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Tips for Hanging Out in Bars

Never summon your waitress by saying, "Here chicky, chicky, chicky." If you’re playing pool and somebody cheats, never crack him over the head with a...

Etiquette for Inebriates: Modern Manners for Modern Drunkards

Problem: While “inventorying” a roommate’s possessions, you innocently stumble upon a hidden bottle of liquor. Solution: You may assume that your roommate was hiding the...

Cads, Rakes and Bounders

Does a drink cadged from a stranger taste far superior to one earned by the sweat of your brow? Are you immune to the slightest...

Best Bar Moves

The Barstool Hunker This popular move (though there’s not much actual moving involved) is usually practiced in dives that cater to regulars. How it’s done: First...

The Etiquette of Vomiting

Vomiting is one of those subjects people often try to graze over when discussing drinking. They prefer to center on the glamorous aspects of...

Cheers! A Short History of the Toast

As much as we might sling around the phrase “Judeo-Christian,” most of us are pagans at heart. Scratch modernity, find paganism lurking underneath. Take toasts,...

The 86 Rules of Boozing

1. If you owe someone money, always pay them back in a bar. Preferably during happy hour. 2. Always toast before doing a shot. 3. Whoever...