If you’re living in Brooklyn and still chugging Budweiser and Evan Williams, you’re doing it wrong. We have the best bars, but did you know that we also have the best alcohol too? This week, Brooklyn’s first Drink Local Week is going to give you dozens more reasons not to leave the borough.
Whether you drink whiskey, wine, beer or cider, Drink Local Week has something for you. The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Taste NY and Explore Brooklyn have teamed up to bring you a week of deals on wineries, breweries, distilleries, and more throughout the county of Kings. You’ll try drinks made here in Brooklyn, and throughout New York State. Think of it as Restaurant Week, but for booze!
The week kicks off this Thursday (Oct. 20), and goes through Oct. 26, and spans all the way from Greenpoint down to Bay Ridge, and from Columbia Street all the way west to Bed Stuy. Check Explore Brooklyn’s handy map to see where all of the participating businesses are. You just might find your new local hang or weekend jaunt.
Most of the beer and liquor deals are buy-one-get-one 50 percent off, but there are many two-for-one deals too. Wine drinkers can enjoy 20 percent off bottles at several locations. You’ll also be eating well, as many participating venues have deals on food.
Here are some of Brokelyn’s picks:
The Noble Experiment NYC: 50 percent off daiquiris (Saturday Oct. 22 only).
Kings County Distillery: One half price ($5) moonshine punch cocktail at the Gatehouses @ Kings County Distillery with purchase of weekday tour ($14).
Pane e Vino: With a purchase of a meal, take 50 percent off NYS craft drinks/beverages.
Threes Brewing: On Friday, Teacher Appreciation Day, get $15 Beer pitchers, and $35 vodka tonic pitchers.
See the full list of venues here.
While you’re drinking your way through Brooklyn, don’t forget to use the official hashtag: #DrinkLocalBK, and don’t forget to tip your bartenders!