17 Things You'll Definitely Recognise If You've Worked In A Late Bar

Welcome to the wonderful world of sobriety

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1. Everyone is ‘best pals’ with the door man

Whether it's to skip the line, not pay in, or just to impress their friends – people love to act as if they go waaaay back with the door man.

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2. People's reactions are heightened beyond belief 

They're exaggerating stores, screaming in surprise and laughing their heads off. 

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3. People will try to use any connection they have to you to get a free drink 

No, I don't know your cousin's friend's husband's son… and no, you're not getting a free shot. 

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4. 'Funny' stories told at the bar just aren’t as hilarious as they appear to be

I'm really just here to pay my bills like...

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5. You can barely hear anything anyone is saying

Because it's just SO loud. 

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6. Girls will hover around the bar with a smile, batting her lashes, waiting for a lad to offer her a free drink

And when it works, she's just buzzin'.

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7. Everyone in the bar is on high on life

Compared to you – your feet and back are in pain, you're tired and your tolerance level is at its lowest point.

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8. You witness the same guy hitting on three different girls in a five minute span

Once again... as if no one is watching... 

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9. People getting progressively more confident as the night goes on

All it takes is a few drinks, and they can conquer the world.

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10. Girls getting progressively more sassy as the night goes on

This one I can relate to.

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11. One moment you’ll see a couple screaming at each other, and the next thing they're acting all lovey dovey 

There's nothing more confusing. 

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12. You would do anything to be relaxing and having drinks with friends

...but then you remember you’re making loads of money… and they’re all just spending it.

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13. People flirting with you in extensive conversation, while you’re obviously up to your eyeballs working and not interested           

Not in the slightest.

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14. No one knows what other people are saying, but they act like they do

Just smile and nod... smile and nod.

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15. It’s a Saturday night… there has never been specials… and there never will be

And no you're not getting free champagne on your 'birthday'. 

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16. People start off having the greatest night of their life...

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17. And end up hating their friend or hating themselves

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Written By

Logan Hassig

Logan is a coffee addict and outdoor enthusiast from Kansas (yes, Kansas) exploring one city at a time. You can find her cycling through the streets of Dublin on her rusty, secondhand bike or feasting in the park.

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