08/10/16 12:11pm
A boat, a beat, some beers and you. Say goodbye to summer with Get Summered's Fantastic Voyage cruise in September.

A boat, a beat, some beers and you. Say goodbye to summer with Get Summered’s Fantastic Voyage cruise in September.

Good news everyone! It turns out summer is actually not going to end this year. I talked with Sam Champion and Neil deGrasse Tyson, they conferred with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Katie Ledecky, JJ Abrams and Jacob deGrom, who ran the idea by the Obamas (Michelle, Barack and Malia) and Beyoncé , and they all agreed that it just ain’t right to give up our summer so soon just because the calendar will turn to September, so, fuck it, let’s keep this party going.

This is a relief because we’ve got many more beach days and summer adventures ahead of us, and not enough time to do it. One of those adventures involves our friends at Get Summered, the DJ crew who’s been bringing the party to the Riis Park Beach Bazaar all summer (and sharing their tips on how to make your own hater-proof playlist). Though we all agreed that summer isn’t going to end this year, they’re sending off the “official” calendar summer with a big-ass Fantastic Voyage boat party on Sept. 10!

The four-hour cruise features an open bar, a “floating mall” with food and vendors and, of course, hot tunes to sear in the memories of another NYC summer as you sail by the Statue of Liberty. Tickets for all this cost just $50, but Brokelyn has a pair of tickets to giveaway! Find out how to enter below.  (more…)

08/09/16 4:37pm
Try out the taps at Budin, one of the more than 30 bars in the Brokelyn Beer Book this year.

Try out the taps at Budin, one of the more than 30 bars in the Brokelyn Beer Book this year.

If you’ve been spending this whole hot, humid, thirst-inducing summer paying full price for drinks, you’re definitely doing it wrong. And look, we know everyone definitely needs a drink this summer, because the temperature keeps hanging out in the 90s like it’s wearing Hammer pants while watching Fresh Prince reruns, and this election cycle seems like a daily invitation to be drunk at every moment of the day.

The good news is, our final batch of Brokelyn Beer Books for 2016 are now on sale! We held a few dozen held in reserve and now we’re releasing them to the public. Just $30 gets you more than 30 beers at more than 30 bars across Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Bushwick and Bed-Stuy! Order yours here now before they’re gone for good(more…)

07/12/16 1:00pm
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Out in the Streets brings rock n roll crowds to a bucolic setting in Ridgewood.

Summer festival season is in full swing and we’re pretty much spoiled this year, as we always are when it comes to music (sorry, mid-sized cities everywhere). We’ve had a bunch of festivals big and small pull through town already and this weekend we’re getting another one that’s one of the chillest, locally grown outdoor fests around.

Out in the Streets fest this weekend takes place on two acres of park land in Ridgewood, with a spectacular view of Manhattan, lush gardens, a bonfire pit, historic sites and a lineup of some of our favorite bands from Brooklyn and beyond: The So So Glos, Frankie Rose, Beverly, Potty Mouth and many more! Two-day passes start at $38, but we’ve got two pairs of passes just for you! Find out how to enter below. (more…)

07/08/16 1:02pm
James Murphy and LCD Soundsystem will headline Sunday's festival. Via Facebook.

James Murphy and LCD Soundsystem will headline Sunday’s festival. Via Facebook.

Summer festival season is in full swing and we’re soaking up as many outdoor concerts as we can — without leaving the five boroughs, of course. And lucky for us, we don’t have to go far to experience one of the best festivals of the summer: NYC is about to be home to a major new festival: Panorama.

Goldenvoice, the folks behind Coachella, are bringing the first-ever Panorama festival to Randall’s Island July 22, 23 and 24 and it’s got one of the most stacked festival lineups we’ve ever seen: Headliners Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire and the freshly reunited LCD Soundsystem are backed up by Run the Jewels, Flatbush Zombies, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Alabama Shakes, The Julie Ruin, Broken Social Scene and a whole bunch more.

Tickets for three-day passes start at $319, and one-day passes at $99, but we’ve got the hookup for you: Brokelyn is giving away a pair of three-day VIP passes AND a pair of three-day general passes, just for you! Here’s how to enter. (more…)

06/28/16 4:49pm
Brokelyn and the NYC Beach Bus want you to never worry about getting to the beach again. Via Facebook.

Brokelyn and the NYC Beach Bus want you to never worry about getting to the beach again. Via Facebook.

