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Choctaw Beer

Strange Brews: Choctaw Beer

Before he was known across the country as Pretty Boy Floyd, the outlaw Charles Floyd was known in his Eastern Oklahoma hometown as “Choc.” This...

The Lush Lexicon: Buzz Words for Booze Heads

“Hey, slop jaw, quit boozgarting the felony juice so we can finish frontloading and get our fade on.” Confused? You should be. Bar slang is...
Dionysus Rising

Dionysus Rising

The savage drumbeat grew louder as the worshippers of wine whirled, gyrated and staggered ever faster around the gilded altar. Letting loose great animal shrieks...

Band On The Rum

A veteran road warrior explains how to get drunk on rock and roll—especially if the locals are buying. Let me set you straight right from...

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 Devil’s Dandies

Most modern drunkards are undoubtedly aware of the Rat Pack, the group of entertainers who swore fealty to booze, broads and the pursuit of...

Bout 5: Jim “Lizard King” Morrison Vs. Carson “Keep ‘Em Coming” McCullers

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...

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...

The Art of the Lost Weekend

Weekends were once the sovereign territory of the working stiff. Every tick and tock between the Friday exodus and Monday was consecrated ground, where a...

October: 365 Reasons To Get Drunk

October 1 The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson and world-class drunkard Ed McMahon debuted (1962). Hi-yooooo! Bourbon in a coffee cup. 2 Groucho Marx’s Birthday (1890)....

Bar Vamp Secrets Revealed!

You've see her: Sitting alone at the end of the bar, forlorn, dangerous, vulnerable and predatory. Her mixed signals fan out in judgment-jamming waves, perplexing...

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...

How to Perpetuate the Weekend Getaway

There comes a time in every man’s life when he suddenly realizes that he has entered a new phase. He finds himself in his thirties,...

Behind the Formica Barricade

30 Questions with Jack Yaghubian II, Master Bartender and author of the Dim Light Bar Guide 1.) What are five things anyone who walks in...

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