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Last of the Losers

The Last of the Losers

Bobby Costello sat on a lone barstool in The Shillelagh. A small knot of men had formed on a cluster of stools only a few...

Volatile Cocktail: An Interview with Cocktail Scientist Dr. Troy Parsons

I met with Dr. Troy Parsons in the President’s Club Lounge during his two-hour layover at Denver International Airport. He’d just arrived from Houston where...

Soused Africa

I squinted into the white-hot sunlight of southern Africa at high noon. Before me was a black, mud-brick shack with a roof made of bound...

Ladies Thirst, Part 1

If you read enough of the historical articles in this publication you   might start getting the idea that women didn’t used to drink. Which...

Boozing Through Bad Times

Asking a bar to “bail out” your tab doesn't work. Trust me. Consider building your own still. All you need to do is read a couple books,...

The Fine Art of the Free Drink

“Oh, the rapturous, wild, and ineffable pleasure of drinking at somebody else's expense.” —Henry Sambrooke Leigh Does anything taste as sweet as a free drink? What...

The Great Drunk: Lushing Large with Jackie Gleason, Part 1

Jackie Gleason drank up life in huge, full-throated swallows — straight-up, no mixer, and the tab was on him. And when I say life,...

10 Drinks with Gary Shteyngart

Modern Drunkard Magazine: Richard Owen said the relationship between a Russian and a bottle of vodka is almost mystical. Gary Shteyngart: Richard Owen? MDM: He was...

After Hours

“I've got some booze at my place.” That's how it begins. You're sitting there at last call, ready to stagger away from the bonfire of...

In Praise of Day Drinking

Mention being in a bar at 7:00 a.m. and the average person recoils in horror as his mind conjures up images of an ancient...

Tis the Season to Get Falling Down Drunk

Gift Tips Whenever you open a non-liquor gift, loudly proclaim, “Oh, great, how the fuck am I supposed to drink this?” They'll know what to get...

Lush Lit Book Reviews: Girl Gone Mild

Girl Gone Mild Smashed by Koren Zailckas Viking Press I was sold on the title alone: Smashed, a term that brings warmth to the heart of a...
Adventures with Alcohol

Adventures with Alcohol: Booze Bonanza!

“I found the mother lode,” Scott shouted as he burst through the door. “The Treasure of the Sierra Booze-Madres!” We sat him down, gave him...

Paradise Lost: The Tiki Experience

Every man, whether he knows it or not, feels some primordial attraction for the allure of paradise. After all, down the centuries the world’s major...

Prankster of the Gods

No verse can give pleasure for long, nor last, that is written by drinkers of water. —Horace People drink for lots of reasons— escape, relaxation, to catch...

Columns and Regular Features

Modern Drunkard Video

Booze-Soaked Fiction

Adventures with Alcohol

All the Pretty Pictures

How To Articles

Drunkards of the Issue

Inebriate Interviews

Clash of the Tightest

The Great Drunks

Historical Hooching