Started off playing every 2 weeks or so with friends, we then (myself and KillerKat) started up a game in a local bar every Monday. We usually have 2-3 tables going at this stage. That game is now on every Sunday as well. And there is also a bar game on every Thursday for a higher buy-in.
If you guys want any advise on how to set this up give me a shout and ill see if i can help out.
Advantages : No rake, quality of a lot of the players is poor, you can have a pint, easy to make a lot of money.
Disavantages : Drunks sitting at the table, having to explain the rules to total beginners, not every bar likes a poker game
The Sunday game is usually very enjoyable though, and seems that there is no casino's within a 3 hour drive it perfect for me.