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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...

November: 365 Reasons To Get Drunk

November 1 Dia de los Muertos (Mexican). Raise a drink to lost friends. Dead Guy Ale. 2 Festival of Odin (Norse). Vikings believed they went on...

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...

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...

March: 365 Reasons to Get Drunk

March 1 National Beer Day (Iceland). Celebrates the end of 75 years of prohibition of beer in 1989. Ice cold brew. 2 First Festival of Vesta...

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...

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....

January: 365 Reasons to Get Drunk

January 1 National Day of Resolutions. Can’t break ‘em unless you make ‘em. Bloody Mary. 2 Drinking Straw patented (1888). Fact: You get drunk faster if...