bar

RACISM

Kansas City Security Officer Fired for Ordering a 'Trayvon Martini'

He's a former member of the Olathe Police Department.
Hannah Keyser
8.21.18
WTF

Chicago Bar Jokes About Banning MAGA Hats, Whiny Internet Outrage Ensues

The owner later clarified MAGA hats would be allowed in "with extreme vetting."
Jelisa Castrodale
6.26.18
lawsuit

Woman Sues Restaurant After Falling on Peanut Shells Scattered All Over Floor

Nick's Pizza and Pub is the latest restaurant to be hit with a peanut-husk-related lawsuit.
Hilary Pollack
2.7.18
san francisco

The Freaky, Fabulous Story of Marlena's, San Francisco's Santa-Studded Drag Bar

Marlena’s may be gone, but everyone has a story to tell about the most Christmassy drag bar—or draggiest Christmas bar—there ever was.
Mayukh Sen
12.19.17
Last Call

Last Call: The Perils of Running a Bar By Yourself

To enter Pharmacy is to enter owner Chris Harper's brain and see his vision of what a bar should be.
Nick Rose
11.23.17
bars

Why One of the World’s Best Bars Serves Shitty Beer

“There’s no specific reasoning—it’s just that we enjoy it,” says Attaboy's Sam Ross. “It’s just crappy in the best possible way.”
Natalie B. Compton
11.4.17
POP CULTURE

This Bar Turned Into Moe’s from ‘The Simpsons’ for Halloween

Meticulously curated props include a cardboard cutout of Moe, a Kent Brockman news feed, and a lot of 'Flaming Moes.'
Nick Rose
10.26.17
Chicago

This Legendary Chicago Bartender Will Serve You Marriage and Financial Advice

"I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t gamble. The only gambling I do is in real estate. I drink tea and room temperature water. I get drunk off of 7Up."
Nicole Schnitzler
7.21.17
NYC

Brooklyn Bar Under Fire for Glorifying ‘Bullet Hole-Ridden’ Wall in Historically Violent Neighborhood

Members of the Crown Heights community are not stoked on what they perceive to be a gross case of insensitive gentrification.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.19.17
WTF

People Are Pissed at This Bar's Inflatable Border Wall

A Cinco de Mayo stunt at a Southern California tavern didn't turn out quite the way the bar's owner had hoped.
Alex Swerdloff
5.8.17
bars

Inside the Hidden LA Bar That's Serving a Multi-Course Cocktail Menu

The omakase-style cocktail program at The Walker Inn isn't about blacking out—it's about appreciating spirits, one drink after the next.
Natalie B. Compton
3.28.17
Booze

Inside the Secret Manchester Pub That Only Serves Bartenders

The Seven Oaks opens from midnight until 8 AM, catering exclusively to bar staff clocking off from their shifts. And with so many bartenders in one place, things can soon get rowdy.
Kamila Rymajdo
3.22.17