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Nick is a freelance writer and web content writer living in Philadelphia. He contributes to blogs and websites covering topics including music, sports, craft beer, gaming, food and entertainment. Follow him on Twitter @xnicknj or @BeerServedRare
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Jun 2, 2011

5 Telltale Signs It’s Time to Call it a Night

The week's finally drawing to a close and you're stoked to blow off some steam. It’s time to get wasted. Whether you plan on closing down the bar or staying up until sunrise is irrelevant. Your only priority will be to hook up with that thing at the bar which may or may not have a vagina. But you can't do that if you're fall down, pass out, belligerent, sloppy sh*tfaced. Use the remaining brain cells you have to focus on these five red flags warning you to call it a night. Check out our list after the jump!

May 5, 2011

5 Must-Try Mexican Tequilas on Cinco de Mayo

We all know about Cuervo and Durango, but Mexico has plenty of other fine liquors to get festive with.  While most people grab the closest gold tequila, this is actually the lowest quality available with absolutely no aging. Silvers are a step up since they rest for a short time to refine and smooth their flavors. The most popular varieties in Mexico are Reposados, which spend anywhere from 3 to 9 months in a wooden barrel, and the top shelf Anejo tequilas, which are allowed to age for 18 months up to 3 years. Check out our top 5 Mexican tequilas to try this Cinco de Mayo and feel free to make a kick-ass cocktail with them (if you aren't in the shooting mood).

Apr 24, 2011

6 Video Game Characters Who Belong In Your Frat

Elder fraternity members are always scouting the next available crop of pledges, seeking to rebuild and refresh their organization with the top recruits on campus. What if instead of a wide-eyed teenager, wandering in circles looking for his freshmen orientation that ended 30 minutes ago, you could pick from a stable of noble superheroes, mysterious villains, and cartoony pranksters? We’re talking about creating an entire frat out of iconic video game characters, building the wildest pack of party animals ever assembled! Read on to see COED's list of six video game characters to have in your frat!

Apr 22, 2011

7 Tasty Snacks Fit For A Drunk

It’s been a long day, and an even longer night - filled with frosty pints of beer and dizzying shots of booze; only interrupted by the less-than-intelligent conversation with the nearest co-ed at the bar. On that hazy and winding stroll home, your group of drinking buddies begins to realize that recognizable feeling of the "drunken munchies," stricken with the desire to eat nearly anything and everything in sight. Whether you’re passing through the glorious fast food district, digging through a pile of take-out menus, or ransacking the fridge, there’s bound to be something which appeals to your inebriated appetite! Hit the jump to see COED's list of 7 tasty snacks fit for a drunk!

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Apr 13, 2011

7 Classic Video Game Character Battles [WHO YA GOT?]

Ever since the original Nintendo made its U.S. debut in 1985, video game heroes have led people through breathtaking adventures and suspenseful action. While we’ve become used to seeing the protagonists lead us towards victory, what happens when these unique worlds collide? And, more importantly which of these worlds has the mightier hero? That's why COED's team of video game experts and data analysts have been working around the clock to predict who would come out on top in our list of 7 classic video game character battles! Vote for who you think will win after the jump!

7 St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Beers Sure To Open Your Irish Eyes

The parades are scheduled, everyone’s decked out in green, and from coast to coast we’re all preparing to celebrate the annual Irish holiday, St. Patrick’s Day. As hoards of people flock out to their annual events, the beer begins to flow earlier than usual, with some bars starting to serve at hours usually reserved for a warm cup of coffee or a brisk morning jog. As you stare bleary eyed at the liquor store shelves, keep your eyes peeled for one of these ideal morning brews which will awaken your taste buds and get the morning started right.

Mar 15, 2011

Super Bowl of Beers: Wisconsin vs. Pennsylvania

The Super Bowl is nearly upon us, and with that comes the swarm of house parties and crowded bars filled with throngs of people ready to celebrate one of the most popular occasions in sports. Whether you’re a complete football fanatic or can only identify teams by what color their jersey is, you’re almost guaranteed to be drinking and eating your Super Bowl Sunday away. While the nation celebrates from coast to coast with their beverage of choice, here are some breweries representing the home states of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers. Make sure to vote in our poll after the jump!

Feb 3, 2011

COED’s Last Minute New Year’s Eve Concert Guide

Looking for something more exciting than a keg of Pabst Blue Ribbon or spending $150 at a bar where all the well drinks are obviously watered down? From New York to California, major artists are lining up special appearances at iconic venues to help everyone ring in 2011 with a bang, sure to leave everyone bleary eyed and tired when the tunes and booze finally stop flowing in the early a.m. hours. Check out some of these explosive shows if you’re in the area, especially if you’re somehow able to score tickets.

