It's the holiday season, which means mostly good food and good times. But there's that one perennial menace that comes around this time of year, following on all the egg nog and hot toddies: drinking and driving. It goes without saying that drunk driving is a serious problem. Who would have thought ... More >>
Still freaking out about your costume choice for Halloween? Why not try on a cheap drink deal?
The Coors Light-loving, California girls-hating, noise-pop-obsessive dudes in Brooklyn locals Shark? are helping lead an ever-bulging batch of on-the-rise indie rock bands who champion one another, play gigs together and have formed a camaraderie. Even, dare we say, a formidable scene, albeit with t ... More >>
Looking for something to do after work other than watching your DVR'ed collection of season premieres? How about a little cheap drinking?Here's where to head this week.
Football has returned, and it's again time to break out your favorite jersey and huddle around your favorite flat screen. While there's no place quite like home to watch a game, sometimes it's nice to get out of the house. Using a complex game plan based on metrics like drink specials, food, attire ... More >>
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The announcement that some musicians from the Midwest were opening a Greenpoint bar called Lake Street after a major thoroughfare in Minneapolis got some mixed reactions online. Comments ran the gamut from "Let me guess, it will also feature pickled vegetables and an 'old-timey' theme with Edison bu ... More >>
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There are those rare moments -- once in a hundred lifetimes, perhaps -- when one man's destiny is laid bare before him, as if God's secret designs had been suddenly revealed. One wouldn't expect to find such an epiphany in the press release discard pile, but yesterday I stumbled upon my life's true ... More >>
The EDM cruise Holy Ship!! journeyed from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas this past weekend, and we're still recovering. Here's our complete coverage. A highlight was an afternoon spent on a pristine private island in the Bahamas for an afternoon of sun, surf, cocktails and the kind of dancing not ... More >>
By Katie Bain On Friday afternoon, nearly 3,000 raver chicks, dude guys, scenesters, club kids and DJs assembled at a port in Fort Lauderdale and boarded the MSC Poesia, a.k.a. Holy Ship!! (There are two exclamation points because this is the second edition of the EDM party cruise put on by L.A.'s ... More >>
One man's "sloppy" is another man's "shindig." That is the essential truism you should keep in mind when checking out local loonies Foster Care. In the fine tradition of later-2000s Brooklyn dive-dwelling riff-rammers like Live Fast Die and DC Snipers, Foster Care get faster, more furious, and drunk ... More >>
As far as beer-based mixtape titles go, Asher Roth's new Pabst And Jazz is 2011's front-runner. According to Asher, who's just signed to Def Jam, the music was "created over a beer and kicking it" during a three day period earlier in the year. So with Asher hitting the Brooklyn Bowl on Decemb ... More >>
December last year. Perhaps you've forgotten about last year's blizzard, perhaps because this December continues to hang in the 50s and 60s...even though, for some reason, it snowed in October. But regardless of your memories, there are people who have not forgotten about last year's blizzard ... More >>
ChickWitness that Chickness. Remember Chick beer, the somewhat controversial brew for ladies from founder Shazz Lewis? Our interview with Lewis sparked a big debate about whether companies should use gendered marketing to sell alcohol. Many people were against the whole notion, while others f ... More >>
Coors Light: The coldest-tasting beer in the world, indeedCoors Light is not only a savior to college students nationwide, it's now an actual lifesaver for an Alaskan man who survived on nothing but frozen cans of the beverage for three days while caught in a snowdrift, the New York Daily New ... More >>
In a TRUE STORY that surely has the makers of Coors Light peeing themselves in glee (or pouring Coors Lights down their pants?), a 52-year-old man named Clifton Vial survived being stranded in his Toyota in an Alaskan snowdrift for three days in negative-degree temperatures, with no cell serv ... More >>
The above picture is via Newyorkist and it was tweeted with the accompanying message, "The Village Voice has been occupied." Does a single copy of The Occupied Wall Street Journal in one of our boxes count as a full-fledged occupation? That's not rhetorical, we really aren't sure.
Brewing trouble.Although plenty of folks fled the city for Labor Day Weekend, a few miscreants remained to make trouble for the Waverly Inn and Sorella.
Could there be a better dude bar than Barcade in Williamsburg? Not only is it filled with vintage video games, it also boasts 25 beers on tap and the official Good Beer Seal for carrying quality American craft beers. If you're not a beer geek, don't worry, the staff here is very nonjudgmenta ... More >>
N.E.R.D. Highline Ballroom Tuesday, May 31 Better than: Sweating in the heat outdoors, but only barely. Jumping into the event-planning space normally afforded to Heineken and other higher-end brands, Coors Light tried to put on a show last night. Vinyl banners, hanging from the VIP section, gave ... More >>
Breuckelen Distilling Co. and the Brooklyn Distilling Co. have settled their trademark-infringement lawsuit out of court, although the terms were not revealed. [NY Post] A bottle of Rémy Martin cognac called the Louis XIII Grande Champagne Très Vieille Age Inconnu sold for 50,000 euros ($7 ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyIt's time for semi-alfresco drinkingJoy Burger Bar now has even more reason to be joyful. After a month or so of being open, it now has its liquor license, completing the burger-fries-beer trifeca.
viaGo ahead and turn Twitter off today, you'll thank us. There will be only two types of tweets: people talking about South by Southwest (or, "South by," if you're an insufferable nincompoop) and people talking about March Madness. Both of them will make you very angry. Just so you don't miss ... More >>
Parasailing humanYou know the key to successful advertising? It should be: a) memorable, and b) help you remember the product, in, like, a positive way that will actually make you buy it. A parasailing donkey, unless it's an animated parasailing donkey enjoying himself immensely while sucking ... More >>
Chantal MartineauWherefore art thou, Juliet?Among American beer drinkers, the battle for who can drink the bitterest, hoppiest ale can be something of a pissing contest. But in Europe, hopheads are giving way to sour nuts, as sour ales become increasingly de rigueur. In this spirit, Goose Isl ... More >>
Scary scarecrow on the label, flying witches pressed into the amber glass of the bottle, why don't they call it Harry Potter Ale? "Oh boy," I said aloud, peering into the huge refrigerator case devoted entirely to imported beer at my local Palestinian bodega, "a beer with a Satanic, or at le ... More >>
Jeremy McNamaraRoasty!In a word: roasty. Both the aroma and flavor of this beer are defined by dark roast coffee with minimal sweetness, slight effervescence, and a dry finish. Notes of chocolate seem to wind their way throughout the flavor and balance the bitterness of the coffee. As with Gu ... More >>
This goosed-up I.P.A. comes on like gangbusters, with a more authoritative flavor than the pale and unexpectedly clear copper color suggests. It has an almost piney smell and a whopping 9% alcohol. Drink two and it's time for a nap.
[Here begins a new series in which we taste beers found in bodegas all over the city, seemingly at random. Please suggest beers you want us to try.] "Whoa! It smells like bananas," a friend observed as I poured the beer down the side of the Stella Artois stemware, where it puddled and sent ... More >>
Gary Vaynerchuk designed Virgin America's new in-flight wine program, and his Wine Library TV show is slated to be aired during flights. In addition, an in-flight wine tasting with the online wine personality is planned for the summer in First Class. [PR Newswire] White dog, or unaged whiske ... More >>
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Position mouth under spigot Apparently, the only beer that's doing well right now is beer cloaked in distracting, gimmicky packaging. Most domestic beer sales are down--save Coors Light, which is attracting drinkers by making a bottle that turns blue when it's cold. Because that is easier tha ... More >>
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