In a city like New York, there’s so much to see, so much to do, and never enough time. Hit up your crew and get your drink on at this booze-filled hotspots.
Wednesday, August 16th – National Rum Day
Use this “holiday” as a reason to escape the concrete jungle on a weekday. Visit the following establishments for rum-filled cocktails and #VacationVibes.
Envision yourself in Thailand with the Classic Daiquiri at Pig & Khao – with Don Papa rum, lime juice and simple syrup (no garnish needed); Complement the ‘tail with Filipino-Thai-accented Asian fare in the modern, yet modish digs with a back patio.
Transport to the west coast with the Berry East at Pizza Beach – with rum, local strawberries, and fresh lime; Pair with wood-fired pies and veggie plates in the breezy, space.
Chill with the Scorpion King at Kings Co Imperial – with light and dark rum, pineapple and orange juice, house made grenadine and a pinch of nutmeg, served in a scorpion bowl; Match with modern Chinese dishes made with local ingredients including some from its own garden which feature the seasonal tiki bar, Jane’s Taboo.
Wednesday, August 16th
The Mega Mule Ice Cream Float at PHD Terrace
PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown re-introduced its ‘Insta-famous’ 10lb MOSCOW (MEGA) MULE – with lots of ice cream this time around. The swanky penthouse lounge teamed up with Owen’s Mixers and Sprinkles to welcome the Mega Mule Ice Cream Float. The ice cream float is the original 164 oz. Mega Mule with a tasty combination of vodka, Owen’s Mixers, and Sprinkles coconut ice cream.
210 W. 55th St, 646-756-2044, www.phdterrace.com/home/, @phdterraceny
Free Garden Variety Margaritas at Wild Son
Breaking News: Meatpacking’s Wild Son now has a full liquor license. Come in during dinner service – starting at 6:00 PM – for a one-time-only, free Garden Variety Margarita made with classic tequila, fresh ginger and kale juice, lime, agave nectar and smoked chili salt. This cocktail is in demand from owners, Robert Ceraso and Jason Mendenhall’s, East Village hotspot, The Wayland. Enjoy it now on the west side. Be sure to check out the lengthy list of libations served day and night.
53 Little West 12th St, 212-727-7900, www.thewildsonnyc.com, @thewildsonnyc
Ethyl’s Alcohol & Food Honors The King
Party like The King in honor of the 40th Anniversary of Elvis Presley’s untimely passing. Festivities begin at 8:00 PM and include an Elvis impersonator, tunes from DJ LaLa Linda and go-go girl Dandy Dillinger lighting up the floor. Eat The Elvis Burger (priced at $8.77), a quarter-pound patty, topped with sharp cheddar, bacon and Tennessee whiskey maple PB&B sauce. Drink: The Fun in Acapulco with Espolon Reposado Tequila, Appleton Rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, grapefruit juice, agave and a pineapple wedge.
1629 2nd Ave, 212-300-4132, www.ethylsnyc.com, @ethylsalcoholnyc
Saturday, August 19th
7th Annual Hamptons Poker Challenge at The Southampton Social Club
Play cards for a cause – Arrive at 5:00 PM for cocktails and light bites. Watch the first card fly at 5:30 PM. Test your skill for a chance to win great prizes like major poker tournament buy-ins, free airfare, Knicks tickets and more. Hang out at the trendy Social Club until the tournament wraps. Stick around after for some Saturday night action.
Poker entry including open bar and food is priced at $250; Cocktail tickets – open bar and food only – are $125; Table of ten poker tickets cost $2,000. Tickets can be purchased here – All proceeds go to East Harlem Tutorial Program.
256 Elm St, Southampton, 631-287-1400, www.southamptonsocialclub.com
Sunday, August 20th
Mezcal Night at Salvation Taco
Delve deeper into the world of mezcal at Mezcal Night. Taste over fifty expressions and chat with agave experts from top brands like Mezcales de Leyenda, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal and more. Participate in up to three seminars covering themes like food pairing and sustainability.
Check out an original photo gallery by mixologist Jorsand Diaz (Cosme, ATLA) from his travels in Mexico, alongside video footage from Omari Wheat’s upcoming documentary titled Mezcal: El Espiritu de Nuestra. After the three-hour tasting – which runs from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM – enjoy happy hour cocktails and bites (for another three hours) at the bar.
Tickets are available here – All proceeds go to El Rosario A.C. Library in Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca, Mexico.
145 E. 39th St, 212-865-5800, www.salvationtaco.com, @salvationtaco
Profundo Pool Club at Ravel Hotel
Meet NYC’s newest pool club & bar – Atop the Ravel Hotel, Profundo Pool Club provides a full day of unobstructed sunlight with unparalleled city views to visitors. The 50 ft. x 20-foot pool is surrounded by Bali-inspired daybeds and cabanas, and music by guest DJs.
Powered by the people of Hotel Chantelle, Penthouse, 08 and The Regal, this massive new outdoor space also includes a wide variety of refreshing cuisine led by Executive Chef Seth Levine – Food offerings like sushi, crudo, and an oyster bar, and craft cocktails, various beers on tap, white wine, rosé and more.
8-08 Queens Plaza South, 3th Fl, Long Island City, 718-289-6118, www.profundopoolclub.com, @profundopool
Happy Hour at Camperdown Elm
Three-month-old Camperdown Elm serves up approachable seasonal New American fare by Chef Brad Willits (Agern, Lupulo, Aldea) in the former Thistle Hill Tavern space in South Slope. Now the casual, yet lively neighborhood restaurant offers happy hour – Monday through Friday from 5:00PM to 6:30PM – at the hand-built bar and outdoor patio. Choose from $5 draft beers, $7 select wines and $8 seasonal daiquiris. Sit back and relax.
441 7th Ave. at 15th St, 347-294-4786, www.camperdownelm.com, @camperdownelmnyc
Weekday Brunch at Randolph Williamsburg
This go-to gastropub with graffitied walls now offers a specialized brunch menu from 11:00AM to 5:00PM, every Tuesday through Thursday. Indulge in lunch-size portions of fan favorites such as Warm Doughnuts and the “Big Ass” Pretzel, and new additions like the Scrambled Eggies Bowl with avocado, mushroom, tomato and kale. Thirsty?
Pour your own brew at the Beer ATM, which highlights a rotating line-up of 24 craft beers. Welcome to weekday brunching.
104 South 4th St, 646-383-3623, www.randolphbeer.com, @randolphbeer
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