The spirit in me salutes the spirit in you!
A Recovering Drug Addict & Alcoholic writing under the handle “Whoopeeparty”
So our rule is not to avoid a place where there is drinking, if we have a legitimate reason for being there. That includes bars, nightclubs, dances, receptions, weddings, even plain ordinary whoopee parties. – Big Book page 101
Warning to those in recovery who would spend too much time in bars:
You will note that we made an important qualification. Therefore, ask yourself on each occasion, “Have I any good social, business, or personal reason for going to this place? Or am I expecting to steal a little vicarious pleasure from the atmosphere of such places?”