Friday, May 27, 2016


Chaucer's Bookstore of Santa Barbara will host a book signing party for Motional Blur at BoHenry's on...

Thursday, October 6th

Commencing 5:33 p.m.

All drinks half-price between 5 and 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 26, 2016


Heat up your summer (almost upon us) with tequila marinated in habanero peppers.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


 Most people get drunk because it's fun.


The Spanish began making it in the 16th century, but tequila’s ancestor, pulque, was being consumed as early as 1400 B.C.
Tequila is technically a kind of mezcal (a different type of alcoholic beverage that you often see a worm in), and both are made from the agave plant. 

Saturday, May 21, 2016


"Western culture would suffer great damage if it weren't for the corrective of hangovers."

Monday, May 16, 2016


Today's party animals are lightweights compared to some of the rowdy, drunken stars of Hollywood's golden era.
The raucous tell-all book Hellraisers by Robert Sellers spotlights such legendary Hollywood boozers as Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, Oliver Reed and Humphrey Bogart.
The book reveals that O'Toole's drinking almost sent him to his grave before his 43rd birthday. He drank to excess on location and was often considered too great a risk on an expensive picture. "Booze is the most outrageous of drugs, which is why I chose it," O'Toole said."

Saturday, May 14, 2016

LAST NIGHT @ BoHenry's


The other day at a local bar while I was having a single Absolut on the rocks with a twist (some days I have two), a friend told me about his annual physical. 

This is a moderately expensive procedure for a man of sixty, so he thought, Why not be honest? 

When the doctor, pro forma, asked him how many drinks he had a week, my friend said, “About one hundred.” 

This is not an acceptable answer, needless to say. “You know, some days just a few pops,” he said, “but then a couple of days a week I’ll have thirty or so, then taper off to fifteen.” This is a remarkably sturdy fellow, of middle-European descent with a biggish body, no liver or kidney damage. 

I don’t know about his brain, though I did considerable study in brain physiology for a novel. 

In conversation he functions mentally at least as well as, maybe better than, our president. 

Thursday, May 12, 2016




The U.S. senator from Kentucky supposedly made the mint julep popular in Washington, D.C. at the Round Robin Bar. By some accounts, the bar at the Willard Hotel still uses Clay's recipe to this day.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


A craving for alcohol could be tempered by the power of prayer.
Researchers from New York University worked with longstanding members of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) to assess their cravings after reading various texts.
They found that prayer can minimise alcohol cravings by stimulating the parts of the brain which are responsible for attention and emotion.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Anti a-Gin is composed of 40 percent proof gin and 60 percent a combination of distilled pure collagen and botanicals like chamomile and tea tree. 

Aside from youthful looking skin, the other promised benefits of the gin are sun protection, prevention of scars and smoothens cellulite.

Monday, May 9, 2016


“I have this disease late at night sometimes, involving alcohol and the telephone. I get drunk, and I drive my wife away with a breath like mustard gas and roses. And then, speaking gravely and elegantly into the telephone, I ask the telephone operators to connect me with this friend or that one, from whom I have not heard in years.”

Saturday, May 7, 2016


1.  Drinking causes drinking. Heavy drinking causes heavy drinking. Light drinking causes light drinking.
2.  The ability to check yourself moment by moment has been discussed at length by wise folks from the old Ch’an master of China all the way down to Ouspensky. This assumes a willingness to be conscious.
3.  The reason to moderate is to avoid having to quit, thus losing a pleasure that’s been with us forever.
4.  We don’t have much freedom in this life, and it is self-cruelty to surrender a piece of what we have because we can’t control our craving.
5.  Measurement is all. A one-ounce shot delivers all the benefits of a three-ounce shot. A couple of the latter turn one into a spit-dribbler. Spit-dribblers frighten children and make everyone else nervous.
6.  With any sedative there is a specific, roomy gap between smoothing-out and self-destruction. There is no self-destructiveness without the destruction of others. We are not alone.
7. Naturally there are special occasions. When you get older like me, it’s once a month, if that.
8.  It’s hard to determine pathology in a society in which everything is pathological. The main content of our prayers should be for simple consciousness. The most important thing we can do is to find out what ails us and fix it. Often we need outside counsel, for clarity and to speed up the process. (I’ve had more than 20 years with my mind doctor).
9. A lot of overdrinking comes from feeling bad physically. One over-drinks to feel better in physiological terms. This can be avoided by vitamins, exercise, and a reasonable diet. Again, it’s a cycle: Overdrinking causes overdrinking because you feel bad.
10. Another source of the problem is the unreasonable expectations we get from others and ourselves. Unreasonable expectations can be removed by thinking them over. They can’t be “drownt” pure and simple. Everyone can’t get to the top, or even the middle.
11. Oddly enough, our main weapons in controlling drinking are humor and lightness. The judgment of others and self-judgment (stern) are both contraindicated. When we fuck up, we mentally beat ourselves up. It doesn’t work at all and has to be expunged. The reason to slow down is to feel better, and it works real good.
12.You begin by cutting it all by a third. After a few weeks you go down to a half. After that your soul will tell you, when you listen. Often it is simply a matter of one drink too many.
13. We need always to separate the problem of virtue from the problem of lack of control. Certain countries — France, for example — drink more alcohol but have fewer problems. This is partly due to the predominance of wine, which has less of a stun-gun effect on behavior, but also because drinking isn’t connected to virtue or nonvirtue. It is a practical problem. Drinking has to be strictly self-controlled the moment it negatively affects our character and behavior. 


Americans are drinking more tequila than ever before.
Tequila sales doubled in the US in the last 10 years, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the US, reports Bloomberg.
While in 2005, Americans were spending just less than $1.2 billion a year on tequila, in 2015 the figure had skyrocketed to $2.3 billion
This isn't a simply a matter of people paying more. There is simply more tequila being consumed in the US than just a few years prior, with Americans drinking twice as much tequila by volume in 2015, compared to 2002.

BoHenry's serves a wide variety of quality tequila, including Don Julio.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016


Just before midnight.

Super-cool patrons from Carp to Goleta.

Great vibe.

Word is getting out:  BoHenry's is the coolest, friendliest, safest saloon in SB.

Sunday, January 10, 2016


11:33 pm

But more important, a very cool, ultra-friendly crowd from Montecito & Summerland as well as the various neighborhoods of SB.

Thank you, staff.

Thank you, patrons.

You are putting BoHenry's on the map as we venture into our third year!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Noozhawk on BoHenry's

BoHenry’s Cocktail Lounge

BoHenry’s is more like The Regal Beagle than your grand pappy’s back-alley bar, but it has a story or two to tell. 

Just ask the bar manager about the owner’s parent’s legendary past. 

Disney-inspired and secret society paintings created by the owner and his father, “Papa Duke,” line the walls of this Westside Santa Barbara bar (formerly Palmieri’s) that tell pieces of the family history.

The menu written on chalkboard-painted cabinet doors is worth a look as well, with off-the-wall listings like $1 Unicorn Poo and Pickle Back shots.

There’s no shortage of deals in this den with a slice of pizza and pint for $7, happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. daily, and a plastic Budweiser beer pitcher-parting gift if you spend more than $10.

Located at 1431 San Andres St., BoHenry’s hours of operation are 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursdays, 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday through Saturday and 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. Sundays.