Let's be clear about this: Go Drinking isn't about what one drinks; it's about where one drinks. Taverns, coffee shops, pubs, tea houses, saloons — these are places where people gather to drink, to talk, to laugh, to study, to drink, to write, to think, to flirt, to drink, to debate, to watch sports, to avoid watching sports, to drink, and to drink.
These are places of conviviality, which is one of the most pleasant words in any language. Convivial, from the Latin con — together and vivo — to live. To live together. All the best places to drink are places for living and for living with each other. They're even great for those times we want to be left alone, among other like-minded people.