Actual incidence of bar fights?
Even to me this sounds to me like a stupid question, but I figure the answers will be entertaining as well as informative. Apologies in advance: this sounds a bit like when I asked a military medical school interviewer a humorous question about M.A.S.H.... that he didn't find too humorous. Still, here goes:
Though I've enjoyed meals in many pubs in GB and Ireland, I've been in U.S. bars only a few times in my 53 years. Thus, about all of what I know about bars comes from Hollywood. I've seen some pretty spectacular bar fights on screen, from Tommy Steele to Jackie Chan to Mongolian yak-herders (in Indiana Jones - with Nazis!), to a couple from Star Trek (both the new one and Scotty's 'Garbage Scow' altercation, for those who appreciate the classics).
I've wondered, though: how often do altercations actually occur in bars? And are they usually merely one drunk vs. another, ending after one or two punches, or do epic battles actually take place? Or should I be asking about the parking lot outside of the bar instead?
Of course I wound enjoy stories in your responses, but any comments would be appreciated.