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The post-election bar trip

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By KARL STEVENS  |  November 16, 2012

At Muldowney’s, the dive bar lives on

There used to be more dive bars in this city. The Safari Lounge, the One Up, Decatur Splinter's. I got to thinking about this over a short glass of bourbon at one of the city's last dives — Muldowney's Pub on Empire Street.
Saddle Up
By VICTOR PAUL ALVAREZ  |  October 20, 2012
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You're Doing it Wrong: Bubbly

From morning mimosas to midnight toasts, champagne is one of our favorite alcoholic beverages.
Don't worry. Our expert is here to help.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  October 12, 2012
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PaintNite comes to Portland

One of the more interesting art developments of the season has been the advent of PaintNite, a social gathering in which participants collect to drink and paint in groups at local bars.
Acrylic + beer = art!
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  September 28, 2012
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Booze 101

As a certified old person, I'd like to be one of the many people who will remind you this school year, and for many years to come, that you have no fucking idea what you're doing.
Intro to imbibing for the recently legal
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  September 28, 2012
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Booze Your Own Adventure!

On October 4–6, the first-ever Boston Cocktail Summit will slake the city’s thirst for knowledge with more than 75 seminars, tastings, and parties at hotels and watering holes around town. We’ve assembled an interactive guide that hits some highlights. R

By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  September 28, 2012


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Surviving your first year

I made it through my first year at college, and am beginning my second now — so my memories are still fresh, as well as the lessons I learned along the way.
The intern’s guide to getting it right
By MELISSA NELSON  |  September 14, 2012
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Booze 101

Welcome back to Boston, college students! As a certified old person, I'd like to be one of the many people who will remind you this school year, and for many years to come, that you have no fucking idea what you're doing.
Intro to imbibing for the recently legal
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  September 07, 2012
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Hottled Waters to Avoid

From the Office of Nefarious Hydration
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By DAVID KISH  |  June 15, 2012

In post-drinking death, is anyone responsible?

Conflicting reports about why exactly Nathan Bihlmaier was asked to leave RiRa on the night of May 19 — whether he was drunk, whether he was behaving inappropriately toward another patron, or whether he stumbled over some musical equipment — leave quest
Summer in the City  
By CHELSEA COOK AND JEFF INGLIS  |  June 01, 2012
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Photos: Boston Beer Summit 2012

Boston Beer Summit attendees had only two days to sample from the annual craft beer showcase, held at the Park Plaza Castle on April 13 & 14, 2012.       
Boston Beer Summit | Park Plaza Castle | April 13 & 14, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  April 27, 2012


Hater-Ade pub crawl

The plan was simple: pub crawling, drinking beer, and watching March Madness basketball games with friends.
Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  March 23, 2012
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The subtle thief of youth

The John Milton drinking game.
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By KARL STEVENS  |  February 03, 2012
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Facebook party pics

Memories. Mostly drunk ones.
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By KARL STEVENS  |  December 23, 2011
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Review: Gingko Blue

As the recent Ken Burns documentary Prohibition revealed, the woman-led movement to eliminate alcoholic drinks was fueled by a desire to eliminate a certain kind of masculine behavior — loud, abusive, irresponsible loutishness.
Getting the tone of a cocktail bar just right
By BRIAN DUFF  |  October 28, 2011
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Review: The Rum Diary

It's neat seeing Depp, more than a decade after his balding Raoul Duke in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas , as the younger Hunter S. Thompson, softening mannerisms later made brittle with cocaine, even if the performance is all surface.
Depp as the younger Hunter S. Thompson
By ANN LEWINSON  |  October 28, 2011


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Prohibition drinking game!

Leave it to Ken Burns and PBS to crash our romantic Boardwalk Empire fantasies with a scholarly five-and-a-half-hour, sepia-tinted tome about the rip-roaring Twenties.
Play along with the upcoming Ken Burns documentary
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 30, 2011
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Unlikely moments in beervertising

You won't see any of these things happen in a beer ad. What a shame.
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By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  September 16, 2011
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Review: Bellflower

In addition to the flamethrower, they've also rigged up a whiskey-dispensing car dashboard, and as a piece de resistance have created the Road Warrior–inspired "Medusa," a 1972 Buick Skylark souped up to breathe fire.
Petal to the metal
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 09, 2011
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Skate of the union

The malt angels from Pabst Blue Ribbon were on hand to fuel us up, and to hook up sweat bands that, incidentally, would come in handy to absorb the blood.
Pissed pedaling
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 19, 2011
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Review: Fright Night

Set in the sun-bleached city of sin, Las Vegas — where many of the strip's denizens are already dead inside — Fright Night plays upon elements of darkness and indulgence.
Friendly neighborhood vampire
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  August 19, 2011


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Photos: PBR Skateboard Pub Crawl

The Pabst Blue Ribbon skateboard pub crawl takes to the streets of Boston on August 13, 2011.
From Cambridge to Downtown Crossing | August 13, 2011
By PAT HOWLEY  |  August 19, 2011
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We've got beer

Even by Massachusetts political standards, Brewgate was a weird episode.  
What Brewgate tells us about political attitudes. Plus, Wisconsin is a warm-up for 2012.
By EDITORIAL  |  August 12, 2011
Best. Summer. Ever: The only thing better than a cold beer is a cold beer in the warm sun. Check out our summer picks for bars with the best patios

Best. Summer. Ever: The only thing better than a cold beer is a cold beer in the warm sun. Check out our summer picks for bars with the best patios


It's supposed to be one hell of a nice weekend. Thanks be to the weather gods for granting us yet another two days of sunshine...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  July 08, 2011
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Greased up in Gloucester

When people picture the greasy pole, they often envision men scaling a vertical pole, as in Boston's Festival Betances.
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By GREG COOK  |  June 24, 2011
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The Housemate Circus

Karl channels his inner Bil Keane.
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By KARL STEVENS  |  June 24, 2011


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St. Patty's poison

Beware the day after St. Patrick's Day.
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By KARL STEVENS  |  March 18, 2011
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Review: Cedar Rapids

In his fourth film, aspiring maverick director Miguel Arteta ( Chuck & Buck ; Youth in Revolt ) follows Capra deeper into the cornfield with this slyly complex and broadly comic farce about innocence, corruption, and the gray areas between.
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By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 18, 2011
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Mr. Moose's hangover cures

Mr. Moose offers aid to exhausted partiers.
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By DAVID KISH  |  January 07, 2011

Curfews, Christmas, and the company's dime

I am a bit stumped by this matter and perhaps you can help me. My son has recently turned 18, he is a senior in high school. We have been discussing a change in his curfew time ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  December 17, 2010