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  • 13 years ago

    So many bars, so little time: I've reviewed a gazillion establishments over the years, but the most fun by far are those where you can get sloppy drunk and not feel bad about it in the morning. Dive bars like journo hangout SIBERIA (356 West 40th ...

  • 13 years ago

    David Wondrich is a little ticked. An expert mixologist and the author of Esquire Drinks, Wondrich is relating a Maxim article from last year suggesting that lads "retire" the manhattan cocktail and replace it with a bourbon drink mixed with Gator...

  • 13 years ago

    There's nothing quite like walking into a bar at the edge of nowhere: You just don't know what to expect when the tumbleweeds start blowing—or when the folks at Citysearch and Zagat haven't deemed your destination worthy of "discovery." And w...

  • 13 years ago

    Muffy, put down your bubbly. I think I see Puffy. Enterprising nightlife barons are melding two recession-proof businesses: bars and celebrities. After all, the public never tires of salacious Page Six sightings and vapid Sunday Styles copy. But a...

  • 13 years ago

    Spartos's days of dubbing the local pub's trivia night "Nerd Night" are over. Find her at the Voice watercooler, thumbing her deck of Magic cards, and she'll tell you gaming is the next logical step in her competitive drinking career. "I've so don...

  • 14 years ago

    The Digital Age has finally dawned in that darkest of places: the local bar. We don't mean the high-tech speed dating that goes on at REMOTE (327 Bowery, 212-228-0228). Nor are we referring to DJ Andrew Andrew's Tuesday-night iPod programming part...


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