The Quick Rise and (Tragic) Fall of Bed Clubs

There was a time when the hottest place to go on night out was a nightclub with beds in it. Aaron Goldfarb delves into the meteoric rise—from anarcho-artists’ collective in Amsterdam to that infamous Sex and the City episode—and tragic downfall of the American “bed club” trend.

Why We Still Worship Hemingway at His Bars

Even to the Hemingway dilettante, the bars where the literary giant drank are famous. But what has his legacy bequeathed to them? Leslie Pariseau traces her way through Hemingway’s haunts to see how his memory, and the near-religious fervor he continues to inspire, has affected them through the years.

Where Have All the Bar Eggs Gone?

We once tossed back eggs and booze in one sitting with fervor and delight. Talia Ralph on how the protein-packed breakfast champion faded away from the bar.

The Return of the Fern Bar

Long derided for a reputation of bad drinks and kitsch, the ’70s fern bar is overdue for some respect. Regan Hofmann visits Oleanders, the Brooklyn bar and restaurant intent on bringing it back.

The Drink Diary of Bon Appétit’s Alison Roman, or An Accidental Rumspringa

Welcome to “Drink Diary,” wherein we ask someone we love to keep a record of their drinking habits for a week. This installment: Bon Appétit‘s Senior Food Editor, Alison Roman, shows off an impressive seven days of tiki, text-ordered margaritas, dubious rum punches, rosé and more.

The Five Midsummer Rosés You Need Right Now

Welcome to "House Wine," a monthly column dedicated to exploring the best that wine has to offer under $25. This month, the panel checks in on the rosé market to see what midsummer has to offer. Here are the wines that made the cut, and where to buy them.

W&P and PUNCH’s Newest Carry-On Cocktail Kit: The Moscow Mule

Introducing the latest addition to our Carry-On Cocktail Kit collaboration with W&P Design: A pocket-sized party containing everything you need to make two fancy Moscow Mules.

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What Does a Ralph Lauren Wine List Look Like?

A wine list inherently communicates a set of values, especially if that list is meant to reflect the identity of an international fashion brand. In the latest, “The List,” Zachary Sussman contemplates New York’s The Polo Bar, and the business of building an “on brand” wine list.

The Rise of Champagne's Rebel South

For a century, the southernmost outpost of Champagne—known as the the Aube—has existed as the back office to Champagne's northern holy land. Now it's a promised land for rebels. Jon Bonné on the freedom that's propelled the region and its wines, and why they may have more in common with Burgundy than Champagne.

Inside the Magical World of Tiki Kon

At Portland's annual celebration of Polynesian-pop fantasy, anyone with a love of Hawaiian shirts and rum can live the good life, if just for a weekend. Real-life tiki god Martin Cate—owner of San Francisco's Smuggler's Cove—takes us inside the tropical fever dream that is Tiki Kon.
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The Ritual of the Shift Drink: NOLA’s Cure

The hallowed ritual of the shift drink may take a different form at every bar, but it inevitably serves the same purpose: letting the staff exhale at the end of service. At Cure in NOLA, that ritual often means street football and, well, getting punched in the face.

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Everything You Need to Know Before Drinking in New Orleans

From a freshly updated guide to the best places to drink in NOLA to an ode to the frozen daiquiri to an account of what it’s like to sit at one of the city’s dive bars for a full 24 hours, this is everything you need to know before hitting the Big Easy.

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