It’s Five O’clock Somewhere


“Beer and Trembling” and other bars philosophy professors opened after being denied tenure. (via Mark Alfano)

Suggestions—for other bars or the drinks served at them—welcome in the comments.

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justinrweinberg
9 years ago

The First Critiki

Alastair Norcross
9 years ago

Martini Heidegger’s, where, ironically, the purity of the gin is adulterated with Bing (cherries) and Lime (twists).

robtempio
9 years ago

Gadamergarita

robtempio
9 years ago

You should go to Aristotle’s bar, Summon Bonum. It has everything. They have an awesome Eudamonia Hour there.

Craigory
Craigory
9 years ago

World as Will and Fermentation.

Plato’s Hopology.

Johann Klaassen
Johann Klaassen
9 years ago

Not a bar, but an actual wine: Critique of Pure Riesling. The vineyard may have gone out of business, though …

Johann Klaassen
Johann Klaassen
Reply to  Johann Klaassen
9 years ago

Wait, no, it still exists, just doesn’t make this particular wine any more.
https://www.bonnydoonvineyard.com/

jackie taylor
jackie taylor
Reply to  Johann Klaassen
9 years ago

Johann
The founder of bonnydoon, Randall Grahm, was a philosophy major.

Nick Z
Nick Z
9 years ago

Whiskey Choices, Ale Feelings

Katharine
Katharine
9 years ago

Fuzzy Nagel.

Kevin DeLapp
Kevin DeLapp
9 years ago

Merlot-Ponty… a phenomenal wine bar.

Mark Alfano
9 years ago

A Schizo Bar Pun (anagram of “Baruch Spinoza”)

robtempio
9 years ago

David Lewis’s seasonal favorite, Modaled Wine

Alastair Norcross
9 years ago

Parfit Van Frassen’s, where the specials include a metric ton of Bass ale, known as a SupervalueAleTon, the Beer Addition Share-a-box (this is a box for two people which is continually topped up with beer), and the Way Pungent Concoction (which is way pungent).

David Morrow
9 years ago

Hmm…Thus Drank Zarathustra? Plato’s Republick House? And something whose tag line is “Absence of evidence *is* evidence of absinthe.”

Daniel Silvermint
Daniel Silvermint
9 years ago

Gratitude, Reciprocity, and Mead

justinrweinberg
9 years ago

Hey Posteriori
(more of a dance club than a bar)

Johann Klaassen
Johann Klaassen
Reply to  justinrweinberg
9 years ago

Nice.

Johann Klaassen
Johann Klaassen
9 years ago

Is “Plato’s Cave” just too obvious to have been mentioned yet?

justinrweinberg
Reply to  Johann Klaassen
9 years ago

Or “The Symposium” for that matter.

Daniel Silvermint
Daniel Silvermint
9 years ago

Final Draft.

Daniel Silvermint
Daniel Silvermint
9 years ago

Daily Booze would be my favorite place to go. Unfortunately the bartender, Justin, insists on moderation.

justinrweinberg
Reply to  Daniel Silvermint
9 years ago

Awesome.

Brandon Beasley
9 years ago

WittgenSTEINS
Jean-Paul Sot
Simone de Beervoir

Gerald Lang
Gerald Lang
9 years ago

The Original Position. Where nobody knows your name. Where you don’t even know your own name.

Ron Cooper
Reply to  Gerald Lang
9 years ago

Love it!

Eric
Eric
9 years ago

Nozick’s drink of choice is a Bloody Mary, poured into the ocean.

Gerald Lang
Gerald Lang
9 years ago

Phenomenology of Spirits. (All of them half-price during happy hour.)

Alan White
Alan White
9 years ago

Proofs of the External World

specialty drink: Solipsism’s Painless, complete with its own drinking song:

http://philosophysongs.org/awhite/solip.html

James Meyer
James Meyer
9 years ago

Popper’s Paradox of Alcoholic Tolerance

Morning Groulx
Morning Groulx
9 years ago

Elements Bar and Book Cafe in Biddeford Maine is owned by a philosophy prof at University of New England. Excellent spot.

Ron Cooper
9 years ago

At John Stuart Bushmill’s, you get the greatest goods in the greatest tumbler.
Have a meal at Hume’s Fork, where the drinks and the laughs are in constant conjunction.
At Twin Earth, have a Hilary, which is scotch and XYZ.
At the Chinese Room, have a Searle. You don’t know what you are drinking, and your drinking may not have been intentional, but it translates to fun just as well.
At Mary’s Room, beware of the Quale–you may see colors you never imagined.

justinrweinberg
justinrweinberg
Reply to  Ron Cooper
9 years ago

At the Elbow Room, you are free to order whatever you want, but somehow the bartenders always have your drink ready and waiting for you.

Alan White
Alan White
Reply to  Ron Cooper
9 years ago

At Singer’s you never may drink alone by house rules.

At Nozick’s you may drink only alone and house rules be damned.

At Berkeley’s you actually don’t drink alone, but think you do.

At Descartes’, saying “bibo ergo sum” wins you double-bubble pricing.

Julian Baggini (@microphilosophy)
9 years ago

At a philosopher’s bar, nothing is served which is more than 40% proof, and most is much weaker.

Jerry Dworkin
Jerry Dworkin
9 years ago

Rob Roy Sorenson
Peter Stinger
Bloody Mary Knows
Jack Smart and Coke
MimSosa

Jerry Dworkin
Jerry Dworkin
9 years ago

Sappho’s bar only serves Daiquiris.

Nate Stout
9 years ago

Philosophical Intoxications (Where they only serve Duck Rabbit beer)
Wort and Hopject (Where the beer is really just undetached water, barley, hops, and yeast)
Taking Flights Seriously (Because it doesn’t matter if it’s in everyone’s interest for you to drink a whole pint)

Scu
Scu
9 years ago

Back in grad school, three of us decided we should open up our own microbrewery if we didn’t get jobs, and we came up with several names of our beers. One of them emailed me the list to post:
The Interpellator: ‘It Cures What Hails You’ (Brewed in 2011)

Derrida Double IPA: Specters of Sobriety

Nietzsche Basic Lager: All I Want to be is a Yessayer

Negri: Beer Beyond Beer—The Official Beer of the Multitude

Engels: The Origin of the Family—You Know What we’re Talking About

Deleuze & Guattari: Becoming Drunk—This One Will Take You to All Thousand Plateaus

Sartre: Nausea—Because Hell is Other People

G.W.F Hegel: The Phenomenology of Spirits—Actualizing the Geist Since 1770

Jean-Luc Nancy: The Inoperative Academic

Martin Heidegger: The Question Concerning Mixology

Michel Foucault: ‘Sobriety’ Must Be Defended (Brewed in 2012)

Two of them were homebrewed, and here are the labels he made for them: https://twitter.com/mapplega/status/496722237496766465/photo/1

J. P. Lennon
J. P. Lennon
9 years ago

When partying into the wee hours of the morning in the clubs in Jena, I like to drink “frege bombs.”