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The Second Oldest Tiki Bar in the Countr…

11-01-2017 Hits:624 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

The Second Oldest Tiki Bar in the Country - The Alibi Tiki Lounge

We thought we’d been to most of the oldest Tiki Bars in the country – in fact we wrote this article that we thought had the five oldest Tiki Bars (since updated) – but we were wrong. See we did our research via the internet and of course went to...

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Do Pat Mack’s Brew Caps Really Work?

27-11-2016 Hits:577 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

Do Pat Mack’s Brew Caps Really Work?

We’ve brewed before. Sure it turned out tasting like shit, but we did it. The beer was sweet, almost flat, and it smelled a bit funky. But it had alcohol and getting drunk on it wasn’t a problem. We may or may not have also tried our hands at distilling...

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The Most Christmas Song Ever - Was Writt…

27-11-2016 Hits:1114 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

The Most Christmas Song Ever - Was Written in a Bar and Isn’t About Christmas!

Jingle Bells. You hear it everywhere during the Christmas season. Kids sing it, adults sing it, dogs even sing it. Turn on a radio station close to Christmas and there’s a good chance some famous and normally respectable pop singer is belting out the lines. Yessir it’s Christmas because Jingle Bells...

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Alternatives to Scotch Whisky - Just in …

17-06-2016 Hits:1379 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

Alternatives to Scotch Whisky - Just in Case there's a Shortage

In March of this year CNN Money, using a fund manager named Rickesh Kishnani as a primary source for information, declared that the world is "running low on old single malt Scotch." The declaration was picked up by news outlets around the world and within weeks it was gospel: there...

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National Margarita Day 2016

20-02-2016 Hits:1738 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

National Margarita Day 2016

National Margarita day is upon us once again!! And while it may not be as celebrated as holidays like St. Patrick's day or even Valentines day, it is still a day to be celebrated. So where exactly did this timeless classic come from? The truth is, no one really knows....

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Seattle's Oldest Bar - Merchant's Cafe

02-02-2016 Hits:1440 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

Seattle's Oldest Bar - Merchant's Cafe

Few historic bars in the United States have the pedigree of Seattle, Washington’s oldest bar, Merchant’s Café. While a lot of bars in the U.S. may be old, and many others have a pretty sordid past, it’s not always easy to find them in the same place.  So you can...

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Whiskey and Health - Funny Vintage Ads

16-01-2016 Hits:1758 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

Whiskey and Health - Funny Vintage Ads

When it comes to your health you should never mess around. They felt that way back in the early 1900s, too, especially when it came to their booze! Here's a collection of great vintage ads that sold whiskey on the basis of it being healthy. Now is it true? Well...

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The World Famous Kentucky Club, Juarez, …

01-01-2016 Hits:3379 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

The World Famous Kentucky Club, Juarez, Mexico

Juarez, Mexico was pretty raunchy. When I began going at 17 or 18, the main strip (Juarez Avenue) was made up of bar after bar; it was a 5 lane, one-way street lined on both sides with flashing neon signs and rhythmic beating from speakers pointed out to the street. Then...

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The Oldest Bar on the Las Vegas Strip

22-12-2015 Hits:2206 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

The Oldest Bar on the Las Vegas Strip

You really have to search to find the oldest bar on the Las Vegas Strip. The oldest bar in Las Vegas is different, that’s Atomic Liquors down on Fremont Street, but the Strip presents a problem. You see the Strip changes almost daily. Buildings are built and then knocked down, sometimes...

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The Kentucky Club in Juarez Mexico - Par…

17-12-2015 Hits:1855 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

The Kentucky Club in Juarez Mexico - Part 1

I first went to a bar in Juarez, Mexico when I was 17 years old. Every Thursday night the bar and nightclubs that lined Juarez Avenue (called “the strip”) would host what they called, Drink and Drown nights. For less than $5 you could enter, dance and drink all you...

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The Oldest Bars in Los Angeles

12-09-2015 Hits:2267 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

The Oldest Bars in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a bastion of the new cocktail movement. Just about every place in the area to get a drink is trendy with glowing lights and very expensive (but typically delicious) cocktails. But hidden in the concrete jungle are some genuine throwbacks – places that have seen the cities...

