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Hitting the Town

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Crown Royal, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. Crown Royal

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    Through all our relentless trash talking, debating and dark sexual tick one-upping there is one thing that this board widely has in common: we all like to get shitfaced. That is why our most popular thread of the week is called the Drunk Thread. However, our opinions on what we like with our drinking is widely diverse. Some people like to get wasted at home and yell at their TV all night. Some people go out and pick fights with mailboxes. But we all love getting fucked up.

    Focus: How does an ideal night play out for you when you blow off steam? Do you have strict pregame rituals, only like drinking at pubs, cry into your Gyro at the end of the night alone on a concrete parking abutment etc.

    Alt Focus: What things could occur that guarantee to kill your buzz?
     
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    Pubs and houses for me. Easy access to alcohol with little to no lining up will guarantee that I'm drunk by the end of the night. In this types of settings I can easily talk with my friends, watch some sport, or listen to music I like. I immensely enjoy all three of these things, which just makes the drinking experience that much better. Beers until I have a good buzz, then I'll change to vodka/bourbon or scotch, depending on my mood.

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    Clubs. Impossible to get a drink. Impossible to talk with my friends, listen to music I like or watch any sports. We've all discussed it before.


    I'm easy to please when I go out. It's simply all about being with your friends and having a good time. Not hard to make happen.
     
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    I enjoy any bar or house party that is decently crowded and has a good ratio of women. Of course the ultimate in blowing off steam is finding that down girl that you immediately click with and wind up boning by nights end. I like bars with multiple areas, with my spastic mind I like moving between them and interacting with different people. Im not a stickler for what needs to be consumed for it to be a good night. As long as I have a solid buzz on it doesn't really matter if it's well specials or a micro brew.


    Alt focus: Cock blockers, nothing kills the fucking mood like spending a good amount of time with a chick that is interrupted by friends who are "just looking out for her" or some dickweed that isn't going to get any from her. I particularly hate the friends that intentionally kill the mood by bluntly stating their friend isn't going home with you to fuck, totally kills the unspoken coolness that precipitates hooking up.
     
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    Focus: As sad as this probably sounds, my favorite nights right now are when the GF and I have a couple glasses of wine, watch a movie* and talk.

    Back in college I liked big and small house and dorm parties over bars, something about the manufactured 'pay me to have fun' scenario never quite sit right with me. Dollar slices of pizza at 3 AM before going back to drink some more was pretty much a nightly ritual.

    I still love going to big house parties over bars, I've actually even been starting to enjoy them when I'm the DD and don't drink at all, being sober around a bunch of drunks use to bother the hell out of me.

    *no romantic movies like the notebook, always something most guys would watch.

    Alt Focus: Couples that get in fights at a party, how about you air your dirty laundry in private?
     
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    I get together with my best friend and drink lots of red wine. If we have other people around, I'll drink whiskey and coke. Then, after getting extremely drunk for about 15 minutes, I lay down on the floor and fall asleep.

    I am such a party animal.
     
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    Focus: Staying in, getting drunk, and playing poker with my friends are usually the best nights. We have a poker night at least once a month (due to life schedules, getting together more often has proven to be near impossible), and it is something I look forward to every single month. Unfortunately, this month, half of my friends have backed out at the last minute, which brings me too:

    Alt-Focus: People who say they're in for a party, then either back out at the last minute or don't show. We usually have a group of 10 people for Poker night, and 8 of them said they were definitely in (myself included). Then, last night, I get calls from two of my brothers and two friends who say they can't make it. Excuses were, in order of validity, "I'm moving," "I got called in to work," "I'm tired," (from two of them). Now there are 4 of us, if we're lucky, and it is looking like we might have to call the game off. That is such a fucking buzzkill.
     
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    Focus I'm a local/nearby bar/pub/tavern/sports bar kind of guy. Most bars and clubs in the heart of the city are overpriced, have stupid dress codes, and are usually filled with douchebaggery and the same old tired Top 40 music choices.

    House parties/gatherings can be fun also, even though they are not as common these days being that most of my friends are done with college life where those kinds of events usually happened.

    Going to a bar where I already know I can enjoy myself, have access to a good beer selection and bullshit with friends is my way of blowing off steam. And if it ends up with me getting bombed, and making a Taco Bell run for the border...well, thats fine too.
     
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    I would pretty much drink anywhere, but preferred bars.

    Buzzkills: Cops, wife, the bar running out of whatever I was drinking.
     
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    When I'm up for a night of hitting the town I have a ritual of hitting a couple bars in a row.

    The first one is perfect for meeting up with the "going out crew". Small, dark, little hole in the wall where the only food is peanuts in the shell. It's always busy and the place is built like a long corridor with little mini booths on one side, the bar on the other. The second stop is a slightly more upscale martini bar where none of us order martinis. They have a sweet outdoor patio, good whiskey selection, and they allow cigar smoking on the deck which is why I stop there.

    Last but never least is the Irish pub I can call a home away from home. The first and last round is always free, the food is always good, the bar staff are mostly lifers that enjoy it, and the crowd is friendly, sports loving, and made up of a bunch of regulars.

    Those are my favorite nights out.
     
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    If it's me and The Guy - we can do pretty much anything. There's a hole in the wall by our workplace, and we LOVE it. Great jukebox, cheap cheap cheap beer, the barmaid is barefooted, they love us and remember our beers of choice. We can walk in sweaty after a workout, or pre-game before going to the ballpark. They're fantastic.
    If we're going OUT, our preference is a bar with a live band playing some Texas country, pool tables, a dance floor, and cheap drinks. We dig the shit out of playing pool, since my skills rise as my drunkenness increases, and his falls as he drinks, so we wind up about fairly even. I'm still teaching him to dance. Our height difference makes it interesting, even when I'm wearing 5" heels I'm still not up to his chin.
    We don't do clubs. Ever.

