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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.

Jul 26, 2010

5 Belgian Beers Everyone Needs to Try

Imported beer can come from many corners of the globe, but some of the best in the world consistently hail from Belgium. Touted as possibly the best beer city in the world, Brussels and its surrounding areas have been churning out some of the most legendary concoctions for hundreds of years. These are a few accessible varieties that everyone should give a whirl. Don’t be scared, it’s only beer!

Jul 21, 2010

5 Fruit Flavored Beers You Actually Want to Try

While most people might be turned off by a fruit inspired or flavored beer, there are actually some high quality brews deserving of a chance. Whether it's orange, blueberry, cherry, or peach, some of the greatest minds in brewing have found ways to make fruit in beer an acceptable concept. Keep an open mind as just because these might contain a smattering of sweet flavors, doesn’t mean they’re girly at all.

Jul 1, 2010

6 Random Must Have iPod Accessories

Sure, nearly everyone already has chargers, headphones or docking stations, but the seemingly limitless amount of crazy iPod and mp3 player add-ons doesn't stop there. As if people weren’t already helplessly addicted to their favorite music player, ingenious gadget companies are finding ways to lure us into spending more of our hard-earned cash on pimping out our iPod.

Jun 30, 2010

5 Things To Do With A Kiddie Pool This Summer That Aren’t For Kiddies

The weather is heating up, the barbecues are popping up, and it’s starting to truly feel like the heat of summer. What better way to make use of the great outdoors than with a pool? A kiddie pool, that is...and we’re not talking about going swimming. Just because it’s meant for water, doesn’t mean it doesn’t have far more potential. Lose the shoes, grab a towel, and get the bathing suits ready, because this one might get just a little sloppy.

Jun 29, 2010

The Coolest Console Games for Your iPod

Since not everyone is into 1000 different mind numbing point and click puzzle games, the iPod app developers are expanding more and more every day into actual console gaming. Using the original game as a jumping off point, software engineers are turning console blockbusters into mobile games. Just think, next time you’re falling asleep while you're doing work, you can kill some time with an awesome game...instead of just counting the minutes to happy hour.

Jun 22, 2010

The 6 Essential Beers of Summer

It's that time of year again! Following the release of a number of brilliant spring beers, a wonderful array of summer seasonals are next up to satisfy everyone’s anxious palates. Featuring new releases from Southern Tier, Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, and Bell's, you're going to be busy sampling and searching for a favorite. From California to New York, all of the top breweries have something fascinating and exciting to try.

Jun 17, 2010

COED’s Top 5 Favorite 40 Ouncers

Sometimes it just feels like that kind of night. You know the kind of night where everyone wants a giant bottle of beer to chill on -- especially with higher alcohol content. They might not taste the best, but for around $2 it's hard to beat an ice-cold 40 ounce. Head out to your local corner store, load up a box full of them, and get ready for another quality night of Edward Fortyhands.

Jun 7, 2010

7 Most Obvious Steroid Users in Baseball History (PICS)

Professional baseball players somehow manage to carry some of the most fragile, inflated egos in the sports world. Steroid users not only hold some of baseball's most prestigious and famous records, but they have the nerve to lie about it afterward, as if not wanting to get caught by Mom with their hand in the cookie jar. Swelling heads, shrinking junk, home runs, and RBIs all come together in this testosterone filled mess of a situation.

Jun 2, 2010

Five Must Have Video Games for June 2010

Ah, June! The birds are chirping, the sun’s shining, and where are you? Firmly parked in your favorite chair in front of the radiant flat screen television, settling in for a nice session with the latest action, adventure, or sports title. With another onslaught of new releases including Tiger Woods Golf 2011, Green Day Rockband, Sniper, and others, it’s going to be another busy month for PS3, XBox 360, and Wii fans.

May 26, 2010

The 5 Scariest Soccer Hooligan Brawls

The World Cup is nearly upon us, and while the global clash of soccer titans is one of the greatest events in sports, some fan insanity is an exciting unfortunate part of its history. People are about as serious as a heart attack when it comes to their nation's teams. From fisticuffs in the stands, to all out brawls and rioting in the streets, the international community sure takes their sports seriously.

May 20, 2010

Absinthe Drinking Made Easy

Absinthe is an unusual and potent drink, and before you start pouring it out for a round of shot pong like it’s a bottle of Jim Beam, take a peek at these easy steps for drinking it in a way that won’t land you with your head buried in a toilet. To get started, you’ll need a glass, a spoon with slots or holes, sugar cubes, cold water, and matches.

May 17, 2010

5 Ways to Piss Off Your Bartender

Nearly all of us have been here. Maybe you had one too many, or possibly one of your buddies thinks he might be better at bartending than the guy who's actually being paid to do it. Either way, there's more than a couple ways to ensure you'll be tossed out into the street before the night is over.

