booze culture

Why You Should Never Pour Your Own Sake

Why You Should Never Pour Your Own Sake

All drinking culture is rich with tradition. Unspoken codes and customs find us clinking glasses, buying rounds, and tapping the bar before taking a shot, regardless of our surroundings. The primary ritual to keep in mind when drinking sake, the Japanese beverage in the midst of an American renaissance, is to never pour your own […]

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You Can Tell a Bar Is Serious if It Has A Fancy Banana Cocktail on the Menu

You Can Tell a Bar Is Serious if It Has A Fancy Banana Cocktail on the Menu

Modern mixology is bananas. It’s now easier to get a fantastic cocktail in any corner of the country, a win for those of us who consider drinking a four-season, off-court sport. On the flip side, the movement elevates prices and the sort of panoramic pretension in which your Uncle Jimmy describes his Applebee’s Margarita as […]

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How Halloween Became One of the Biggest Drinking Holidays of the Year

How Halloween Became One of the Biggest Drinking Holidays of the Year

Sales of adult-sized Halloween costumes are at an all-time high. Theme parks, usually overrun by overstimulated tykes, host a different sort of clientele come October 31: a boozy, over-21 crowd. And liquor companies are taking note. According to the National Retail Federation, a staggering 72 percent of U.S. adults will celebrate this Halloween, compared to […]

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The Most Influential Bars in America

The Most Influential Bars in America

Think of the mind-boggling influence that bad friend in middle school had over you. Think of the mesmerizing power that celebrities pushing products on Instagram have on tweens. Ponder the ridiculous fashion trends that seem to arrive from nowhere and temporarily hypnotize us all into believing we are making bizarre, expensive product choices independently. The world of food […]

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If 13 Famous Catch Phrases Were Actually About Drinking These Are The Drinks They’d Sell

If 13 Famous Catch Phrases Were Actually About Drinking These Are The Drinks They’d Sell

We all know them. (Despite the best efforts of psychiatric counsel.) But what do some of our favorite catch phrases suggest we should be drinking? I am stuck on Band-Aid brand… You definitely need to drink some peaty Islay Scotch. Something like Ardbeg would be good. Also, get that cut attended to.  I’m all about […]

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Bad Luck In Booze In Honor Of Friday The 13th

Bad Luck In Booze In Honor Of Friday The 13th

Happy Friday the 13th! Oh wait, that isn’t what we say? Oh yeah, sorry. Joyous Friday the 13th! Or, if you’re Canadian, a Gigglesome Friday the 13th to Ye. OK, so we don’t say any of these. In fact, we don’t say much of anything on Friday the 13th except “Oh shit. Yeah.” And then […]

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