Know Your Bartender

Bartenders are a special breed of cat. They are more than mere dispensers of alcohol, if that was the sum of their worth they would...

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)....

September: 365 Reasons To Get Drunk

September 1 Labor Day. “A person can work up a mean mean thirst after a hard day of nothin’ much.” —Replacements. Working Man’s Zinfandel 2 oz tequila 2...

May: 365 Reasons To Get Drunk

May 1 May Day. Comrade drunkards of the world, unite! We’ve nothing to lose but our outstanding bar tabs! Red wine. 2 Manfred Von Richthofen’s Birthday...

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...

December: 365 Reasons to Get Drunk

Key: Holiday. Pithy comment. Suggested holiday libation. December 1 Festival of Poseidon (Greek). Let the Sea God drown your sorrows. Sea Breeze. 2 St. Bibiana’s Day. Patron saint...

February: 365 Reasons to Get Drunk

February 1 Boris Yeltsin’s Birthday (1931). Doing multiple shots of vodka on stage was one of his populist campaign tricks. Chilled double Stolis. 2 Groundhog Day....

April: 365 Reasons to Get Drunk

Key: Holiday. Pithy comment. Suggested holiday libation. (Recipes included for the odd ones.) April 1 April Fool’s Day. AKA The Day of Abject Cruelty Posing as Good-Natured...

Rhythm and Booze: The Top 86 Drinking Songs

This list was selected from over 5,000 songs about alcohol. Ranking is based on longevity, popularity, originality and controversy. Thanks goes out to the...

The 86 Rules of Boozing

1. If you owe someone money, always pay them back in a bar. Preferably during happy hour. 2. Always toast before doing a shot. 3. Whoever...