Last weekend, out with my girl and Kyle from This Is Trouble, we pre-gamed at my pad, then walked over to my local watering hole. I’ve been a regular there since they opened, know all the original bartenders, know the bouncer, never wait in line, etc. Here’s a little story of the benefits of having your spot locked down.
We’ll were on the patio with our big ass drinks and I see an old friend in line. I go say hi and give him some of my drink. One of the patio bouncers sees me, immediately calls me over and tells me I can’t give booze to people who haven’t been carded yet, takes my drink and kicks me out. I’m laughing the entire time. I apologize tell him I’m not trying to get anyone in trouble and he says I gotta go. I ask him if I can have my drink back if I get back in. He looks at the long line, laughs and says sure if you get back in I’ll save it for you.
I walk out, go have a laugh with my friends. They’re all cracking up and saying sorry for me getting kicked out. I laugh it off and say “Dude I know everyone here watch this.”
I walk straight to the front. Bouncer sees me, I motion that it’s just me and he lets me right in. I walk straight back to Kyle and Kait, bouncer who kicked me out sees me, laughs and hands me back my drink. I look over to the friend I gave me drink to, raise my glass and start cracking up again.
All and all I was out of the bar for 30 seconds. Laughs were had by all involved and the night continued. If I were at a different bar it could have ruined the night. But I wasn’t, so it didn’t.
I’ve cut down my nights out drastically. But when I do go out, I go big because 1. I have my spot locked down. 2. I can walk there so no dui risk and 3. I never have to wait in line.
If I didn’t have those three factors working for me, I wouldn’t go out much. Find a few quality spots and own them. Reap the benefits of investing in locking down a spot instead of just wandering to different spots every weekend. It will pay off it more than a few ways.
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I’m taking my little brother camping for his birthday. Have a great weekend.