UK Drinking

Why Your Face Is Flushed After One Drink

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For some of us, there's an awkward moment when your face turns red after one alcoholic bevvy. If this situation is often a reality for you then cha...

Bottoms Up! London's Best Cocktail Venues

Jerrine M Lowe | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jerrine M Lowe

During my time in the capital I have become increasingly aware that we really do have it all, world-class museums and galleries, diverse restaurants, outstanding architecture and whimsical bars.

Nine Ways to Drink Like a Cuban

BarChick | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

When it comes to cocktails the Cubans have been doing it right for years; The Mojito, The Daiquiri and The Cuba Libre each originated here, the hailed home of rum. Cuban bartenders were once hands-down the most celebrated in the world and their influence stretched far and wide. Feeling nostalgic? No need, Cuba's drinking culture lives on and it's just a cool as when it began.

The Sound of Whisky

Victoria Ferran | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Last week London's Merchant Taylor Hall was alive with the sound of whisky. A harmonious melody of fruit, spice, peat, malt, ice and wood filled the air at Johnnie Walker's decadent multi-sensory experience - Symphony in Blue - an event designed to celebrate the cardinal flavours of their most treasured blend.

A Few Useless Words of Advice for Students

Alex McBride | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex McBride

I left it a 'bit late' till I realised that University was the only viable option left for me to spend my afternoons in bed and my early hours watching films I'd seen before and eating Rocky Road bites, but nevertheless, I'm here now and going into my second year at 23...

11 Things It Shouldn't Take You Until Adulthood to Learn

The Mac Twins | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Setting multiple alarms is futile as the snooze button is best mates with your laziness. This friendship does not count as an excuse to your boss about your tardiness and will ruin your school reports and job references.

Things We Really Say When Our Friends Stop Drinking

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

All John wants is to drink a lemonade - neat, no vodka. But his friends have other ideas. Will John ever get the early night he craves, or is h...

'Want To End Up Like Her?'

Huffington Post UK | Sian Elvin | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK

A nightclub in Windsor has sparked controversy this week after tweeting a photo of a semi-naked and apparently unconscious woman to promote a club nig...

A Clubber's Guide to Goa: The Best Nightlife Hotspots in India's Party Capital

Sandy Dhaliwal | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandy Dhaliwal

No stay in Goa would be complete without a trip to Club Cubana, situated between Baga and Anjuna in the Arpora Hill. Dubbed the 'night club in the sky', the climb to the top is well worth it as its picturesque views are equalled by its hedonistic atmosphere.

Guess How Long The Average Brit Spends Hungover

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

That awkward moment when you spend 315 days of your life hungover... Oh wait, that's actually a thing. According to new research from Macmillan Can...

This Explains Why We Get Hangovers But Sadly Won't Prevent Them

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hangovers: there's the pounding head, the spinning room, the pukey feeling in your stomach, the overwhelming sense of tiredness. Even writing these wo...

Hooray! British Pubs Are Finally Going From Manky To Magnificent

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Pub-goers rejoice: the days of "decrepit boozers with dull beer and freezer-pack food" are over, according to editors of popular guide book The Good P...

How to Entice Customers Through Your Pub Doors

Andy Maddocks | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Maddocks

Our industry is unrecognisable to what it looked like 20 years ago when I first started out in the licensed trade. Having good food, reasonably priced drinks and excellent customer service are no longer virtues to brag about, they are now the norm and the expectation of every customer who comes into our bars.

Does Being Overweight in Business Mean People Take You Less Seriously?

Mark McCulloch | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark McCulloch

I applied for a job a few years ago and I got down to the last few candidates. I was very excited as it was a 'big brand' and at the final 'papal nod of the CEO' stage he began to ask me what I thought was an odd line of questioning. It started pretty early into what became the longest half hour of my life. "So Mark, have you always been overweight?" he asked.

Ring-Ring, RING-RING... It's Jamie Oliver!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Have you ever wanted a phone call from Mr Oliver? Yes. You heard correctly. We're nearly at 1 million subscribers and Jamie will be making some personal thank yous when we cross the line! Plus one lucky winner, wherever you are in the world, will receive a great big bag'o'goodies!

I Mistook Friendliness For a 'Come On'

Chris Rooney | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

My colleague Jess and I were in the pub talking to Michelle, our head of communications. It was her leaving do and many of the senior managers were there. Needless to say, enthusiasm was compulsory. She was being prompted to our New York office and we were learning about her move. It was a long winded tale of logistics and house-hunting, but we listened attentively.

Man Films His Drunk Wife Coming Home At 2am And Making A Snack

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Well, we say 'making' - but it's more 'trying to make'. And we say 'grilled cheeses' - but it's more 'cheese strings put on top of Goldfish cracker...

Number Of Schoolchildren Smoking, Drinking And Doing Drugs Is Lowest Rate For A Decade

The Huffington Post UK | Jess Edwards | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The number of schoolchildren smoking, drinking and doing drugs is the lowest rate for 10 years, a new survey has revealed. The figures, released on...

This Bar Sign Speaks The Truth About Drinking

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Posted to Reddit by aygul, we think everyone who imbibes will relate to this... How indeed?...

Lucy Sherriff

A Day In The Life Of A Muslim Student

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Drinking is embedded in the student culture, so for those who abstain, it's bound to be somewhat of a struggle to integrate, particularly during the a...

Our Youth Hate Themselves

Anna Moody | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

I see trouble ahead...don't you? Our children are heading into the abyss of low self-esteem and self-loathing at a startling rate. Let's assess the recent incident in Magaluf. One young woman and 23 young men involved in a sexual act in public. I have read various viewpoints in the newspapers.

How That Extra Pint Could Be Damaging Your Heart

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're heading out for a cheeky pint (or five) after work this evening you may want to think twice about how much alcohol you order. Experts hav...

Hot Food and Drink Ideas for Summer

Lucy Self | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

Don't know about anyone else, but once the mercury hits above 20 - I shed the skin of a (semi) responsible person and get utterly side tracked by the pursuit of pleasure. That dead area at the beginning of the week (I think they call it Sunday-Tuesday) becomes a gin-sodden round of boozy picnics, 'just the one' after work drinks/dins and pub garden pick me ups...

Eight Ways To Rectify That "WTF Did I Do Last Night" Feeling

Madison Taylor | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madison Taylor

You wake up blurry eyed, head pounding like the bass from the night before and the lingering taste of a regrettable kebab and tequila shots in your mouth... You turn your head away from the light streaming in through the gap in your curtains and lay there motionless as you attempt to recall last night's antics.

Man V. Booze: The Funniest Drunk Fails (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Comedy

There is, of course, nothing funny about getting so hammered that you can't walk straight. Well, we say that... but this compilation of funny (and ...