Day Drinking: How to Do it Right

Throwing up in a drain at 2pm – not a good look. Here are some tips on how to do day drinking right.


It’s easy to get carried away and forget to eat, but drinking on an empty stomach is never a good idea. Arrange to meet for a bite beforehand and avoid having to make an early exit before the party’s even started. 

Sack off the shots

C’mon people, if there’s ever a time for shots, 1pm is not it. Necking a few before the bar gets busy might seem like a great idea at the time but you’ll regret it when you miss brunch because they’ve made a reappearance in the toilet bowl. Do yourself a favour, swap a sambuca for a cider and enjoy a vom-free day.

Start early, finish early

The best thing about starting early? Finishing early. Don’t be fooled into thinking you can start drinking at midday and still last until 3am the next day – it’s just not going to happen. Quit while you’re ahead and call it a day before things get messy.

Entry into Backroom after midnight = £7. Heading home knowing you’ll still get a solid 9 hours sleep = priceless.

Watch the sun

It’s hard to imagine a hot day without a pint of lager or a pitcher of Pimm’s in hand, but if you’re not careful, alcohol and the sun can be a dangerous combination. To avoid dehydration and heat stroke, alternate your alcohol with soft drinks and the sun for some sweet shade. 

Pace yourself with a pint mocktail

Need to slow down but don’t want to be branded ‘boring’? Switch tap water for a pint mocktail between drinks and wake up feeling fresh.

Keep it classy

We know the drill. Just a couple of hours ago you were boomerang-ing the hell out of a glass of prosecco, now you’re walking barefoot through town with a Maccies in your hand and mascara down your face. The rest of Leeds are judging you hard. 

Keep it classy this weekend by pacing yourself properly and head home looking as good as when you left. 

Think of Vera

Think of how annoying your mate is when they’re smashed and you’re not. Now imagine there are ten of that irritating person and they’ve been plonked on the table across from you at a civilised family lunch. Picturing it? That’s how 70 year old Vera feels. All she wanted was to enjoy an afternoon in the sun but she’s fighting to be heard over the sound of “DOWN IT FRESHAAAAH!”. Think of Vera next time you head out.

Think you’ll take these tips on board next time you day drink?


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