When I began playing music there were venues for live rock'n'roll everywhere. Kids were happy to pay modest cover charges for an entire evening of music. Those kids grew up. Once they reached a legal age to consume alcohol everything changed. Everything that I cared about.
Suddenly beer was the draw and the music was incidental to the event.
To say that I'm spoiled is to understate my case.
My friends will tell you that I like beer. I certainly have nothing against bars. I'm just saying that God made jukeboxes for bars.