Drunkenness is temporary suicide: the happiness that it brings is merely negative, a momentary cessation of unhappiness.
Since ages the closing times of bars in amsterdam are a complete disaster.
This is a problem for me as a part-time bartender because I like to sit down and have a nice drink in a bar after a long night of work.
Or tell my clientele where to go when I have to sweep the floor. So nightbars are a must.
The Doofpot is not sleazy pur sang but it's a friendly "neighborhood-bar" that stays open a few hours later than most regular ones.
And if you're lucky even a bit longer when the bartender feels like it...
And luckily for me, they -like most of the smaller bars in town- don't give a rat's ass about the non-smoking law...