TODAY'S REASON TO DRINK

IN THIS ISSUE

Articles

In Praise of Day Drinking

Mention being in a bar at 7:00 a.m. and the average person recoils in horror as his mind conjures up images of an ancient...

A Guide to Manly Drinks

If you're a man aged anywhere from 21 to 35, I've got some sobering news for you. Your Grandmother is a better drinker than...

Episode 1: Absinthe with Shorts McGraw

Your hosts: Frank Kelly Rich (Founder and Editor of MDM) and Nick Plumber (Poetry Editor and Travel Writer for MDM). Special guest: Shorts McGraw. Featuring: Why...
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...

Cads, Rakes and Bounders

Does a drink cadged from a stranger taste far superior to one earned by the sweat of your brow? Are you immune to the slightest...

Dead Sober at 40,000 Feet!

“It can hardly be a coincidence,” wrote Douglas Adams, “that no language on earth has ever produced the expression, ‘As pretty as an airport.’” Oh,...

June: 365 Reasons To Get Drunk

June 1 Latrobe Brewing Co. founded (1939). The “33” on Rolling Rock bottles is an homage to a copywriter's typo. Rolling Rock. 2 Vandals sack Rome...

Take Me to Your Liquor!

Modern Drunkard: Thanks for coming to Denver for this chat. Tom Tierry: I was flying down here anyway. MD: You flew? TT: Yes. MD: In a...

So You Want to Write a Cocktail Guide!

Good for you! But be aware that there is already a massive, ever-growing zombie horde of cocktail guides out there, so you'll need a fresh...

The Morning After

This Public Service Announcement, and accompanying literary dramatization, is brought to you by Active Alcoholics, or AA. We are aware that you may have...

Battle for the Booze: The New Attack on Alcohol

Eight uniformed policemen storm into the bar, shoving their way past the startled owner. A dozen of the bar's patrons, chosen at random, are...

Drunkard of the Month April 03: Jennifer Forman

When this tattooed temptress isn’t slinging drinks or getting inked, she’s slamming back double Jacks to the sweet sound of heavy metal music. First dance...

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...

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....

The Fine Art of the Free Drink

“Oh, the rapturous, wild, and ineffable pleasure of drinking at somebody else's expense.” —Henry Sambrooke Leigh Does anything taste as sweet as a free drink? What...

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