But one person’s bar probably will not be the next person’s. It’s not necessarily the bar you go to when you’re itching for a wild night out; it’s the place you can relax at with a single drink one night, and then go to when you do want to get buzzed with friends the next night.
Think MacLaren’s Pub from How I Met Your Mother or even Central Perk (although not a bar) from Friends.
The bartender may even know your name—or at least recognizes you enough to ask if you’re having your usual.
Finding one’s bar can be a little like being with an old lover.
While it is not my intention to romanticize an establishment that specializes in libations, there’s no denying that having a go-to bar that’s familiar, friendly and knows exactly what you like is a relief.
Not to say that a change in scenery isn’t sometimes much needed, but this bar can take the stress away from deciding where to relax after a long day.