I went with one of my daughters' to a bar in Delray Beach last night near where we live. It's a buzzing lively bar and we had a drink and apps and then just couldn't stand it any longer. The music was not especially loud but it was opera. And it was annoying. Very annoying. For me it was inappropriate and it drove us out in the end even though it was happy hour and we were sitting out at the inside outside bar.
We asked them to change it which they did for one song then it was back to opera. The bar staff said it drove them crazy too but management wanted it.
So how does music and the decibel level affect you? My old dad can't stand music of any type in restaurants. I don't mind it as long as it's not opera (!) or hip hop or acid/house. And not too loud so you have to yell.