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How Much Will Your Local Bar Pay To Show The Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight?

A lot of people will want to watch Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao box each other this Saturday, but not a lot of people will want to plunk down a record-setting chunk of pay-per-view money to do so. These people will probably go to a local sports bar to watch the fight, and if they are good bar patrons, they will… » 5/01/15 3:31pm 5/01/15 3:31pm

There Should Be Two Lines at Bars: a Manifesto

As people waste our time debating how much to tip baristas (the correct amount: the small pile of coins they give back to you after your transaction is complete) and bartenders ($1 per drink), a second, much more significant beverage problem has once again been overlooked: the frustrating delays caused by people who… » 2/09/15 9:45am 2/09/15 9:45am

Map: Do You Live Near More Bars, Or More Grocery Stores?

Over on Flowing Data, Nathan Yau has put together a new series of maps comparing whether bars or grocery stores are more common in different parts of the country. This is not new territory—Floating Sheep made the original bar/grocery map back in 2010—but there are some nice additions here. Specifically, Yau's data is… » 5/29/14 2:52pm 5/29/14 2:52pm

Map: Over 200 Bars In NYC Worth Drinking At

The designers over at Pop Chart Lab have put together a sharp-looking, albeit somewhat arbitrary map of over 200 "distinguished" New York bars, broken down by category (click here for a larger version). If you have a lot of money and plan on living in the city for a couple years, you should check them all out. » 4/22/14 6:17pm 4/22/14 6:17pm

"Too Much To Drink And Chasing Pussy": A Tour Of The W.V. Bars In Which Dana Holgorsen Allegedly Got Shitfaced

I'm a West Virginia native, and I have been to a great many bars in that state, so I know whereof I speak when I say that Dana Holgorsen, the new, occasionally sober head coach of the Mountaineers, has excellent taste. As you might remember, Holgorsen has been involved in several "alcohol-related incidents" over the… » 6/21/11 12:15pm 6/21/11 12:15pm