People who work in bars often refer to New Year's Eve as "amateur night" ... a lot of people ordering drinks when they usually don't drink at all.
"Everybody comes out and gets really, really, really drunk and right at 12:00 they all disappear," said Sarah, a bartender at Arnie's in West Akron. "Right after the new year hits, they're all gone."
Sarah says Arnie's mainly attracts regular customers, even on New Year's Eve, but she she's worked at other places whose customers try to use the last night of the year to give new meaning to "party." She says New Year's Eve drinkers make a couple of mistakes that result in a not-so-pleasant New Year's Day.
"I think everybody mixes too much, doing shots and beers and drinking wine and then drinking champagne at midnight and just mixing all that together is just a bad idea," said Sarah.
She says people should drink a glass of water between every drink. It will help avoid dehydration, which is a main cause of hangovers.
Sarah also recommends that people who may be planning to have more than just a couple of drinks avoid dark liquors or other drinks that contain larger amounts of sugar.
Sarah's main advice is to worry less about the hangover and more on getting a safe ride home.