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IN THIS ISSUE

Articles

Wasted Youth

Do you remember your first drink? I know, I know—asking an anonymous, career drunkard if he or she remembers anything is, necessarily, something of a stupid question....

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,...
Luke Schmaltz

Episode 7: Old Crow and Miller Lite with Luke Schmaltz

Your hosts: Frank Kelly Rich (Founder and Editor of MDM) and Nick Plumber (Poetry Editor and Travel Writer for MDM). Special guest: King Rat frontman...

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...

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...
Strange Brews

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...

Bout 2: Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Vs. Doc Holliday

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...
Jack Daniels

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...

A Is For…

Have you ever noticed that every great drinking story begins with the same word? This word takes you from Point A to Point B of...

Be Good or Be Gone: The Legend of McSorley’s Old Ale House

“What do you mean you’ve never been to McSorley’s? Geez, Tom. I thought you said you were from New York.” It was a phrase I...

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,”...

Better Living Through Alcohol

If you are reading MDM, you are probably already a brother of mine. Here I urge you to spread your faith. We have many...
Booze is My Co-Pilot

Booze Is My Copilot

Lately, many of my friends are airline pilots. And airline pilots, as everyone knows, are drunks. These friends aren't the bad kind of drunk...

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...
Dead End Drinks

Dead End Drinks

The alcohol industry is forever foisting new “sensations” on the drinking public. They come and go. Designer vodkas flash and fade like hastily assembled boy...

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