I keep hearing that people are trading down for their food choices, ordering burgers instead of Akaushi. steaks, chicken instead of dry age steaks. (Indeed it seems like our buyers in the office keep running out of these two items.) But the bar business is doing alright. "In troubled times people still drink" Whatever, sounds like someone is trying to justify going on a binder.
Hey if you need an excuse, I'm hear to help. Check out Modern Drunkard Magazine and their 365 reasons to get soused. They have been standing up for your right to get falling down drunk since 1996. In case these "troubled times" ever actually end you want to be prepared and these folks can help.