Free Drinks for Leap Year, Wine Pairing and Good Spirits

This week is Leap Year and there are a ton of places to be drinking at in NYC this week.

Where to Drink for Leap Year

Leap Year Birthday Bash

Monday, February 29th is a day that only come around once every 4 years, so SideBar is hosting “The Ultimate Leap Year Birthday Party,” a children’s-themed, adult birthday bash featuring face painting, balloon animals and – most important – free drinks from 7 p.m. until midnight for anyone who is celebrating a birthday this Leap Day, plus $5 shots all night for all. If you have questions like how rare is my birthday? Discover now!

Wine and Dine

Head to Obicà Flatiron on Monday, February 29th for a special wine pairing dinner highlighting the Ronchi di Cialla Family Winery, led by Ivan Rapuzzi whose parents founded the winery in 1970. The specially curated dinner will feature dishes including a Salumi board, Pici pasta with porcini mushroom and slow-brasised beef, all perfectly paired from selections from the winery. Tickets are $140, and more info is available here.

On Tuesday, March 1st, Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen hosts “Une Soirée Beaujoloise” featuring the wines of Lapierre, Foillard and Cadette. A family-style dinner will be served along with delicious wines, including several vintages of the flagship wines from both Lapierre and Foillard along with some other exciting pours. Tickets are $125, available here.

Fancy some Sake? 1 or 8 in Williamsburg known for its incredible Japanese “free-style” cuisine is offering a four-course Tasting Menu with Sake pairings.  Dishes like Wild Boar Hoba Yaki and Blue Cheese Mousse will be expertly paired with Sake by Tenryo Shuzo & Miwa Shuzo. Tickets are $85 via reservation only by calling the restaurant, available here.

Claudette also gets into the wine and dine spirit on Tuesday, with their “Black Winter Truffle” dinner. Guests will savor six truffle-centric dishes – including barley risotto, Sasso Chicken Demi Dueil and black truffle brie, along with a fine wine paired with each. Tickets are $245, available here.

New Cheap Drinks Alert

Totally tubular dude! The Grayson is launching their new weekly 80’s themed party that will run every Thursday night with $3 Jell-O Shots, $8 Boiler Makers and $20 Swedish Fishbowls all night with a DJ spinning your favorite 80’s classics from Michael Jackson, Culture Club, Madonna and more! No cover or guest list, more info available here.

In Good Spirits

The Good Spirits tasting event is back for it’s seventh year, and there are even more things to drinks! The event – taking place on Thursday, March 3rd at la.venue – will feature the best chefs and mixologists in the city, featuring venues and brands including Anfora, Catskill Provisions, Monument Lane, Owl’s Brew, RedFarm, The Wren, Wassail and many more. Tickets start at $60, available here.

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