I found myself doing this again tonight...after work I stopped by a downtown bar for a few beers on the way home (don't worry, I take the subway, I don't drive) and sat at the bar reading my book while enjoying my drinks.
Someone once told me people that "don't read at the bar", that it looks strange. C'mon, it's ok, right? The bartender seemed cool with it. (Plus, didn't Diane Keaton do it in Goodbar?). I just don't want to think that other people in the bar are snickering at me.