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Absinthe: The Return of the Green Faerie

“Ah! the Green Goddess! What is the fascination that makes her so adorable and so terrible?”—Aleister Crowley Absinthe arrived at its station as the toast...

Drunkards of the Issue June 06: Sans Sobriety

This hardcore punk trio learned to drink in the garage. Then they learned to play music in the garage. Now they drink and play...

Episode 11: Scotch and Tiki Drinks with Kent “Doc” Wilson, Part 1

Your hosts: Frank Kelly Rich (Founder & Editor of MDM) and Nick Plumber (Poetry Editor and Travel Writer for MDM). Special guest: Kent "Doc" Wilson, Forensic Psychologist. Featuring: All...

How to Open Your Very Own Speakeasy

If you are any kind of drunk at all, you’ve dreamed of owning your own bar. I mean, just picture it: You’re standing there in...

Paradise Lost: The Tiki Experience

Every man, whether he knows it or not, feels some primordial attraction for the allure of paradise. After all, down the centuries the world’s major...

The Gringo’s Guide to Boozing In The Barrio

The Barrio.  The forbidden Latino ghetto, be it in Los Angeles, Chicago, Brooklyn, Miami, or Dayton, can be an intimidating neighborhood to you gringos. People...

Drunkard of the Issue Jan 05: Brian “Oggar” Kass

He’s big, he’s bald, he'll drink you under the table, he’s the reigning champ of Clash of the Tightest Drinking Contest.   What pays the bar...

Konyagi: Tears of the Lion

During my sophomore year of college I enrolled in a course entitled Modern Sub-Saharan Africa. Despite the impressive title, the course consisted of one...

Drunkards of the Issue Oct 04: Michelle and Kitty

When it comes to eating fire in the raw, look no farther than the drunken dames of the Ooh La La burlesque troupe. First visit...

New and Improved Booze: A Look Back at the Wacky Alcohol Ads of Yesteryear

That’s Not What You Said Last Night. Good thing he’s wearing a fishing hat or we’d think they were referring to...well, anyway, it doesn’t matter...
Woody Woodbury

Woody Woodbury: High Holy Man of Hooch

In the early 60s Woody Woodbury reigned as the High Priest of Liquor Culture. His headquarters was a famous watering hole in Fort Liquordale (Fort...

Running from the Death Angel

“Oh sweet Jesus, we’re out of tequila,” Otto slurred from the passenger seat, flipping the empty bottle out the window. “There is no way...

Drunkard of the Issue May 03: Chuck Roy

You may have seen Chuck on Comedy Central or playing characters on Will and Grace and 3rd Rock From The Sun. In real life Chuck...

Muskets and Moonshine: The Whiskey Rebellion of 1794

When you  get right down to it, we drunkards are a pretty easy-going bunch. Our needs are not excessive. Give us a glass of whiskey...

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