Tired of sitting around at home? You can always hit that empty bar. Summer in the city is all about drunken revelry on patios and balconies, and attractive people looking even more attractive as they drink their way into thinking you're attractive.
But winter in the city? Winter is about sliding up to the bar next to one of the regulars who live a block away, staring at the bottom of a shot glass and praying for spring to arrive. Sure, winter beers are more flavorful and have a higher alcohol content. But they have to, so that you can get drunk enough to forget just how terrible winters in the city really are.