Archive Happy Hour
When you’re a bartender in Southie on the day of the St. Patrick’s Day parade, it’s a bizarre love-hate experience that’s not dissimilar to everyone’s feelings toward their parents. It’s kind of awesome, but it’s also damaging to your heart. More
Every Tuesday night, Colin Riggs breaks out his cleanest flannel shirt, some crisp blue jeans, and a pair of cowboy boots. The boots can’t keep his feet warm and dry, but he isn’t too worried. Riggs will spend most of the night on the dance floor at Loretta’s Last Call, the country western bar and restaurant across the street from Fenway Park. More
I’ll have a dry martini please — extra, extra dry.
After years of legal hurdles, powdered alcohol (Palcohol) has been approved for sale in the United States by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. But as is often the case with new products featuring heavily regulated substances, there are some fears, legitimate and otherwise, about Palcohol. More
BACtrack, a portable breathalyzer company that uses smartphone integration to keep its customers safe, has released data from its almost 300,000 breathalyzer tests nationwide in 2014. Some results aren’t surprising: the drunkest days of the year are St. Patrick’s Day and New Years Eve. Much more surprising? The highest average BAC in all of America during the month of December is from Waltham, Massachusetts. More
“Eat, drink, and be merry” wouldn’t be a phrase if not for the drinking part. And rightfully so. The holidays are both a time for relaxation, and a time in which the constant presence of family can make the thought of nice cold beer all the more appetizing. More
Being home for Thanksgiving can be pretty wonderful. The food, the family, lounging around in your pajamas watching the National Dog Show instead of helping your Mom with the turkey — you can’t beat it. More
Dann Paquette, one of the co-founders of Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project in Somerville, went on a Twitter rant last night alleging that a number of breweries and bars, including Bukowski Tavern in Cambridge and Boston and Lower Depths in Kenmore, are engaged in illegal “pay to play” policies that freeze out local craft breweries.