Unfortunately you notice that your pocket feels decidedly empty after the big man brushed past you. You curse your luck and realise that he has cut your purse and taken any Gold Pieces you may have had. His drunkenness was probably just an act - you'd need to be sober to be such a skilled pickpocket!
After that unlucky encounter you do not really trust the man's words about the tavern; he could've been spinning you a yarn to get you in more trouble with his thieving friends. You have a free choice on what you may do for the night: