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I Am Rotgut Man

Give me the worst bourbon you got. No, I don’t want to hear the speech the Maker’s Mark rep taught you, I want what...
Six Circles of Hangover Hill

The Six Circles of Hangover Hell

1st Circle: The Ducked Bullet No pain. No real feeling of illness. Your sleep was deep and all those carbo-loaded beers have gifted you...

Club 33: Beyond the Green Door

Disneyland is billed as The Happiest Place on Earth; and it’s happier still when you’ve had a bottle or two of fine wine. Growing up...

The Dry War

Winston Churchill said the Royal Navy promised nothing to its enlistees but “rum, sodomy, and the lash. ” If you could stand buggery and...

In Praise of the Bawdy Ballad

Before his untimely death, Bill “The Fox” Foster presided over Comedy Central’s notorious “The Man Show” as its mascot and inspiration. A grinning, wrinkled man...

Know Your Bartender

Bartenders are a special breed of cat. They are more than mere dispensers of alcohol, if that was the sum of their worth they would...
San Fran

San Fran: Bombed by the Bay

Built by drunk miners and called home by some of America’s most famous hoochers, the City by the Bay possesses a rich history steeped...
Waiting for the Punch

Waiting for the Punch

Act One “Mr. Talbot wants to talk to you.” “What for? I haven’t done anything.” “He’s waiting for you right now.” A half-empty pint of vodka sat on...

Drunks In Space

It was recently revealed that American astronauts were sometimes drunk prior to and perhaps during their missions. Strangely, this revelation scandalized some and baffled...
Doug Stanhope

Stand Up Comedy and Falling Down Drunk with Doug Stanhope

Writer, producer and star of Fox’s Invasion of the Hidden Cameras and a regular guest on the Howard Stern Show and Spy-TV, Doug Stanhope...
I Drink the World: The Charles H. Baker Jr. Story

I Drink the World: The Charles H. Baker Jr. Story

When asked what he liked to drink, which was often, Charles H. Baker could have replied with great authority: "I Drink the World." Which probably...

Raise ‘Em High!

A shot without a toast is like sex without foreplay. And by a toast I don't mean “Cheers” or “Here's to you” — offering those...

Fables of Almost Famous Drunkards

The Fatal Phone Call Henry Peepindrink of Ashtabula, Ohio, invented the telephone in 1847, two years before Alexander Graham Bell was born. Peepindrink was a...

Drunkard of the Issue #59: Brian Abrams

Remember the first time you got loaded? It was 1992—slamming Strawberry Hill and Zima with three other 14-year-old suburbanites. Someone had Pearl Jam's new album...

For Jesus’ Sake, Smash! The Days and Nights of Carrie Nation

A majority of Americans today agree that our country’s 13-year “experiment” with Prohibition was a catastrophic failure. In truth, it failed like few human endeavors...

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