Music At Bars Get You Drunk Faster

I read this really interesting article on one of the sites I frequent over the weekend.  I thought I’d share it with you.  It’s about how music in certain establishments make you drink faster.  Here are the facts from the article:

In 1985, a study by Fairfield University in Connecticut reported that people ate faster when background music was sped up, from 3.83 to 4.4 bites per minute. Nicolas Gueguen, a professor of behavioral sciences at the Université de Bretagne-Sud in France, reported in the October 2008 edition of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research that higher volumes led beer drinkers in a bar to imbibe more. When the bar’s music was 72 decibels, people ordered an average of 2.6 drinks and took 14.5 minutes to finish one. But when the volume was turned up to 88 decibels, customers ordered an average of 3.4 drinks and took 11.5 minutes to finish each one.


It’s just something to keep in mind the next time you’re at a restaurant or a club. Let me know what you think!