The Afro-Punk festival at Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene, Brooklyn is in its 10th year. The decade mark brings with it an air of legitimacy and staying power that usually signals the inevitable corporatization of most music festivals. At this point, you might expect to see million dollar headli ... More >>
If you like going to concerts and aren't checking our Concert Calendar on the reg, what are you even doing? We update it daily! Here are the 10 best concerts in NYC this weekend. (Go to 4Knots!)
The weather Saturday is going to be gorgeous -- high in the low 80s and sunny -- and we can't wait to see all of you out at the South Street Seaport, where we'll be hanging with our good friends Dinosaur Jr., Mac DeMarco, Those Darlins, Speedy Ortiz, Radkey and many, many more. If you've not been do ... More >>
Spending President's Day combing through the internet for something to do to no avail? Sleep in a little longer and enjoy the day off -- we've already found everything you're going to want to do this week, and we've rounded it up right here.
Tonight marks the biggest bar night of the year, and what better way to celebrate then by posting up for some cheap drinks. Since you'll be catching up with friends -- or perhaps trying to make new ones -- here's a look at a few places bound to be dishing out bar specials for your amusing pleasure.
Nice of daylight savings to give us that extra hour in the morning and all, but if you aren't excited about nighttime creeping up on us just a bit earlier, take solace in a sweet drink deal. After all, no matter what the clock says, happy hour is always a nice escape.
Still freaking out about your costume choice for Halloween? Why not try on a cheap drink deal?
The only thing scarier than going to a haunted house this October is watching the price of pints rise. Fortunately, we've found a few places where the art of affordable drinking is still practiced.
If you're shellshocked about having to put away the white shoes, a cheap drink is probably necessary. Here are a few places that'll keep some green in your pocket no matter what fashion statement you're making:
School is just around the corner--are you saving up for supplies? That's as good an excuse as any to drink cheaply at one of this city's happy hours. Here are three we'd hit this week.
Why it seems like only yesterday we were all basking in the glorious rays of the sun on a badass ship down at the South Street Seaport, sucking down Bud Light Limes and hot dogs from Los Perros Locos at this year's EXTREMELY SUPER HAPPY FUN 4Knots Music Festival. Oh, how we wish we had something to ... More >>
Remember when Lana Del Rey was controversial? If you're fortunate enough to have missed the back-and-forth that bitterly split the Internet toward the end of 2011 and beginning of 2012, the argument went something like this: Her dour Lolita shtick was phony, her music was caked in retrograde artifi ... More >>
Data startup Locu confirmed a long-standing hypothesis: Hipsters love Pabst Blue Ribbon, which until now was only thought to be a favored cheap brew. The menu management company analyzed data from more than one million venues and found which neighborhoods in San Francisco and New York City serve the ... More >>
Anheuser-Busch was accused of watering down its beers and misrepresenting the alcohol content in Budweiser, Bud Ice, Bud Light Lime, Natural Ice and other lines. But after class-action lawsuits were filed in federal court, NPR commissioned a lab to test several samples. The lab found that while the ... More >>
Growing up, my grandfather had an above-ground pool annotated by the sign "Welcome to our Ool. Notice there is no 'P' in it. Please keep it that way." Grandpa loved that pool and I remember lots of good times in it, none of which involved me relieving myself (for fear of triggering the mythical dye ... More >>
Because of its extremely convenient location right off of Union Square, Revival is the perfect meet-up spot for happy hour drinks.
