Have been thinking a lot about our night time social lives during covid.
In the north, booze plays a big part in it for a lot of people… It’s rare to find a social gathering after 6pm, with the exception of working out/sports, that does not involve consuming alcohol. At the same time there is a state monopoly on sale of alcohol, you cannot legally buy it anywhere outside a bar or restaurant after 8 pm.
It’s a pity Mattias Svensson’s books aren’t available in English. Here’s a review, also in Swedish, but online so you can translate in your browser:
What’s it like where you live and why?