Category archives: things to drink

Cafe Central in Oaxaca, Mexico

  Some five years ago, I got drunk with the owner of this site in Matatlan, a pueblo that declares itself the birthplace of mezcal. Upon returning to the capital we followed a skinny and wild Italian to a place called Cafe Central. The band Cumbia Queers had just finished up and the DJ had taken over. The song playing was on the techno end of things and I was tired, […]

Kloster Andechs - Drink like a Bavarian monk

A short train or car trip away from Munich, Germany, Kloster Andechs is a picturesque hilltop monastery that just happens to have beer gardens attached. You can drive straight up the mountain, or (strongly recommended) work up a thirst on a scenic 40-minute mountain hike that ends at the cloister. They have bunch of traditional German beer styles (Weizen, Helles, Dopplebock), as well as grilled cod, wurst, bretzels, and some […]

Hide N Seek In Greenpoint

Need to uncover hidden truths. Perfect for those “secret” meetings. Middle of no where but accessible off the g train – No Name bar on Manhattan Ave in Greenpoint, Brooklyn is the answer . This bar holds those wants you can’t be so open about in daylight. Long for cheap drinks; heavy metal as you walk in and a backyard that exposes itself through metal and British charm then you […]

mad beers in brooklyn

This spot probably qualifies as heaven for beer lovers.  There are some 380+ beers for your loving from all over the world…and Eagle Provisions is the name. I’m not necessarily a beer lover, but I can respect the sheer quantity/selection.  Check it. 628 5th Avenue (between 17th and 18th street) Email this page

old school 酒 in nyc

There are plenty of 酒/sake spots in nyc.  But Decibel (see photo) might very well be my favorite, as they have been serving us in the east village since 1993.  That gives it old school status, and that’s all good for me. http://sakebardecibel.com/ Segue into some of the newer sake spots in other neighborhoods: – LES /Sake Bar Dodompa (http://izakayadodompa.com/) –> I was there most recently in January 2013 and it happened to be the […]