The difference with loud, crowded establishments where wearing a mask is not a thing is that, yes, YOU can avoid these places....not a personal all...BUT if you rented a condo or room near places with really loud late night noise you just can't definitely could make a note NEVER to rent there again and note in in posted reviews but that hurts the owners of the place to stay.

So it comes down to noise wins.....crowded no-mask-needed places win 'cuz , after all, they are crowded and doing a decent business and their patrons like late night noise and they can return home where it may be quiet

I should add that I have no issue with sitting at an outdoor place during the day or early evening without a mask and having a great time with drinks food and's the uncontrolled crowds that mess it up