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Make St. Patrick’s Day An Official Holiday

This year, Guinness is taking the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day well beyond wearing green and pinching those who don’t. In response to overwhelming public sentiment, Guinness is supporting Proposition 3-17, a national movement to make St. Patrick’s Day an officially-recognized holiday.

The world’s most famous Irish stout aims to collect at least one million petitioned signatures by midnight on March 16; if successful, the Guinness Brewmaster will fly to Washington D.C. on St. Patrick’s … Read more

Tao – Las Vegas

Tao Night Club in the Venetian Hotel is amazingly decorated with an Asian theme. Think lots of candles and lots of Buddhas, kinda like a Temple. This three-story behemoth of a club was ranked one of the top 100 bars and clubs in the US for 2007. (The photo above is from the balcony. Nice view!)… Read more

Night Club & Bar Convention – Las Vegas

This week DOTW was in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada, for the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade show. And what a show it is! We were immediately greeted by pumping club music, hip modern booths and flowing samples of every kind of liquor, beer and mixer imaginable.

Our first stop was at PINK Vodka (pictured left), which is infused with caffeine & guarana, perfect for an early Vegas morning. OK, it was 11 O’Clock. They … Read more

Leap Year Cocktail

Don’t wait another 4 years to try this combo of gin, sweet vermouth, Grand Marnier and fresh lime juice! It is a great way to enjoy this extra day.


2 oz gin
½ oz sweet vermouth
½ oz Grand Marnier
1/4 teaspoon lime juice


Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, shake and strain into a chilled martini or cocktail glass.… Read more

The Franciscan – San Francisco

The Franciscan is a San Francisco classic located right in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf. I feel it has the best food, views and martinis on the Wharf.

The Franciscan Crab Restaurant… Read more


Cooking Chicken with Beer

We found this on Boing Boing, a diagram for the cooking chicken or duck in beer. Unfortunately, it doesn’t go into cooking times or temperatures (it suggests a “small flame”). As long as you cook your poultry to 170 F, it should be just fine.

Chinese Diagram: Cooking chicken with beer [BoingBoing]… Read more

National Margarita Day

Reader Jen alerted us that it’s National Margarita Day! This was the first I had heard of it and can find little written, but why not? The Margarita is a classic, so let’s celebrate it.

Thanks, Jen!


1 ½ oz tequila
½ oz triple sec
1 oz lime juice or sweet & sour
Bar Salt
Lime squeeze (garnish)


In a shaker with ice combine tequila, triple sec, & lime juice. Shake well a … Read more

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Buckeye Roadhouse – Mill Valley, CA

Great spot on the 101 in Marin where Sausalito and Mill Valley meet. It is a classic American roadhouse with a NorCal twist. Lots of wood, leather and stuffed animals on the walls. Plus it has great food and greater martinis!
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Trojan Horse

Robert from gigfy.com, which stands for “Guinness is Good for You,” sends us the Trojan Horse. A simple mixed drink of Guinness Stout and cola, this a popular summertime drink in the UK and Northern Ireland and is a great way to add some “refreshment” to your Guinness.


½ pint Guinness Stout
½ pint cola (Pepsi or Coke)


Pour the Guinness into a pint glass or beer mug. Top with the cola.… Read more

George Clooney Martini Commercial

This week’s video is a cheeky European commercial starring George Clooney. Martini vermouth is the subject of this swanky episode.


Martini… Read more