Going out on the weekends is usually fun. But the bar or club of choice can really make or break a night out on the town with your friends. Sometimes some of the best known bars can actually be the least fun – for the sole reason that they are so popular. When crowds of people flock to the local watering hole, it can be disastrous for anyone who is trying to enjoy casual conversations, getting a drink in a timely manner, and being in a clean, civilized environment. Below are some of the worst things about crowded bars.
Can't MoveOne of the worst things about crowded bars is, obviously, the fact that they are crowded. This is especially painful if you are even a little bit claustrophobic.
Finding a Place to SitWomen can only stand in high heels for so long!
Paying CoverI am already going to spend a fortune on drinks!
Having to Scream to Hear Each Other... then having to drink hot tea the next day because you basically lost your voice.
Expensive DrinksCrowded bars tend to know that they are the go-to spot, so they are comfortable with charging extra.
Long Wait for DrinksMost people go to bars with the intent of drinking – so when you have to wait 10 minutes every time you need one, it can be a little irritating.
Long Bathroom LinesOne of the worst things about consistently consuming alcoholic beverages is that you need to consistently make trips to the bathroom.
People Shoving You AroundOne of the worst things about crowded bars is that people become careless with knocking into other people.
Long Entrance LineShouldn't they at least offer you complimentary cocktails while you wait?
Fighting for Place at BarAll is fair in love and drinking.
People Pushing & Not ApologizingIt's one thing to accidentally bump into someone – but to not apologize for it? That's just rude.
Sticky FloorsA crowded bar might not be the best place to wear your new shoes. Drunk people means a lot of spills, which means a lot of messes.
Spending Most of Time Waiting in LineWhether it is waiting outside to get in or waiting inside for the bathroom, it seems like your Saturday night can quickly turn into one big waiting game.
Repeatedly Having to Explain to a Stranger You Can't Hear What They Are SayingWhile you are flattered they have an interest in talking to you, so many people at once makes it hard to hear, so now you are stuck just smiling and nodding so you don't have to ask them to repeat themselves for the fifth time.
Losing One of Your BelongingsWhen a bar is so crowded you can barely find your way to the bar, the chances of you finding that $20 you dropped are slim.
Running into People You Know/Don't LikeWhen you go out to a crowded bar, you do so knowing that the more people there are, the more likely you are to run into someone you don't want to.
Spending Most of Time Trying to Find Somewhere Better to Sit/StandWhen a bar is too crowded, people waste time trying to decide the best place for them to comfortably stand that they could otherwise have spent dancing.
People Grabbing YouJust because this stranger won't be able to tell it was you doesn't mean you should do it. Please keep your hands to yourself.
SweatyOne of the worst things about crowded bars is that when everyone is jammed inside like sardines, there tends to be a lot of body heat to deal with. Gross.
Getting Lost in CrowdNot only did you waste so much precious time waiting in line for the bathroom, but now you have lost all your friends and have to plow through the crowd in search for them.
Wet FloorsNothing can ruin a perfectly good night by slipping and falling in front of massive amounts of people.
No Re-entryYou already paid the cover, so now if you want to try out another bar, you better be willing to commit, because you will only have to pay again if you choose to come back.
Tipping Bathroom AttendantI am perfectly capable of dispensing my own paper towels!
Can't See Anything but People's BacksUnless you're the tallest person there.
Spills Left & RightBut it is better to have the spills be on the bar and on the floor rather than on your new shirt.