It’s 8 a.m. on a slightly chilly, 64-degree morning in late August in New York. I’m in a Lyft heading to 195 Centre Street in Brooklyn, and my driver does a double take on the address before asking me to check if it’s correct. “Huh,” he sighs as he retypes the address into his phone. […]
It’s no secret that alcohol is a big part of popular music. Whether the songs are about drinking, partying, or just getting ready in the morning with a bottle of Jack Daniels, Top 40 songs often mention the artist’s favorite brand or type of alcohol. But just how much is it mentioned, and exactly what […]
I was recently greeting people at one of my restaurant spaces when a young woman walked into the shared communal space with her head down, her smart phone guiding her. She was more fixated on the small celluloid device in her hand than the environment around her. “Hi! How are you today?” I asked her. […]
Few drinking cultures are as storied as Irish drinking culture. Whether you’re talking Guinness, a dram of Irish whiskey, or pub life in general, everyone loves to drink like the Irish drink. If you really want to get in the mood, though, you need traditional Irish drinking music. Well, lads, if you don’t have an […]
Museums are filled with culture, but oftentimes, they’re lacking one important part of American culture that a substantial portion of the population partakes in: drinking culture. No matter how many famous paintings, sculptures, or historical artifacts, the human story simply can’t be told without talking about alcohol. Enter the museum bar. Museum bars, when you find […]
Your generation defines your alcohol drinking habits. Not just what you like, but what you buy, how you drink, and even where you drink. A new study from the consumer data provider IRI parsed out exactly how millennials, Gen Xers, and baby boomers drink alcohol, and you might be surprised at the results.
Twenty-seven people die every day from drunk driving crashes in America. With that statistic in mind, you wouldn’t expect alcohol companies, which produce the substance that makes driving so dangerous, to create and promote a virtual reality video warning of the dangers of consumption. Yet that’s exactly what Diageo, the company that owns brands like Johnnie Walker, Captain […]
On October 11, 1987, I visited my first gay bar: The Frat House, in Washington, D.C. I was 16 years old. My fake ID said I was 22, though. And if I was old enough to drink, I figured, I should drink. Trouble was, I didn’t really like alcohol much. I’d tried beer, wine, vodka, […]