Boozing for country pride and charity. It’s the American way.
Besides that rower’s giant boner and other chiseled Olympian body parts, is anyone actually paying attention to London 2012? It’s about superior athleticism and country pride, you guys. If you need help getting your mind out of the locker room, here’s a reason to elevate the Olympic spirit for Team USA. On Sunday, our friends at Full Circle Bar in Williamsburg are throwing a Closing Ceremony party where partrons will drink a beer for every medal Team USA won, at special gold, silver and bronze prices, with all proceeds from the medal beers going to the Special Olympics. Team USA is currently ranked #1 with 82 medals. The more medals they win, the more beers to drink (and money raised for an important charity)! (more…)
Down some Tecate and free tequila at Papacito's. Photo by Flickr user EmilyRaw
Cinco de Mayo may be the one day a year you don’t hesitate before accepting that round of tequila shots, and it’s also, thanks to generous drink specials, the one day a year where tequila shots won’t drain your budget down to a few pesos. Brooklyn is bringing the fiesta in full force, with food discounts and freebies, extended happy hours, and even pottery specials, raging from 11am until the wee hours of the morning. You better stock up on your major tolerance to enjoy all the deals awaiting you to help celebrate the minor Mexican civic holiday. (more…)
Sure, football is underway this weekend, but the real big game in town is for the nerds: The Brooklyn Book Festival, Sunday’s bibliophiliac, star-studded fete of novelists, humorists, journalists and all things printed and bound. In the spirit of the free fest, join us at The Great Brokelyn Book Swap, a free event that can actually help you read new releases by those authors. Not sure what we mean? Here’s a handy guide of Dos and Don’ts so we’re not swapping 200 books about tattooed Swedish girls. (more…)
Today’s the day we show Mexico our love… by throwing back tequila shots and Margaritas. Brooklyn does Mexican pretty well year-round, but tonight we come out in force with drink specials, cheap food and the odd assortment of Mexican-themed events. Here’s what’s going on:
The Bell House
Tickets for the annual Guactacular are all gone, but you can still show up to the free after party for free Sauza shots, DJs and more. 10 p.m. 149 7th St., Gowanus, 718-643-6510. (more…)
Y’all had brilliant suggestions for curly haircuts, so here’s another query, from cable-less reader Andrew, for the collective Brokelyn brain trust:
Do you know if there’s any place—a bar?—in Brooklyn that has Mad Men “viewing parties,” AKA, has a TV that shows Mad Men? I don’t have cable, but I want to get into this show, which at this point appears to be the only worthwhile show on TV. I know I can probably watch old episodes online . . . but that’s not as fun. HELP!
Any ideas for Andrew, folks? Bonus for bars with show-appropriate drink specials (an old-fashioned is very Don Draper and a vodka gimlet very Betty, according to The Times).