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Sorry to be such a bummer, but i am curious how the current economic climate is affecting what people are drinking when they go out, your choices as a bartender or your personal drinking habits?

for me, it is mostly making more drinks at home and not going out as much

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Sorry to be such a bummer, but i am curious how the current economic climate is affecting what people are drinking when they go out, your choices as a bartender or your personal drinking habits?

for me, it is mostly making more drinks at home and not going out as much

I was hoping to retire early next year. That's not going to happen now short of some sort of economic revival bordering on miraculous. I've been cutting back for a while. So I've not felt the same sort of sting that some are feeling.

I've been drinking less, but drinking better!

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I work in an airport bar...our business is a little bit slower than this time last year, but not by much. Things appear to have hit the airlines much harder than us.

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I was talking to the manager of a restaurant bar yesterday and interested to get his input.

He said while they have had a few special events cancel or fail negotiations, they've seen no slowdown in drinking at the bar. If anything, he said, for the last few weeks the bar has been more crowded than usual on week nights.

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People drink in good times and bad. It may be the one constant in this crazed economy. Although I do ask about drink specials, whereas I never used to.

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The only change I've seen in the 'burbs was over the summer/early September. We sold the same amount of booze, but the only difference was for about 6 weeks we couldn't sell a bottle of wine over $50. Seems to have rebounded in the last few weeks. Curiously, we've also seem alot more cash lately. Normally we don't see much at all.

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Sorry to be such a bummer, but i am curious how the current economic climate is affecting what people are drinking when they go out, your choices as a bartender or your personal drinking habits?

for me, it is mostly making more drinks at home and not going out as much

This country has drunk its way through the Great Depression and many recessions since.... :sad:

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