This year, CityBeat’s annual
“Drinking Issue” goes where no drinking issue has gone before: ’til
morning. Spanning the hours from happy hour to hangover, this handy
guide takes you from after-work cocktails and nighttime bar-crawls to
late-night munchies and mid-morning brunch remedies.
Humans have been producing ethanol and
getting drunk on it since the Neolithic period, making brewing booze one
of mankind’s oldest pastimes (besides sex). But how does alcohol work?
And why do we get drunk … and like it?
We can't list 'em all, but here's a preliminary amalgamation of some of the city's best libation locations — in the best drinking neighborhoods — to carry you from happy hour drinks to late-night munchies.
Regardless of whether or not you have
a hangover (or you just start your Sunday morning drinkin’ real early)
you can experience the best of both brunch worlds — i.e. alcohol and
edibles — at these distinctive local eateries.
I’d always scoffed at the notion of a
“happy hour” at a bar. Then I got a big-girl job, working 9 to 5. love my job, but sometimes it is stressful and hard
and I just want to sit in a neighborhood bar with my good friend Jack
Daniel’s. And so I became initiated into the “happy hour” society.
Bar-Crawl Bingo is a game of
chance, but instead of sitting in a Bingo hall while someone calls out
random letter and number combinations, you take your Bar-Crawl Bingo
card with you as you travel from bar to bar, observing and marking off
occurrences as you go.
House Farm’s Native Plant Specialist Abby Artemisia for her weekly
“Friday Frolic in the Forest” in LaBoiteaux Woods in Northside for a taste of a combination of culinary wonderland and Mother
Nature’s medicine cabinet.
Leave No Child Inside has initiated some extremely
successful projects during its seven years in existence. Its leaders
recently coordinated with Cincinnati Public Schools’ “5th Quarter”
system, which supports community organized summer learning.
The phrase “Reduce, reuse, recycle” is an
environmental mantra that has been drilled into us, but as much as managing
our output has a positive impact on waste production, natural resources
and our wallets, so does managing our input.
When we enter the grown-up world, there are quite a few
aspects of life that lose a great bit of childlike mystique: visits to
the dentist, overalls, Hostess products and, perhaps most glaringly, the
Take your fanciest tray or cutting board
out of the cupboard where it lurks 360 days a year, and put it in your
car. Drive to Dutch’s Larder. Seriously, this is the wow-factor your
party always wanted.