There Should Be Two Lines at Bars: a Manifesto

As people waste our time debating how much to tip baristas (the correct amount: the small pile of coins they give back to you after your transaction is complete) and bartenders ($1 per drink), a second, much more significant beverage problem has once again been overlooked: the frustrating delays caused by people who… » 2/09/15 9:33am 2/09/15 9:33am

Bar Serving a 'Roofie Colada': C'mon Guys, It's A Joke!

Staten Island, known to most in the tri-state area as a mecca of subtlety and restraint, has in its borders a liquor depository/social gathering place called The Phunky Elephant, a bar that, until recently, boasted on its menu something called a "Roofie Colada." Some patrons, it turns out, were not pleased with their… » 11/26/14 4:50pm 11/26/14 4:50pm

When Can You Take Your Baby to Brunch Or the Bar? A Guide

Possibly the only thing worse than people who bring their babies to bars are the people who hate those people insistently. Talk about babies: they're all, WAH LEAVE ME ALONE I'M DRINKING WAH DON'T LOOK AT ME! » 10/30/14 12:10pm 10/30/14 12:10pm

​This Fake 'Bar for Pregnant Women' Is So Stupid

Deep in the recesses of Manhattan's East Village, there is an empty storefront that has been causing something between a scoff and full-blown outrage—the name of the place is Gestations, and it claims to be NYC's first bar for pregnant women. Brb, need to get some contact solution so my lenses don't get stuck to my… » 9/30/14 10:30am 9/30/14 10:30am

Another Bar Makes the Dumb Domestic Violence Joke That Needs to Stop

A bar in Texas is facing backlash after a worker made a domestic violence joke on one of its signs and then refused to remove it after a complaint. » 5/28/14 12:10pm 5/28/14 12:10pm

This Bar Will Do Your Laundry While You Get Drunk and Eat Cheese

You know what one of the worst things about doing laundry is? That you can't get stupid drunk while waiting for your delicates to dry. I mean, theoretically you can, but you run a very high risk of drunkenly joining some underground laundry secret society. Those are a total pain in the ass to get out of, trust me. » 4/15/14 9:30pm 4/15/14 9:30pm

New Sports Bar for Ladies Will Have Everything Bitches Love

Serious female sports fans are neither new nor novel, but that hasn't stopped one new sports bar "for women" from treating them as such by attempting to attract patrons with walls the color of a Barbie aisle and fancy sparkly chandeliers. » 2/13/14 1:15pm 2/13/14 1:15pm

How to Still Have a Drink When You Have a Newborn

You know how even though you have a kid, you're still you, which means you still want a beer sometimes? And how the logistics of having that beer suddenly seem more difficult than the entire coordinating of having your baby including the insurance? That is because the world is not set up for you to have a beer and… » 9/12/13 3:40pm 9/12/13 3:40pm

This Cool Bar Explains 'Why Beer is Better Than Woman'

Yes, that headline is grammatically incorrect and no, that's not our fault. A tipster spotted this chalkboard at the bar Draft Barn in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, one of three Draft Barn locations in the New York area, clearly the best of the three. » 9/06/13 3:15pm 9/06/13 3:15pm

87-Year-Old Barkeep Fights for Her Right to Hang Bras From Ceiling

If you aren't already aware, bars in Wisconsin are a special breed of cheese curds and bizarre tradition. In a state with one bar for every 240 residents in one county, there's pretty much a watering hole for everyone, whether you're a burly biker with beef jerky breath or a soccer mom who likes to take shotskis on… » 5/20/13 5:00pm 5/20/13 5:00pm

Get Out of My Gay Bar, Straight Girl

It's 11:30, the club is bumpin' bumpin', and I'm contemplating a hate crime. Wednesday night is ladies night (as in ladies who like ladies night, not a night celebrating everyone's vulva with half-priced vodka tonics), and I've wormed into a sliver of much-coveted bathroom mirror space to painstakingly reapply my… » 1/12/13 10:00am 1/12/13 10:00am

Here's That Half-Naked Prince Harry Mural You Probably Asked For

London's Manbar is popping off with regulars and tourists alike — all looking to catch a glimpse of a shirtless Prince Harry. Un/fortunately, it's not the flesh-and-blood ginger nobleman, but instead a portrait in giant mural form. It's really great and everyone loves it. Well, except probably not the Queen, but who… » 11/26/12 10:25am 11/26/12 10:25am

The Rise of New York’s Lady Barkeeps

Tending bar pretty much anywhere is an endurance exercise in patience, but, according to the New York Times's resident barkeep Rosie Schaap, women in New York sometimes still have to deal with the assholiest assholes in all the world — men, who, apparently incredulous that the person pouring their pretentious glass of… » 10/14/12 11:30am 10/14/12 11:30am

Thank Goodness a Female Masturbation Bar Finally Exists

Self-diddling ladies, rejoice. Finally, there exists a bar that caters to your unique interests, something you didn't even know you needed — a tavern where the walls are lined with dildos rather than liquor bottles and ladies are free to gather and discuss how they like touching their own clitorises. Guess which… » 10/01/12 1:15pm 10/01/12 1:15pm

Drunken Cornell Students Troll the New York Times

For a trendpiece on how social media is killing the college bar, the New York Times headed upstate to prep Bacchanalia Cornell University to get some juicy quotes from bros and bro-ettes just trying to enjoy a fishbowl full of vodka in peace before heading back to a fraternity house for some sex. And while the piece… » 9/27/12 11:10am 9/27/12 11:10am

Coming to a Bar Near You: Pregnancy Test Vending Machines

A bar in Mankato, Minn. called Pub 500 has installed a pregnancy test dispenser in the women's bathroom, and, a little surprisingly, only a few feathers have been ruffled so far. Most patrons that the New York Times' Motherlode blog spoke to think that, in the words of one local, installing pregnancy test vending… » 9/13/12 11:55pm 9/13/12 11:55pm

Why Are We So Obsessed With Gymnast Girl Wonders?

One of the most popular sports in the Summer Olympic Games is women's gymnastics, with a huge part of the appeal for many being that the top athletes are usually very, very young — women must be at least 16 years old to compete, but those just a little bit older often don't receive the the same amount of accolades… » 7/24/12 11:10am 7/24/12 11:10am

Bars May Soon Finally Have to Turn the Damn Music Down

After years of being accused of being a prematurely elderly misanthrope who hates fun and wouldn't dream of rocking/rolling all night and partying ev-er-y day, your endless complaining about the volume of the inside of bars has finally been vindicated. Turns out, it is much too noisy in bars — so noisy, in fact, that… » 7/20/12 6:30pm 7/20/12 6:30pm

Service-y Bar Installs Pregnancy Test Vending Machine in Bathroom

Taking a pregnancy test can be a nerve-wracking, stomach-churning, mindfucking experience. As such, the best way for a lady to calm her Am I Pregnant? jitters is to head on down to her local pub, knock back a few girly drinks, and then, when she's just about three sheets to the wind, head to the restroom, where she… » 7/19/12 7:15pm 7/19/12 7:15pm

Black Man Kicked Out of Racist Bar; Cops Don't Help, But Social Media…

After a Harvard-bound 21-year-old said police refused to help him when he was kicked out of a Raleigh, NC sports bar for being black, other spurned patrons came out of the woodwork to claim they had received the same racist treatment. Now their grassroots campaign to shut the bar down is gaining traction. Who needs… » 6/19/12 3:15pm 6/19/12 3:15pm