Lit City Trax is a New York-based record label that happens to throw some of the city's best parties. Founded in 2011 by Jamie Imanian-Friedman, also known as performer J-CUSH, the label puts out a steady stream of artists pushing past the edges of dance music. DJ Rashad, who tragically passed away ... More >>
Last Sunday, 12 New York City bartenders competed under brights lights and before a large crowd of cheering fans for the chance to represent New York in the National USBG Legacy Cocktail Showcase in Miami on February 18 (and the winner of that contest will be the United States rep in the Global Show ... More >>
Several years ago, Joe Santos and Emil Jattne decided to leave their corporate careers behind to open up their own craft distillery. Formerly brand directors for Bacardi, both men had extensive experience in the industrial booze world. But when it came to crafting the libations by hand, they started ... More >>
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum! Tomorrow is National Rum Day, a holiday at least as important as Arbor Day, and we are here to help you celebrate. But first, a quick history lesson.
In full grips of the dry desert heat, the fine art of day drinking at Coachella becomes a game of survival of the fittest. Sweltering temperatures in the high 90s aren't necessarily ideal conditions to bombard your liver with alcohol. And unless you've been used to trekking through sand in the Middl ... More >>
They may not have the same handsome waistcoats or knowledge of hard shake theory as their human counterparts, but robot bartenders can make up for what they lack in style with, hmm, with a digital design system that "monitors alcohol consumption and blood alcohol levels by inputting basic physical d ... More >>
When we recently shared our 10 Best Dive Bars, including classics like Sophie's and the Times Square hole Jimmy's Corner, we also asked readers to nominate their own choices, via hashtag #vvdivebars and comments. Dive bars are personal -- every neighborhood has a great one, and every New Yorker has ... More >>
Check out our slideshow from the party. Fool's Gold Day Off: French Montana, Danny Brown, Brothers Macklovitch, Just Blaze, Flosstradamus, Flatbush Zombies, Nick Catchdubs, Ricky Blaze, Party Supplies, #BEEN #TRILL, Telephoned, and more City Winery Monday, September 3 Better than: Rain. Last yea ... More >>
Straight from the "please stop talking, you stupid jackass" files, we bring you Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, who said over the weekend -- and we quote -- "If it's legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." Akin is talking about a rape victim's miraculous abil ... More >>
Tribeca restaurant Marc Forgione will serve a Tiki-inspired Scorpion Bowl developed by sommelier Matthew Conway and bar manager Cary Goldberg.
The drink: Fresh Strawberry Mojito The bar: Gizzi's The price: $12 The ingredients: Bacardi white rum, fresh lime juice, granulated cane sugar, fresh mint springs, club soda, strawberries
Kid Cudi is everywhere
The first clue that Prospect Heights bar Way Station isn't your average drinking den is the giant blue TARDIS (the time-and-space traveling machine from the BBC's Doctor Who television series) sitting there as soon as you open the front door. Also present: custom steampunk devices, Victorian ... More >>
Bacardi "Like It Live" With Kid Cudi Terminal 5 Monday, June 13 Better than: Sleeping. Just kidding! The thought behind Bacardi's "Like It Live" marketing campaign is simple: if people "like" something on Facebook, they must love it in real life. So as soon as you put a bunch of "like"-able thing ... More >>
Corey Kilgannon is outdoing himself over at the New York Times City Room blog! Yesterday, he wrote of a real-life hobo he discovered roaming about Central Park, a cowboy-faced "ramblin' man" named Larry, lookin' "to hop a train outta here." Today we get the tale of two creative cousins from W ... More >>
The Emerson, on a recent night.Clinton Hill's bar scene has been heating up lately with Fulton Grand, which opened at its namesake intersection this past summer, and the forthcoming Hanson Dry, a cocktail bar that was supposed to open this past weekend, but was still dark and papered over on ... More >>
Mikey AyersiPhone paparazzi Miranda Lambert Terminal 5 Wednesday, September 29 Better than: a sixpack of Miller after gettin' that first buck of the season Of all things to prop up a mike stand, a simulated shotgun works pretty well, as country music's current queen Miranda Lambert showed off du ... More >>
Chantal MartineauBuka gets booze. It may be positioning itself as "the most authentic Nigerian restaurant" in the city, or so say the business cards, but Buka in Clinton Hill actually has more of a Brooklyn bar feel. Instead of your usual African restaurant accoutrements -- masks, colorful p ... More >>
Several states with tight control on liquor sales, such as Virginia, Vermont, and Mississippi, are considering a change in legislation that would privatize the distribution of alcohol, either by auctioning licenses to private companies or selling distribution centers. [Wall Street Journal] ... More >>
Last year's Stupid Party in Crown Heights. All photos by Rebecca Smeyne.We're closing up shop early today, and getting a head start on the New Year by doing snow angels outside for a while. Last minute guidance on your own New Year's Eve plans can be found here and here. In the meantime, plea ... More >>
A Painkiller Tiki cocktails, when made with freshly squeezed juices, homemade syrups, and quality rums, are completely delicious--complex, stiff, and flavorful. But, with the exception of the now-closed bar at Elettaria, these classic cocktails, most invented in the '30s and '40s, have been n ... More >>
Just about fell off the couch last night, when parked in a post-Siren stupor I heard Matt & Kim's "Good Ol' Fashioned Nightmare" wafting from the TV. But there it was--the stadium-bleacher foot-stomp, Matt's soaring Ahhhhhhhhhhs, the joyous piano tinkling--scoring a 30-second spot for the upcoming ... More >>
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