"The first universities of the Western world, the academies of ancient Athens, started out as fellowships of the drinking table. And to this day, the great English law schools are called inns - Lincoln Inn, Gray's Inn."
Samuel Johnson said there was more fun and more wisdom in a good tavern than anywhere else.
Maybe that's why the State doesn't like us there and gives us tickets for drinking. Too much wisdom going on. Maybe that's why AA is so popular, to keep people from getting educated.