    The only thing that will kill either of our buzz is when someone won't take no for an answer - whether it's a girl hitting on him or a guy hitting on me. That doesn't end the night, but we do find it annoying. And music that's too loud. And cigarette smoke.
    Couples arguing, fat chicks, old people, whatever else...we find it comical.
     
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    I'm seriously considering buying a cheap van and putting a futon mattress in the back so that I can sleep in it and drive home in the morning when I sober up. I defy you find a flaw in this awesome plan.
     
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    The second you, drunk, put your keys in the lock to unlock it, you can be busted for DUI. Care and Control is what they call it up here. The workaround is to hide the ignition key and only have the door lock key in your possession. Hide the ignition key and tell the cops your friend has it and is stopping by in the morning to pick you up.

    As long as you can't start up the vehicle you should be good.
     
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    I pretty much drink at home, clubs just aren't really my scene anymore. I don't care for the bar scene unless I have a DD and someone else is footing the tab. I hate paying for the markup on alcohol, it's usually ridiculous. I prefer making a kickass dinner and having friends over. The boys generally segregate themselves from the girls, which is okay because I hang with some bad ass chicks. We usually end up embarassing the boys at some juncture and that has led to some priceless stories.

    There is a really ghetto bar within walking distance of our pad that we will hit up occasionally, the bartenders love us because we have all of our teeth, tip well and play great tunes on the jukebox. Our tab there is never more than $20, despite how much we have consumed. We sit there and mock the regulars by using big words and logic.


    Buzzkills are the drunkswho have had too much and won't give it up, resulting in falling all over and vomiting in inappropriate places.
     
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    Does that paragraph exist for any other reason than to make yourself feel better? A lot of people are disappointed with how they turned out, you don't have to have to exaggerate on the internet to make yourself look cool. It's okay. Just be you. You can do it.
     
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    I'd still advise anyone not to do this. In a van or not, you are (here) still drunk in public. Probably nobody will be the wiser but best move is always a sober ride to your own bed.
     
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    I still see no problem if its:
    A) A panel wagon
    B) Parked in an inconspicuous place and
    C) No cop witnesses him climbing in the van

    Focus: When I was in college, I liked to hit a few of the different bars on the strip. Each offered its own unique experience to the night. Of course, there are also always the nights where you pick your favorite bar, listen to the music/watch the game and drink away. This bar always had a great selection of beer on tap.

    Now, I live in a shit hole town where I am more likely to be stabbed than to get drunk when I go out, so I usually just stay in and drink. For as small of a town as this is, there is a brewpub close by, which is good for a few beers here and there. Best beer I can get where I live.
     
  18. Mantis Toboggan M.D.

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    I had no idea this was actually a law. I wonder if it is in Ohio, because back in '05 after the US-Mexico World Cup qualifier in Columbus I went out drinking and ended up getting completely lost (drove from the game to the bar district downtown--honestly I shouldn't have even been driving at this point but I was 21 and stupid--parked my car in some lot, walked to the bar, and completely forgot where I'd parked because I'd never been to Columbus before), and after the bar closed actually asked a cop where the nearest public lot was (I knew it wasn't more than 2-3 blocks). This was basically the exchange:

    Me (heavily slurred and stumbling, sunburned, and wearing a "MEXICO SUCKS" t-shirt): "Officer, do you know where there's a public parking lot around here, I can't find my car!"

    Cop: "You....you're looking for your CAR??"

    Me: "Don't worry, I'm not driving anywhere, just gonna go sleep"

    Cop: "Oh, OK--it's about 2 blocks that way"


    Obviously a cop would have to be a complete dick to actually bust someone for DUI for sleeping in a parked car, but did I get away with one here?? Now that I think about it I wonder if he didn't follow me to the lot to make sure I didn't try to drive off.

    Focus: It varies from night to night, the only real constant is that I hate clubs (like many others here). Usually I'll start off with around 2-3 hours of drinking at home or at a friend's house (more if it's a Saturday and I start early in the day) before heading out, though. I'm also definitely the guy who will get home from the bar at 2:30 am and berate my friends into doing more shots or playing "just one game" of Beirut.
     
  19. Frank

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    I had a friend in MA get a dui while sleeping it off in his car. Cops said that because the keys were in arms reach (they were in the backseat) it was still considered a DUI even though the car was parked. Let that be a lesson to you, if you have nowhere to sleep you're better off rolling the dice and driving shit-faced than being responsible.
     
  20. Mantis Toboggan M.D.

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    Speaking of which I have a buddy who got a DUI in Connecticut the summer between our junior and senior years of college for sleeping in a car. Can't really blame the cops on that one though, since the car was not parked but rather stopped at a red light with the engine running and my buddy in the driver seat.

    I gotta say I don't understand the rationale behind these laws--they basically encourage people to drive drunk. Driving drunk is clearly a fucktarded thing to do but it's something I did every now and then when I was younger and, as stupid and dangerous as it is and as horrible the consequences are if you get caught or worse yet kill someone, you are highly unlikely to get caught especially if you don't get in an accident. You're a hell of a lot more likely to get found by the cops sleeping in a stationary car, especially in a busy area, than you are actually driving drunk. By making the legal consequences for the two actions the same, the law essentially removes a good deal of the incentive to sleep it off.