Loud Music in Bars


You may or may not have thought about this.  It turns out there’s a reason for it.

Via Boing Boing, an article in Popular Science notes that “when the music in a bar gets 22 percent louder, patrons drink 26 percent faster.”  Boing Boing says, “When you can’t talk to anybody, you always have booze to be your friend.”


4 thoughts on “Loud Music in Bars

    1. Spike Post author

      I think that’s a pretty small percentage. On any given night anywhere I’ve ever been, the noisy bars are packed out to the street, the quiet bars are half empty.

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