Bars and booze... we love to hate them and we hate to love 'em. When you're thirty, you're too old to wear a sombrero in a bar, but you still love drowning your sorrows in a delightful glass of sudsy alcoholic self-confidence. So what does a thirsty 30-something do? Suck it up and deal with all of these annoying scenarios that you WILL experience if you don't choose your bars wisely.
Realizing you've outgrown your favorite watering hole is a sad, sad thing. Suddenly, the place you used to flee to for refuge and solitude has turned into a meat market for rabid college students and a breeding ground for terrible selfies. And college kids and selfie sticks hardly scratch the surface when it comes to why bars suck. Have you ever heard of a thing called Trap music? Oh, what? You couldn't hear me over the obnoxious volume of the not-so-ironic Spice Girls and Limp Bizkit jams?
But what are the absolute worst things about going out when you're in your thirties? This list of reasons bars are the worst just might be the reason you save money this month. Or, maybe it'll inspire you to start looking for seedier dive bars on the outskirts of town - we'd all rather drink with a crusty biker gang than a pack of frat bros, anyways. Vote up the most relatable terrible bar situations and add any of your own to the list!
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Realizing Your Two Drinks Cost the Same as a Six Pack or a Bottle of Wine
Realizing You Could Be on Your Couch Instead
You Have to Go to Work in the Morning
Realizing You Were Once as Annoying as Everyone Around You
Overhearing Annoying New Sayings Like "Ish" and "Lit"
Watching Old Dudes Hit on Super Young Girls
Watching Drunken Testosterone Escalate Into Fights
Waking Up the Next Day with a Hangover from Hell Because You Had More Than Two Drinks
Realizing You're the Oldest Person in the Bar
You Don't Have Time to Wait in Line to Get In
Waiting for College Girls to Order 17 Mixed Drinks
Having to Listen to the Terrible Music the Youngsters Play on the Jukebox
Overhearing Hipsters Talk About Tarantino Films or Climate Change or Anything
Listening to Trap Music for an Entire Evening
RobLein added Not Being Able to Drink What You Used to Be Able to Drink
The Music Is Always Too Loud
Girls Crying in Public
Waiting in Line for a Single Stall While Drunk Girls Text and Gossip in There Together
Not Getting ID'ed
Realizing That People Still Yell "Shots"
Sweating Your Ass Off in Your Work Clothes
Not Knowing Any of the Songs the Youngsters Play on the Jukebox
RobLein added Checking Out Women in Their 40s Instead of Women in Their 20s
That Feeling Like You're Getting in the Way of Everyone's Selfies
habu027 added Being Confronted With Your Empty, Meaningless Existence
When You Get Hit on by 22 Year Olds Who Think You're Their Age