I'll echo what the other PM said as far as atmosphere of bars and clubs.
Sometimes I find all the unsavory things about bars/clubs people have complained about as my main reasons of wanting to go. I like the sticky floors, loud music (ya feel it in your CHEST!), yelling, and all the people bumping and crowding me. Not that I want to be groped but it's fun to say and do outrageous things (up to a certain point) to people in that environment. I've got a lot of great stories from my late night, drunken galavanting. It's fun.