There’s room for both. Unless you’re in some shithole small town with limited options I don’t see why it’s an issue as you can just not go to the places with TVs.
I mostly go to bars with TVs with sports on as we’re all huge sports fans. But there are plenty of quieter bars with no TVs when we want a quiet date or to go to catch up with friends we haven’t seen for a long time. But with our regular friends we see them all the time and mostly go to hangout and watch a game over some beers.
I have zero interest in talking to random people at bars. Most people are garbage and I’m not wanting to make more friends anyway as I don’t have time/energy for the ones I already have.
Just got back from the bar with some pals. They wouldn't turn off the TV for some reason so when the bar tender wasn't looking I swiped the HDMI cable. I'm planning on returning it along with a handwritten letter in the morning.