There is a dilemma that most of us come across when we manage to score a guy/girl at a nightclub, bar or anywhere really: do we text them straight away after we get their number, or do we wait until the next day? Or should we go by the three-day rule, which basically means that you have to wait three days before texting them so that you don’t look too desperate?
We’ve all seen some strippers in our time; whether it’s a muscle infused fireman rescuing you from a friend’s hen’s party, a naughty policewoman in fishnets teaching you a lesson, or even just a movie like Magic Mike or Showgirls. We’ve all seen it, and whether you’re a man or a woman, it’s always a fun time.
Walking past my local church in Canberra’s CBD, I notice the distinct sound of rave music. I look at my watch, it’s 8:45pm. I look at the church, I look at my watch again and think WTF, as I am in the midst of carry my groceries home I make a note to check it out tomorrow. The next day I walk in the direction of the church and this time I am greeted by silence.
Most people tend to feel their mood sink a little when they decide to stay sober for a night out, either because they’ve been nominated as the designated driver for the night because it’s their turn, or they’ve just decided to stay sober for some reason. Either way, it can suck when you go out and have to stay sober while all your friends drink up and let loose on the dance floor.
Ah, Tinder. What a beautiful brain child of 21st century technology and lifestyle. Some consider it to be a tragic reflection of the new-age (non)dating sphere, and I suppose to some extent it is. Regardless of its less than traditional methods, no once can deny its popularity or efficiency. I mean, come on.
One of the most frustrating things that can happen during a night out is the inability to get drunk. Everyone has had those nights where pre’s didn’t serve its purpose properly, or maybe you ate too much food to allow yourself to become properly intoxicated. Never fear though, there is a method in the madness.
A picture is worth 1,000 words, and after all if you don’t have any photos showing what a great time you had, why did you even bother going out? From such a technologically driven and social media focused generation, you’ll find that almost every time you do something of note there will be a designated photo time.
There is an unspoken assumption that men in nightclubs are devoid of any standards or taste when it comes to ‘picking up’. You could weigh three hundred pounds, have broken teeth, an eye patch, a facial scar, no hair and a penis nestled underneath your knickers and you’d still find a guy willing to go home with you.
Alcohol seriously brings out the good, the bad and the ugly in most of us – we tend to care so much less about what we say and do, since the concept of being ‘socially appropriate’ just deteriorates as we keep drinking. We’re not in proper functioning order, so who cares, right?
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