Is it ever not music festival season? Obviously summer has a pretty good claim to the title, but it’s not like you can’t get a whole bunch of people together for music when it’s cold. Or moderately warm. A little harder than usual, but still doable. The proof? This week is the third straight year of the Brain Cave music festival, a Brooklyn-centered festival that shows off the borough’s unknown musical talents over a four day period. Plus it shows off free beer! (more…)
Hank’s Saloon is becoming more of an incongruous sight in the area around the
LIBOR Barclays Center every day. Where bars that want Netsbucks opt for bright and welcoming aesthetic, Hank’s still has painted flames and a dark interior. Which doesn’t send people streaming in the door, if their first plea for help, in the form of a pledge drive was any indication. And now, like the family member who keeps coughing dramatically and telling you this is the end, Hanks is again making noises about this being the end. But, at least you’ll be able to be in a music video and drink free beers. (more…)
What’s better than drinking for free? Sex? Depends. A transcendent live music experience. Eh, take it or leave it. But opportunities to drink for nothing don’t just fall out of the trees. One did fall into our email box though. Williamsburg’s The Woods just got a new, possibly stuffed, possibly alive, fox, and they’re giving away a $500 bar tab to the person who can give it the best name. However, there’s a catch: you can only drink that $500 away during their weekday happy hours from 4-10. And you have less than a month to get through your tab. (more…)
1. Get thrizzled at Book Court by author Michael Kupperman’s stories of Einstein and Mark Twain solving mysteries (Monday)
2. Hampshire College hosts their alumni (including Eugene Mirman) at Union Hall in a display of how much better their college is than your college (Monday)
3. Find out if it goes to 11, at Videology (Monday)
You may have heard the recent news that Maker’s Mark decided to respond to their bourbon’s increased popularity by watering it down. Luckily, some very angry Facebook comments led the company to rethink this perversion, so they’re sticking with full 90 proof alcohol. And to celebrate, Therapy Wine Bar (364 Lewis Ave) in Bed Stuy will be giving away free beer with every whiskey purchase all day. (more…)
Health insurance or no health insurance, going to the doctor is never fun. And with all the weird pupil-poking devices, burning lights and the shame of not being able to read anything on the eye chart under that giant E, a visit to the eye doctor’s office is perhaps the most miserable of all. But a Park Slope optometrist has figured out a way to lessen all that ophthalmoscopic awfulness; he’s giving out FREE BOOZE to patients before visits. (more…)
As yet another movie theatre in what is becoming a neighborhood just bursting with them, Williamsburg Cinemas had to do something to make themselves stand out. Drinking in the theatre, small-run indie flicks and the cheap and bizarre were already taken, so what’s an essentially normal multiplex supposed to do? Getting Full Circle Bar to offer a free beer in exchange for a ticket stub should certainly put butts in the seats. (more…)
Aspiring Brooklyn comedian: do you like to drink? Of course you do. You’re a comedian. But, man cannot live on alcohol alone, not that we haven’t tried. So if you’re stuck trying to choose between paying rent and buying beer, we suggest taking a page out of Nick and Jack Packard’s book and wowing a beer company with your talent and alcoholism. (more…)
Our friends at Full Circle Bar have no shortage of fun, free events going on, not the least of which is their BrewSkee-Ball league, aka the country’s best respite for skee-ball addicts who also enjoy to drink a beer or two. The latest season … ahem, skeeson … is kicking off on Monday. So not only does the opening party include a free open bar of Genny Cream, Genny Light and Genesee Beer Tall Boys, if you sign up for a league you also get a coupo… brewpon good for eight beers; and on top of that, the funniest flannel wins free registration. We’re suckers for a good skeeball deal, so we’ve got a registration to give away of our own too; find out how to enter below! (more…)
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