ONLY IN NYC
2nd Annual 'East Ville Des Folies' Hosted By Webster Hall

You can check out the entire venue of Webster Hall transform into a Prohibition themed beer and whiskey venue when you come to their 2nd annual East Ville des Folies event on Saturday, January 18th. The features for this event is amazing, to say the least, with over 40,000 square feet of beers and whiskeys from around the world. It only makes sense for Webster Hall to host a Prohibition style event considering the venue's own withstanding history.

During the height of nightlife's first Golden Age, Webster Hall was there to tend to all the hush-hush and lush private party goers of the early twentieth century. It's rumored that even the infamous mobster, Al Capone, once owned the venue at some point, gaining Webster Hall's early moniker as the 'Jewel of the Village.' Now 128 years later, Webster Hall is still standing strong with its rich history to bring back the early golden age.

DAILY BITES
Tavern 29

The neighborhood around 29th and Park Avenue--recently dubbed the NoMad district--has transformed from a veritable social desert to a thriving, growing community within the course of the last eight years, which has led to exciting new social and culinary developments popping up left and right. Tavern 29, which opened a little over a year ago across the street from the Gansvoort Park Avenue Hotel, is one of the best among those developments. Housed in a converted 19th century townhouse, Tavern 29 takes advantage of its unique set up to offer a distinctive bar and restaurant experience...or, rather, three distinctive bar and restaurant experiences. Tavern 29 boasts three separate floors, each of which has been designed with its own atmosphere in mind.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Das Boot: German Beer Tasting Tonight

Head to Loreley Williamsburg for a German beer tasting tonight at 7pm with beer expert Rudi Eilers. Learn all about different types of German brews, taste nine different beers, including special winter classics.

Soak it all up with an authentic three-course German dinner, featuring mixed salad, sausage platter, sauerkraut, mashed taters, and black forest cake. 'Cause honestly, nothing says German like wieners...but there will also be veggie options available.

Tickets are a shockingly low price of $29, buy them here!

DAILY BITES
Get Real NY This Weekend

In case you haven't noticed, craft beers are gaining popularity in New York City. This isn't just your normal PBR out of a can. Craft beers are flavorful, subtle and carefully crafted to provide your palate with layers of flavor and texture. This weekend you'll learn all about craft beer and sample them at Get Real NY, a craft beer festival. Tickets get you unlimited beer tastings (75+ cask conditioned ales), food tastings from local vendors, restaurants and trucks, and a free tasting glass, all while listening to live music performances.

BACON
Ale and Pork: Smoked and Tasted


I have heard of wine and cheese, beer and cheese, but never beer and bacon. I guess pairing smoky bacon with beer is only natural, especially when the beer itself is smoked. Long Island City's Rèst-âü-Ránt will host a Beer & Bacon Tasting event on Tuesday, March 30th.

A representative from Germany's Aecht Schlenkerla brewery will be bringing by four different types of smoked beers. Each round of beer tasting with be paired with various kinds of bacon and cheese. A rumor of the presence of fried pork belly is in the air.

AMERICAN CRAFT
Three Cheers for Good Beer!

If you don't own anything with clovers and the thought of green beer makes you want to skip town, then Boston on St. Paddy's Day may be a little more than you can bear. But don't worry, you don't have to be Irish to enjoy a good beer and even though it happens to be Saint Patrick's day you can raise a pint to celebrate whoever or whatever you like! There are bars, restaurants and pubs of all kinds around town that have a great beer selection and the perfect atmosphere for your mood. So, pull up a bar stool and settle in a while.

Redbones is a great BBQ joint with the perfect bar for the indecisive. The selection is great and the dial-a-beer wheel is the best way to navigate the offerings if you are not sure what will quench your thirst. With 26 beers on tap, there is everything from the Opa Opa Vanilla Oak Porter cask conditioned beer to the revived Pabst Blue Ribbon. Coming soon are Rogue Chocolate Stout, Boulder Planet Porter (Nitro Pour) and McNeill's Pullman's Porter.