Monday, 11 June 2012

The Session 65: So lonely…



The Session is a monthly event for the beer blogging community which was started by Stan Hieronymus at Appellation Beer. On the first Friday of each month, all participating bloggers write about a predetermined topic. Each month a different blog is chosen to host The Session, choose the topic, and post a roundup of all the responses received. For more info on The Session, check out the Brookston Beer Bulletin’s nice archive page.

Despite still being a young blogger with not the greatest following, I really wanted to get in there early. I’ll probably get about two responses, maximum but screw it.

It’s all fun, right?

Speaking of fun, going to the pub with a bunch of mates is great… you have a few beers and a laugh, generally a fun time and all.

I love going to the pub with mates but sometimes I go to a pub alone and I enjoy it.

Other people say I’m weird for this as there seems to be a stigma attached to being in the pub alone – alcoholism.

There are many reasons why I go to the pub alone.

Sometimes I just want to spend some quality time alone that isn’t at home.

Sometimes I’m walking home and fancy a pit-stop.

Sometimes my mates are all busy with their girlfriends/wives/children and I want a pint.

Sometimes I just fancy going to the pub and observing the bizarre people around me.

Sometimes I want to sit down and write blogs on my tableaux while having a pint.

Sometimes I just want to play angry birds while having a pint.

Sometimes I just want to prop myself at the bar and discuss beer with the bartender.

Sometimes I want to explore pubs that I’ve never been to before but my mates don’t want to.

Sometimes I’m just a miserable bastard and don’t want to socialise but want a nice pint.

The way I see it is that I love beer and pubs and I don’t see why I should only go to the pub when I’m with other people.

Am I weird for going to the pub alone?

How do you feel about going to the pub alone? Do you feel it’s necessary to be around friends to spend time in a pub?

I’d like to know your thoughts so on Friday 6th July please blog about your feelings of being alone in the pub or if you don’t own a blog, just write a comment below then at the end of the night when I’m probably quite drunk (having spent all night in the pub alone) I’ll summarise what everyone’s said.

Cheers!

Nate

48 comments:

  1. Great topic! I'm also a fan of the solitary pint. What do you say we don't go for a beer together...

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    1. Thanks! I'd quite like to not go for a pint with you.

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    2. I'll not come along too, if that's alright. I completely agree, going for a quiet pint with just a good book, crossword or somesuch for company is an ideal way to pass the time, as is a good spot of people watching.

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    3. I'd also not join you for that solitary pint. Though I may raise my glass to you from across the room...or festival.

      Interesting topic. Looking forward to writing. Alone. At my computer. With my glass o beer.

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  2. Stuart Laidlaw12 June 2012 at 19:37

    Going to the pub alone is one of the things I miss most about being married. It's great to be in your own company but among people, and have a few decent beers. Also, I reckon it's a pretty good way to try different beers without being influenced by others.

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  3. Of course, Boak and I tend to go to the pub alone... together. Thinking caps on.

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  4. frequent occurrence for me too

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  5. I have to say I rather enjoy going to the pub on my own. A) it gets me away from the stresses of life at home mainly the kids. B) You get to meet a plethora of different people who you can chew the cud over. C) Talk beer and other beer related subjects.

    There really is nothing wrong with going to the pub on your own at all. It should be encouraged because even if it's just once a week / month then it will keep the British institution that is the pub alive and kicking.

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  6. Good topic this month, my own thoughts attached

    http://beerandjazz.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/session-65-so-lonely.html

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  7. My post is up (it's Friday there, I suppose). Sorry I was slightly off on the topic...but it's close. Maybe the video's production value will make up for it. No, probably not.

    http://beerbecue.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/the-session-65-top-5-reasons-to-drink-alone/

    Thanks for hosting!

    Scott

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  8. Here is my post for this months session http://10thdaybrewing.blogspot.com/2012/07/session-65.html

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  9. My contribution! Look forward to reading others.
    Pintsizedticker

    http://pintsizedticker.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/session-65-so-lonely.html

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  10. Here's Mine http://lightersideofbeer.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/the-session-65-so-lonely/

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  11. Good topic Nate. Here's mine:

    http://beerprole.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/alone-again-or/

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  12. here's mine nate, thanks for hosting! http://www.beersiveknown.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/session-65-all-alone.html

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  13. And one for me. A first. Well a second, but really a first. http://tandlemanbeerblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/it-doesnt-mean-there-is-anything-wrong.html

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  14. I love going to the pub on my own. Time to think. Time to try new things. Time to read a book or the paper. Time to enjoy the sound of silence.

