Cover Photo: This photograph shows a dirty bar bathroom covered in stickers, lit in a dingy yet comforting yellow light.
Photograph by Davide Scambelluri/Flickr

Always Check the Bathrooms

Whenever I’ve found someone passed out in a bathroom as a bartender, it’s because they’ve well exceeded their personal limit with alcohol. I also can’t help but think it’s because there’s been too little of something else.


You mean to tell me you are, in fact, missing a member of your party and that you said nothing to anyone, even when someone who works here asked you that exact question?

You did not; what the hell happened?

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Haley Hamilton is a Boston-based writer, bartender, and former roller derby skater. Her writing can be found in multiple publications, including Catapult, MELMagazine, EATER, Greatist, Bustle, and Boston’s alt-weekly, DigBoston, where her column, "Terms of Service," won a 2018 AAN Award for Best Food Writing. You can find her on Twitter @saucylit and on Instagram @drinkwriteboston