Readers often wonder if the boys drink the same thing in every bar, or if certain bars demand certain drinks? And do the boys have favorite drink specials about town? Here are some answers.
Chip: "The best beer in town is the Cyclist at Free State. If you kind of want a beer and you kind of want a lemonade, this is where the action's at. It comes in a girly long-stemmed glass that would normally embarrass me, but it's so fucking good I don't even care to look a little feminine while I drink it."
Richard: "Here's an interesting fact that most people are scared to admit: the microbrews out at 23rd Street Brewery are good. Those are fighting words to Free State fans, even among the normally non-violent hippies that never leave the Free State patio."
Chip: "The 2-for-1 martini special on Thursday's at the Eldridge has created its own scene here in town. Richard and I often slip in, order a domestic beer, and watch the local sophisticated ladies in their cocktail dresses as if we're observing animals in a zoo...very sexy animals!"
Richard: "It's not cool to like the Sandbar but having a Modelo Especial in a can is a nice summer treat (or it was, until they discontinued Modelo in favor of that stupid Parrothead swill called Land Shark). The frozen drinks here are fun too, especially the 'shark bite,' which is bright blue but turns blood red when you empty the shot of Grenadine out of the little plastic shark. It's as much fun to play with as it is to get shitfaced on."
Chip: "I like the fruity drinks with the little umbrellas. But at the same time I'm not above drinking a PBR at the Replay now and then. Sure, it tastes like warm urine, but it's cheap."
Richard: "PBR has become an important way for hipsters to bond. Ordering a PBR at the Replay says 'Yes, I may know every band who's recorded on the Kill Rock Stars label but I'm really just like you, I enjoy domestic beer and backyard barbecues and hope to one day settle down with a nice girl, so long as she owns the right records."
Chip: "Quinton's doesn't have great specials anymore, but at the same time every drink I drink there is special to me."