We’ve all had those nights when you’re in the mood to just stay home.
It's the type of night when you just want some good food and Netflix. Maybe, some weed and wine, too.
Is that too much to ask for? Even on the nights when you do want to go out, it takes some serious work and effort to make it happen.
But, you often get persuaded by a friend to get the f*ck out for a couple hours because you’ve been bingeing that new series for weeks.
It’s gotten to the point where our generation compares the benefits of going out to staying home.
You’re never going to meet anyone new on your couch (unless you’re using Tinder while you're lounging).
You’re never going to have any cool new experiences on the couch (unless you consider YouTube discovery an exciting time).
We get so caught up in life, and going out becomes more difficult the older we get. It isn't as easy as it used to be.
This is partly because your body can't take it like it used to. And, the bars and clubs aren't making it any easier on us.
There are five things that would make going out a lot easier for those of us who struggle to leave the couch on the weekends — here they are:
1. Nix the waiting lines.
You make me wait in line for 30 minutes to walk into a place that’s completely empty? The first time this happened to me I was about to go ape sh*t.
It was my first time in LA, and I couldn't understand how everyone was totally cool with it. I could’ve gone to 15 different spots by now instead of wasting my time outside.
Venue owners just need to stop doing this. It’s bad business and your customers don’t appreciate waiting outside in the freezing f*cking cold.
People aren’t stupid, and if this becomes a "thing," people saying, "XYZ bar sucks because of the line."
Word of mouth is everything, so don't screw that up.
2. Going out has become a guessing game.
You’re with a group of friends who are looking for a cool spot to go to. You usually take an Uber from bar to bar because none of them seem good enough.
You can't know what's going on unless you show up and pray it's a place worth staying.
Plus, finding a woman or man who's worth talking to at the end of the night is like playing Russian roulette.
There should be a damn PSA to let the world know not to go to bars that suck, simple as that.
You try so hard to make a good night, but it just doesn't work out sometimes.
3. Alcohol prices.
And they say our generation is chugging down wine by the gallon. Of course we are; you can buy three wine bottles at Trader Joe’s for the price of one drink out.
We're not cheap, we're just smart. Happy hours aren’t so bad and are usually my favorite times to go out. Other than that, bring your flask.
We’re young and on a budget. By the end of the month, I’ve usually spent more money on alcohol than I have on food. The struggle is real.
4. Cover charges for places that suck.
If the bouncer could say, "Yo, just come back in a bit. It's empty right now. It'll be better in an hour," I'd be fine.
Can someone stream what’s going on inside? I don’t mind paying cover charges. Just kidding, yes I do. Every time.
Make a drink minimum instead of cover charge. You show up at the door ready to party, and then realize half your budget for drinks is gone on that cover for you and your friends.
NYC and LA, you guys are killing me.
5. You wake up dehydrated, broke and alone and end up asking yourself, “Why the hell did I do that last night?”
For those of you who go out regularly, cheers to that. Making every night out a good night isn't as easy as it used to be.