Embarrassing drunk moments

We all have those stories that we’d rather not remember, unfortunately for us they live on forever in our friends' snap memories. We’ll probably get a collage of our worst embarrassing drunk photos on our 50th birthday. But enough about the future, let’s take a trip down memory lane together and have a collective cringe attack.

A young man is staring at his phone worriedly. He has seen a picture of one of his embarrassing drunk moments. He is wearing a puffer jacket and a purple t-shirt. This is a close-up image.

Puking while drunk and dumb 

Whether it’s on yourself, a bouncer (dangerous), a cab (costly), a mate (forgivable), or a potential hook-up (good luck coming back from that), vomiting when drunk is basically a right of passage. A romantic first encounter might involve cider as teenagers on your front door step, but you never know, it could be the story you end up telling your grandkids one day. It’ll be a distant memories of the day you were drunk and dumb.

“My best mate and I met two gorgeous guys at a pub in the summer last year,” says 22-year-old Jess. “We’d been drinking all day. As the night progressed I got friendly with one of the blokes and we snogged. A couple of minutes later I threw up all over him. I was so embarrassed but he forgave me and we’re still together.” 


While most of us haven’t experienced this lovely feeling (please note the intense sarcasm) since we were two feet tall, excess alcohol can cause us to relive these childhood experiences, probably after acting like a kid, while being drunk and dumb all night.

“I woke up one morning after a heavy night out to find I’d wet the bed, and the babe I’d pulled the night before was missing,” admits James, 25. “I saw her again in town, but she just laughed and walked away.”

Peeing in weird places

We promise to stop talking about wee after this one. You just need to be aware of the hidden dangers of alcohol. “I had a party, and a lot of people crashed at my place after,” says twenty-one-year old Becky. “In the middle of the night my mate got up to go to the loo, but instead of going to the bathroom he pissed in my wardrobe. The bastard.” Yup, embarrassing drunk moments don’t get much worse than that.

And he’s not the only one. A lot of people, men especially, get up and pee in the first corner they find if they’re really drunk. Unfortunately, we all have those embarrassing drunk moments.  Guess alcohol really does lower your inhibitions. 


Think of young Brits on their hols in the sun. You probably have images of arses, tits, and pants being flashed left, right and centre in your head. Alcohol makes us lose all our shame (and our clothes), which is probably why there are so many knickers and bras hanging off lampposts and railings on Sunday mornings.  These can become some of the worst embarrassing drunk photos.

While this kind of flashing is all in the name of  being drunk and dumb, be warned that pics of your antics can end up on an email circular of your work/ college faster than you can say ‘Another shot please”. Not to mention the possibility of arrest for ‘outraging public decency’. So if you’re the type to lose your clothes as well as your mind, maybe keep a sober/ slightly less drunk friend around to help you out.

Injuries, a.k.a being drunk and dumb

This is when you’re drunk and dumb, slurring absolute shit to a vague acquaintance who can’t understand a word you are saying; when you fall down flights of stairs, off bar stools and off your trolley; when you do things you’d never dream of sober; and when you find the simplest actions to be the equivalent of climbing Everest. If you remember it, we guarantee it’ll be one of the top ten embarrassing drunk moments. 

“After about five hours of drinking, I vaguely remember a taxi journey home,” recalls Cheezie (26) of a recent night out. “I also remember falling on my face. Yes, face. Not hands, or knees but face. I knew my hand was cut as I threw loads of tissue on it but left my face alone. It was so numb I didn’t think I hit it so hard. I woke up next morning with swollen eye, fat lip, two cracked teeth, grazed wrist, grazed shoulder and four areas of my face grazed. Ruined the trousers and shirt I was wearing and ruined the remainder of the weekend.”

Read up about how to drink safely and still have a cracking night out.

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By Nishika Melwani

Updated on 10-Aug-2021