Five o'clock somewhere?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by nick0417, Dec 14, 2015.

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  1. nick0417

    nick0417 Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2014 Illinois

    Yeah, we’ve all suffered this cliché before, but the real question is: When is your five o’clock? In other words, when do you usually crack your first beer of the day?

    As someone who reserves beer drinking for Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays only (vacations and holidays aside), I usually open that first beer around 3:30 or so each day – I work from home, so I modify my Friday schedule to be done for the week around that time.

  2. lester619

    lester619 Devotee (470) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin

  3. nick0417

    nick0417 Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2014 Illinois

    Well, I meant p.m., but I know there are are good number of second and third shifters around these parts.
  4. charlzm

    charlzm Poo-Bah (2,481) Sep 3, 2007 California

    Depends on how I feel. I usually don't have a beer until I get home from work (6:00 pm onward) on a work night if I feel like having one (which is usually not).

    On a weekend, it can be any time of day. Or I might not have one.
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  5. Wer34truh

    Wer34truh Savant (903) Nov 25, 2014 Minnesota

    As a university student, I usually feel comfortable cracking open my first beer as soon as I'm done with with homework that require memorization, or papers that are due the next day. For the most part, that entails having a beer after dinner.

    Occasionally, I have a session IPA, or a lager with lunch, but that's not the norm.

    On weekends, I usually crack open my first beer while watching Premier League in the morning. Which, at times, entails drinking as early as 6:45 in the morning.
  6. HopBroker

    HopBroker Disciple (373) Jun 5, 2015 Washington

    I like drinking beer while writing essays, but not while studying.
  7. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Poo-Bah (2,280) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut
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    I can't drink and do anything else at the same time. So my 5 o'clock is when I have everything I need to do done. Usually around 7.
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  8. scxcrunner

    scxcrunner Zealot (575) Aug 24, 2013 Massachusetts

    Usually around 7pm, anything earlier than that and i finish that beer too early and end up drinking another one. Though on Fridays and Saturdays that goes out the window and i would say i usually open my first one at 5pm
  9. blivingston1985

    blivingston1985 Aspirant (287) Jan 7, 2010 North Carolina

    Usually later in the day due to work. On a day off I've been known to have a breakfast beer or three...
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  10. JayWhitson

    JayWhitson Crusader (789) Feb 25, 2015 Montana

    8pm mountain standard... right after the boy goes to bed :wink:
  11. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,544) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Whenever I'm ready for a beer. Generally not before 11am-noonish, I'm not much of a morning person.
  12. LennyOvies

    LennyOvies Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2015 Mexico

    Usually between 9-11pm, right before my beauty sleep.
  13. jkn09

    jkn09 Aspirant (275) Oct 17, 2012 Texas

    I have an 8-5 job, but I also have kids and do some woodworking on the side. So I wait until after the kids are in bed and after I'm done doing anything involving a blade. I'll sand or paint/stain with or after a beer, but I like having 10 fingers and intend on keeping it that way.
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  14. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Poo-Bah (1,778) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    No particular time, as long as I don't have anything else I need to do its not too early.
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  15. matcris

    matcris Meyvn (1,184) Sep 17, 2015 Arizona

    Totally varies day to day. As a rule, not before lunch.
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  16. gopens44

    gopens44 Poo-Bah (2,362) Aug 9, 2010 Virginia
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    It's going to take a lot of 5 o'clock to get that damn song out of my head.
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  17. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 California

    Vacation it's 5 o'clock all day, but during my busier times of work I usually crack a beer around 4-5 pm when it's slow, usually the winter months, I can crack a beer around 1 pm.
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  18. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (2,762) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    When I feel like it, but don't take that out of context. I have responsibilities like anyone else, but I won't let the time of day define whether or not I should have a beer. Football games start at 1pm on Sundays. I see nothing wrong with that.
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  19. rather

    rather Aspirant (202) May 31, 2013 California

    some lazy weekends I'll pop a bomber of something 9-10 am ish have lunch and if I need to do house work well grab a can of something and start getting it done.
  20. MUTINY