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10 Reasons to Celebrate President's Day

15-02-2015 Hits:4140 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

10 Reasons to Celebrate President's Day

President's Day was established in 1885 to celebrate the birth of the USA's first President, George Washington. It makes sense considering Washington's many accomplishments, all of which make him one of the most important figures in our country's history. But Derek and I like to focus on some of his other accomplishments,...

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National American Beer Day - A Timeline …

25-10-2014 Hits:4790 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

National American Beer Day - A Timeline History of American Beer

October 27th is National American Beer Day, THE day to appreciate beer made right here in the good ol' US of A. And while now is a wonderful time to be a beer drinker in America thanks to the craft beer boom, our history as a beer making and drinking...

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The Waterfront Bar and Grill, San Diego …

22-09-2014 Hits:2046 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

The Waterfront Bar and Grill, San Diego CA

You walk into the place and somehow just feel at home. It's a dive bar for sure -- stickers cover the wall behind the beer taps and bric-a-brac is everywhere -- but for some reason you can easily spend an entire day here.The Waterfront Bar and Grill in San Diego...

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Apparently Kids in Beer Ads Was a Thing

10-09-2014 Hits:2979 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

Apparently Kids in Beer Ads Was a Thing

There was a day not so long ago (okay, maybe 100 years ago or so) when it wasn't taboo to give kids some beer. It was good for them, all nutritious and stuff. Now, we're not into giving our kids beer (our wives keep a close eye on us), but it...

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A Brief History of Rum on National Rum D…

15-08-2014 Hits:5451 News & Articles Derek Hembree - avatar Derek Hembree

A Brief History of Rum on National Rum Day

National Rum Day is upon us and what a great spirit to celebrate!! Not only is it one of the most, if not the most, widely used spirits in cocktails, it also has a fascinating history. It all started in 17th century Barbados, though some argue it was actually in Brazil,...

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Facts About Gin this World Gin Day

13-06-2014 Hits:4098 News & Articles Derek Hembree - avatar Derek Hembree

Facts About Gin this World Gin Day

Gin's journey through history is an interesting one. Gin was not created in England as most believe--though few drinks scream English or England more than the Gin and Tonic. It was created in Holland (dating as far back as the 13th century) as a medicinal to treat stomach issues, gout,...

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10 Things Great Dive Bars Have in Common

10-06-2014 Hits:6381 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

10 Things Great Dive Bars Have in Common

{loadposition in-article-ad} Let’s face it; dive bars are probably one of society’s accidentally-created best things ever. In reality, they’re simply neighborhood places that serve cheap drinks and have no-nonsense attitudes. These are the places that pretty much say, “don’t F*** with anyone here and everything’s fine.” Their drinks are simple, you can...

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Snake and Jake's New Orleans - One of th…

08-06-2014 Hits:3546 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

Snake and Jake's New Orleans - One of the Best Dives in America

It’s not much to look at. The structure actually leans a bit and most people would probably wonder if it was in danger of collapsing. The tin-metal roof is rusted and curling at the corners. The wreath on the front door is worn and dull. But take a breath, steel your...

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5 of the Oldest Saloons in America

04-06-2014 Hits:7305 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

5 of the Oldest Saloons in America

The Old West is on its last breath. Let’s face it, the neither the western nor the cowboy are really in style of late. True there was a time when John Wayne ruled the big screen and Gunsmoke ruled television, but those days have been over for a long time. {loadposition...

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5 Oldest Tiki Bars in America

08-05-2014 Hits:38242 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

5 Oldest Tiki Bars in America

As summer approaches people’s thoughts turn naturally towards a well-deserved vacation. After such a rough winter, many will flock to various tropical locations around the world to enjoy some sunshine, fruity cocktails and warm ocean currents. For those that can’t get away, however, another alternative is to find a suitable stand-in....

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Something New for Cinco de Mayo: the Cuc…

02-05-2014 Hits:3200 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

Something New for Cinco de Mayo: the Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

Few drinks have come to symbolize a particular day like the Margarita on Cinco de Mayo. In truth the two have very little to do with each other. The day represents a victory by Mexican troops in an obscure battle with French troops in the 1800s. The drink, on the other...

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The Oldest Cocktail in History

21-04-2014 Hits:11441 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

The Oldest Cocktail in History

This is the history of the oldest cocktail in history - or I guess the first cocktail in history according to who you talk to - the El Draque. And, as a way of CYA this is as far as we know, if we're wrong tell us in the comments! The...

