Nightclubs are kind of all-or-nothing. Either you're standing at the bar being jostled, or you're on the dance floor getting into it. And having a decent conversation? Forget it.
Bars are a little more flexible – when you need it, there's room to take a break from dancing, or have that long-overdue D'n'M with your best mate. Plus, the drinks are almost guaranteed to be better, whether you're drinking beer from an actual glass, or sipping on a well-made Negroni.