"If you have the time and energy after the gig, that might be a good time to go off for a pint and some songs with the locals for a post-gig party."
Point taken, Harvey. A well known Irish performere once told me that wether or not an artist got a return gig at a club depended not so much on his performance at the club but more on how well he performed at the organizer's house after the gig.
I know that some club organizers have tended to assume that booking a guest meant having the guest entertain their friends after hours. They tend to forget that while their club meets once a week, the performer is doing his job day in day out (if they're lucky),