The List

A quick guide to featured libations and music. Drink responsibly. Dance naked.
The List

Libations:

  • Quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger at the Joshua Tree Saloon, located at the intersection of Park Ave. and Twentynine Palms Highway.
  • Tullamore Dew is a triple-distilled Irish whiskey that is perfect for a camp fire.
  • Sea Dog Brewing has a few locations in Maine, including one in Topsham, right next to Brunswick.
  • Dip into Catamount Brewing Co.’s IPA. Soft, flavorful with an easy finish.
  • Luce Line Brewing Co. usually has a dozen beers on tap and a steady stream of food trucks offering everything from BBQ to pizza.
  • Try the Mexca Brew Lager at Mexca Brewing Co. on Main Street in El Centro.
  • Grand Island, off Interstate 80, is a common fuel-and-food commune for the traveling set. Here you'll find Prairie Pride Brewing Co. Give the Barn Burn Amber a sip, and remember to tell 'em who sent ya.
  • "The DUKE" Kentucky straight bourbon is a thing. Supposedly made to replicate John Wayne's favorite from his private collection.
  • Free State Brewing is right on Massachusetts Ave, and they are prolific.
  • Syntax Distillery & Cocktail Bar offers a nice selection of the hard stuff in a very Greeley atmosphere.
  • The Beachcomber Cafe, located steps from the ocean in Crystal Cove.
  • Prison Hill Brewing Co. offers many tasty treats and eats.
  • San Tan (Arizona) Brewing Company's Moon Juice Galactic IPA.
  • It was hard to ignore the signs for Firehouse Brewing but how about Woodland Republic Brewing and Blending?
  • Grand Canyon Brewing’s Sunset Amber Ale.
  • Head over to the former Naval Air Station Alameda Island, grab a chair on the tarmac and sip the wonderful libations of Faction Brewing Co.
  • The Daaang! IPA from Nebraska’s Zipline Brewing went well with a bag of Doritos. We’ll call it a Liberal take on dinner.
  • Keeping with the sunset theme, you can't beat Different Pointe of View, the outdoor dining patio at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort.
  • Boom Island Brewing can be found in an office/tech park. Try Fyn's Fog, a hazy New England-style IPA.
  • If you like an ocean view with your tastings, try Alapay Cellars in Avila Beach.
  • It’s legendary. The Wet Woody at GarWoods in Tahoe City. You’ve not experienced Tahoe without one.
  • Lumberyard Brewing Co. for the $5 pints at happy hour. Firstlight Lager and Trailhead Red can ease you into something heavier.
  • Have tried Swiss wine? If not, you might be pleasantly surprised. Best known for chasselas (whites) that are literally made for day drinking.
  • Whether you're poolside at the Tropicana playing swim-up blackjack or chillin' at the Velveteen Rabbit, prepare to get jiggy with the Crown Royal/peach schnapps/cranberry juice/Red Bull fusion. You'll be disco-ballin' to the BeeGees 'til the sun comes up.
  • Mammoth Brewing Company for dinner and, duh, beers. Tried a few, but the IPA 395 stood out. Must have been the desert sage and juniper berries. For a night cap, visit Shelter Distilling for craft vodka and other curated libations.
  • Mike Hess Brewing. Kid friendly, dog friendly and beer friendly. If your day is full of exploring, go light with the Steel Beach American lager.
  • Golden Road’s Hazy L.A. IPA. Fully submersed all day in the Yeti Hopper, the refreshing citrus tones hit the spot while making dinner in the desert.
  • Elysian Brewing Co.’s Space Dust IPA. It’s citrus forward, as they say. Which means you’ll be tilting that glass toward your mouth with frequency.
  • Flagstaff’s Canyon Diablo Distillery offers unique whiskey, vodka and gin
  • Ballast Point's Sculpin IPA. It's a banger.
  • In Leucadia, Solterra Winery and Kitchen makes and stores wine onsite.
  • Gen. Sherman IPA from Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Co.
  • Moab Pilsner from Moab Brewery.

Road-trippin' albums:

  • Supergrass still resonates as a good-times party band.
  • Gram Parsons and the Fallen Angels - Live 1973.
  • Lewiston, Maine, native Clarence White joined The Byrds in 1968, just in time for The Ballad of Easy Rider.
  • Phish. The Vermont natives released their 14th studio album, Sigma Oasis in 2020.
  • Here's a ranking of Minnesota native Prince's music by the Los Angeles Times. Find your favorite, and "Fallinlove2nite."
  • Why not the soundtrack to Top Gun: Maverick? Lady Gaga's signature track is delish.
  • Neil Young's 2005 album "Prairie Wind" harkens to his iconic "Harvest" and "Harvest Moon" masterpieces.
  • The main title track to "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly".
  • Whitey Morgan and the 78's bring honky tonk's glorious past to the modern stage.
  • The Turnpike Troubadours are not from Kansas, but rival Oklahoma.
  • Thinking of Taylor Hawkins. RIP.
  • Cody Jinks was born with a voice for outlaw country.
  • Start at the beginning with their first album from 2000, "How Strange, Innocence." Explosions in the Sky will blow your mind.
  • Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's 1979 No Nukes live show from Madison Square Garden.
  • The wholly underrated post-grunge alt-rock of Hole's "Celebrity Skin".
  • Experience the San Francisco Sound of the late '60s with Big Brother & the Holding Company's "Cheap Thrills."
  • Kansas native son Joe Walsh and his epic solo album "So What".
  • The Eagles' 'Desperado' is a concept album with a twist.
  • Check out the first four songs from new supergroup NHC.
  • Tom Morello's "The Atlas Underground Fire".
  • 'Solar Power' encouraged us to explore her first two albums, and we were surprised at what we discovered. Lorde is complicated, and her music has nuanced texture that had us listening over and over.
  • Lukas Nelson has an ability to summon his father's signature tone while also distinguishing his own. Meanwhile, Promise of the Real has bonafides.
  • "Nevermind" was so raw, so different and contained so much anxiety and energy that grabbed a generation by its flannel shirts and shook it to its core.
  • Them Crooked Vultures was thusly named and formed, and not necessarily in that order. The fab three produced exactly one album, and it was a monster.
  • With a heavy rock distortion sound coupled with punk-rock power cords and booming, soulful vocals, Radkey commands a powerful space in your ears.
  • Merle Haggard's 1969 essential album "A Portrait of Merle Haggard" – performed together with The Strangers, his backing band of that era – is a virtual audio book of history on this era and its troubled times.
  • The Rolling Stones' back-to-back chart-toppers “Sticky Fingers” and “Exile on Main St.” served as the band’s catapult to rock icon status in the United States.
  • When Royal Blood burst onto the scene with their eponymous debut album, rock was declared undead in the United Kingdom. The Union Jack could fly proudly over Brighton again.
  • Death Cab for Cutie's "Transatlanticism" would eventually reveal the band's depth and storytelling. This was new, and it was exciting.
  • Robert Plant's "Carry Fire"
  • Tom Petty's "Full Moon Fever"
  • U2's "Joshua Tree"
  • Stone Temple Pilots burst onto the scene with 1992's "Core" which featured four hits and propelled the band into a new stratosphere.
  • "Medicine at Midnight" by Foo Fighters
  • "When You See Yourself" by Kings of Leon