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above to leave a voicemail message (press #1). Or, for quicker answers TEXT (NO VOICE!) to (646) 379-4490.

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Mykel is back from South America, but his blog is not. It's still in progress and you can read it up until Suriname. Just
click here and you'll be connected to it. If you subscribe, you'll get all the updates for the whole trip from the downpour beginning
to the super wet end.
Thirsty? 
Join us for a sip 
Drink Me!


Selling Cigarettes without a license, huh?

cop with gun

Drink Club at the POLICE STATION... REALLY!
 

Drink club is Mykel Board's  hobby. He does it for love... and certainly not money. 

BUT, it's an expensive hobby, in time (website, emailings, business cards, photo-shopping, research). 

and

in money (card stock, postcard printing, website registration, and sometimes getting stuck with the bill)

If you enjoy Drink Club, or the idea of Drink Club, why not make a small donation. It's good for your karma! 

 Just click on the DONATE button below and you'll send Mykel $5 (Remember Drink Club and Eat Club membership is FREE!!! You do this because you WANT TO. YOU DON'T HAVE TO!)

Check out the
TOKYO DRINK CLUB PICTURES
IT WAS A HIT!! Click below for some pictures


         Next drink club here!   


And check this out: Our own NORI on TV in Japan:

Nori on TV in Japan

Thanks for the birthday phonecall Nori!

I found it! The BARS WITH NO TVS website! (But there's not much in Manhattan... I need more SUGGESTIONS!)
   
FISH CLUB!!

New one coming soon!! Check back every day!


Pictures from our last: 
FISH CLUB  here.


FISH CLUB Sept. 2012

DRINK CLUB is a weekly social gathering of drinkers from around the world. 
No membership fee, just the joy of getting soused. 

NOW we've got a guestbook. Add your comments! See what others have to say. It's right here!

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS !

Don't forget: if you lose the details on your way, you can always get recorded information from
THE DRINK CLUB LINE at 1-212-674-7018 (#1). (Put the number in your cell phone!)

Also, LOOK AROUND IF YOU DON'T SEE US! Sometimes restaurants have back rooms that are
hard to spot. AND ASK, we'll usually tell a server that we're DRINK CLUB if anyone asks! In any case,

you'll see the drink club sign on one or another table. (That's the sign at the top of this page.)

Drink club is in no way affiliated with the ibec Language Institute. It is an open organization. Anyone not

horrible can attend. That means no one currently affiliated with SONY, CompUSA or the

Morgan Post Office facility is allowed.


And look at the analytics. Looks great, doesn't it?
Drink
                      Club Statistics


Oh yeah, someone asked about THE RULES. So I've started a list. 

1. Tell everyone you know about DRINK CLUB.

2. Tell everyone you know about DRINK CLUB

3. Never eat before DRINK CLUB.

4. If it's your first night, you HAVE TO drink. (But not alcohol, if, for some weird reason, 
   you don't drink it.)

5. You can (and should) bring friends and strangers to DRINK CLUB.

6. PAY YOUR FAIR SHARE! Don't forget to leave money for tax and tip!! This is NEW YORK.
   We tip 20% or AT LEAST twice the tax. Servers live from their tips. Giving 10% or less is 
   STEALING! I don't like the system any more than you do, but that's the system.

7. On the DRINK CLUB closest to your birthday, you have one drink free.

8. If you can't find us TEXT Mykel at 646-379-4490. NO PHONECALLS PLEASE! 

9. Make sure you check EVERYWHERE. We're not always easy to find. We may be in a back room-- or outside!

10. ASK FOR DRINK CLUB if you can't find us. We'll usually tell the bartender or Maitre d' or some drunk lying 
    on the floor near the entrance.

11. Try to come EARLY-- or at least on time. That way we can score a table, and the on-time folks won't feel so lonely

   IF NO ONE SHOWS BY 10:30, MYKEL LEAVES!!! 

12. FEMALES are encouraged to join us. We don't bite. This is NOT a boy's club!

More later...

Drink Clubs News: 

TWO WEEKS AGO!
(click on the picture for more Drink Club 2014 pix)
Crew at The
                                  Ugly Kitchen

An even dozen!! A bit sad as it was Takeshi's last
Drink Club.A bit funny because Mykel had to face
the ALS challenge with a beer bucket of ice!! Pix
(no video, alas) on the Drink Club picture site. Click on
the photo for all the pictures.



You can see some  pix of the Jeffry's Craft by clicking on the
image below:
You can see Kazu's farewell pictures (and
contribute to them!) by clicking on the small picture
below.


