Looking Back at Yesterday's Hits Once the Popcorn Settles

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  • Coming Soon – Back Bar

    A big announcement about season three and the future of our humble little show! What you need to know: -Go into your podcasts and find the new show “Back Bar” -Hit Subscribe -Wait a month and the classics from seasons one & two of Bar None will appear for your downloading pleasure -Tune in next […]

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  • Prohibition Was Unpopular and Prohibitionists Knew It.

    Prohibition Was Unpopular and Prohibitionists Knew It.

    “In no instance has the League ever nominated a candidate for public office… Nevertheless we are the most skillfully and completely organized political force in the country.” -Rev. Purley A. Baker, national superintendent for the Anti-Saloon League Calling it a run on liquor was an understatement. Coast to coast, from New York to San Francisco and […]

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  • Dry January; a Sort-Of Love Letter

    It’s January’s sad curse to be the month of personal improvement. Not gluttonous like November, festive like December or mercifully short like February January becomes a sad receptacle for all the stuff we know we should do but would never in a million years and with a straight face claim that we want to. Exercising […]

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  • Check out our latest!

    Check out our latest!

    We’re gearing up for season 2, and in that spirit, we’re bringing you our first episode without spirits! May 1 marked the release of our Season 2 preamble: One Hundred Percent Virtue, celebrating the making of that signature mocktail, the Shirley Temple. Give us a listen, and if you’re in the mood for a good […]

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  • The History of How We Eat, part two

    The History of How We Eat, part two

    This is the conclusion of a two-part series. Part one can be found on this blog under August’s posts. One of the interesting things you notice about the Southern Food and Beverage Museum’s live-in neighbor, the Museum of the American Cocktail, is that it has a very up to the minute collection. Of course there […]

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  • The History of How We Eat, part one

    The History of How We Eat, part one

    There’s a fact about museums that I think we’ve all internalized without ever really noticing it. But if you go to a human origins exhibit and follow our evolution from the dawn of the species down through the hunter gatherer days to the advent of civilization you’ll start to pick up on something rather curious […]

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  • Weekly Update – Post Tales!

    Well, it’s been a week since we headed back from Tales, so here’s a quick recap, now that we can breath: These guys went to this place to pass out these things at this thing saw this             were like and then kept pitching these at things like this and […]

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  • First Ever Audio Update Live on Patreon!

    Hey folks, we’ve got a treat for you live from the Big Easy: A special audio update from the first full day of Tales 2017, as well as a little bit of history about one of the French Quarter’s iconic landmarks. It’s up on our Patreon page right now and is available to subscribers of […]

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  • Weekly Update – Tales of the Cocktail

    Tales is here and so are we!  This week is going incredibly well, and right now, we are on our penultimate day at Tales of the Cocktail. We’ve met some amazing personalities, garnered great contacts, and are moving forward with some very exciting projects for season 2.     For photos, videos, and updates on […]

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  • Tales of the Cocktail

    Bar None has arrived in New Orleans and is taking in the Tales of the Cocktail! Join us on our Patreon page to follow along all this week!

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  • Weekly Check in 5

    Howdy all! After a whirlwind week visiting New York and launching our Patreon, we’re back and gearing up for July! We’ve got a new logo to show off to you all, and swag books for our upcoming trip! While June was our Patreon Launch, July will see Greg and Keegan off to New Orleans for […]

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  • Weekly Check in 4

        So this weekend the Bar None Crew is getting together in Sunny Sunny NYC! We’ll be shooting a video for our new Patreon Page, introducing Keegan to some of our favorite Bar None guests from season one, as well as the bars they own. We also have some big news coming next week […]

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  • We appreciate your Patreonage

    Because we’ve gone live on Patreon! Here’s our page link! For as little as $1 a month, you can keep the lights on at Bar None! We have great rewards too, from transcripts to behind-the-scenes photos and cutting-room-floor stories to exclusive recipes that you can try out at home! On top of all that, you’ll […]

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  • Weekly Check in 3

    So it’s the end of negroni week, and we’ve got some updates for you all! This Wednesday we are launching our Patreon page! If you enjoyed our transcripts and want to know where to find them… you might want to check there! Next weekend, Greg and Keegan will be meeting up in sunny sunny NYC […]

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  • Weekly Check in 2

      We did say we’d be doing weekly check-ins! We’re finalizing our prep for our upcoming Patreon page, and reviewing our website to make it sexier. It’s June, and all this month, we’re celebrating our first podcast episode, the Sazerac! You can listen to that one on iTunes and Soundcloud. If you’ve got great Sazerac stories […]

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  • First Weekly Update!

