The Session 65: So lonely…
The Session is a monthly event for the beer blogging community which was started by Stan Hieronymus at Appellation Beer. On the first Friday of each month, all participating bloggers write about a predetermined topic. Each month a different blog is chosen to host The Session, choose the topic, and post a roundup of all the responses received. For more info on The Session, check out the Brookston Beer Bulletin’s nice archive page.
Despite still being a young blogger with not the greatest following, I really wanted to get in there early. I’ll probably get about two responses, maximum but screw it.
It’s all fun, right?
Speaking of fun, going to the pub with a bunch of mates is great… you have a few beers and a laugh, generally a fun time and all.
I love going to the pub with mates but sometimes I go to a pub alone and I enjoy it.
Other people say I’m weird for this as there seems to be a stigma attached to being in the pub alone – alcoholism.
There are many reasons why I go to the pub alone.
Sometimes I just want to spend some quality time alone that isn’t at home.
Sometimes I’m walking home and fancy a pit-stop.
Sometimes my mates are all busy with their girlfriends/wives/children and I want a pint.
Sometimes I just fancy going to the pub and observing the bizarre people around me.
Sometimes I want to sit down and write blogs on my tableaux while having a pint.
Sometimes I just want to play angry birds while having a pint.
Sometimes I just want to prop myself at the bar and discuss beer with the bartender.
Sometimes I want to explore pubs that I’ve never been to before but my mates don’t want to.
Sometimes I’m just a miserable bastard and don’t want to socialise but want a nice pint.
The way I see it is that I love beer and pubs and I don’t see why I should only go to the pub when I’m with other people.
Am I weird for going to the pub alone?
How do you feel about going to the pub alone? Do you feel it’s necessary to be around friends to spend time in a pub?
I’d like to know your thoughts so on Friday 6th July please blog about your feelings of being alone in the pub or if you don’t own a blog, just write a comment below then at the end of the night when I’m probably quite drunk (having spent all night in the pub alone) I’ll summarise what everyone’s said.