And here are the pix from Mykel and Yu's birthday party:



I've started another Picasa album for 2014. Click on it to see the pictures. (So far only one picture in it... but more are welcome)... and if YOU have any Drink Club pictures, you should be able to add them. If there's a problem, let me know.


For those of you in Japan, TOKYO DRINK CLUB on Facebook, is the place to connect!

You can see  pix of the massive Donburiya DC by clicking on the link below:




Here is the 2013 Drink Club Picture Album. You can see it by clicking on the image below.




You can see pix of our Valentine's Day Drink Club by clicking on the picture below:


And here's Mykel's raucous birthday orgy!

And from Drink Clubs past:

Guess who called from Japan to wish Ai happiness. Hint: his picture is below!

Daisuke's Farewell Drink Club


And this just in from Phoebe... for my birthday. Make sure you take notes:

How to order
                              beer EVERYWHERE!


Niall's
Hurricane

And remember this sad one?



LAST WEEK!
(click on the picture for more Drink Club 2014 pix)  
Drink Club at The Storehouse
 
Ok, you've got your friend with a copy of your 1979 7" record...
and cassette. You've got a Drink Club virgin who's a psycho-linguist.
You've got your Kung Fu demonstration with the waitress. And
the nicest bartender this side of the Hudson River. Pretty good
drink club, huh?


And pictures of DRINK CLUB at the Saints with Couch Surfers are clickable below.
The Saints Tavern



Here are pictures from Miwa's farewell for your entertainment and our sadness:



You can see more of our past shenanigans by clicking the picture below:

Oh yeah, and then there was France. You can check out DRINK CLUB Strasbourg and a lot more by clicking on the picture below
France 2012




You can see all the Chino farewell party here! Just click on HER picture below.

Chino's Farewell Party


                  AND, you can see Luc's farewell party here. Just click on HIS picture below. And I met up with him AGAIN in Paris.

Luc's Farewell Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Drink Club
                        Journal
                           




Here are some more pictures for Drink Clubs past

   
 

We've still got the pix from Richard's birthday party. In case you missed them, you can see those embarrassing pictures by clicking on the small picture below. Plus The Half King was so wild it deserves (and got) an album of it's own. Click on the OTHER picture below for the rest of the pix.


Richard's Last Birthday Party

 

 

Half King

                            

I didn't permanently take down Mykel's Birthday pix. They're just safely tucked away. You can still see Lola coming out of a cake:

 Check it out here: (Birthday 2010)

or

Mykel's Peculier Birthday 2011

But wait, there's more:
DRINK CLUB pix

YOU CAN LOOK AT PICTURES
FROM LOTS OF PREVIOUS  DRINK CLUBS HERE

Patriot 10-26-07

THIS WAS OUR PREVIOUS DRINK
CLUB AT THE PATRIOT. YOU CAN
GET AN IDEA OF THE PLACE FROM THIS!


New Year 2008

WE RING IN 2008 THE RIGHT WAY! BOY DO I LOVE BOOZE!

2 Peruvians, 2 Dominicans, 2 Mexicans, 1 Japanese guy and 1 Gringo!! Yowsah!
Patriot Ai + Kenny 2009


These are Kenny and Ai's Birthday Party pix!
Arctica

Pix from the massive Drink Club at
Arctica... Click on the picture for
others!
MORE Drink club pix
Even MORE pix from old and new Drink Clubs, if you're not in one, you'll be in another. LAST WEEK'S PIX ARE
HERE!
 
Bookmarks
This was a special drink club, organized by Ai!
Fat Cat 2009
Mykel's Birthday Drink Club!
PICTURES OF THE PREVIOUS DRINK CLUBS ARE HERE!

Even MORE Drink Club Pix
And! More recent pix are here!

Drink Club Yet Again!

Here are the pix from the FURIOUS GEORGE show.

And here are the pictures from Drink Clubs starting 2013.


You never know who... or what... will show at DRINK CLUB!


NEXT DRINK CLUB:


Thursday
September 4,
9:27 PM

46 St. Station House
315 West 46 St.
b/t 8th & 9th Ave
in Hells Kitchen
SUBWAY:
N,R to  49 St


Come thirsty!  And welcome to all the new guys
and gals.

It really is a police station... or was!

46th St. Station



 

 NOW! GET DRINK CLUB INFO BY SMS/TEXT!
       E-mail Mykel with your cellphone number. Put           
     TEXT ME DRINK CLUB!
in the subject line.



To join the DRINK CLUB E-MAILING LIST, CLICK HERE.

Here's a map (click on it for more details):

Map to
                                                  46 St. Station


 
SUBWAY:
N,R to  49 St

Beer Sheet
                                                  for Original Flag
                                                  Porter


You can get to the REVIEW of this place,  along with a bunch of other information about the bar by clicking Mykel's picture below.



