Twice as Nice Comedy @ Barnes OSO Tuesday 15th July: The Thinking Drinkers Guide to Alcohol (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)

Old Sorting Office, 49 Station Road, Barnes Green, SW13 0LF


Alcohol: One minute a soul mate, the next a psychopath; it can be both creative muse and pesky mischief-maker. Slide onto the bar stool of discovery and enjoy several free drinks as the Thinking Drinkers explore the liquid lives of history’s most extraordinary elbow-benders. Alexander the Great, Humphrey Bogart, Dorothy Parker, Andre the Giant and Jesus Christ star in this brand new show from award-winning drinks experts whose Guide to Alcohol has sold out at the Fringe and at London’s Soho Theatre since 2011. ‘Terrific’ **** (Scotsman). ‘Brilliant’ **** (Skinny).

Entry: £8 Online (£10 on door)

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Doors 7.30pm Show 8.00pm

Twitter: @thinkingdrinks @twicenicecomedy

Nearest Tube : Hammersmith; Train: Barnes


The Thinking Drinkers are award-winning drinks writers Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham.

Ben McFarland is the triple-crowned winner of “British Beer Writer of the Year” – the first as the youngest ever recipient and the current holder 2011-12. He is also the author of World’s Best Beers: 1000 Unmissable Brews from Portland to Prague.

Tom Sandham is former editor of leading industry spirits and cocktail magazine CLASS. He launched the Top 50 Bars of the World and House Tonic, the discerning drinking magazine for the Soho House Group. He is also the author of the award-winning World’s Best Cocktails.

Having met in their 20s whilst working on a leading pub magazine, Ben & Tom left for America where they co-wrote the award-winning Good Beer Guide West Coast USA.

They currently write about drink for Jamie Oliver’s ‘Jamie Magazine’ and regularly contribute to an array of international newspapers and magazines including the Spectator, Esquire, Shortlist, Times, Guardian, Time Out London, Conde Nast Traveller, Daily Telegraph, Imbibe Magazine and the Independent. They both regularly appear on television and radio as leading drinks experts.

Ben & Tom host an eclectic range of irreverent tastings for those thirsty to learn more and also run targeted training sessions for leading bar groups and pub companies.

Together they have also written and performed “The Thinking Drinker’s Guide to Alcohol”, a unique comedic drinking show that debuted at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe. Following sell-out shows and excellent reviews, it returned to Edinburgh in 2012 and transferred to the Soho Theatre in London’s West End. It also been performed at the Cheltenham Literature Festival and Taste of London.

The Thinking Drinkers have also been instrumental in launching Hobo Beer, quality craft beer in a can, and are also behind the award-winning collaborative brew Boilermaker with Brains.

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