We are adidas' friends. You'll never be shoeless again. Right now in a record store (probably in Seattle or maybe in Austin), two people are flipping through used vinyl and talking about music. Inevitably, one of them will turn to the other, pick up a record and accuse that musician or band o ... More >>
Where am I? Blind Tiger? Rattle N Hum? D.b.a.? (Click on image to enlarge.) It wasn't that long ago that if you wanted to get a six-pack (I'm talking beer, not abs) around Union Square, you had to make do with Bud Lite or Colt 45 in cans. Then the beer revolution occurred, and suddenly every bodeg ... More >>
Diageo has announced that it's relocating the production of Red Stripe beer from Jamaica to the U.S., but only for U.S. consumption. Red Stripe distributed in Jamaica, Brazil, Canada, and Europe will continue to be made on the Caribbean island. [Mutineer] Familia Camarena Tequila has gotten ... More >>
Recently I was at a bar with a friend and, as slightly embarrassing as it is to admit, we ran up the tab to about $150 rather quickly! (Including food, though.) For normal people, that is more than you want to spend on a weeknight. But for the ballers partying at a place called "Tryst" in Las Vegas ... More >>
Photos by Steven ThrasherIt was quiet and foggy at Ground Zero this morning -- the first New York had woken up to knowing Osama Bin Laden was dead -- but not entirely silent. By 5:30 a.m., the impromptu all night party was still going on in pockets, most noticeably in front of the 9/11 Memori ... More >>
Barry Yanowitz/FlickrWith the beginning of spring comes the announcement of summertime music festivals, and we have one of our very own: This July 16, the Village Voice will throw the inaugural 4Knots Music Festival on the South Street Seaport. Named after the speed at which the East River, w ... More >>
AdAge has a fascinating little piece on what TV shows you watch and how that relates to the brands you like, based on information from "psychographic" (eek) "ad targeter" Mindset Media. The data was self-reported by about 25,000 TV viewers across 70-plus shows, most of which ended up attract ... More >>
The New York Times has offered up a rather fascinating exploration of what commuters drink while traveling on New York's various booze-serving transport options. And while we can only assume these stats on the $9 million bar car industry pertain to the commute home and not to work, we won't j ... More >>
Get your rocks on.Champagne sales appear to be on the rebound following the slump of 2009. But that doesn't mean Moët & Chandon can just sit back on its laurels, hoping that people will continue to drink more bubbly. The company recently launched Moët Ice Impérial, a Champagne meant to be ... More >>
The Mets take on the St. Louis Cardinals
An intern from the New York Post, not yet 21-years-old, was sent on a reporting mission to 30 alcohol-serving establishments across Manhattan, finding that 57% would provide him with drinks illegally. Some never checked his ID, which clearly read "UNDER 21 UNTIL," and others just didn't care. ... More >>
Gary Vaynerchuk designed Virgin America's new in-flight wine program, and his Wine Library TV show is slated to be aired during flights. In addition, an in-flight wine tasting with the online wine personality is planned for the summer in First Class. [PR Newswire] White dog, or unaged whiske ... More >>
Somebody stop me now because my worst nightmare has come true. The other night, I found myself fully conscious and in charge of my actions, yet actually playing a game of Beer Pong at a local gay bar! I always thought this was the trap door to rock bottom--that surely someone who went to an ... More >>
The joys of haggis at a new West Village gastropub
Following in the footsteps of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, Zagat has launched its own wine club in collaboration with Direct Wines. The Zagat Wine Club will deliver a new specially selected mixed case every three months. [Zagat] With wineries being hit just as ... More >>
"Even Danzig believes in a higher force." Elisa AmbrogioFor the past ten years, Ben Chasny has been recording under the moniker Six Organs of Admittance. His first self-released recordings, put to tape in his birthplace in the California Redwoods, were homespun abstractions that paid equal h ... More >>
It appears President Obama has avoided controversy by allowing his guests at the Henry Louis Gates-Sergeant James Crowley summit to have whatever beer they want -- Gates is said to like Red Stripe, Crowley Blue Moon -- while Obama, mindful of America's preference for the mediocre, will drink ... More >>
After a celebrated reprieve, then an ominously long wait for resumption of operations, the Holland Bar has begun serving customers again. The Times says they started pouring last night. The place is still a mess, and "the cash register was perched on several cases of Bud Light," but it's open. "Gent ... More >>
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