A typical night out with the mates in the pub costs, on average, E81 when babysitters, taxis etc are taken in to account.
That's according to a new survey from the the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA), which also found that six out of ten people believe being on Facebook in a Dublin pub is highly antisocial.
Surprisingly the figure is highest for 18 to 34 year olds, rising to 66pc for this age group.
When it comes to television 40pc believe it should be on for sport only while 20pc believe it should never be on. Fifteen per cent believe it should be on all the time while twenty eight per cent have no opinion.
According to the survey the average spend on a typical night out is E81 with alcohol making up about half the total spend. The other main items of expenditure which vary by age group are food, babysitting, taxis and nightclub entry.
Over 500 Dubliners were interviewed for the survey which was carried out by Behaviour and Attitudes on behalf of the Licensed Vintners Association, the representative body for Dublin publicans. The first part of the survey was released last month.
The Chief Executive of the LVA, Donall O'Keeffe said while the vast majority of people came to pubs to meet up with their friends, it was also clear that social media and television, particularly sport on television, have important roles to play.
"The fact that 60pc of people think being on social media in a pub is highly anti social is really interesting. But it's not a simple yes or no to social media. While we may not like seeing people on Facebook in company, a substantial majority, 60pc, said a good pub should have Wi-Fi. So even if people are not on Facebook or Snapchat or betting websites all the time, it's clear that having access to them for a range of devices is really important and it's something our members will have to take on board.
"It's a similar situation with regard to television. While men are generally much keener to have a TV on, for example three out of five guys believe that a Dublin pub is the best place to watch a match or horse racing, women don't appear that bothered. So our members will have to make judgement calls based on their customer base," Mr O'Keeffe said.
Sport wasn't the only area where noticeable differences emerge between the sexes. According to the survey 6 out of 10 people believe the main benefit of a night out with their partner is that it improves their relationship. However men seem a lot keener to do this than women with 79pc of them saying it's important to go for a drink with their partner while this drops to 72pc for women. And while 41pc of men think a trip to the pub might create the right mood for later romance the corresponding figure for women is 30pc.
A similar picture emerges when it comes to a night out with workmates with men noticeably more enthusiastic. "Guys see a lot more to those night out than do girls and particularly value it as a place to learn office gossip, discuss career opportunities in casual surroundings, brainstorm new ideas and even get free drink from the boss!"
�It was the same when we asked people would they like to own their own pub. Over a third of respondents said they would, but the figure for men was almost twice the figure for women. Younger middle class men visit the pub most often and not surprisingly this was the group which seemed keenest on a career in the pub trade," Mr O'Keeffe said.
When asked what pubs could do to attract more customers, respondents said they should reduce prices, increase drink and food promotions, improve the food offering, create a good atmosphere and provide entertainment.