Dec 27, 2010

Dec 8, 2010

5 Holiday Beers Yule Love!

Though the "holiday season" ranks lower than St. Patty's Day and Cinco de Mayo in terms of top drinking holidays, we at COED tend to think it's the longest lasting drinking holiday. While others get 24 hours to flex their beer muscles, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Festivus collectively occupy a month's worth of partying. After that first week, you'll get tired of the same old sh*t. So, why not snatch up some of these delectable holiday brews?

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Dec 1, 2010

The Funniest Interviews With Wasted Celebrities (VIDEO)

For most of the population, showing up completely blitzed to work or school is usually completely out of the question. However, for some celebrities appearing on national television in a state even Charlie Sheen or Lindsay Lohan would find comical is still part of the everyday playbook. Whether they’re personally out of control, or just couldn’t care less, interviews with these celebrities under the influence is some of the better guilty pleasure entertainment out there.

Nov 26, 2010

The NFL’s Wildest Fans

Football fans are among the most passionate and inspired sports enthusiasts in the country. From Oakland to Buffalo, throngs of people load up their cars with tailgating equipment, pull out jerseys, paint their faces, hang banners, and travel out to the game on Sunday mornings. Loud, wild, inspired chants, heckling of opposing players, and downright ravenous behavior is all part of the overall package, but the alcohol fueled fever boils over in some cities more than others with an all too common frequency. If you’re wasted enough to tackle an 8-year-old in a parking lot in front of his parents after a heartbreaking loss like a Cleveland Browns fan did on November 14, your city sounds perfect for this.

Nov 25, 2010

Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare

You’ve already spent days, weeks, and possibly months playing through the various missions, side quests, and challenges which packed Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption. The worst part is; you’re still thirsty for more. Thankfully, the ever popular game developers are delivering in spades with one of the hottest and most content filled downloadable expansion packs in recent memory, Undead Nightmare. Combining the stellar gameplay and addictive stories of the original with a cheeky, bloody, zombie loaded twist, this will have gamers around the world coming back for more.

Nov 6, 2010

Adult Chocolate Milk Takes us Back to the Playground

If you think Four Loko, Sparks, and Joose are marketed towards people under the age of 21, you haven’t seen everything yet. Yes, the curiously dubbed Adult Beverage Company is unleashing a brand new line of sweet, adolescent-esque drinks, beginning with their inaugural Adult Chocolate Milk. Claiming to “have the tastes that instantly bring you back to your innocence,” this brand new liqueur is the latest in sweet, alcoholic treats.

Nov 1, 2010

Four Loko Banned on Campus

With Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah recently banning the substance on campus after almost two dozen students were hospitalized with alcohol poisoning right after the fall semester began we wonder WTF the deal is with Four Loko anyway.

Oct 21, 2010

5 Worst Beer Commercials Of The Past 5 Years

There’s something to be said about catchy, pithy, and humorous ads, especially when it comes to beer commercials you see during sporting events and prime time television. These beer commercials, however, are about as funny as watching George Lopez sober. Here are some of our least favorites from some of the most popular beer companies in the country.

Oct 14, 2010

Vodka + Sangria = Awesome New Adult Beverage “Vodgria”

Sin Spirits is blowing the lid off the competition with a brand new liquor that infuses two popular evening cocktails; vodka and sangria. By utilizing the fascinating and delicious flavors found in traditional sangria and combining premium, high quality vodka, "Vodgria" became the first of its kind.

Oct 9, 2010

How to Pick Up Girls by Pretending to be a Pro Surfer

So pretending to be a minor league baseball player isn’t cutting it anymore and you’re searching for a new gimmick to pick up some girls while lying around on the beach. Posing as a professional surfer is not only easy, but incredibly effective, as nearly everyone’s impressed by someone’s ability to masterfully carve up the ocean. Grab your towel, sunglasses, and a board, because it’s time to go hunting for chicks... and waves to ride.

Oct 5, 2010

Best Tasting Bargain Brews

Everyone’s searching for the ideal brew with just enough taste and the right amount of alcohol for a price that won't leave your wallet screaming for mercy. Check out some of these frugal, yet delicious beers for your next evening of beer drinking and partying.

Sep 21, 2010

Liquor Most Likely to Induce a Blackout

Usually Jameson or Patron would be enough fuel for the fire, but every once in a while we still find ourselves creeping into something with the ultimate in extra torque. Whether it's Everclear, Bacardi 151, or Yukon Jack, these guys are capable of being your best friends or worst enemies within the blink of an eye.

Sep 14, 2010

COED’s 7 Best Tailgating Beers

Football season is upon us, and with it comes all of the raucous excitement of tailgating before each and every college or pro football game. Stock up on a variety of these delicious brews to ensure your tailgate is properly fueled for those cool, blustery fall and winter weekend afternoons. Once the sun starts to fade and the chilly wind starts to pick up, you’ll be looking for something to warm you up, and it probably won’t be hot chocolate.

