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 imagine how happy we were to find them both at Merchant’s. Add a comment

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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 in moderation studies have found that whiskey can have many benefits. The key is in moderation though (and that term kind of changes throughout the years). Bottom line, you can be healthy and have the occassional pull from the jug. Cheers!
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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 even before completion. If a building isn’t knocked down it’s remodeled. All of this to keep up with the newest trend, the latest look, the current feel. Add a comment

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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 in 2010 Juarez became the murder capital of the world. Thousands of people died in this city as an outcome of a violent war between two rival drug gangs. As a result, tourism – the economic driving force of this part of city – all but dried up. Add a comment

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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 wanted – shots or beer – all night long. Add a comment

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