More and more I go to these popular bars and restaurants and with a table of 4 to 6 there is no chance to have a conversation with anyone that isn't right beside you. It's driving me crazy.

It's mostly crowd noise and then it's amplified when these places think they need to turn up the music to beat the crowd noise.

Building the new taproom any advice from people to help this sort of thing. I've checked out a few thing on the Internet, fabric pictures that consume sound waves. Elaborate types of drywall (not in the cards for me). Sound deadening floating ceiling tiles. There's even sound deadoning paint!

I'm sure many of these end up not reducing to their specs. Any ideas or feedback would be great.