Click
                                                          here for the
                                                          Yelp Review REVIEW




Our own DRINK CLUB REVIEWS will tell you about the previous bars we've
gone to.
 Though we no longer keep it up to date.



And don't forget EAT CLUB... a new restaurant every month.

  Next will be the letter G... for  GUYANA!

DATE & LOCATION COMING SOON!



More info at:

www.eatclub.org


Fish Club Logo

    LAST FISH CLUB 
July 13, 2014

Pictures by clicking

the picture below!

Mi
Fish Club 2014



Here's Kenji before being stricken with sea sickness, on the previous one.
Click on the link to see a few other pictures.

From FishClub 2013

Check out still more pictures here: 

(click on the picture below for the album)

FISH CLUB Sept. 2012


What? Nothing interests you? How about just giving
Mykel money FOR NOTHING!!!

It's The American Way. Just click on the BUY NOW button
below and you'll send
me $5 for all the work I do for you.
(Remember Drink Club and Eat Club member
ship is FREE!!!
You do this because you
WANT to. YOU DON'T HAVE TO!)

AND REMEMBER:

Beer
                                        is Good for You

 

QUOTES

"Civilization begins with distillation" -- William Faulkner

"Booze takes a lot of time and effort if you're going to do a good job." -- Raymond Carver

"I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me." -- Winston Churchill

"I drink to make other people interesting." --George Jean Nathan

"When I read about the evils of drinking, I give up reading.: -- Henny Youngman

 "If today you have wine, get drunk today." ---Wu Che-en

Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group
for that It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar. --Drew Carey

My illness is due to my doctor's insistence that I drink milk,
a whitish fluid they force down helpless babies.   --W.C. Fields


"There is an unbroken testimony of all history that alcoholic liquors
have been used by the strongest, wisest, handsomest and in every way
best races of all times." --George Saintsbury

 
"I don't believe in dining on an empty stomach."    --W.C. Fields

"I only drink to make other people seem interesting." G. J. Nathan

"A woman drove me to drink, and I never even had the courtesy
to thank her." --W.C. Fields

I don't drink; I don't like it -- it makes me feel good. - Oscar Levant

Never cry over spilt milk. It could
have been whiskey! --"Pappy" Maverick

If God had intended us to drink beer, he would have given us stomachs. -- David Daye

"Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity." Sammy Davis Junior

Raise a Glass to Beer -- Beer Isn't All It's "Cracked Down" to Be

RAISE A GLASS TO BEER

Beer drinkers tend to get the short end of the stick. While wine connoisseurs are thought of as chic and sophisticated, beer-drinkers are routinely portrayed as slothful, pot-bellied creatures planted in front of TVs. In one memorable news exposť several summers ago, beer drinkers on working-class Rockaway Beach in New York City were arrested (no open containers please), while the mayor sat comfortably ensconced among wine sippers at a philharmonic orchestra concert in Central Park.

But now there's good news for beer drinkers -- it turns out that by and large alcohol is alcohol, and socioeconomic stereotypes aside, the health benefits of beer are not all that different from the benefits of wine. Of course the key word here is moderation -- most experts advise no more than two alcoholic beverages a day for men and no more than one for women. So what's so good about beer?

HERE'S TO YOUR HEALTH

An increasing body of serious research backs up beer's benefits...

