Three tips for a Happy 'Drinksgiving' in 2023

"Drinksgiving" is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and with so many people looking to party these are three tips to make sure you enjoy your evening with family and friends.
MJ Swanson mixes drinks at Lemon and Olive Thursday, Sept. 22, 2023, in Eugene. The bar is a new
MJ Swanson mixes drinks at Lemon and Olive Thursday, Sept. 22, 2023, in Eugene. The bar is a new / Ben Lonergan/The Register-Guard / USA

The holiday season is upon us. Millions of people are traveling across the country to spend time with family and friends. But before the turkey is carved, there’s another big day on the calendar. That day is known as “Drinksgiving,” or “The biggest party night of the year.” Since most of the public has Thursday off for Thanksgiving, hitting the streets on Wednesday with family and friends is just as much of a custom. Here are three tips to get the most out of your Drinksgiving holiday no matter where you are.

Reserve your rideshare early

If you live in a major city where rideshare options are plentiful, make it a point to reserve your cars in advance. Uber and Lyft allow users to lock in their rides days in advance, to take advantage of that service. If you wait until the last minute, then you run the risk of dealing with massive surge charges and longer wait times. This is especially important if you expect to travel with a crowd and need larger cars.

Make dinner reservations

Looking to start your night with dinner? So is everyone else. Take some time to check out the available reservations at the top locations in your city. With so many people looking to enjoy the evening, it’s very possible that many establishments will be packed throughout the night. It’s also important to take some time to look in advance. Since the next day is a holiday, many establishments will have abridged hours or be closed entirely – easily throwing a wrench into your plans.

Throw a house party

Are you looking to avoid the problems mentioned in the first two notes, then do yourself a favor and have a house party. That way, you can avoid all the issues that come with partying such as expensive drinks, crowded bars, and drunk drivers. Keeping things at home and hosting a party gives you all the control you could ask for while having the fantastic night to kick off a long weekend of celebrating.

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