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THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OF DRINKING

Hallelujah. Sing praise for CityBeat’s annual Drink Issue. Can we get a witness for spiritual guidelines for a flock moved by the holy trinity of spirits, wine and beer? Amen. We figure we’re damned if we do and damned if we don’t preach the gospel of a drinking life. So before you kneel and pray to the porcelain god, read up on the rules of becoming a divine drinker.

1smallbar
Sure, it might be fun to try a hip bar once or twice, but it doesn't beat the feeling of comfort that comes when you find a dive you can call your sanctuary
2tiki_coronadoluau
Tiki culture had its heyday in the '40s and '50s, when restaurants and clubs started using Polynesian design themes. For bars, there was an emphasis on sweet, rum-based cocktails that were often served...
3beersinvain
The Third Commandment reminds us not to take the Lord's name lightly, and mixologists and brewers have...
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KindredPhoto by Candice Eley And on the seventh day, the Lord rested. As do most of us after a long week of toil and tribulation. If we're being honest, it begins on the sixth day; if we're rea
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One of the joys of growing up is drinking with your parents. There's nothing...
6mary
The last time I had a hangover was last week. An impromptu, civilized cocktail with a friend turned into...
7adultery_butcher
We'd never engage in a naughty affair, but if you do there's definitely an out-of-the-way bar for that
8steal_hideout
It's one sentence on the stone tablets we never have trouble remembering: Thou shalt not steal. It's common sense, of course, but it's also so easy to break
9false_yelp
We're guessing God was running to fill word count when he came up with this wordy and cumbersome commandment, which is basically: "Don't lie."
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The 10th Commandment is covered in greater detail in Exodus 20:17: "You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor...