5.13.2011

Dilemma: Going Out

Today's post covers my thoughts on going out.

Actual picture of the club I'm talking about
I'm only 23 but I don't go out often (out meaning to fancy clubs and lounges, bars on the other hand, I like). I feel like I've gotten all the crazy partying out of my system during my glorious college days and I don't think spending money on cover, alcohol and those numerous 3am burrito binges are worth it for my savings goals at this point in my life. My good friend from college is coming up this weekend and I can't help but think of all the money I will be wasting if I go out with her and her friend tonight (note: HER friend, I don't even know the gal) because they're going to a "high end club" which means cover is $20 and drinks are around $20+ (did I mention it's around $32 for a double shot?). There's always the option of drinking before heading to the club but nonetheless alcohol is expensive anywhere. I do not really even like alcohol and I have a weak tolerance for it because I don't drink often anymore.

I feel like an awful friend for not wanting to hang out tonight but I am definitely all for going out to lunch, dinner or shopping with her this weekend. When I was in college there would be no doubt that I would want to go out with friends, but after working for my hard earned money and making savings goals for myself, I find that it's hard to let loose and have fun without thinking of money. Going out to a club downtown will definitely put a dent in your wallet of at least $75 or $100 (I somehow end up buying rounds of shots for people) and unless it's my birthday or someone else's birthday I just can't justify that! It's not that I don't have enough fun either because I go out with friends and I like bars but going out sometimes seems like a huge production that costs too much money that I'd rather have in my bank account.

What are your thoughts on going out to an expensive club? Am I alone on my views?

9 comments:

judy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Im much older than you -43- but I have friends who only go to high end restruants or clubs also. I dont go, I dont enjoy it and its just not worth the money for me. I will go to lunch or dinner or even tag along with them when they shop. But nah not a highend girl

Judy

Counting all my stars and saving it said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm 26 and I've been there done that as well spent 20$ on one drink without a second thought looking back I wanna just kick myself but I've learn and thinking more clearly now. 9 out 10 or my friends are still in the mind set of you can't have fun unless your out at a social high end club/bar spending you whole paycheck in one night. I luckily can dodge all those bullets by using the I work 6 days out 7 and have 3 kids that would like my time :)I'm glad that your not falling into the social spending trap and that your savings and future means more to you then one night of "fun" quotes because the next day is never fun realizing you just threw 100$ in one night :D

Rafiki said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm pretty much the same as you and I am now about to hit 21. I feel the same way these days but I am all for hanging out. I haven't gotten out much at all lately though.

After a while I realize I just don't like alcohol so I stopped drinking it and just let everyone know that. They are always shocked but I decided it's not worth buying and drinking something I don't like. I find I more prefer going to a movie than going clubbing but if that's what my friends are doing, every once in a while I don't mind tagging along. I just won't drink but I will enjoy their company and the music.

Working to Not Work said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Im 24 and really have no desire to go out. I partied it up in college also and I think that it is out of my system too.

My husband and I have agreed that our main focus right now is getting out of debt and not partying with friends. However, our reward when we do get out of debt. A trip to Vegas lol.

shoppingtosaving said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you all for your responses! Glad to know I am not alone and that there are other things to do with friends.

working to not work: the BF and I are definitely saving up for a trip to vegas too :)

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me in millions said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sorry I'm so behind on my blogs! I totally agree. I'm so over partying it up at the bar. I always leave wishing I didn't go.

elle.b said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have been feeling this way since I was 22. What I found is that majority of my friends feel this way too, although we don't talk about it much. We always think that our friends want to go out clubbing, but truth is that we only think that way, reality: we prefer staying in and talk.

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