"Regularly going to your local pub makes you happier, healthier and more sociable, new research from Oxford University has found."
I really have to agree with their findings. I know that I really enjoy dropping by the Hurricane Hole here on Stock Island after a day at work to chat with many of my friends and chill a bit with a nice cocktail. I know that it makes me feel good and I enjoy the rest of my evening a lot better when I get back home.
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You get to decide for yourself, but in my opinion I believe that the study was if I may use a British term, "spot on". I find it very enjoyable meeting with all of my friends that are regulars there as well as meeting so many visitors to the pub as well. I keeps you from turning into a hermit and keeps you in the social world and hones your social skills as well.
Give it a try, but keep an open mind and I feel like you too will find it very helpful as well.