However, a few brave souls ventured to Newland Avenue to have some beverages to celebrate getting through that difficult first week back at work.
Drinkers tested out a few watering holes including the Jamaican themed Roots Bar, The Boathouse and People’s Republic.
It wasn’t as lively as many would expect for a Big Night Out but with many still suffering from a festive hangover, it was the perfect way to ease back into drinking to mark the start of a new year.
Here’s just some pictures we took from the bars and pubs in Newland Avenue last night.
See if you can spot yourself and tag any friends who make an appearance in our collection.