3 Differences Between Bar Hopping in Your 20s and 30s

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Bar hopping when you’re 30 is really, really different
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Things change once you grow up.

Take a moment to reminisce on your last night of bar hopping. Now, think about the same thing, but when you were 10 years younger. Chances are, the experiences were really, really different.

When you’re in your 20s, you have more energy, you may not be as far into your career as you are when you’re in your 30s, or you might not have a family just yet. All are better reasons to stay out a few hours later and drink more, right? (Just a little later, of course.)

Here are three differences between bar hopping in your 20s and 30s.

You Drink a Lot More in Your 20s

No matter how old you are, bar hopping usually begins with a couple of pitchers shared amongst a group of friends or coworkers. In your 30s, the night will most likely go on in the same manner, with a couple of shots here and there, the inability to stand completely straight by the end of the night, and an awful hangover the next morning. Your 20s? Same story for where it all begins, but by the end of the night (and by night, we mean morning), you’re throwing down shots like they’re water and you end up at a club. It’s not what you planned and you’re 100 percent not dressed for the occasion, but hey, whatever.

Your Spending Habits Vary

Why is it that we’re more careful with our funds when we have more and less careful when we haven’t got a dime to our name? It’s almost as if when you’re in your 20s, you spend like you have a bottomless checking account. But, when you’re in your 30s, you’re not always the first to jump on buying the next round, because you take pride in all of the money you’ve earned. Or, that’s our theory at least.

Your Hangover Gets Worse and Worse

Remember the good ole days when you were an undergrad and you could drink for three days straight without feeling like you got hit by a bus? Sadly, in your mid to late 20s, that goes away. We’re not here to burst your bubble, but in your 30s, it gets worse. Sometimes, you’re even bedridden! Maybe that explains the whole, “I’m drinking less because I’m 30” tactic.

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