Articles Tagged: recession

MyOpenBar Shows You Where the Free Booze Is

MyOpenBar is a website that rounds up bar specials, happy hours and free-booze opportunities. There are versions of the site for many major cities including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Miami.

The tips include things like open bars at public parties, cheap happy hours and free or low-cost “drunk-friendly” snacks. You can get their newsletter by email to keep tabs on keeping your bar tab low. And if you find a free … Read more

Drinking Well in a Down Economy

It is Mixology Monday time again, and our host Rowley’s Whiskey Forge has tasked us with the all so appropriate theme of hard drinks for hard times. Rather than come up with a few wallet stretching cocktails, I thought I’d share a few tips on stretching your drinking dollar. A recession doesn’t mean you can’t drink well, it just means you need to drink smarter.

Stay home and invite friends

Drinking at home is always … Read more

No Recession at Jack Daniel’s

Asylum reports that Brown-Forman, the makers of Jack Daniels and many other brands, posted a 13% increase in profits. I’m not surprised, people drink good times and even more in bad times. Brown-Forman’s CEO Paul Varga attributed the growth “the strength and resiliency of our brands and people.” I am leaning towards a combination of great brands and lots of newly-unemployed Americans.

To help get you through these trying times, Asylum put together their Top … Read more

Kahlúa Saves the Holiday Party

It comes as no surprise that with the ever-growing concern over the economy, businesses nationwide have been forced to scale back on employee benefits; one major casualty of this has been the company holiday party. A recent survey showed that roughly one-fifth of businesses are trimming holiday festivities, marking the lowest percentage of office parties the U.S. has seen in 20 years.

“Kahlúa has been a welcome guest at many a holiday party and, given … Read more