Maybe you’re like us, and buying booze is a last-minute errand you do an hour before your party, between cleaning the apartment and showering. Why not let the experts take over? Brooklyn wine shop Tipsy can choose wine and spirits for your corporate event, wedding, or dinner party. They also host private wine or spirit tastings, with themes like Women Winemakers and One Bourbon, One Whiskey, One Rye, and will even choose snacks that pair nicely with your selection.
Fri June 6, 2014
Expect Broken Land’s back garden to be packed with more than praying mantises this Friday at its one-year anniversary party. Photo: Broken Land
It’s been one year since Broken Land opened its doors for business, and in that time, they’ve not only earned their place as a staple watering hole in Greenpoint, but they’ve also landed on our list of best outdoor bars for Killer Cocktails. You think finding a spot at the bar is tough on any given Friday at this joint, just wait until this Friday during their one-year anniversary party. Not only will you enjoy the usual fun of hanging out with praying mantises in the backyard–yes, there are praying mantises in the backyard–sipping on “Ryan’s Mom’s Margaritas” and piña coladas, you’ll also be treated to free cans of Modelo and whiskey shots until the bar runs out. (Ouch! Saturday morning’s gonna hurt.) DJ Dan Irons spins punk and rock ‘n’ roll while you get stupid drunk and overtip your amazing bartenders. RSVP here, or just show up.
Wed August 7, 2013
Sip a seasonal cocktail and get some sand between your toes at Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s pool party this Wednesday. Photo: Etienne Frossard
If you’ve enjoyed the variety of free events at Brooklyn Bridge Park this summer, from early morning yoga to Books Beneath the Bridge, perhaps you’re looking for a fun way to support the programming that keeps you entertained and out of the apartment. This Wednesday, Aug. 7, the park’s young professionals group, the Conservancy Currents, is hosting a poolside shindig at the pop-up pool to benefit the slew of free public programming at the park. Admission is $25 in advance (buy tickets here) or $30 at the door, which gets you two drinks—choose from Lizzmonade’s fruit-infused sangria or shandies—and poolside snacks, including barbecue pulled pork sliders and chicken and mushroom quesadillas. Sharpen your competitive edge with a match or two of corn hole or bocce in the sandy “beach” near the pool.