  • Bone protection. According to a medical team at Tufts University in Boston, beer may help prevent bone-thinning osteoporosis. Dietary silicon in grain products such as beer appears to reduce bone loss and promote bone formation. Beer contains silicate, a highly absorbable form of silicon that works by facilitating the deposit of calcium and other minerals in bone tissue. Margo A. Denke, MD, clinical professor of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center, cautions that excessive alcohol in take is a risk factor for bad bones, perhaps because calories from nutrient sources are replaced with calories from alcohol.
  • Lower risk for cardiovascular disease. Like wine, beer has well-documented heart-healthy benefits. Regular moderate drinking has a protective effect in both men and women against cardiovascular disease, confirms Meir J. Stampfer, MD, Dr/PH, chair of the department of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. He told me that moderate alcohol consumption in any form has an equivalent benefit -- "Wine is not better than beer, red wine is not better than white and spirits in moderation are also associated with lower risk."
  • Better heart attack survival. A study at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston noted that moderate drinkers (who consumed more than seven alcoholic beverages a week) had a 32% lower risk of dying from a heart attack than those who drank no alcohol. Light drinkers (less than seven drinks weekly) had a 21% lower risk. Like other alcohol, beer acts as a blood thinner to help prevent clogged arteries. Other research links moderate alcohol consumption with improved blood circulation in the brain and lower risk for stroke.
  • Improved cholesterol levels. In her research, Dr. Denke discovered that people who consumed one to three drinks daily had higher levels of HDL, the "good" cholesterol. She also found that regular moderate intake of alcohol resulted in lower blood insulin levels. In a related US Department of Agriculture (USDA) study, women who drank one alcoholic beverage daily lowered their LDL ("bad") cholesterol and levels of harmful blood lipids known as triglycerides.
  • Sharper brains. In the long-term Nurses' Health Study, Dr. Stampfer and his colleagues found that moderate consumption of alcohol seemed to preserve the mental abilities of older women. From 1995 to 1999, more than 9,000 women between ages 70 and 79 were interviewed regarding their alcohol use, and seven different tests of mental function were administered. Moderate drinkers scored better on five of seven tests, and on total overall scores.
  • Healthier kidneys. At Harvard Medical School, Tobias Kurth, MD, ScD, assistant professor of medicine, and his colleagues examined data from 11,023 men enrolled in the long-term Physicians' Health Study. Over a period of 14 years, the participants reported their alcohol consumption and underwent regular physical exams and blood tests. Researchers found that men who consumed seven or more drinks a week experienced a 29% lower risk of developing kidney problems. (Read more about this study in Daily Health News, January 17, 2006.)
  • Antioxidant effect. Japanese scientists have found that antioxidants such as polyphenols in beer may offer protection against cancer-causing chemicals. This echoes earlier research conducted in Portugal, which suggested that antioxidants slow the proliferation of breast cancer cells. According to Dr. Denke, isoflavonoids in beer are phytoestrogens that mimic the activity of the natural human hormone estrogen. In laboratory experiments, isoflavonoids have also been shown to inhibit the growth of breast, prostate and colon cancers.
Drinking vs. shitting

Sources:

Raise a Glass to Beer

  • Margo A. Denke, MD, clinical professor of medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.
  • Tobias Kurth, MD, ScD, assistant professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, Division of Aging, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.
  • Meir J. Stampfer, MD, Dr/PH, chair, department of epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health... professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School... physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.

Blood Pressure and Painkillers

  • Charles H. Heineken's, MD, Dr/PH, professor of medicine and epidemiology and public health, University of Miami School of Medicine... professor of biomedical science, Florida Atlantic University, Boca baton, Florida.
New Research shows
                                      booze is a healthfood!

BEER
                                                          PREVENTS
                                                          CANCER

Booze
                                                          helps
                                                          arthritis

More beer news

More
                                                          booze nooze

 Beer Bellies  
 

Oh yeah, my blog got an email from MUTANIN who included a fine
link to a Drunkard's Dictionary. Expand your vocabulary as you expand
your waistline and consciousness:


FYI (DUI) I found this video through a humor site.

And I found another great NY beer site that will serve as a guide to future DRINK CLUB locations. Check it out. I especially like their suggested contributions to future Internet censorship efforts. I'm usually opposed to censorship, but in this case...

Find a new beer on the menu and don't know anything about it? Text the name to BEER TEXT (315) 679-4711, and get an answer within 2 minutes... or so they say.

And, it's about time that bars got some seal of approval. While we're waiting for the DRINK CLUB PLAQUE to be made, we'll have to do with the GOOD BEER SEAL. Click it to connect to their site and see who's earned the seal:








Good Beer Seal

And this from Jody, not about what to drink,
but about what to drink it OUT OF!

Want to know what you're drinking BEFORE you drink it? Check out ratebeer.com. The Zagat of beer sites!


If your vision is steady enough to read. Here's the book for you:
cover of
                                FERMENTING REVOLUTION book
You can get information about the BEER REVOLUTION by clicking on the book cover.

New! Check out the GOOD BEER SEAL and see what they're offering during GOOD BEER MONTH!

Keep this BEER TEXT number in your phone book: Details are here. You can text them a beer name and they'll tell you about it!

In the humor department, I've just discovered DRINKING JOKES Check it out! Some of them are even funny!

Oh yeah, and since Drink Club is on Thursdays, that leaves 6 days (or 5 if you do Kyukanbi)  wondering what to do! Well, how 'bout drinking for free? This link was in the New York Times.


In the info department, I found www.herestobeer.com. Now you can find out the difference between
an IPA and a Pale Ale! Thought they were the same? Me too!

And Budget Travel Magazine has a DRINK BEER BETTER feature story. Good for hangovers too!

NOW! SIGN THE GUEST BOOK! Give your impressions of the place, the people, the atmosphere. Suggest bars. 

Show a naked picture of yourself! Anything you want--except SPAM! Just click on the SIGN MY GUEST BOOK link to check in.

Sign My Guest book

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