“It was the night before Thanksgiving and people were drinking and staying out all over the state.”
Yes, the night before Thanksgiving is a big deal here in Montana, in fact people from all over the nation come home for the holidays and decide to go out and catch up with friends old and new the night before the big celebration.
How popular is the night before Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving Eve is the busiest night of the year for bars across the country, according to the Detroit Eater.
You may be wondering with all the “drinking holidays” we have throughout the year, what makes Thanksgiving Eve so special? Our friends at Bar Club Stats shared 4 reasons why Thanksgiving Eve is the most popular night of the year for bars.
Most people are free from work the next day
If you don’t work in retail, you probably have Thanksgiving off. This means that if you’re going out a little late or have a little too much to drink, you can sleep in and not worry about a pounding headache while you go about your daily routine.
No one wants to entertain the night before preparing a big meal
If you’re into the entire traditional Thanksgiving meal, it takes quite a bit of work to prepare. A lot of people prepare the night before, so they might not be ready to throw parties while rolling out pie dough and toasting bread to make homemade filling.
Everyone is at home and wants to see old friends
It’s always fun to catch up with old friends for a few hours to talk about the old days and catch up on what they’re up to now. Thanksgiving Eve is a perfect opportunity for that, plus maybe the idea of hanging out with the family and answering questions like when are you getting married, are you dating anyone, when are you two going to make us grandparents? ?” is too much to take without some adult drinks the night before.
A big meal the next day is a great cure for a hangover
For those who like to overdo the idea of a meal soaking up all the alcohol, this might just be the thing to get you back on track. According to drinking pros, a Thanksgiving dinner is the perfect cure.
Last but not least, make sure you are safe out there. Hail a cab, hail an Uber, call a friend or family member. We want you to have a great time, but we also want you to enjoy the holidays with your friends and family.
Happy Thanksgiving to each of you!
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