I came to a conclusion last night. I enjoy going out to bars with good friends a lot. I believe it is due to the music and the fact that the people in the bar will never recognize me in a store or anywhere else for that matter. Annonimity is wonderful.
But! I find that sitting in my dinning room with my drunken loved ones playing cards and bullshitting is priceless. We don't have to worry about someone trying to pick up our better half. We can hear our conversations. Wether or not we are coherent towards the subject is another story lol. We don't spend as much money. Who needs over priced beer and watered down mixed drinks that takes a whole paycheck to get you tipsy. When you can buy your own bottles of stuff for cheaper at the store.
If you get too drunk you crash on the couch and know that the ones dipping your fingers in the warm water are doing it out of love. Plus when you wake in the morning you won't have to wonder if you did something incredibly stupid to impress people. Because frankly your family already knows you are an idiot and will promptly show you the photos they took while handing you some tylonol.
Needless to say, if you have close family and friends why go out and party when you can have just as much fun at home. Unless you are celebrating something and require more space than what you possess.