We all know that we are supposed to drink in the home bar. In fact, that’s the first thing we do. We crack open a beer. Then, we invite our friends. But after you have put so much time and energy into creating the perfect home bar, you’ll soon find that there are so many more uses for it than watching the game and drinking with your friends.
Normally, among friends there will come a time when you have a disagreement about something. Who won Superbowl XIV? What’s the difference between empathy and apathy? Who was the kid in that movie with the duck? When it comes to questions as probing as these, it’s time to take it to the best venue you can find.
Take everyone to your home bar and pose the question. Make sure that you word the question exactly as it was first worded or that could become another contention for debate. Once the question has been posed and everyone is ready, dive in and let it get juicy. Your bar can handle it.
Normally, among friends there will be a need to compete. Who is the better arm wrestler? Who can pronounce onomatopoeia? Whose girlfriend is the best looking? That last competition should be left up to them to bring up among themselves. Friends should never compete amongst themselves over how hot their girlfriends are.
When it has been established that there will indeed be a competition, march everyone into your home bar and go over the rules. Don’t really worry about the rules. Make them up as you go along. You’ll get the hang of it soon enough.
Normally, among friends there will be a time when the deepest areas of your minds will be picked. Why did they discontinue the Studebaker Avanti? Why does cold beer taste best? Where did we get the idea that Humpty Dumpty was an egg? The living room doesn’t have what your home bar has for questions such as these.
When such a deep, probing question is introduced among your friends, even when it’s just you and you have to call your friends to get them intrigued, the best place to have a discussion of this sort is in your home bar. Questions like these tend to grow into other equally interesting conversations. So, make sure there is enough beer and let the conversations begin.
Your home bar is where your friends are going to want to meet and watch the game. Sometimes you are going to have to be the host to some great parties. But, don’t stop there. You can use your home bar for virtually everything. Nay, everything. I don’t know why you would ever need the rest of the house.