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December 7, 2009

Why I'm not posting much today

In case you haven't noticed, I'm not posting much today. I'm working on a bunch of stories, which are eating up my afternoon. Also, today is my birthday. So instead of blogging all day, I'm going to ask a question: What's the difference between well drinks and rail drinks?

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 12:52 PM | | Comments (10)


No difference. They are the same.

Happy Birthday!

Let me taste test and find out...

Hmmm, I'd say they are both Bankers Club.

Honestly, I think "well" just sounds a bit classir than "rail."

"House" is the classiest of all.

Happy Birthday!!! It's mine today also!

House would make me think they make the liquor in-house...

but yea, happy birthday Sam

Happy birthday!

Aren't "well" & "rail" the same thing? Both would be drinks made from the cheap house liquor.

Happy Birthday, Sam!

The rail is usually the cheap stuff in the front of the collection of bottles, often kept from falling by a rail.

The well drinks are usually near the sink/beverage dispenser under the bar, also cheap, if not cheaper

At least, so I always thought.
Rail, you can show to the world, saying "we have affordable drinks, if not good quality."
Well, you hide, and treat those who order it as if they asked for a bathtub gin.

Speaking of bathtub gin, Happy Birthday Sam!

Happy Birthday, "Jeff"! And, I guess, Sam, too.

Happy Birthday Sam! I almost picture well drinks as out of a fountain drink dispenser in a taco bell. At least with rail it's a little better. Legendary brands such as Port Royal Rum and Rikaloff Voda come to mind.

Ha ha, you're old!

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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