June 30, 2009
Excuse me, miss, what's the soup du jour? The Soup of the Day. Mmmm...sounds good, think I'll have that.
via Top Cultured
June 16, 2009
This isn't the kind of thing we usually post, but we need a new watch, and something overcame us to search for booze watches. We came up with this Tommy Bahama Booze Cruise watch, which sort of fits the bill. The price is right, it looks durable, and it's water resistant in case you fall off the side of the boat while doing a keg stand. Not that that's ever happened to us of course...
Tommy Bahama Men's Booze Cruise Watch
June 10, 2009
Well, we suppose we've given you enough time since America's Best Dive Bars Volume 1 to keep you wanting more, so here we are with volume two. This series is currently being written by one of our road interns, and while he usually spends his time writing about music festivals we find he knows his way around a bar too, the divier the better.
He rates the bars he hits on his travels on the things we think qualify a good dive bar, both objective (how's the jukebox? how greasy is the food? and most importantly, do they serve PBR?) and subjective (does the bartender have a drink named after him or her? are you slightly afraid you'll get stabbed or catch Hep C there?). Check out how LA's Power House, the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Bozeman, and Seattle's own Night Lite measure up after the jump. And as always, if you know of a great dive bar, make sure to let us know about it in the comments.
Continue reading: "LiquorSnob Presents: America's Best Dive Bars Volume 2"
September 9, 2008
Get out your thinking caps and your old issues of TV Guide, because we've found a puzzle that'll exercise both. The folks at Ayyyy.com have put together a puzzle where you need to figure out who these 10 pixelated, hard-drinking ladies of TV are. We'd guess but we don't watch drunks on TV when we can just look in a mirror.
Check it out and head over to Ayyyy.com to guess; answers will be posted tomorrow.
September 2, 2008
Rick over at Martini Groove just covered a cool-looking new magazine called Mutineer, and we thought we'd share it with you. Looks like this rag's right up our alley, with good advice, humor, and a little bit of attitude.
Take a bit of Maxim, add some A.D.D., throw in some comic book stylings, then get drunk. Now you know how they came up with Mutineer Magazine.
This magazine is not for the Master Mixologist trying to create a drink by learning the techniques of Molecular Gastronomy. This one's for today's cocktail crowd that wants to learn a bit more, branch out a bit, and have a bit more fun.
[via Martini Groove
; make sure to head over there because he's got a "super secret" link to their first issue]
August 22, 2008
This summer we sent our interns on the road to bring us liquor news from around the country. We knew we should've put LoJacks on them, because they disappeared for the first three weeks, then surfaced with this report out of the South.
Seems they've decided to focus their research on the best dive bars in America. You know the type of place. Cheap drinks, shit plastered all over the walls, a water stained pool table, and a damn good jukebox. Plus, we finally got to realize our dream of using the words "insufferable douche" on the site.
Continue reading: "LiquorSnob Presents: America's Best Dive Bars, Volume 1"
August 21, 2008
We've never made a secret out of the fact we love Bourbon. To paraphrase Beerfest, we wish it were winter so we could freeze it into ice blocks and skate on it and melt it in the spring time and drink it. But one thing we never thought of doing was using it for furniture.
Luckily, the folks at Uhuru Design in NYC took care of that thinking for us - their Kupe (as in Dutch for "cooper," or barrel maker) is made of old bourbon aging barrels, and some of the pieces are pretty striking.
While many people have repurposed barrels for other uses, our intent is to work with the material in striking new ways. We begin by dismantling the barrels into to individual pieces, the staves, metal bands, and circular heads. We explore how these parts can work together to create a simple functional design while retaining the individual characteristics and natural colors of the aged wood from the original barrels, thus creating a new vernacular. We even hoped to impart some sense of the added quality of working with the barrel parts In our Red Hook shop where the sweet scent of bourbon permeates the process.
We like the sweet scent of bourbon! Do you think they'll let us swing by and sniff their shop? We promise not to lick...too much.
more at Uhuru Design
Picture via Apartment Therapy
July 15, 2008
As some of you already know, the Liquor Snobbers hold a secret dream they will one day own a pub of their own. Yes, we know with our lax work ethic and tendency to consume our own product (did we learn nothing from New Jack City?), the Liquor Snob Saloon and Hard Drinkery for Getting Arsefaced will probably never happen. But, if it does, we will most definitely hang this clock on the wall.
Pint Works Irish Pub Wall Clock
June 23, 2008
We were recently able to play pool on an outdoor table, and getting one of these tables has suddenly rocketed to the top of our "to-do" list. Not only do you get all the fun and physics-y goodness of playing billiards, you're outside where keeping a cooler of beer nearby doesn't draw strange looks, and your drunken trick shots have much less opportunity to do real damage.
One word of advice is to keep it covered when you're not using it, since it's not quite as much fun to play through wet felt, but hey...whatever works.
Mizerak Atlantic 7-Foot Outdoor Billiard Table
May 27, 2008
On the surface, it looks like a sweet little diary with a bunny rabbit on the cover. However, instead of your deep thoughts, crushes, and unicorn doodles, it contains a hip flask. That way, you can pretend to be all sensitive and emo, when in actuality you're getting plowed. Can it get any better?
Dear Diary Hip Flask In A Book
Of course, if you're short on money and long on time, you can always make your own hollow book to store any kind of flask you want.