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You Don’t Know Jack Daniel

As most savvy drinkers are by now aware, Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 is no longer with us. It has been knifed in the...

Under the Influence: Charles Bukowski, High Laureate of Cheap Booze

At age 13, Charles Bukowski took his first drink. “It was magic,” he would later write. “Why hadn’t someone told me?” It was the beginning of...

Drunkard of the Issue Dec 03: Shorts McGraw

Inebriate Savant Shorts McGraw reveals the secrets of time travel, killing the voices, and why the wheel in the sky must keep turning.   First taste? I...

The Heroes Of Hooch

Few subjects have inspired artists like intoxication. Some works celebrate sozzlers, propping us on a dais for a little while, displayed at our hiccupy...

The Lost Art of the Bender

The bender. The very name brings to mind drama and danger, tragedy and determination. That strange and forbidden part of town you always wanted to...

In Defense of the Dive

“There were fewer teeth in the bartender’s mouth than there were bottles behind the bar, and that wasn’t saying much. The walls were burnt...

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...
The Great Eggnog Riot

The Great Eggnog Riot

Sylvanus Thayer—whose name sounds like a lizard-rat-man hybrid Lord Voldemort would keep caged for dark-magic rape rituals—took command of West Point in 1817. Within a...

The Drinking Dead, Part IV: What Rough Beast

Click for Part One, Part Two or Three. In the flickering candlelight I poured a Guinness from the tap, drank it straight down, poured another,...

Attack of the Booze Haters!

Trudy Burnstein may call herself the Defense Minister of The Womyn’s Prohibition League but her organization is decidedly on the offense. Since its incarnation...

All Hail the Piano Bar!

You can’t pump your fist in the air to rock favorites forever, although Lord knows, some boomers and busters will try.   There are those who...

Pushing Booze: A Look Back at the Wacky Hooch Ads of Yesteryear

Ladder-Climbin’ Lager And if you enjoy breaking your neck, you’ll really love it. By his wife’s gleeful expression, I’m guessing his life insurance policy is...

Madman About Town: Kingsley Amis

Kingsley Amis did not care what people thought of his drinking. He was a grand old man of English letters, a comic master, recipient of...

Drunkard of the Issue, August 2004: Richard Cheese

Lounge singers may be a dying breed, but habitués of the form needn't worry: Richard Cheese is willing and more than able to take...

Blacked Out and Blue

I’ve always thought of hangovers as alcohol’s vengeful (and quite punctual) older brother. If you picked on his sibling long enough you could expect big...

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