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An age-old dilemma has plagued bar-goers for centuries: “Table or bar?” It’s a question that seems as old as bars themselves, and it’s not all that hard to imagine thirsty serfs in the Middle Ages having to decide whether they’d rather throw back mead with the barkeep or crowd around a table with like-minded fellows. Nowadays, a whole host of factors play into the quandary of sitting at a table or at the bar, and sometimes you only have a split second to decide. Well, let me make it easier for you: Sit at the bar.
Whether you’re alone, with a friend, or on a date, sitting at the bar is less awkward and more conducive to socialization than sitting at a table. No matter what scenario you find yourself in, here’s why sitting at the bar is always the right move.