Not only are billiard tables and darts become industry requirements for running a bar, but plenty and plenty of bars have a karaoke system and coin operated jukebox in place as well as a small stage for a guest singer or band. Its also pretty common for many bars to have a few arcade cabinets, a dedicated table or two for playing recreational poker, perhaps a pinball machine and one of those punching score thingy. The larger bars may have a small section if not separate room for dancing and at least in bigger towns and within the city hookah pipes are also pretty common. Some of the more night time bars even feature clothed women doing lewd dances for money! On top of air hockey and foosball also becoming more common in North American bars (with foosball being as standard a feature as billiards and darts in Europe and Latin America). The more high class bars even have a separate lounge with couches and a couple of book shelves and magazine stacks. Perhaps a tennis table. Don’t get me started on multiple TVs featuring sporting events and how many of them also offer regular food including actual cooked meals. Some might even have a DJ playing around with vinyls and CDs. Hell gambling machines have started being placed in bars too more and more frequently.
So I gotta ask. Why have bars become pretty well-rounded chilling places with a wide multiple different entertainment options? Why didn’t other eating and drinking establishments like 5 star restaurants grow to become as well-rounded as fun places? In particular I ask about cafes since many of them frequently feature guest bands and singers just like bars do but almost never have karaoke systems unlike bars!