I find myself without sympathy for UK nightclubs:
*Staff treating people as prison inmates rather than customers;
*Horrendous gender imbalances
*Packing in people as much as the fire officer allows;
*Overpriced cover and drink charges
*Clubs tend to harm daytime businesses and neighbouring residences
*Dangerously loud music (shown to create anxiety and a sense of isolation to cause people to drink more) makes socialising impossible
Did you read my mind or did we goto the same places, if neither of these then it must mean this really is happening all over the UK!
The cost of rent/rates to run a small bar/nightclub is a real profit killer so before even adding in the staff wages of people it makes it very difficult to break a profit without keeping the entry fees/drink prices high. For the people who own the buildings, it may become more profitable for the buildings owner to turn the buildings into residential property and sell it off or rent it out as apartments.
The real problem I see is that the majority of nightlife businesses are set out to be make as much money as possible in the quickest amount of time, there seems to be a mentality of get rich quick in most of these bars/nightclubs, taking advantage of the situation of lack of competition. Fair enough but the customer experience in these sorts of places are usually awful, I am sure that some clubs don't want people hooking up and talking so they design people to look at the dance floor and make the music too loud to talk, so they drink more and come back next week
People have definitely changed the way that they interact with others, now with people spending hours on social media feeling that they are connected and getting their fix when someone of the opposite sex likes their post, it can easily entertain people and encourage them not to leave their house or their bed and smartphone. Tinder is another fad and like online dating its popularity will fade just like when friends reunited was a way for people to connect, now its almost impossible not to be able to connect with people you know, whether this is good or bad is down to the individuals perspective.
-Security staff aren't friendly and often strict
-Bars are overcrowded and understaffed
-Expensive and poor value compared to europe
-Majority are oversized and not so attractive women or ladettes
-Hotter girls get their egos boosted too much by beta guys
-Clubs seem to be designed to encourage people to not talk and just get drunk
-People are glued to their smartphones thinking about being anywhere but where they are