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Drunkard Rights Watch

Report Violations to: [email protected] Alcohol-Detecting Shackle All the Rage An ankle bracelet that samples the wearer's perspiration for alcohol content once an hour is being used...

What Extinct Tastes Like

I've never really been “into” Scotch. Scotch tends to make people make snooty noises, makes them swirl their drink and discuss the “bouquet of flavors,”...

Hardboiled Hooch

Try to picture Sam Spade or Philip Marlowe without free and frequent access to the hard stuff, and your mind’s eye is likely to...

The Wingman’s Handbook

The wingman is arguably the noblest creature to ever step into a barroom. Who else, with cavalier disregard for his personal reputation, is so willing...

8 Hours in a Barroom

5:45 pm You’ll just stop in the bar for a quick one after work. 6:10 pm Just one more beer to relieve the stress. I...
Your Guide to Home Bars

Your Guide to Home Bars

The Liquor Cabinet AKA The Booze Box or Liquor Pantry, these demure containers take up little space, are easily disguised and some are actually quite...

Taking Back Bacchus

Our lives are rooted in context. Our beguilingly adaptive brains make us situational beings. A joke is funny today that wouldn’t be tomorrow or yesterday....
Clash of the Tightest

The Finals: Gleason Vs. Bukowski

Who's the greatest boozer of all time? Sixteen supreme drunks dove into a sea of booze eight months ago, bent on determining exactly who should...

Etiquette for Inebriates: Modern Manners for Modern Drunkards

Problem: While “inventorying” a roommate’s possessions, you innocently stumble upon a hidden bottle of liquor. Solution: You may assume that your roommate was hiding the...

26 Questions with Doug Stanhope

1 What are you drinking these days? Let’s just go with this day. Four mimosas and now have switched to whiskey with a tiny splash...

Bout 1: Andre the Giant Vs. Alexander the Great

Who is the greatest boozer of all time? We've posed that question before. In 2002 we  resurrected 16 of the history's hardest-pounding hoochers and squared...

Bout 3: Jack Kerouac Vs. Richard Nixon

Who is the greatest boozer of all time? We've posed that question before. In 2002 we resurrected 16 of the history's hardest-pounding hoochers and squared them...

A Smashing Debut

The debutante ball is an anachronistic and potentially beautiful occasion. Taking its roots from aristocratic England, the debutante ball was originally devised as a way...

The Bartender Strikes Back

The rush of the night hits. I'm singing I Fought the Law while slinging a hula hoop around my waist and juggling five burning...

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