    MUTINY Meyvn (1,118) Feb 6, 2015 Virginia

    Weekdays: Right after work
    Weekends: ASAP
  21. hopnado

    hopnado Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    Leave work at 11 PM
    30 minute commute home
    1st beer at 11:31 PM
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  22. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Poo-Bah (2,213) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    Due to my, eh, awkward living situation, I'm not usually able to start drinking until 1 or 2 AM.
  23. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,544) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    FTFY. :wink:
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  24. tigg924

    tigg924 Poo-Bah (5,876) Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts

    If I am cooking with beer as ingredient, I will usually pop another of the same beer while I am using it. Otherwise, it is usually about 8:30 after the kids go to bed.
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  25. bluehende

    bluehende Poo-Bah (2,428) Dec 10, 2010 Delaware

    I would guess my average is around 4. I usually wait until I making dinner. Sunday's bring that average down as I am in an Eastern city and the Eagles usual start time is 1.
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  26. Dragginballs76

    Dragginballs76 Poo-Bah (2,532) Nov 13, 2015 South Carolina
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    After work during the week but if its a weekend all bets are off could be anytime, summer time on vacation all day!!!
  27. cmiller4642

    cmiller4642 Disciple (317) Aug 17, 2013 West Virginia

    I work shift work so I'm off 15 days a month

    I also split working 6:30pm-6:30am and 6:30am-6:30pm


    on midnight shifts I'll either not drink or drink after work at 6:40ish am but it's usually not drinking at all

    on day shifts I'll drink a beer or 2 after work at 6:40ish pm

    on the days that I'm off I'm game any time but usually I don't have one until 3 or so unless it's college football day or I'm at lunch
  28. Hendrick24

    Hendrick24 Defender (666) Sep 6, 2013 Wisconsin

    I keep a half drank beer bottle on the night stand for a big pull right after waking up Bad Santa style :wink:
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  29. Victory_Sabre1973

    Victory_Sabre1973 Poo-Bah (2,294) Sep 15, 2015 Minnesota
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    Get done with work at , usually, so it's 5o clock when I get home, or to the bar.
  30. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Poo-Bah (2,858) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts

    Late afternoon or early evening if I can
  31. boilermakerbrew

    boilermakerbrew Meyvn (1,266) Aug 13, 2010 Indiana

    If it is a weeknight with work the next day, usually right after dinner in the 7-830pm time frame. On Saturdays, I usually try to get my errands done and then a run or workout in before a beer. I would say the average is about 1-2pm. Sundays are usually don't have beer for some reason, but I almost always have a pour of bourbon on Sunday night.
  32. beernewbie285

    beernewbie285 Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2015 Kansas

    I too typically only drink on those days. And I will start whenever I get off work which Friday's is usually around 130-2. But if during the week I get off around 2-3 I don't see any harm in having a few before the wife gets home from work haha.
  33. riverlen

    riverlen Aspirant (213) Sep 16, 2009 Illinois

    Usually between 5 and 7 pm, but I'd say between 5 and 6 more often than not. In my younger days sometimes I would have beer at lunch, about 11:30 am.
  34. Asics

    Asics Disciple (370) Jul 28, 2012 Washington

    Usually around 8p-9p when I get off of work.

    Typically no earlier than 1p though. Not that I'm against drinking any earlier but I simply don't desire it earlier.
  35. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,556) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    Am I have found that mid morning suits me for a nice beer. It replaces my mid morning snack calorie wise. It also affords me the luxury of the rest of the day to burn off those calories and not go to bed with them.
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  36. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Poo-Bah (1,888) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    On my day off (Friday's) I can crack a few before 1 pm. On Sunday's have to wait until I'm done working..(post 4 pm). If I get a half day at work it's automatic 4:20 and 5:00 on my watch!
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  37. CanadianBacon

    CanadianBacon Crusader (712) Aug 26, 2015 Canada

    7:30 am most days... I know how that sounds... I work nights so I'm in bed by 10 am
  38. lambpasty

    lambpasty Devotee (426) May 3, 2013 New Hampshire

    It depends on how I'm feeling and, sometimes, how early I start looking at the WBAYDN thread that day :grinning:
  39. pat61

    pat61 Poo-Bah (5,858) Dec 29, 2010 Minnesota

    My dad used to wait until the sun was up over the yardarm but with a proper ladder that could be any time at all. Unless I'm some place serving Hefeweizen and sausages (breakfast) or I am going out for lunch, I usually wait until 3:00 pm or so.
  40. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2013 New York

    i'm drinking a @Sixpoint Resin while writing my wife's psychology essay:slight_smile:
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