Posts tagged "drinking"

Alcohol-Free Bars All The Rage In U.K.

All the nightlife, hold the hangover. That's the pitch behind a growing number of alcohol-free bars springing up in the U.K. Skyy News reports that the increasing popularity of the establishments, often funded by anti-alcoholism charities, could signal a change in attitude amongst English youth. Read more on Huffington Post...

By: Huffington Post Weird News / April 9, 2014

Hey, You! Pee On A Stick Before You Drink That Beer!

A Republican (obviously) politician in Alaska wants the state to pay for pregnancy tests in restaurants and bars so women can find out if they are pregnant before drinking. You will be shocked, shocked to know State Senator Pete Kelly opposes abortion and doesn't want to increase access to contraception because it's only for wome…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 27, 2014

Life Dream Status: Red Robin Debuts Wine Milkshakes

Red Robin will always hold a special place in my heart. It was the most affordable "fine dining" establishment in the suburb a few miles from my small town high school, which made it the go-to place to celebrate birthdays, volleyball wins, SAT scores, and System of a Down CD releases. I spent many late…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 19, 2014

Drink Up! 12 Of Our Favorite Affordable Wines

Yesterday was National Drink Wine Day! In celebration, we got drunk, put together this list of our favorite wines under $15 and then passed out before we could post it on time! Typical. Click on for our recommendations...

By: The Frisky / February 19, 2014

Finally, A Subscription Box For Booze!

There are subscription boxes for makeup, snacks, organic dog treats, nail polish, and pretty much every specific interest category under the sun, but there's finally -- finally! -- a subscription box with much broader appeal: it's full of booze. It's called Flaviar, and here's how it works: Flaviar is a curated and membership based service…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 16, 2014

Wall Street Journal Columnist James Taranto Compares Campus Sexual Assault To Drunk Driving

Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto is pretty much that douchey frat boy who you never invite to a party, but somehow ends up there anyway , and you wish he would just go somewhere far, far away so you never had to think about all the obnoxious things he's said. Remember him? He called…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 11, 2014

Forget Birds, Flags & Mottos: What’s Your State Cocktail?

While the rest of us were struggling through The Great Gmail Outage Of 2014, Buzzfeed was doing the lord's work and matching up every single state with a signature cocktail. Their results are mapped out above, but you can read about your state's ideal libation in more detail here. What do you think of your…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 26, 2014

Millennials Discover Fine Wine With Tasting Room, The Netflix Of Wine

The Millennial generation, which includes the youngest legal drinkers, is consuming more wine than previous generations, and they’re educating themselves about it too! Rather than bring a six-pack to the party, and guzzle beers with their college roommates, they’re enjoying fine wine and sharing their love and knowledge with friends. It’s certainly more refined, but is it…

By: The Frisky / January 17, 2014

Breaking News: Men Are Going To Bars And Talking About Feelings

Apparently, we've totally misjudged what dudes do when they go to the bar. Watch sports? Sit in virtual silence with each other? Get shitcanned? Come home and vomit in the sink? Nope. Well, maybe sometimes. But in addition to that a new study done in Scotland found that men like to go the bar for…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 17, 2014

Social Media Has Its Own Drinking Game, And It’s Kind Of Scary

Social media's latest nightmare hashtag, #neknominating, is something of an interwebs drinking game. One could compare it to the boozy version of Rickrolling, except unlike an '80s jam, Neknominating can get you killed. Neknominating typically involves a group of bros filming themselves necking/chugging drinks via some outrageous stunt and encouraging others to do the same.

By: Claire Hannum / January 14, 2014

Girl Talk: Assorted Thoughts After Two Months Of Not Really Drinking

Up until two months ago, I was drinking, on average, a bottle of wine a night. I don't know if that makes me an alcoholic. I wasn't going out and getting blotto at bars; I was coming home from work, pouring myself glass after glass while I did responsible adults things, like laundry, cooking dinner,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 2, 2014

Greasy Food Makes Hangovers Worse & Other Things You’ll Need To Know On New Year’s Day

There's nothing I enjoy more when I'm drunk than stopping by McDonald's on the way home — the only time I go to Mickey D's, by the way — and getting myself some chicken nuggets. Something about the greasiness and chickenness and saltiness just hits the drunken spot! But it turns out I'm doing drunk-snack…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 31, 2013

Frisky Drinks: 10 Thanksgiving Cocktails To Get You Through The Day

Thanksgiving is so much better when day drinking is involved. A few cocktails in, and suddenly you and your estranged brother are back in bonding mode, you're brushing off your aunt's annoying questions, and all your mom's passive aggressive comments sound like Charlie Brown's teacher gibberish. Awesome. Whether you choose a light champagne cocktail for your Thanksgiving pregame,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 26, 2013

Life Dream Status: A Champagne Vending Machine

Ladies and gentlemen, behold the world's first champagne vending machine, which has been unveiled at Selfridge's department store in London. The shiny dream machine uses a golden robotic arm to gently dispense jewel-encrusted mini bottles of Moet & Chandon champagne for $30 a pop, and I want one of these in my house RIGHT NOW.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 22, 2013

Brooklyn Bar Can’t Get Drunks To STFU, Ups The Drinking Age To 25 On Weekends

Drunk people are annoying — so annoying, in fact, that a Brooklyn bar is raising their drinking age on weekends to keep the youngest annoying drunks away. Neighbors have been complaining about bar patrons from Phil's Crummy Corner leaving empties in their planters and screaming in the streets until 4 a.m.  So now the joint…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 21, 2013

Want To Pretend Your Computer’s Broken And Leave Work Early? There’s A “Happy Hour Virus” For That!

It's 3:30. The afternoon is draaaaagggggiiinnnggg. Your coworker won't stop clearing his throat. If you look at one more spreadsheet, your eyes will fall out of your head. There's a bar down the street with 2-for-1 Coronas calling your name, but you need a rock solid excuse for cutting out early. That's where the "Happy…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 18, 2013

“Beer Pong Rapist” Stalked Young Victims At Bar Tournaments

Well, this is horrible. Joey Poindexter, a 38-year-old real estate appraiser and beer pong player, allegedly infiltrated the beer pong tournament circuit in Montgomery County, Maryland to stalk his sexual assault victims. And he's been doing it for the past 10 years. Poindexter was finally arrested after a young man called police to report that…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 14, 2013

The 9 Stages Of A Drunk Boyfriend (In GIFs!)

We have all been there. A casual happy hour turns into a dark, drunken blur where one can't remember how many or what type of alcohol has been consumed. We all pay the price. But no one is more predictable than the Drunk Boyfriend. The men in our lives who behave so uniquely in our…

By: The Frisky / November 8, 2013

SMU Columnist Says Rapists “Can’t Be The Only Ones Taking Blame”

Men will rape us no matter, apparently! So if won't don't want to get sexually assaulted, us ladies have to "give up over drinking [sic]." This is according to a facepalm-y new column in Southern Methodist University The Daily Campus newspaper by someone named Kirby Wiley.   "In order to prevent future victims, viewers need to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 5, 2013

RIP Society: Police Looking For “Roast Busters,” Teen Boys In New Zealand Who Brag About Raping Drunk Girls [NSFW]

Trigger warning on the video   Several teenage boys in Auckland, New Zealand, who call themselves "Roast Busters" have been raping drunk girls and then bragging about it on social media sites like Facebook, YouTube and Ask.fm. According to CNN, one boy is the child of a police officer and another is "said to be…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 5, 2013
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