May 8, 2010

5 Must Have Video Games For May 2010

Whether you’re an avid follower or just a casual player, this spring is chock full of new releases for all different tastes. Some people find themselves drawn in like a moth to a flame, spending afternoons locked in their room attempting to conquer the latest role playing title, while others only turn on their XBox after drunkenly stumbling in at 2 A.M., looking for something to keep their mind occupied until they pass out on the couch.

May 1, 2010

COED Ranks the Frat House Beers

Every time you enter an overcrowded, crazy college house party, you can be sure that there will be some cheap, fizzy beer on tap. Most likely, it's whatever was cheapest at your local liquor store. But believe it or not, there are still some frat house beers that are better than others. Remember that just because Milwaukee's Best is 75 cents less than Pabst doesn't mean it's the best choice.

Apr 30, 2010

Freddy’s Girls: The Foxes of the Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise

What 80's or 90's slasher horror film isn’t complete without some sort of damsel in distress frantically running from their would-be tormentor in Jason, Freddy, or Michael? As they crash through their pitch black dreams into the open arms of the terrifying Freddy Krueger, we couldn’t help but feel at least slightly sorry for them. In celebration of the ninth release in this franchise’s storied history, we give you the women of Elm Street, some of whom turned out to be luckier than others.

Apr 29, 2010

The Strongest Beers on Earth

So you think you’ve had strong beer? Is your idea of a knockout brew Molson XXX or Steel Reserve? The wonderful world of beer goes far beyond that, and with suds reaching the level of 40% ABV, they can be just as potent as that plastic handle of vodka that’s been sitting in the freezer for the past four months. Some incredibly rare, and others reaching prices of over $100, these truly are the Incredible Hulks of beer.

Apr 28, 2010

The 10 Most Controversial South Park Clips

The outrageous, offensive, and occasionally socially conscious foursome just entered its 14th year on the air this April. And while most shows fade away after 3 or 4 years, South Park is still making headlines for its controversial plots. Just last week they managed to offend an entire religion with their depiction of Muhammad dressed as a bear.

Apr 26, 2010

6 Awful Drinks You Tried in High School

We all remember those moments in high school where someone sneakily pulled out a bottle of booze they found in their parent’s basement, as if it were some sort of magical elixir. Maybe we thought it would make us look cool, or maybe we were just curious, but somehow we couldn’t resist. Even if it was a seven-year old plastic pint of vodka that was sitting in someone’s Dad’s sock drawer, you’ll never forget some of the disgusting, weird drinks you tried back in high school.

Apr 25, 2010

The Greatest Hockey Goalie Fights EVER!

You don't have to be a hockey nut or even a sports fan to enjoy a crazy fight. What other major, nationally televised sport allows players to actually beat the crap out of each other? Goalie fighting, an especially rare treat, is even more outrageous, as the two players never come in contact during regular play. Whether its a legendary figure like Patrick Roy, or younger guys such as Ray Emery, goalies prove they can kick ass just as good as anyone out on the ice.

Apr 21, 2010

The Richest NFL Rookie Contracts

With the NFL draft quickly approaching on April 22, outrageous rookie contracts and salaries are becoming a hot topic once again. When 21-year-old players who haven’t passed all their humanities courses are being guaranteed upwards of $30 to $40 million, it has become clear you don't have to be a middle-aged Wall Street mogul to be a mega-rich anymore.

Apr 19, 2010

The 7 Craziest Sports Coach Tantrums

It's fine to be passionate and inspiring, but every once in a while sports coaches in the professional, collegiate, and semi-pro world seems to take it one step too far. As the pressure begins to mount, blood boils, and tempers flare. Fans can always count on someone to blow their stack throughout the course of a season.

Apr 15, 2010

Crack Open Spring with 5 Seasonal Beers

Spring is finally here, and along with it comes boatloads of new, delicious beer. Some brewed with fruit and others...

Apr 10, 2010

The 5 Craziest Sports Stars with Guns

Is it just us, or do football and basketball players keep getting mixed up in ridiculous weapons violations more and more these days? These stories are increasingly crazier by the year -- and are obvious proof that millions of dollars only increases your bank account total, not your IQ.

Mar 30, 2010

Forget the Wii and Make Way for the Playstation Move

After the wild success Nintendo enjoyed with Wii, their competitors over at Sony Playstation are beginning to preview their own version of motion controlled gaming. This is a newer way for people to drunkenly throw a remote controller through a flat screen TV.

Mar 18, 2010

Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem cover Phish

A recent Youtube poster has been putting together clips of the Muppets characters "covering" popular songs including Phish. This is hilarious and ingenious, trust me. So sit back, relax, and jam out with Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem.

Mar 17, 2010

6 Things to Never Say in an Airport Security Line

You’re dying to get your Spring Break started, but everyone experiences delays and problems trying to get through long airport...

Mar 16, 2010

11 St. Patrick’s Day Drinks to Get Your Irish On

Every year, people pack into bars and house parties to celebrate Saint Patrick's day, also known as the biggest national drinking day of the year. If you’re as tired of Miller Lite with green food coloring as we are, give one of these a try. Come on, what would St. Patrick do?