small as well.


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#255 LJ

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:30 PM

The back can sometimes be a bit quieter but it's not great.  I personally hate really loud environments,  I'm going out with friends to socialize, I'd like to be able to hear everyone at the table.  Other people love very loud pubs, as shown by the place being quite busy most of the time.

 

 

The best place to go out to socialize with friends over dinner and drinks is Black Angus. Those high backed booths make every group a private party.


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#256 thundergun

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 10:38 AM

^ Google and I have no idea where the Black Angus is.

 

I find Garrick's louder than I'd like when it's busy, but there are so few casual larger pubs with good beer selection around town that people likely just put up with it. 



#257 LJ

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 08:01 PM

^They are not in Victoria, used to be one in Richmond, don't know if it is still there or not. All through the states and Ontario.


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#258 Jackerbie

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 08:25 AM

^They are not in Victoria, used to be one in Richmond, don't know if it is still there or not. All through the states and Ontario.

 

Definitely not one in Richmond anymore



#259 LJ

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 07:34 PM

^I went to one the other night, when we walked in I thought the place was empty and it is only as you walk through the place you realize that it is chock a block full.


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