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The History Of Green Beer...And How To M…

04-03-2014 Hits:11096 News & Articles Derek Hembree - avatar Derek Hembree

The History Of Green Beer...And How To Make It Right

Green beer has become a staple of the increasingly popular St. Patrick's Day celebrations the world over. Just about any bar you walk into on Monday, March 17th will be serving the festive favorite. But where did the tradition come from, who invented it and how do you make it...

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How To Make Any Drink Irish...And you do…

04-03-2014 Hits:2990 News & Articles Derek Hembree - avatar Derek Hembree

How To Make Any Drink Irish...And you don't need whiskey...

St. Patrick's Day is upon us and with it comes a seemingly never-ending supply of Irish themed drinks--Irish Car Bombs, green beer, shots of Jameson--green outfits and stumbling party goers. This made us wonder--why do we make our drinks green on St. Patrick's Day? Is it simply because of the...

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5 Oldest Bars in New Orleans

25-02-2014 Hits:43956 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

5 Oldest Bars in New Orleans

The Crescent City is awash with great bars, saloons and dives to visit, but we've compiled a list of what we think are the oldest. There are a couple of "maybe's" here but it depends on how you define bars. For example, Antoine's is not here though Arnaud's and Tujague's...

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Rosa's Cantina - The Coolest Dive Bar in…

16-12-2013 Hits:4576 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

Rosa's Cantina - The Coolest Dive Bar in El Paso

“Night time would find me at Rosa’s Cantina…” This wonderfully metered line comes from the Marty Robbins’ classic Country-Western song, El Paso. The song, about a love struck cowboy who guns down another in a jealous rage, quickly carried Robbins from talented singer to superstar almost overnight. In 1959, the year...

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The First Bar in America

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The First Bar in America

What was the first bar in America? That’s a tough one because so many records weren’t kept or were lost over time. However, there are a few things we do know. We know that there was a brewery set up at the Jamestown Settlement in 1609 and that it was likely...

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5 Oldest Bars in the World

01-11-2013 Hits:97547 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

5 Oldest Bars in the World

Okay, you've asked us, now we're letting you know. According to our research these are the five oldest bars in the world. Before we begin though, let's start with a caveat: this is as far as we know! There may be some bar nobody has found somewhere tucked away in Greece...

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5 Oldest Bars in Chicago

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5 Oldest Bars in Chicago

Schaller’s Pump, 1881-This bar in Chicago’s Bridgeport area has been serving straight since 1881, including during prohibition. In fact, during probibition you had to be screened through a peephole in the wall. Also during prohibition that place got the “Pump” part of its name when the next door brewery would...

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10 Historic Events that Happened in Bars

18-10-2013 Hits:8395 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

10 Historic Events that Happened in Bars

Some of the most historic or significant events in our country’s history took place in a bar. Hard to believe, I know, but just read on about all of the famous episodes that happened over a brew in a local watering hole. 10. George Washington Says Farewell to His Officers, Fraunces...

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10 of the Most Beautiful Bars in America

25-07-2013 Hits:7875 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

10 of the Most Beautiful Bars in America

While exploring the bars of America for our book, Bucket List Bars, we certainly saw our fair share of beautiful counters to belly up to. Though all of them are worth drinking at, some had a little extra something worth highlighting. So below find 10 of the bars we especially enjoyed...

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The Oldest Bar in America

13-07-2013 Hits:23082 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

The Oldest Bar in America

We’re always asked, “what is the oldest bar in America?” Those that are into bars might remark that it’s one of a handful around the country, like the Bell in Hand in Boston, or Laffite’s Blacksmith Shop in New Orleans. Both are wrong: the building housing Lafitte’s is from 1761, but...

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On the Trail of the Perfect Old Fashione…

24-06-2013 Hits:3735 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

On the Trail of the Perfect Old Fashioned

Beginning mid-2011 and ending mid-2012 we took a pretty extensive road trip to find the oldest bars in the nation. During our journey we had a number of libations that stuck with us, that were noteworthy and worth recording, and that made us want to stumble back to the bar...

