After creating my original makeover of Doc Alan’s Hangout that included a full restaurant and bar, I didn’t like how it generated six random NPCs to run the restaurant. This isn’t a problem if you intend to have playable Sims own the lot (or if you don’t care about random Sims).
But I do care and I use a wants-based play style, which means I wait until one of my Sims rolls the want to purchase a community lot instead of forcing someone into ownership. Since I wanted to place this lot in Pleasantview at the beginning of my Let’s Play series, there would be no one to purchase it yet.
So, I made the lot over a second time – this time as a bar only. This is more of an adults-only lot with gambling, pool, darts, live music, and a bar.
Features & Amenities
The same Doc Alan’s you know and love – updated and improved! Here’s everything included:
- Game room with pool tables and dart boards
- Gambling table for your risky Sims to lose some money
- Full bar (only generates a single NPC)
- Stage with guitar, bass, drums, and microphone
- Office with computer, phone, book shelves, and couch
- Break room for employees with microwave and mini-fridge
- Outdoor patio with tables and grill
- Outdoor patio with hot tubs
- Men and women’s bathrooms
- Vending machines for drinks and snacks
- Ticket machine for charging a cover to get in
- Attached parking lot with space for six cars
Purchase Price: $126,593
Just like the original, the lot is setup to function as a Sim-owned business, but this is not required. You can simply plop it down in any neighborhood. I included hot tubs for your Romance Sims who need a place to woohoo away from home. Plus, I remembered the open sign this time.
I have the Ultimate Collection, so you will most likely need the UC or all expansion and stuff packs for this lot to work properly. You will at least need Open for Business, as I used mainly items from this expansion. I also used the instruments from University and various decorative items from other expansions/stuff packs.
No custom content was used, although there are a few things I recommend to make the most of this lot (see below).
Although not required (and not included), the following mods and CC will make this lot more realistic. I recommend these for all community lots.
- Decorative Parking Spaces – This mod will populate the parking lot with random cars, depending on type of lot and time of day.
- Parking Lot Supplemental Pack – Includes parking blocks, signs, and speed bumps. I mostly use the parking blocks as seen in the picture below.
- Visitor Controller – Allows you to ban Sims by age group, so you can ban teens and children – making this a true adults-only venue.
Unlike the original makeover, this lot only generates a single random NPC (the bartender) if not owned by a playable Sim. This was much better for me, since I needed something in Pleasantview to plop down unowned that didn’t generate a bunch of extra Sims. If you don’t want ANY NPCs generated, remove the bar or have one of your Sims purchase the lot right away.
If you want to play this lot as an owned business, I placed a ticket machine near the entrance so you can earn money by charging a cover to enter. Plus, you can earn from selling drinks at the bar.
I also recommend locking the door to the office and employee break room to everyone but employees. Otherwise, customers may enter these “off limits” areas to use the computer and employee facilities. If the lot is unowned, there’s not much you can do about this.
Here are more images of my bar-only Doc Alan’s makeover:
Download Doc Alan’s (Bar-Only Version)
Click the link below to download the lot for your own game. To install, extract the contents of the zip file and double click on the Sims 2 package file. You can also use the Sims 2 Pack Clean Installer if you prefer.
Alternate Download Link: Dropbox