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Louie's
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Beloved Corner Store Louie’s Up for Sale

Louie’s Superette, a convenience store that often sells beer and wine to Harvard students and affiliates, may soon be leaving Harvard’s campus after owner Cheng-San Chen announced he will sell the property.

Cocktail
Food and Drink

‘Bring Back with Them Bottled Goods’: A History of Prohibition at Harvard

Prohibition failed to prevent alcohol consumption on Harvard’s campus. In fact, the private possession and consumption of these beverages remained legal under the 18th Amendment, so alcohol continued to flow freely behind closed doors at Harvard.

College

Alcohol Office Ends Free Water Bottle and Screening Event

The Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Services is discontinuing its annual National Alcohol Screening Day, an event intended to evaluate students’ drinking habits made popular by its distribution of free CamelBak water bottles.

College

New Alcohol Office Director Focuses on Strong Peer Engagement

Garrett O. Fitzgerald was hired this August as director of Harvard’s Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Services, the third in the office’s 11-year history.

DAPA Grants Ice Cream
College

DAPA Grants Ice Cream

Drug Alcohol Peer Advisors Dann B. Stevens ‘19 and Eleni M. Kovatsis ‘17 educate students about alcohol drinking limits while handing out ice cream Tuesday night in Quincy House.

Felipe's: Always a good move.
Alcohol

Felipe's: Always a good move.

Felipe's: Always a good move.

FlyBy Blog

A Light in Our Darkest Hour: Ten Percent off Purchases at C'est Bon

But like a ray of sunshine in our dark & rainy day, a hero comes in to make our day just a little brighter. And the hero of this tale is C’est Bon, which is valiantly offering 10 percent off purchases if you show your student ID.

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Felipe's Taqueria

Andrew 'n' Ben Do An Outdoor Bar Round-Up

We at “Ben and Andrew” are eternally grateful for the enormous outpouring of support we’ve received since we started writing our hit column, “Ben and Andrew,” last spring. Unfortunately, due to creative differences, “Ben and Andrew” has decided to dissolve. Luckily, we’re releasing a brand new column, “Andrew ‘n’ Ben”, that we think you’re going to love. We encourage you to follow along, and as always, to revisit your favorite “Ben and Andrews” from the archives.

Central Square
Food and Drink

Battle of the Squares: Central Square

“Imma let you finish, but Central Square is the greatest square of all time,” Kanye West once said. Okay, that's not exactly what he said, but the point is that Central Square is seriously cool and deserves to be called one of the greatest Squares of Cambridge.

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Tequila, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Ben and Andrew (Don't) Drink Absinthe
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Ben and Andrew (Don't) Drink Absinthe

Ben and Andrew (Don't) Drink Absinthe
Alcohol

Ben and Andrew Don't Drink Absinthe

If there’s one thing synagogue taught me, it’s to love Jesus, go to Mass, and not drink absinthe to ascend to the next level of artistic vision.

Timeline of Harvard's Hard Alcohol Policies
House Life

After Shaky Past, Harvard’s Grip on Hard Alcohol Could Tighten

Harvard, like many colleges, has a troubled history with hard alcohol. Now, after the release of a University-wide sexual assault prevention report, the College again has returned to the debate.

Communist Bar
Food and Drink

A Drink to the Revolution: People's Republik

Nestled on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Lee St., People’s Republik, a Russian Communist-themed bar, has a startling exterior. Blood-red walls are streaked with lines of yellow and black, and they serve as canvases for huge murals.

A Wine and Microbe Affair
College

A Wine and Microbe Affair

Harvard affiliates and Cambridge locals watch as microbiology and immunobiology professor Roberto Kolter introduces “Appreciating Wine and the Microbes that Make It”, an outreach event by Harvard’s Microbial Sciences Initiative. Attendees listened to a lecture about the chemical processes involved in winemaking and had the opportunity to taste wine samples at the end of the program.