Crowds were dancing in the streets Tuesday as NYC lifted a 91-year-old law that prevented dancing in most bars, lounges, restaurants, and nightclubs. Revelers saw this as a victory of the young and woke over the forces of old and evil. The law seemed racist when it was first launched in 1926 and used against […]
Last month, New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill to create a director of nightlife. The aptly acronymed DON will oversee the Office of Nightlife with the express purpose of promoting growth of “jobs and wages in the music industry,” according to the mayor. This is an “office that’s really going to […]
Beer companies are good at marketing their products in ways that touch people’s hearts. Take the Budweiser puppy that plays with Clydesdales, for instance, or the heartwarming immigrant story of Adolphus Busch. But sometimes, that marketing can get breweries in trouble — like when breweries try to convince someone that a beer is brewed in […]
Turning 21 in America is a rite of passage. It represents the day when finally, after so many years of illegally sipping from alcoholic beverages, a citizen can legally order a drink. But why the seemingly arbitrary age of 21? Is there some magical transformation that happens to the human body after a person has been […]
The new year is finally here. It’s time to wash away the good, the bad, and the questionable choices of the past 12 months with some well-deserved drinks. This year might be the one where you need a couple of extra drinks to cheers a fresh start. Or maybe you just want to get your […]
In 2012, Americans were surprised to see the first legalization of recreational marijuana use in Colorado and Washington. In the years that followed, a handful of states followed suit, including Alaska and Oregon, in 2014. And on Nov. 8, California, Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts all voted in favor of legalized use, sale, and consumption of […]
During Prohibition, New York City was flooded with speakeasies. Underground clubs thumped to the rhythm of of the Jazz Age, fueled by illegal liquor. Today, Prohibition is over and the music has changed, but 25 percent of liquor bottles are still being smuggled in from out of state.
We’re gonna go out on a limb here and just call it: Thanksgiving’s gonna be INTENSE this year. With all the talk about a nation divided, we’re gonna say that you’re going to be extra thankful for that Thanksgiving wine.
Picture this: It’s a weeknight evening after a long day at work. You come home, order some take-out, and fall back onto the couch for some late-night entertainment. The commercial break begins and a Bud Light advertisement appears, followed by a Jim Beam commercial. You think nothing of it — they’re just promotional ads. But one […]