I'm not sure if anyone ever looks at this board, but here it goes.
So I'm new to Nanaimo night-life (and the bar scene, actually). I was looking through the old posts in this board to see what the locals think, but it seems most of the posts are several years old and sometimes refer to places that don't even exist anymore. I'm mainly looking for places where people go to meet singles for hook-ups / casual sex. (Good food is nice too) Since I'm a young guy (early 20's) I don't really want to head out to those places that are mainly frequented by old folks, or ones that don't get any women in them.
There was one thread where someone was talking about some places as a "meat market":
Unfortunately, neither the Press Room nor The Grizzly seem to exist any more. So I'm not sure what places could be described like this.Well Phil I must say you did a pretty run down of the bars but I might add from a females perspective, I think the Queens is more of an " older persons " meat market and I think the Press Room is more of the " younger persons " meat market. Grizzly I think is good times mixed with a pick up place.
I also tend to prefer a more relaxed atmosphere to noisy and crowded, but I know I can't be fussy in Nanaimo. Especially not with places like bars. I might also be ok with cougars, although I'd prefer meeting women closer to my age.
So, can anyone give me a rundown of local pubs & bars in Nanaimo? What they're like in atmosphere, typical clientele, busy times, menu etc. Or at least recommend places that might be to my liking, anywhere I might have some luck.