If you have never been to a bar, you don’t know what you are missing. If you just turned 21 are are now able to legally get into a bar or if you have just never found the time to get to one, you should know what a good bar has to offer and what you can expect.
One of the main reasons that people go to a bar is for the drinks. If you go to a typical bar, the bartender can make just about any drink that you want. Many bars have domestic, foreign, and craft beers on tap. You can also order mixed drinks. Most bartenders know how to make even the strangest sounding drinks. There are also several specialty bars, where the menu consists of just martinis, beer, or whatever drinks the bar specializes in.
Most bars have a kitchen and serve food. Some bars have menus which include appetizers, such as chicken fingers, chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, and onion rings. Other bars have more extensive menus, and they serve complete meals.
If you are a sports fan, a bar is a great place to watch the big game. Rather than sitting in your living room alone, you can enjoy the game with other people who love your favorite team as much as you do. You can even find a sports bar, whose entire theme is sports. They have big screen televisions on the walls and there is a sports theme décor.
Many bars offer live entertainment on certain nights of the week. You can go into a bar and find a live band, a DJ for dancing, karaoke night, and even a trivia night. Going to a bar does not mean that you are just going to sit at the bar staring at the wall. The entertainment at a bar can be the best part of your visit.
What to Watch Out For
While going to a bar for the first time can be fun and exciting, there are a few things that you should watch out for. If it is your first time, and you do not know any of the bar regulars, it is a good idea to visit the bar with a friend. Going in alone can be boring and even dangerous. If you are a woman, you should expect to be hit on several times throughout the night. That is just the way guys are at a bar. They look at it as a hookup spot. Even if you are a man, you can still expect to get hit on once or twice. When the drinks start flowing, people’s inhibitions are lowered and they feel more comfortable hitting on a good looking person.
It is also a good idea to avoid getting too drunk while you are at a bar. For starters, it is not safe to let people see you being sloppy drunk. The last thing that you want to be known as is the person who frequently gets shut off. It makes you vulnerable to thieves and people trying to take advantage of you. Also, it just looks bad. Having a good time and getting buzzed is fine as long as you are not driving. Just try not to get extremely drunk.
Going to a bar is a great way to spend a night out. If it is your first time, it is a good idea to know what to expect and what to watch out for. Having this information will prevent any unwanted surprises and will keep you safe.