Drinking at Monk's—for the Children!

A line was stretched over half a block outside of Monk’s at 11:15 a.m. on a Monday. Russian River's Pliny the Younger was being sold for $15 a pour, and it was all in the name of Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a foundation looking to seek a cure for childhood cancer.

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Posted Mar. 9, 2011 | Comments: 0

ARTS AND CULTURE > LUSH LIFE

By Sharon Margolis

Cash-Only Bar

A tribute show is an excuse for urban atheists to pray together to the same musical gods—on this night, legendary country singers Johnny Cash and Hank Williams.

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Posted Mar. 2, 2011 | Comments: 1

ARTS AND CULTURE > LUSH LIFE

By Sharon Margolis

A Professional Drunk and Philly Native Makes It Big

Living Loaded: Tales of Sex, Salvation, and the Pursuit of the Never-Ending Happy Hour is the funny, compulsively readable memoir/survival guide from Playboy booze scribe and Philly native Dan Dunn. He stopped by Baby Blues BBQ in West Philly for a book signing last Thursday.

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Posted Feb. 23, 2011 | Comments: 0

ARTS AND CULTURE > LUSH LIFE

By Sharon Margolis

Sinful Sundays upstairs at Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar

Last Sunday marked the third weekly run of the up-and-coming show, set in the new Gayborhood venue’s intimate bar and lounge area. Admission is only $5, and comes with a free drink ticket, plus Happy Hour prices ... until midnight.

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Posted Feb. 16, 2011 | Comments: 1

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