Sep 10, 2010

The Beers of Fall

The leaves are slowly beginning to change, and so are the seasonal beers, switching from wheat and fruit inspired brews into darker, warmer flavors. Whether it's a pumpkin ale, Oktoberfest, or brown ale, there's more than enough exciting choices to browse on your next visit to the liquor store. The end of summer might be a bummer, but any of these brews are sure to help you forget about bikinis and beaches.

Sep 3, 2010

How to Survive an Epic Night of Drinking

Ever see a few people at a party who are already so wasted they can't even stand by 10 pm? Or maybe the couple that showed up the bar already in a state which resulted in their ejection about 10 minutes after arriving? Check out these handy pointers to survive your next marathon of a Saturday night and outlast the rest of your friends with ease. It might sound simple, but we all already know how easy it is to screw everything up.

Sep 3, 2010

Essential Drinks for Your Labor Day Weekend

The final landmark holiday weekend of the summer is coming up fast, and everyone's ready to prepare for one final blowout before warm weather slowly leaves and changes into another blustery fall. The grill is hot, and the drinks flowing, so be sure to check out these fine selections before heading out to the liquor store and loading up on cases of booze and beer. With Sweet Tea Vodka, summer seasonal beer, and fresh cocktails all on tap, Labor Day is about to get wild.

Aug 28, 2010

5 Classy Wines You Can Actually Afford

Every once in a while it seems appropriate to break out something outside the realm of Busch Light or a plastic jug of vodka. Nearly every country from America to Australia produces some quality wine, ideal for a happy hour drink or a dinner which doesn’t consist of anything from your ten-year-old, fire hazard of a toaster oven.

Aug 26, 2010

An Idiot’s Guide to Choosing Wine for Dinner

At some point in your life, possessing the ability to purchase something outside the realm of 30 packs and plastic jugs of vodka will prove to be a valuable asset. Whether it’s a candlelight dinner with a nice steak, or a casual meal of fresh seafood, there are plenty of subtle tips which can point you in the right direction for selecting the right wine for dinner. This doesn’t have to be a headache inducing, frustrating experience either, as it doesn’t really take a connoisseur to make a decent choice.

Aug 20, 2010

5 Beers with Crazy Ingredients

We're sure you've already seen fruit in beer. Even things such as coffee and chocolate are more commonplace these days than they were years ago. But what about vegetables in beer? Or chilis in your suds? Some brewers even create ales aged in wine barrels, which take on Cabernet Sauvignon flavors with sour tendencies. Some of these might be excellent, while others could be a complete train wreck. It's up to you to decide.

Aug 19, 2010

5 Great After Dinner Drinks

You've had a nice meal, and after reaching a decent level of satisfaction all you’re really thirsting for is one more drink to peak for the evening. So if it's truly going to be just one more, you had better make it a great one, right? Whether you just enjoyed a steak, pasta, or fish, there's plenty of delicious options to cap off the night in style. Between top shelf liquors and chocolate infused stouts, we should be able to find something appropriate for anyone.

Aug 12, 2010

5 Signs It’s Time to Take Yourself Home

We've all been there. One of your friends is insisting on taking one more shot, which will probably be followed by another beer, followed by a quick game of boot 'n rally. While you're head is all like, "yeah, yeah this is a great idea." Your body is starting to get that nagging feeling which usually signals it's time to leave.

Aug 12, 2010

5 Kick-Ass Canned Beers

Sure, when it comes to beer most people can’t help but immediately think that the only quality suds must come...

Aug 3, 2010

5 Essential iPhone Apps for a Night Out

Whether it’s a night of drinking or a road trip to a new adventure, there are some essential apps capable of keeping you on track and prepared for almost anything. Lost on a deserted road in the middle of nowhere? About to run out of gas, but your pockets are nearly bare? We've got solutions to cover it all.

Aug 1, 2010

Top 5 Video Games for August

The summer blockbusters just keep on rolling, as mega developers such as EA and Konami are poised to drop another wave of addictive releases into gamers' open arms. Madden '11 is at the head of the pack, but the anticipated sequel to Mafia, and a new version of Metroid for the Wii are no slouch either. Cash in a savings bond, because it's time to go shopping again.

Jul 29, 2010

The 5 Sexiest Sitcom Stars

Some of the hottest women in Hollywood began their journey to stardom in television sitcoms. And let's just say they were lighting up the screen in more ways than one. As they hurdled through the usual triathlon of typical television dilemmas; such as dating, jobs, parents, and kids, they became the iconic females who graced our TV guides. These women are smokin' hot proof that a goofy television show can look even better than Avatar.

Jul 28, 2010

5 Girly Drinks Every Dude Wants to Try

Sure, everyone likes to flex their beer drinking muscles at parties and bars, downing endless shots of Jameson, or bonging cans of Schaefer, but don't act like you never thirst for something more. You might not want to be seen enjoying one of these at your local college watering hole, but there's a part of most guys that still wonders about an Appletini or a cool glass of Sangria instead of beer or whiskey.