Good question, because on one had you have a pub. Nice people, relaxed atmosphere, good drinks, and if you're lucky some may even have appetizers (or at least nuts to eat). A club on the other hand has an upbeat feel to it. Somewhere you can go if you want to go with friends, and be by yourself at the same time.
Personally I prefer going to a pub. My last trip to Europe, I went to a few pubs and a few clubs with people that I met at this hostel. I found that I was really able to get to know a lot of the people a lot better than I was when I was clubbing with them. It's really hard to have an conversation when your voice is gone because you've had to yell above the music for so long.
My verdict: Give me a pub anyday!!!
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