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Ask Your Bartender: Relationship Advice

Hey Bartender I have a question about this twisted industry you (we) are in. Right now I’m serving and bartending at an independent bar/restaurant and will work until about 1 or 2am every shift. It’s throwing the rest of my life out of wack. How’s your social life been? I’m wondering what it’s going to | Read More

Ask Your Bartender: Bartending Schools

Hey Bartender, I’m a fine art student who draws paints, does flash work, and have done print work. But I’m unemployed for the moment and thinking about bartending school as an alternative job till i get another graphic/web design position, I know bartending school isn’t a job but possibly a means to the end of | Read More

Repeal Day Photos

Well, the troops came out for Repeal Day here in Eugene. We started the night off at Luckey’s Cigar Bar, which opened its doors in 1911! Young barmeister Jon Wilson set us up with some good old-fashioned whiskey in a glass and a beer to wash it all down. Yum! Here’s the lineup of hooligans | Read More


A couple comes in to the bar last week. He’s intelligent-looking, with stylish glasses and salt-and-peppered hair, and nicely dressed. She’s a vision of adorableness: petite, with innocent eyes, a gorgeous smile, and the body of an angel. They grab a table in the bar and sit on the same side of it together, all | Read More

Repeal Day is Here at Last!

Whew, it’s been a long month! Are you guys ready for Repeal Day? I’m certainly ready to celebrate after all of the recent hard work. We’ll be out toasting the town and educating the masses tonight, so I’ll be sure to take the camera along and post pictures upon my hazy return home. Thanks again | Read More

Repeal Day Merchandise

Okay, so I’ve been pressured into offering this stuff (well, there’s only one shirt for now – CafePress kinda sucks) so I’m doing it. I don’t even know if you’ll be able to get this shirt before Repeal Day, but it’s worth a shot. I just bought myself a navy blue one. I like the | Read More

Amazing Blender Test Videos!

I spend a lot of time hunched over a VitaMix blender, so I feel like I know my blenders. And the BlendTec (for real) Total Blender looks like one hell of a blender. Now, you may not ever have the opportunity to blend a wallet full of stolen credit cards or a stolen tilapia, but | Read More

Repeal Day Information from Dewar’s Scotch

Every once in a while I’ll get a letter from someone in the business, and I just can’t help but share it with you all. Today I received this in the mail from the good people at Dewar’s Scotch: Hello Jeff, I can see you are ready to toast Repeal Day! As you know, December | Read More

One More Week Until Repeal Day!

Well, thanks to all of you, Repeal Day is quickly on its way to becoming a widely-celebrated day in this country. I appreciate all of your hard work spreading the word about this important day in American history. Did you know that beer was made legal eight months before wine and liquor? Budweiser may be | Read More

Gawker Loves Repeal Day

I’m honored to read that Gawker had a nice little blurb about Repeal Day today. They didn’t mention this site, but they did point to a fabulous article over at Chow about the new day of celebration. Thanks, Gawker and Chow! The Twenty-First Amendment and I are forever in your debt. Also, in honor of | Read More

Ask Your Bartender: Gin Blindness

Hey Bartender I was wondering if you know anything about the myth (or not) that if you drink too much gin, you could go blind? Thanks! Ashley Hey Ashley It’s – kinda – a myth. But not entirely. Let’s start at the very beginning. There are basically two types of alcohol: ethanol and methanol (ethyl | Read More

How Alcohol is Made

Here’s a great video showing how they make shitty low-grade alcohol in a giant factory. The methods may be suspect – making rum out of corn, for instance – but the general idea is the same in smaller batches. Watch the video and then try to forget about having seen tonight’s pork fed offal from | Read More

Repeal Day Videos!

Jill and Dale DeGroff over at the Museum of the American Cocktail are celebrating Repeal Day with us… Is December 5th marked on your calendars? No? Well it should be. It was on this day in 1933 that the 21st Amendment was ratified, thus ending Prohibition. …and they’ve found some great videos online. Hop on | Read More

Repeal Day Hits the Internet

Well, the response to Repeal Day hasn’t been this good since the first Repeal Day. I’ve talked to bartenders, bloggers, mixologists, and ordinary drink-minded people all over the country who are getting excited about celebrating December Fifth with me. Paul over at Drink This Blog is behind us all the way, and is spreading the | Read More