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  15. Good thing we've got some good hot weather beers to choose from, because we've certainly got hot weather in the U.S. Midwest.

    http://appellationbeer.com/blog/session-65-on-not-drinking-alone/

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  16. Here are my thoughts and random jottings on my own particular brand of pub solitude.

    http://masonjust.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/session-65-drinking-alone-just-me-and.html

    Nice topic for some introspection.

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  17. My thoughts:
    http://broadfordbrewer.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/session-65-so-lonely/

    Cheers!

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  18. Thanks for hosting! Here is my entry:

    http://beerblog.genx40.com/archive/2012/july/session65being

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  19. An interesting topic - something I don't do often, but certainly has an appeal.

    When I drink alone, I prefer to be by myself... http://is.gd/VpGlhh

    Cheers!

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  20. Thanks Nate! It was a thought provoking topic.

    http://homebrewmanual.com/solitary-brewing-single-malt-beer/

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  21. Thanks for hosting, Nate! My post is up:

    http://beer-runner.blogspot.com/2012/07/session-65-where-nobody-knows-your-name.html

    Great topic, and take care!

    Derrick

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  22. Here you go Nate, my weeblings, thanks for hosting

    http://wp.me/p1mN8x-1ca

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  23. Thanks for hosting! http://www.hopheadsaid.com/6/post/2012/07/the-session-65-so-lonely.html

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  24. Here's my post http://www.mrdavidj.co.uk/?p=326

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  25. Links from other people:

    http://whosisbrew.com/?p=5078

    http://sustainablealcoholic.com/post/26638148028/the-session-65-so-lonely

    http://thebeernut.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/hitori.html

    http://othertonales.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/the-session-65-so-lonely/

    http://beerbarband.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/so-lonely-session-no65.html

    http://boakandbailey.com/2012/07/session-65-drinking-alone-is-a-compromise/

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    1. Thanks for posting this up, I just thought I'd add myself to the comments but then saw you'd already done it! Cheers.

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  26. Fun topic. Hope you enjoy!

    http://draftmag.com/beereditor/to-drink-or-not-to-drink-alone/

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  27. Here it is. Thanks for hosting.

    http://whatweredrinking.blogspot.com/2012/07/session-65-on-solo-tip.html

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  28. Here is my post, from Mexico to the world!

    http://www.incervesio.com/2012/07/session-65-la-soledad-es-un-amigo-que.html

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  29. Here's mine: http://rocknrollbeverage.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/session65/

    Will need to go back and do a wee edit cos I had it in my head that it was called "Drinking Alone" not "So Lonely". Doh! Sorry

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  30. Many thanks for putting my link up! Cheers.

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  31. Thanks for hosting, here's mine http://alcofrolicchap.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/session-65-so-lonely-bolthole.html

    I shall edit it and put a link to yours when i get a chance over the weekend.

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  32. Top topic, Nate. And you thought no-one would join in ;-)

    http://www.reluctantscooper.co.uk/2012/07/session-65-drinking-alone-with.html

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  33. Here is my entry: http://www.beersearchparty.com/?p=13797

    Thanks for hosting and the great topic!

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  34. My post is at: http://beerfortheweekend.com/friday-session-so-lonely/

    A most enjoyable subject, thanks Nate for the inspiration.

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  35. I was accused by one fellow blogger of "having spent too much time drinking alone in pubs". Harsh, but may contain an element of truth. But, hey, if no other bugger wants to take a trip out to the Rat & Quarryman, should I just stay at home?

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  36. Cheers. Or as we say here in no-pub land... ¡Salud!

    http://www.beerphxation.com/2012/07/session-65-to-pub-alone-that-is.html

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  37. Here's mine, Nate. Thanks again for hosting. J

    http://brookstonbeerbulletin.com/session-65-drinking-alone/

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  38. Here's mine! Thanks for hosting!

    http://beer.kaedrin.com/2012/07/the-session-65-one-is-the-loneliest-number.html

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  39. Hi Nathaniel, thanks for hosting! I have my post here:

    http://www.thebrewsite.com/session-65-drinking-alone/

    Cheers!

    - Jon

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  40. Sorry for being late

    Here's my post.

    Thanks for hosting...

    Na Zdraví!

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  41. Sorry, I know it's late. Work got me! My post, further apologies if it turned into a bit of a rant.

    http://likelymoose.co.uk/so-lonely-the-session-65/

    Great topic by the way.

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  42. Ooopsy! Forgot to post my link.
    Here it is.
    Thanks for hosting!

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  43. I'm a couple of days later on this one, but I did finally get my video up. You can check out my entry here:

    http://beyondthepour.com/2012/07/08/the-session-65-drinking-alone/

    Cheers!

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  44. It took me an extra day or two to get it up, but here's my entry.

    http://beyondthepour.com/2012/07/08/the-session-65-drinking-alone/

    Thanks for hosting! Cheers!

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