"Twas the night before Thanksgiving, and all through the state, people were drinking and staying out late."

Yep, the night before Thanksgiving is a big deal here in Montana; in fact, all across the nation folks come home for the holidays and decide to go out the night before the big feast to connect with friends both old and new.

So just how popular is the night before Thanksgiving? According to Detroit Eater, Thanksgiving Eve is the busiest night of the year for bars across the nation.

KMMS-KPRK 1450 AM logo
Get our free mobile app

You might be wondering with all of the "drinking holidays" that we have throughout the year, what makes Thanksgiving Eve so special? Our friends over at Bar Club Stats shared 4 reasons why Thanksgiving Eve is the most popular night of the year for bars.

Most People Are Off From Work The Next Day

Unless you work in retail, chances are that you have Thanksgiving off. This means that if you stay out a little too late or have a little too much to drink, you can sleep in and not have to worry about a pounding headache the next day.

Two women at bar with others

No One Wants To Entertain The Night Before Making A Big Meal

If you are into the whole traditional Thanksgiving meal, that takes some serious work to prepare. Many folks prep the night before, so they might not be up for hosting parties while they're rolling out pie dough and toasting bread to make homemade stuffing.

Rolling pin and flour

Everyone Is Home And Wants To See Old Friends

It's always fun to reconnect with old friends for a few hours to talk about the old days and get caught up on what they're doing now. Thanksgiving Eve is a perfect opportunity for this, plus, maybe the idea of hanging out with family and answering questions like, "When are you getting married?", "Are you dating anyone?", "When are you two going to make us grandparents?" is too much to take without some adult beverages the night before.

Dmitriy Shironosov

A Big Meal The Next Day Is A Great Hangover Cure

For those that like to overindulge, a meal that will soak up all that alcohol might just be just the trick to get you back on track. According to drinking pros, a Thanksgiving dinner is the perfect cure.

Young woman with a hangover holding her almost empty cocktail glass

Last but certainly not least, make sure that you're safe out there. Call a cab, call an uber, call a friend or family member. We want you to have a great time, but we also want you to enjoy the holiday with your friends and family.

Happy Thanksgiving to each of you!

Best Low-Key, Adult Bars in Bozeman

Want to get away from the big crowds and have a nice, relaxing drink? Here are the best spots in Bozeman.

30 of Montana's Best Breweries

Looking for a quality craft beer in Montana? You should check these places.

What Are the Signature Drinks From Every State?


More From KMMS-KPRK 1450 AM