On this Fourth of July weekend, we don’t have a European Union to declare independence from (and then immediately regret declaring independence from). But let us propose another thing to liberate yourself from: The tyranny of worrying how to get to the beach for the rest of the summer.

We will gladly help you in this revolution, because we’re giving away a season pass to the NYC Beach Bus! The bus is our favorite way to get to the the beaches in Rockaway, Jacob Riis Beach plus Fire Island and Robert Moses Beach. It’s easy to win: All you’ve got to do to enter is take an Instagram, which you’ll probably be doing this weekend anyway. (more…)

06/28/16 2:00pm
Tank god it's summer: Brokelyn's 🔥 🔥🔥 summer tank tops are now on sale!

Summer in the city just got sexier.

As you probably know by now, we here at Brokelyn are proud members of the varsity squad of Team Summer. Summer is the best part of life overall, but particularly here in Brooklyn, we get to live our best lives: Free movies, free concerts, biking everywhere we can, hopping on the subway or the Beach Bus to Rockaway, sipping a cool Brooklyn Summer Ale on a rooftop until we forget that any other part of the year exists.

This summer, we’ve distilled our excitement about the season into our very first line of Brokelyn summer tank tops, which are on sale right now! Show your summer loyalties with one of these, proudly made right here in Brooklyn.  (more…)

05/26/16 4:37pm
Beers, bus and beach go together perfectly. Via NYC Beach Bus Facebook.

Beers, bus and beach go together perfectly. Via NYC Beach Bus Facebook.

Beach season, aka the best time to be alive in the United States of America, is finally here again. Team Brokelyn frequently makes a case that New York City should be included in the pantheon of Great Beach Towns, thanks in no small part to the free beach parties that have popped up in recent years and the persistent success of blanket-side nutcracker delivery salesman. That’s also thanks to our wonderful, sometimes functional public transit that drops you off at any number of beach spots and can get you back for dinner in Manhattan by nightfall.

But the folks at NYC Beach Bus have made the trip to the beach even easier, quicker and more groovy for your summer weekends: starting this weekend, they’re back for another year, offering $15 roundtrips to Rockaway and Riis Park that come with free Sixpoint beer, which beats waiting anxiously underground for the A train to come. The NYC Beach bus is expanding its offerings even more this year with new beaches and a pickup spot in Manhattan. And we’ve got two pairs of passes to give to Brokelyn readers! (more…)

05/03/16 12:00pm
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A tasty brew at SingleCut Beersmiths awaits you with your new Queens Beer Book.

Beer drinkers of Queens, rejoice! The second annual Queens Beer Book, full of coupons for 31 beers at 31 different beer halls, breweries, restaurants and beer shops in Queens, is now on sale!

We’ve been doing our smash-hit Brooklyn Beer Books for years now and are coming back to Queens for a second year to embrace the burgeoning beer scene in our neighboring borough. The books cost just $30 and you can cash in each ticket for a beer at a carefully curated selection of bars in Astoria, Bayside, Forest Hills, Long Island City, Sunnyside, Ridgewood and Woodside. It’ll help you discover new bars and breweries in the area and motivate Queens drinkers to get out and try new brews outside of their normal repertoire — many of which are brewed right in Queens. Buy one now before they sell out! (more…)

02/02/16 3:19pm
The 2016 Beer Books are finally here!

The 2016 Beer Books are finally here!

There are lots of things to get excited for in the New Year: fresh resolutions; health insurance enrollment; the sweet satisfaction of abandoning that fitness goal. But come February, there’s something much sweeter to swallow: 30 free beers at 30 bars for only 30 bucks in the county of Kings. Today’s the day: the 2016 Brooklyn Beer Books are on sale! (more…)

07/01/15 3:42pm
What's better than one cocktail? Getting the second one free. Instagram photo via Jessica_de_m

What’s better than one cocktail? Getting the second one free. Instagram photo via Jessica_de_m

Hey! You! Yes you! The person who doesn’t have a cocktail in their hand right now! Why are you not carrying a cocktail in each hand? Yeah, we know you’re super busy tweeting funny jokes about peas in avacado, but this is more important. There are only a handful of Brooklyn Cocktail Books available. What do you mean you don’t know what we’re talking about? OK, we’re going to school you right now. 20 Brooklyn bars, 20 coupons for 2-for-1 cocktails, so that’s 40 cocktails! With you only paying for half of them. All for just $20 bucks.