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Food and Drinks 

SECOND THIRST: FOUR DAYS OF COCKTAIL CULTURE, KNOWLEDGE, AND DRINKING IN NOVEMBER

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But don’t mistake it for another big-format trade show. This is more intimate, with three themed parties (and yes, there will be separate after-parties), and sessions as different as the personalities peppering the local cocktail scene, many of whom will be behind the bar all at once. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

LAST CALL WITH BAR HAVOC

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Last call means 15 minutes. If you order seven Jagerbombs and 15 beers and learn you can’t consume all that in 15 minutes, that’s your problem. It doesn’t mean you stay past 2am. Continue reading

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PIER OUT: EXTENDED SUMMER IN CHARLESTOWN BY WAY OF A COCKTAIL GARDEN

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“Our goal was to create an fun outdoor green space [as a way to] extend the summer,” said owner Charles Learner. “We wanted someone to entice people to come to a waterfront destination as it starts to get colder, but maintaining the feel that summer is still here.” Continue reading

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RESERVE STOCK: OGLING JASON BOND’S RESERVE BEERS AT BONDIR CONCORD

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Each bottle in Bond’s growing collection is treated like an expensive vintage wine. They’re stored in a temperature controlled cellar than never rises above 60 degrees. But instead of being racked on their side, bottles are stowed upright to force any sediment to the bottom so they’re ready to serve immediately. Continue reading

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BAR HAVOC: THEY’RE HERE…

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As the lights finally came up at 2am, the drunk mob slithered out all at once, girls stumbling in their heels, clinging to one another for giggling support as guys high-fived behind them. I was sticky as molasses and gasping for breath. Continue reading

Beer Food and Drinks 

FLOATING DEVICES: CELEBRATING THE BOOZY FLOAT AT SAUS

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“We started [experimenting with floats] around the time we added ice cream to the menu for our waffles in 2012,” Eliah says. “We started offering beers then as well, and they’re perfect in that last-gasp-of-summer way.” Continue reading

Beer Food and Drinks LULZ 

EXOTIC ASSHOLES: VANDALS CAUGHT ON CAMERA AT WAREHOUSE BAR & GRILLE

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“I came in on Monday, when we were closed for Labor Day, just to do a beer order. I noticed someone had ripped out the plants, so I had to go back and view the camera footage, and caught them in the act.” Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

BAR HAVOC’S BACK TO SCHOOL BAR COMMANDMENTS

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Sure, summers are crazy here, but there is nothing like the last week of August and the first few weeks of September. With their fake ID’s in hand and a glint in their eye, these children will do anything to get past the bouncers to consume as many Jager-bombs as possible. Continue reading

Food and Drinks Opinion 

BAR HAVOC: SURVIVING THE FALL

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With the windows open, the cool, almost autumn breeze flows in. I’ve been bringing a light jacket out with me at night for those cool evenings when the heat produced from a slug of Fireball Whisky isn’t enough. Continue reading

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BAR HAVOC: STAGE 5 CLINGER

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The girl, confused and in a bind, told me: “He never came back. I waited and waited, and I even had him paged to come back to the front of the store, but he never came back. What if he thinks I was kidnapped?” Continue reading

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BAR HAVOC: TINDER LOVE

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We met at a bar (where it took three shots of Fireball Whiskey to calm me down before he even arrived.) He walked in and I wanted to laugh. He was so much shorter than I imagined, but still, really cute. We got along well and I loved that he didn’t know anything about me. I wasn’t Mike’s ex, or Dave’s ex, or a wrestler, or a bartender. Just a stranger. Continue reading