Dive Bar Confidential

“You’re only as good as the bars they let you drink in.” I don’t remember who muttered those words, or in what dive, or how...

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...

Know Your Booze: Evan Williams Bourbon

As you may have noticed, bourbon is a big deal again. It started less than a decade ago. Obscure brands with weird names like Pappy...

Under the Influence: Denver Joe Vasquez, Drink Up and Be Somebody

The title of this article was first slurred into a microphone by Merle Haggard in 1967—but when I wandered into Denver’s Cricket on the...

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,...

Ask Dr. Buuz-Hund #62

Dear Dr. Buuz-Hund, My wife and I love going on cruises, but we are retired and are on a limited budget. We notice that we...

Drunkard of the Issue #62: JT Habersaat

Comic JT Habersaat confronts the status quo like a true punk rocker: with venom, intelligence, a skewed perspective and a stiff drink in his...