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The Hidden Bars Of Washington D.C.

Ashley Hardaway | Posted 08.17.2014 | comics
Ashley Hardaway

in a city known for keeping things confidential, you're going to need an in. Here's your guide to drinking undercover in Washington, D.C.

15 Secret Bars You Need To Visit

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business

Prohibition is long over, but the spirit of the 1920s has been awakened in recent years thanks to the growing number of so-called "secret" bars in maj...

Is It Ever OK to Call Yourself a Mixologist?

Tom Macy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Tom Macy

To those bartenders who think calling yourself a mixologist is an excuse for serving drinks with a frown at a snail's pace, you are morons and are giving the rest of us a bad name. This article isn't even acknowledging your kind.

LOOK: The Speakeasy Where Al Capone Grabbed A Cold One

Posted 03.22.2013 | HuffPost Home

On this day in history, March 22nd 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed a bill making it legal to purchase and sell beer and wine with 3.2...

NY Slices No. 1 -- 'Easy Speak'

Jonathan Kesselman | Posted 09.10.2012 | New York
Jonathan Kesselman

Right now, we New Yorkers are falling back in love with speakeasies; depression-era comfort suits us well in this recession-era.

Are Craft Cocktails Ruining Our Bar Culture?

Zester Daily | Posted 07.29.2012 | Food
Zester Daily

As bartenders are downright fetishized for their ability to combine specific spirits, I feel we're losing some of the spirit of the bar. People are there to have a good time and meet people, not to pray at the altar of the cocktail.

PHOTOS: LA's Super Secret Bar Guide

Zagat | Posted 07.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Zagat

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INTERACTIVE MAP: Discover Facts About the Prohibition Era, Presented By PBS

Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

The culmination of nearly a century of activism, Prohibition was intended to improve, even to ennoble, the lives of all Americans, to protect individu...

For Sale: Al Capone Gun, Price Tag $100K

Posted 08.20.2011 | Chicago

Collectors hoping to call an unusual and rare piece of Chicago history their own will be bidding Wednesday on a six-shot revolver formerly owned by le...

The Secret Bowling Alley

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

A hidden Prohibition-era bowling alley? In Queens? Yes, I'm definitely interested. I took a trip to see it today -- just incredible.

For The Perfect End-Of-Summer Cocktail, Keep It Simple: In Praise Of The Gin & Tonic

Tony Sachs | Posted 03.23.2012 | Food
Tony Sachs

I was intrigued when an invitation came down the pike to attend a talk/demo about the humble gin & tonic, sponsored by Tanqueray and featuring globe-trotting brand ambassador Angus Winchester.

Some Hard Truth About Hard Times

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Shaffer

Using the Depression as a baseline for discussions of national prosperity ignores an important historical truth: for millions of average citizens, money was tight prior to the 1930s.