    Hey there fans – as we plan out season 2, we’re committing to weekly updates with you all. In that vein, this week we’re busy game planning for next season!  We’re reaching out to potential networks, starting in on research and laying some foundations for season 2. Greg’s co-authoring an encyclopedia of spirits for a […]

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  • Website Updates

    Howdy all – as it’s spring cleaning season, I just did a few website updates! If you get a sec, let us know what you think!   Cheers, -K

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  • Dueling Brunchos

    For Bottomless – the Bloody Mary, we looked at a series of conflicting opinions on the polarizing issue of brunch. No two opinions could have been more different, nor well argued, as the two posited by Sother Teague and Chef Kyle Bailey. Their interviews are fully transcribed below,  side by side, to weigh the points […]

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  • 22 and Working

    It’s 1786, and the world is changing.  It’s been a decade since the British colonies in the New World became their own nation.  You’re living in the capital of Sardinia, a major Italian state, ruled by the Savoy, an old and powerful family.  Business is burgeoning all around you: the cagliarese, your currency, is flowing, […]

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  • Vermouth & The House Savoy

    Our upcoming July Episode is on the Martini.  To tide you all by, here’s a story about one of your most ubiquitous and finicky ingredients: Vermouth.   Vermouth is one of the hardest ingredients to keep well in a bar. The persnickety concoction just won’t keep.  For that reason, it either has to be replaced […]

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  • The Ghost Story of Mary Surratt

    Today we bring you a ghost story.  A little odd for mid July, but timely in its own context.  A good story to tell amongst your regulars. Now, when it comes to regulars, there are many you love, and some you cannot stand.  They’re the folks who love the culture, the climate, the location of […]

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  • America’s First Whiskey

    As we all recover from Independence Day, I am going to give you the story of America’s first whiskey. First, let’s look at that guy.  You know the type: the nice guy, the next door neighbor, the smug so-and-so with the wife and the kids and the real estate business he runs (thanks to some […]

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  • One Weird Trick

    Our latest recipe for the sazerac is now listed on youtube!  Check out Greg’s tequila twist on the classic cocktail!

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  • New Recipe Available on Youtube!

    Our latest video recipe is up on youtube! Modern Sazerac Subscribe for more great recipe videos!

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  • New Recipe Page

    As we compose our chapters, so we grow our appendices.  We now have an ongoing bibliography page, as well as a new Recipe page.  This recipe page contains both the recipes from our podcast episodes and those contained on our youtube site.  Check back weekly for new recipes and links to videos! Cheers, K & G

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  • Where Not to Order a Sazerac

    Your mechanic doesn’t want to take a look at your refrigerator. Your dentist doesn’t have any idea what’s up with your knee. The guy at the dive bar doesn’t want to make you a Sazerac.

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  • Foreword

    Before launching our pilot we took a  moment to pen some advice – an alternative commencement speech for every graduating college senior in 2016. Below is Episode i, Foreword: Credits: Produced by Greg Benson and Keegan Cassady.  Hosted by Greg Benson.  Edited by Keegan Cassady.  Original Music by Ryan Laney.  Sounds by freesfx.co.uk.   Our Episode […]

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  • A Curious Cocktail

    The best things are often a mix of something old and new.  A familiar, tried-and-true flavor with a fresh twist. That’s kind of our dynamic: We’ve got a experienced bartender and man-of-world putting together a podcast to enlighten, to entertain, to sate the masses. He’s seen things, he’s read things, he’s learned things.  And Bar None […]

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  • Semi-Social Media

    So a bit about what we’re gonna track here, in this podcast, in this little movement we’re making with our…media… we’re gonna cover the social scene that comes with the movement of cocktails.  Or the movements cocktails moved.  Or the… Anyway.  We (Americans, anyway) have gone from a home-grown house-party culture to a out-at-the-bar, not-in-your-car drinking culture, […]

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  • Keys to the Kingdom

    It’s a weird question to ask of anybody you’re interviewing, but certainly an odd one to save until last. On the tape you can even hear me stumble through it, not quite sure exactly how to put this strange, unanswered bit of information:  “Umm, so what… Actually one thing I’m kind of curious about, this […]

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  • Better by a Site

    So we’re playing a bit fast and loose here. The last site we had was… well it looked kind of… I mean… It looked like an early 90’s website. Boo hiss. And we’re not about the early 90’s.  Well, not the 1990’s.  Not yet, anyway. So we’re still mixing up the medicine (the tune in […]

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