At both places:
people come looking for fellowship;
people go there because others know their name;
people want to go where they are accepted;
people want to go where their spirits will be lifted;
people are united around one theme;
people gather where there is music.
Like a priest, the bartender serves by listening to people's troubles.
The differences are profound.
The bar is centered on booze and the church is centered around Jesus Christ.
The bar offers a way to escape problems. The church offers a way to face them, get through them, and overcome them.
The spirit inside the bar lowers one's guard when it comes to temptation and sin. The spirit of the true church encourages people to turn away from sin and turn towards God.
The bar may be a substitute for the environment of the church, but it never comes close to providing the meaning and purpose found in a Christ-centered church.
Food for thought:
Are you more enthusiastic heading towards the church or the bar?