Writers And Musicians On Their Favorite Bars Worldwide, And 'Bartender Rock'

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Sean Manning's new book is 'Come Here Often? 53 Writers Raise A Glass To Their Favorite Bar.' He and writer-bartender Rosie Schaap talk about pairing bars with music.



SantaCon Revelers Shut Out by Some—Welcomed by Others

Friday, December 13, 2013


SantaCon, the annual New York bar crawl that collects 35,000 revelers in Santa suits, will be iced out by some bars when they hit the streets tomorrow. But others are ready to offer a cup of cheer. 


Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Warm and Cozy

Sunday, November 04, 2012

An old-fashioned waitress, and a poet at high tide, in stories by an American master and a contemporary Irish writer.


Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Man Walk Into a Bar

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Interesting characters at eateries—a working man’s lunch spot, and an Irish pub—link these two stories, one an early work by an American master, the other a contemporary tale by an Irishman.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Do You Know Where You Are?

Sunday, November 06, 2011

“Man walks into a bar,” is the start of many tales and seemed a good premise for a live evening of SELECTED SHORTS at Symphony Space.



East Village Bar Closes Due to Health Code Violations

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Mars Bar closed its doors on Tuesday due to New York City health code violations. But even if it cleans up its act, the watering hole will not re-open on the block any time soon due to a developer's plans to demolish the existing structure and rebuild it as an apartment building.


Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate, The Culture Gabfest, Hornivores of the Savannah Edition

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Listen to Slate's show about the uncertain future of gay bars, the searing HBO documentary Hot Coffee, and The New Yorker on online dating.


Top 5 @ 105

Top Five Spots for a Surprise Serenade

Friday, March 11, 2011

Whether opera in a Lower East Side dive, chant in a Belgian beer bar, impromptu chamber performances in Chelsea Market, here are our Top Five surprise corners to listen to classical tunes.

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The Takeaway

Beer Summit Reactions from Detroit Bars

Friday, July 31, 2009

President Obama, Sgt. James Crowley and Henry Louis Gates Jr. met for a long anticipated beer last night outside the Oval Office. The Takeaway covered reactions to this from bar-goers in Boston and now talks with Detroit News Reporter Charlie LeDuff about what people said in the bars in Detroit.

"We've got a professor with an over-inflated opinion of himself, a cop who's a bigot, a president who shouldn't have put his foot in it, and in the end we're in the same place we were yesterday."
—Charlie LeDuff on Detroit's reaction to the beer summit

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