snoqueen wrote:I was talking about just going out and getting slammed because you haven't got anything better to do, can't stand your own company, hope you'll find somebody to go home with (but you know you won't, or if you do you'll regret it) and all the other stuff people do in their 20s but, with any luck, grow out of. Way different.
Not attacking, just clarifying:
Going out alone at all after 32 is not good.
Going out to get slammed with friends is also not good after 32. Going out with friends for moderate drinking after 32 is the sweet spot.
Is that the rub?
I guess I'm making fun of Madison, which has lots of bars filled with nobody over 38.
ilikebeans wrote:That describes every city in the western world with a population over ~20k.
No. Milwaukee and Chicago, for instance, have many more age-diverse bars. Madison downtown nightlife is dominated by youngins, and not just talking college age.
In Milwaukee's downtown the Water St. area seems to skew pretty young, stays true if you go North (near UWM), further East and South seems to get more diverse in ages.
Chicago seems extremely young-professional oriented in the Lincoln-Wrigleyville-Boystown areas (but i suppose that's not Downtown), and more diverse in the actual downtown Michigan Ave., etc. area.
Madison's numbers seem so skewed by just how big the percentage of our population the students/young professionals makes up, and its relative concentration in the area around the capitol.
Of course all three cities have plenty age-diverse bars outside of the downtown, so, hey, drink up...unless you're over 32, then watch it... you useless sack of crap
just kidding, sno