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Rum Punch: A Drink Fit For A Country's B…

21-06-2013 Hits:12373 News & Articles Derek Hembree - avatar Derek Hembree

Rum Punch: A Drink Fit For A Country's Birthday

 Rum Punch: An Ancient Drink Fit For A Country's Birthday   With the 4th of July just around the corner many are already planning their backyard festivities--probably composed of something on the grill and a variety of alcohol. After all, what's more American than a burger and a Bud on the lawn,...

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Chartreuse…It Isn’t Just A Color!!

22-01-2013 Hits:3549 News & Articles Derek Hembree - avatar Derek Hembree

Chartreuse…It Isn’t Just A Color!!

  Ask just about anyone what Chartreuse is and they’ll tell you it is a color, a shade of green as a matter of fact.  Few people know that Chartreuse is actually a spirit created by monks high in the French Alps which has a history over 400 years in the making.

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Tis The Season For....Eggnog

13-12-2012 Hits:3609 News & Articles Derek Hembree - avatar Derek Hembree

Tis The Season For....Eggnog

As we come into the full swing of the Christmas and Hanukkah season we are reminded of and partake in some of our most cherished traditions.  From decorating the Christmas tree to decorating the house, the lighting of the menorah, spinning the dradle and holiday gatherings spent with friends and...

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Lenox Lounge Closing is Why We Wrote Buc…

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Lenox Lounge Closing is Why We Wrote Bucket List Bars

It was announced last week that the Lenox Lounge is closing. The Lenox Lounge is a jazz bar in Harlem, New York that was originally opened in 1939. The place played host to such rising acts as Billie Holliday, Miles Davis and John Coltrain. It was also a favorite hangout spot for...

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The story of the Beer in the First Time …

08-12-2012 Hits:2701 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

The story of the Beer in the First Time Capsule

Have you ever heard of the Crypt of Civilization? Neither had I until just recently. But if you’re a history AND beer buff, it has a great story. The Crypt—essentially a large time capsule filled with a “record of civilization” was built at Oglethorp University in Atlanta Georgia and sealed in...

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5 Best Historic Bar Signs in America

25-11-2012 Hits:3421 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

5 Best Historic Bar Signs in America

Some historic bar signs have surpassed simply noting the existence of a good watering hole, and have entered the realm of pure art! These are the signs that have been around for years and by which others are measured and compared. These are copied by cheap imitators who attempt to...

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3 Historic Western Saloons to Visit

23-11-2012 Hits:3401 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

3 Historic Western Saloons to Visit

The saloon is synonomous with the old west. You can't have one without the other. How would history have been different if John Wayne had bellied up to the bar in an English pub (of course he did in The Quiet Mad, but that's another matter). But what are the best...

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The Best Bar in Las Vegas is Back!

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The Best Bar in Las Vegas is Back!

When Derek and I started on our journey of hitting every single one of the best bars in the United States, there was one in Las Vegas we really wanted to drink at, Atomic Liquor, perched in the shady section of the city, on 10th and Freemont. But, alas, it was...

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The Best Winter Drink In Chicago

21-11-2012 Hits:3335 News & Articles Derek Hembree - avatar Derek Hembree

The Best Winter Drink In Chicago

As the temperature drops, the leaves change color and rain turns to snow people in the Windy City turn their thoughts from ice cold beer to drinks of the warmer kind.  Irish coffee immediately comes to mind and who doesn't love this traditional favorite?  The physical warmth of the coffee,...

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Three Coolest Speakeasies of Chicago

14-11-2012 Hits:44344 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

Three Coolest Speakeasies of Chicago

Chicago isn’t only one of the most entertaining cities of the world, it’s one of the most historic. Now it might not have the roots that many cities on the East Coast do—Boston, Philly or New York—but its history is colorful and important. Best known for its wilder years of prohibition,...

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The 5 Oldest Bars in New York City

28-10-2012 Hits:155784 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

The 5 Oldest Bars in New York City

New York City is one of the best bar cities in the world, hands down. And when it comes to historic bars, New York City has more than its fair share. In fact if you wanted to do a historic bar crawl, this may be the best city to do...

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4 Haunted Bars to Visit this Halloween

06-10-2012 Hits:4073 News & Articles Clint Lanier - avatar Clint Lanier

4 Haunted Bars to Visit this Halloween

This halloween, do something different. Go get a drink in a haunted bar. Where better to tie one on than somewhere you can also listen for strange noises. And even if you hear them, you'll always wonder if it was the booze or the spirits (meaning ghosts, not hooch). For the...

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