I have to agree with Fran about genuine folk ( & jazz ) club venues along with village hall concerts.
Pubs go hand in pants along with hooliganism. If folks are chooin' their boozin' at home then so be it. isn't that how trsaditional pubs began? Those with larger homes to accomodate friends & guests created a cordial gathering.
If Pubs ae closing in the UK due to lack of patronage why is this seen a bad thing ? Yeah some of us were all brought up on the myths & legends of of the Rock pubs that were the primordial brew for groups like The Who at Sheppard's Bush.
Gee, then ,wasn't Keith Moon dead in his 30's from his boozin' depleted body.
Russian rampant alcoholism's fallout not enough of a mascot for the Eurasian culture?