I know the majority would say "DURING!" because that's the obvious choice, but if you were in a car and you were asked to go to a restaurant first or bar, which would you choose? I always vote BAR. I can never ever seem to get a buzz if I've had something to eat. To me, it just defeats the purpose of drinking. I've drank on an empty stomach many times and I don't have hangovers ... I just make sure to drink water before the end of the night and in the morning. Pretty much nothing better than an empty stomach buzz.