Resist the urge to plant yourself at a random table, hunch over your screen, and stalk your feeds for the duration of the meal next time you're out for eats and drinkies alone. Scratch that fall back response and scroll this short-ish list of exactly why you should be sitting at the bar instead of a table.
1. Face Time
At such close proximity to the bartender, you won't be forgotten about. (Location, location, location!) And who feels like waiting on that waiter or waitress? It all adds up to more drinks, and attention, without the annoying down time. Also, more face time if your bartender happens to be cute.
2. The Mixology Factor
You get to see your drinks being made, and see just how much alcohol is going into them. In other words, should I order my normal vodka soda or is their pour weak? If that's the case, maybe it's martini time after all.
3. Picky Bits
Get first dibs on all the best snacks and small bites. Because those chips and cashews taste that much better when paired back to a cold (adult) beverage.
4. People Watching
What's more entertaining? Not much, except for maybe the celeb gossip from our friends over at the Daily Mail. Or didn't you know that the Daily Mail on Snapchat is THE guilty pleasure of everyone from actual Hollywood power players and PR people to so many of your fam, frenemies, and neighbors. More than a few have actually admitted it's the very first thing they look at in the am after reaching for their phones.
Team Patty J