Monday, October 22
Sherryfest. Today starts Sherryfest, a week-long celebration of everything sherry. Union Square’s newest wine bar, Corkbuzz, offers the perfect excuse to day drink at a tasting and Q&A on Tuesday afternoon. For the more experienced, try a Spanish sherry and food pairing at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Find all of the sherry-addled events here.
Tuesday, October 23
Leadbelly Oyster Vodka Pairing. Lower East Side oyster bar the Leadbelly will create the perfect aphrodisiac: a one-night oyster and vodka pairing menu. Reserve a $45 meal of a dozen oysters paired with three flights of vodka. Arousal probably included.
6th Annual Taste of Red Hook. Make the trek to Red Hook to taste dishes from more than 40 Red Hook restaurants at the neighborhood’s new art space, the Intercourse.
Amor y Amargo’s Boozy Book Series. Every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the classy cocktail bar is holding a book series celebrating a different mixologist-turned-author. Cocktails tailored to the authors’ work will be served. This week, David Wondrich, of Imbibe!, will speak, sign books, and mix his own Improved Hollands Gin cocktail.
Wednesday, October 24
Omission Beer Tasting at Swine. Swine will offer a selection of the best gluten-free beer (it exists!) in honor of Celiac’s Awareness month (this exists, too!).
Friday, October 26
Whiskyfest. Head over to the New York Marriott Marquis for a two-day whiskey party. Tickets are pricy at $175, but guests will spend three hours tasting more than 250 of the world’s finest whiskeys.
Saturday, October 27
NYC Official Halloween 2012 Bar Crawl. From noon to 9 p.m., put on your costume and join the masses for the midtown east bar crawl. Creepy crawlers can start at either Opal or McFadden’s for $10 or $15. Drink specials are $3 for a beer and $5 for shots and mixed drinks.