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Second Class on the Overnight to Drunkistan, or The Boozy Foreigners – Part 2

Being the second tale in the adventures of three travelers learning the international language of liquor Ireland is, first, a blur of ancient stone walls flashing out of the night as we blast down back country lanes, fifty kilometers per hour on the black left side of the road. Sarah has only been driving for […]

The Crawl: St. Pauli, 7/28

WEEKNIGHT: Tuesday HOOD: St. Pauli, Hamburg BARS HIT: Lehmitz, Der Clochard, Night Light ODDITIES: Overzealous Irishmen waving double-ended dildoes LEVEL OF INEBRIATION: Jolly to blackout             Hamburg, second largest city in Germany, is a dirty old town. Mostly a dock city, it is a place full of beautiful architecture and attractive prostitutes. And there is […]

The Crawl: Williamsburg, 7/16/09

WEEKNIGHT: Thursday HOOD: Williamsburg, Brooklyn BARS HIT: Spuyten Duyvil, Duff’s Brooklyn, Royal Oak ODDITIES: Bourbon Stout, Jesus Juice LEVEL OF INEBRIATION: Stupid Drunk   Some nights, stupidity is the only draught that you can stomach. Last Thursday, I decided that I not only had to go out drinking, but I had to do so in […]

quick shots

Last night I went out to Ten 01, where Kim joined me, and we enjoyed a beautiful plate of charcuterie with a couple cocktails. As I talked with Kelley, we discussed a bottle of Bitter Truth Celery Bitters that he just obtained from LeNell’s. He offered me a dash of it on my palm, and […]

BourBonCon 2008 wrap-up

In short: A grand time was had by all. No one got arrested, the house is still standing and all cars still had all their windows intact the next day. We chose four bourbons to whet our whistles for the evening: Wild Turkey 101, Knob Creek, Elijah Craig & Evan Williams Single Barrel. These are […]

LIGHTBAR cancelled, another six weeks of seasonal affective disorder forecast

For the past two Februaries, a glowing white pyramid has materialized in Portland to deliver light-based therapy and party atmosphere to the seasonally affected masses in an attempt to bleach the inky gothic from our souls. LIGHTBAR was a candle against the accursed darkness. The 10000W hand-blown tungsten bulb that hung from its highest point […]

The Buy-Back: Getting comfortable in NYC

“Next round’s on me.” That’s when you know you’ve got the bartender in your pocket. It’s New York City and you know your bars. You will juice your local dive for whatever amenities you can find: free jukebox, cheap pool table, even free food. You will not pay more than five dollars per pint. Five […]

Brooklyn Brewery, grow a pair

One of the best things about living in New York City is that every last deli, grocery store, and bodega in the city will, in addition to the usual assortment of watery domestic piss that goes under the name of “beer” in less enlightened parts of the country, have several varieties of beer from the […]

Repeal Day

Celebrated Repeal Day at Teardrop Lounge with Xen, Mara, Curtis, and Sarah. Some time we’ll post a thorough review in these pages, but for now, let me quickly mention what a wonderful time we had and that Teardrop remains my favorite place for cocktails in Portland. The Teardrop put up a wonderful list of special […]