Posts tagged "drinking"

A Girl Had To Get Her Stomach Removed After A Celebratory Birthday Drink

Turning the legal drinking age should be a night for celebration, right? There’s a good chance you will end the night with your head in the toilet, but that’s nothing compared to what Gaby Scanlon from the UK went through. While out with friends for her 18th birthday in October 2012, Gaby Scanlon was given the…

College Candy / September 18, 2015

Harry Potter-Themed Bar Opens In Toronto

Good news for adults who are of legal age to drink, but who still remain children inside!
The Lockhart is Harry Potter-themed bar that just opened in Toronto, Canada’s west end and it is wacky.
According to its co-owner Matt Rocks, the concept is a “casual neighborhood bar” that has a bunch of Harry Potter…

Katrin Higher / September 13, 2015

‘Bar Roulette’ App Sends You To A Top Rated Surprise Bar In Your Nabe

Ever have the urge to be magically transported to a mystery drinking establishment so that you can feel like you’re waking up from a blackout but like, in reverse? Well then, here is the app for you!
The cool new app was built by Tyler Swartz and takes info from Yelp and then mashe…

Katrin Higher / August 15, 2015

15 Boozy Gift Ideas For The Drinkers In Your Life

The holidays are upon us, which means it’s time to start shopping for the perfect gifts to get for your loved ones. As much as I’m sure your dad enjoyed that tie you got him, and your best friends are using the picnic basket you bought (ha), why not give them something that they’ll really…

Katie Oldenburg / November 21, 2014

The 11 Horrifying Stages Of A Hangover (In GIFs!)

If drinking is one of your extracurricular activities, odds are you’re fairy familiar with hangovers. Hangovers are God’s way of telling us to stop drinking, but for some reason we just don’t listen. We deem it more important to go out than to be able to move the following day. Check out the 10 awful…

College Candy / November 3, 2014

Brews To Try: Your Fall 2014 Beer Bucket List

Putting together a list of beers for fall is a true delight, as most breweries tend to put out a number of special releases to celebrate the season. Thanks to traditions both old and new, fall is a time of Oktoberfests and pumpkin beers, as well as a number of holdouts from summer. This list…

Ask Men / October 19, 2014

The Top 10 Percent Of Drinkers Have 10 Drinks A Day

Startling things: The top 10 percent of adult drinkers account for around 60 percent of alcohol sales. They drink 10 drinks a day.
This is according to Philip J. Cook’s “Paying the Tab,” based on findings from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC). As Christopher Ingraham points out at the

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 6, 2014

Forbes’ Frat Douche Bill Frezza Says “The Gravest Threat To Fraternities” Are “Drunk Female Guests”

Fresh off the heels of a fraternity at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee fielding accusations that they drugged female guests with roofies, someone at actually decided to publish a blog post arguing “Drunk Female Guests Are The Gravest Threat To Fraternities” (cached here). It’s the kind of journalism moment that the Seth and Amy “REALLY?!”…

Jessica Wakeman / September 24, 2014

Chicago Is Officially The Best Drinking City in America

BOOM, SON! I’ve been saying this for years, but now GQ has officially validated my opinion: Chicago is the best place to drink in the United States. Even my fellow Chicagoans are like “Oh, everyone drinks everywhere.” Nuh-uh, bro. Chicago cares way more about its liquor than any other city I’ve been to in America.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 17, 2014

Mommie Dearest: On Breastfeeding In Bars

Sometimes it feels like moms who breastfeed in public can’t catch a break. Or, in the case of a Virginia mother, a few sips of beer.
A woman identified as “Crystal” was thrown out of Big Woody’s Bar and Grill for drinking a beer while she nursed her baby. Crystal says she only had…

Avital Norman Nathman / September 11, 2014

5 Affordable Rosé Wines You Really Ought To Drink Before Summer Ends

About a month ago, while out to dinner, I was taking a while making my drink selection. After a minute or two, I cocked my head to the side and said to the bartender, “You know what, can I have a glass of the rosé?”

I’d never ordered rosé before, but I felt…

Jana Pollack / August 15, 2014

Robin Williams Struggled With Depression, Addiction

Robin Williams had checked into the Hazeldon Addiction Treatment Center in Minnesota in June to help with a “deep, dark depression” and his ongoing struggles with alcohol addiction. Williams had battled an addiction to cocaine in the past, but had had long periods of sobriety. Yesterday in announcing the actor’s death from suicide, Williams’…

Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2014

8 Good Reasons To Avoid Nightclubs Entirely

Only a few years ago, I was not yet 21 and couldn’t go to a club. Since I’m the kind of girl who loves to dance and socialize, I couldn’t wait until I was finally old enough to start partying. But when my time came, clubs weren’t how I expected them to be at all:…

Tiffanie Drayton / August 11, 2014

3 Summer Cocktails For Ladies Who Like To Taste Their Liquor

Chances are you’ve seen it. In my completely unsubstantiated estimation, it’s been pinned more than any other cocktail in the history of Pinterest: the “Sneaky Beach Cocktail.” And while I appreciate the ingenuity of hiding booze in a Simply Lemonade bottle, I feel that the recipe  — pink lemonade, strawberries, watermelon vodka, and coconut rum…

Claire Lower / August 11, 2014

Dream Or Nightmare: Coffee Wine In A Can

If you’re a coffee lover and a wine lover, we’re about to tell you something that will either completely excite or disgust you. Friends Fun Wine has launched a collection of low-calorie, low-alcohol coffee wines in cans: Cabernet Coffee Espresso and Chardonnay Coffee Cappuccino. I’m completely confused about how to feel about it. …

Katie Oldenburg / July 11, 2014

5 Updates On “Girly Cocktails” & Where to Enjoy Them

Let’s get one thing straight: I’m not here to try and make you like Negronis. This list is inspired by my last year of making drinks for Jessie Wakeman: Frisky writer, girly drinker par excellence, and my wife. I like mixing cocktails and I’ve always kept my home bar as well-stocked as money allowed. But…

Kale Bogdanovs / June 27, 2014

True Story: I Didn’t Have My First Drink Until I Was 25

Two years ago today, you never would have caught me drinking alcohol or coffee, doing any kind of recreational drugs, or even taking ibuprofen or prescription drugs unless it was absolutely necessary. I wasn’t straightedge (labels are dumb). Mainly, I was suspicious of the allure of substances and the tendency I saw for people to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 12, 2014

Home Inspiration: 10 Bar Carts For Under $150

“I’m outdoorsy in that I like getting drunk on patios,” pretty much sums me up to a T. I think we can all agree that one of the best things about the warm weather is the ability to throw back cocktails in the sunshine, am I right? So when the people move from indoors to…

Katie Oldenburg / May 25, 2014

Cheers! America Now Has The Largest Wine Market In The World

The good ol’ US of A has finally achieved the most lofty of honors: we have the largest wine market on the globe. And we even beat out France — yes, France — for the very first time this year.
According to the International Organization of Wine and Vine (OIV), Americans bought 29.1 millio…

Claire Hannum / May 20, 2014

Study Finds That Beer Goggles Are An Actual Thing (As If We Had Any Doubts)

Surprise! Researchers from the University of Bristol found in a study that booze really does make you find people more attractive than you would if you were sober. Yes, beer goggles are real— even though most of us have already learned this the hard way. Thanks, science!

Claire Hannum / May 14, 2014
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