Wherever you go, the same things are done in almost every pub across the world. The culture of a particular society can quickly be established by looking at how people behave at the watering hole. This is because a pub is like the melting pot which brings together all types of people within a particular society.
Favourite activities which form part of pub culture include:
- Current events’ debates
Most people gather at the pub to catch up and offer their opinion about what has been going on within their community. At pubs, you will often notice that there are daily newspapers present at several tables, and people perusing through the headlines. In other pubs, you will see that TVs are tuned to air the news on the hour.
- Friendly chatter
Almost everyone knows each individual at the pub. You will notice, thus, that there is an informal chatter in virtually every pub you visit. Patrons tend to have a kind of inside humour running between them. There are some jokes which an outsider may not grasp until they become accustomed to the pub.
There are often trivia quizzes about a range of topics in most bars. Most of these competitions revolve around the issues which make up the debate within the pub. The payment for any winnings is usually a round of beers or food. The patrons take part in these trivia quizzes just for the fun of it, and not for the competitive edge, all in a friendly and relaxed mode.