Being a regular at a bar leads to happiness

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Being a Regular at a Bar Leads to Happiness


Science is saying that being a regular at a small pub near you house is good for you.

Oxford University looked into the happiness of people in their local area. They found that people who were regulars at small bars where they could chat with pals face to face were pretty happy.

The study highlighted that face-to-face interaction is still immensely important to happiness.

It also found that people who are regulars are less likely to binge drink. Which makes sense, it's all about acceptance. A lot of drinks get hammered down when you're feeling socially awkward around new people but if you have a place where they already know what a monster you are and accept you for it, you're comfortable.

And on top of that you'll have a better shot at free shots.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: A can of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer sits on a shelf at a convenience store on September 22, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Pabst Brewing Co., the maker of Pabst Blue Ribbon announced that they are selling their company to Russian company Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sales price. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
24th June 1937: A canned beer machine being tested out in London. The customer inserts 6d, waits for the coin to drop and pulls out a sealed can of beer. Experiments are being made to make the machines automatically self-locking and opening, in accordance with the licensing laws. (Photo by Harry Todd/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
Ray Davies of The Kinks poses backstage wearing a blazer and bow tie and holding two cans of beer at Newcastle City Hall in October 1973. (Photo by Ian Dickson/Redferns)
381885 01: Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Has Announced That Michelob And Michelob Light Will Now Be Available Nationwide In A 16-Oz. Contoured Can, November 14, 2000 In St. Louis, Mo. The New Can Design Resembles The Michelob Tear-Drop Bottle And Will Be Sold In 12-Packs And As Singles. (Photo By Getty Images)
381842 01: Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Has Announced A Departure From Its Core Beer Business And Unveiled Plans For The Introduction And 30 Market Rollout Of The Energy Drink, '180,' A Lightly Carbonated, Orange Citrus-Flavored Energy Drink November 13, 2000 In St. Louis, Mo. Beginning In January 2001, 180 Will Be Sold In Convenience Stores, Bars, Resturants And Health Clubs. (Photo By Getty Images)
Six pack of Coors Light beer in cans. (Photo by Jiro Ose/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
12 oz. can of Coors Light Beer. (Photo by James Keyser/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Six-pack of Coor's Keystone beer in cans, selling for $3.29. (Photo by James Keyser/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
A novelty beer can presented to the Russian Penguins hockey team by the Pittsburgh Penguins shows a penguin in a hockey uniform superimposed on a red star, mid 1990s. Text reads in part 'The Pittsburgh Penguins salute the Russian Penguins.' (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)
Can of (G. Heileman Brewing Co. of La Crosse, WI) new Colt 45 Premium beer being marketed in Philadelphia area. (Photo by Sal Dimarco Jr./The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 29: Cans of lager are filled at the Yuengling brewery in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, June 29, 2005. The U.S. economy grew at a 3.8 percent annual rate from January through March, matching the pace in the previous three months and suggesting Federal Reserve policy makers will keep raising interest rates. (Photo by Mike Mergen/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 24: In 1962 Alcoa and the Pittsburgh Brewing Company joined together to develop the first pull-top aluminum can, which revolutionized the beer and soft drink industries. Today, Pittsburgh Brewing Company and Alcoa announced the introduction of the first beer to be introduced nationally in an aluminum bottle in the North American beer industry. Aluminum bottles of 'Iron City' beer will be available nationally beginning this month. (Photo by Business Wire via Getty Images)
AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 25: New look Fosters Group Ltd. beer cans are pictured on display at the company's annual general meeting in Melbourne, Australia Monday, October 25, 2004. Australia's biggest beer and winemaker reiterated its forecast for profit growth around 10 percent in fiscal 2006 as a reduction of glut conditions in California boosts wine earnings. (Photo by Phil Weymouth/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Chang Beer cans are served at a Thai cafe along the river in Singapore, 14 November 2006. Thai Beverage Public Co Ltd, the maker of Chang Beer, reported 14 November a six percent rise in net third quarter profit as higher beer sales helped offset reduced consumption of spirits. The company, which listed on the Singapore Exchange on May 30, said net profit rose to 2.29 billion baht (63 million USD). AFP PHOTO/Theresa BARRACLOUGH (Photo credit should read THERESA BARRACLOUGH/AFP/Getty Images)
Tokyo, JAPAN: This picture shows Japanese canned beers produced by Asahi Breweries (L) and its rival Sapporo Holdings (R), 16 February 2007, in Tokyo. Japan's largest brewer Asahi Breweries has proposed a 'white knight' merger with rival Sapporo Holdings after a US hedge fund made an offer for the smaller firm, a newspaper said. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)
QINGDAO, SHANDONG - AUGUST 26: Chinese people show off cans they emptied in a beer hall during the beer festival on August 26, 2006 in Qingdao, Shandong Province of China. Tsingtao Beer Group, China's biggest beer brewery and the Official Domestic Beer Sponsor of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, hosts the 16th Qingdao International Beer Festival in Qingdao from August 12 to 26. (Photo by Cancan Chu/Getty Images)
CHINA - APRIL 19: A can of Tsingtao beer, manufactured by Tsingtao Brewery Co. Ltd., is displayed by a clerk at a food market in Beijing, China, on Thursday, April, 19, 2007. Tsingtao Brewery Co., 27 percent owned by Anheuser-Busch Cos., posted a 77 percent jump in second-half profit as rising incomes allowed Chinese to buy more premium beer products. (Photo by Stephen Shaver/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
(HR) ABOVE: These are the new cans with their tops not yet put on them. The New Belgium Brewery will be offering it's popular Fat Tire beer in cans sometime this spring or early summer. The Brewery, located at 500 Linden Street in Fort Collins, is in the process of installing the assembly line and filling machines to put the beer in cans. A unique thing the company is doing to preserve freshness and taste in the can is adding yeast. This process is called can conditioning. It will also help extend the shelf life of the beer. The company will start to fill the cans on the assembly line on May 19th and hope to have it on the market and in stores by June. Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post (Photo By Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
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