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.

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NYC Weekend Round Up: October 17-19 2013

Thursday, October 17

In one of New York's hottest music scenes, Williamsburg, The Roots' very own ?uestlove has taken residency. Brooklyn Bowl is the host to DJevery Thursday night. Tickets can be purchased for $5 online or $8 at the door.

61 Wythe Avenue

Friday, October 18

Eric Prydz will be in New York this Friday and Saturday, playing both nights at the Hammerstein Ballroom. This is a part of his EPIC 2.0 Tour. Tickets for both nights can be found here.

311 W 34th St


CMJ Showcase 2013 Pacha NYC will be the host to the Manufactured Superstars, Dzeko & Torres, and Mikael Weermets this Friday night. Tickets can be purchased here. 618 W.46th St.
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Boston Weekend Roundup: October 11-13

Friday, October 11

Bijou Fridays: Hot Since 82 (LBB Tour) + Tamer Malki

My Kind of Entertainment presents Bijou Fridays from 10pm - 2am at Bijou Nightclub this Friday. Dress neat 'n' trendy for a night of house, tech house, and deep house music. This event is for 21+. Click here for tickets.

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Weekend: Sunset Saturdays at Ph-D Rooftop Lounge

In the spirit of Oktoberfest, the upscale Ph-D rooftop lounge at the Dream Downtown hotel is hosting Sunset Saturdays: a post-brunch dance party where you can burn off the mimosas and enjoy beer and German-style snacks, including mini soft pretzels, sausages with beer mustard dip, and potato dumplings with horseradish sauce. Catch amazing skyline views as the sun sets below the city as you move to the beats provided by Dimitry Mak. Party till the sun goes down and afterwards at this hot spot--it's a great way to spend a carefree Saturday.

What: Sunset Saturdays

When: October 5th, 5:30pm-10:00pm

Where: 355 West 16th Street (16th and 9th Avenue) 21 and over.

ID required. Call in advance for table service.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Celebrate Oktoberfest at Astoria's Favorite Beer Garden

Astoria is a neighborhood known for its cool beer gardens, and lounge and beer garden Katch is celebrating Oktoberfest with a Keg Party this Saturday and all of next week. From 12pm - 8pm this Saturday, October 5th, you'll be able to refill your glass for only $20. Then on Monday, Katch is launching a series of beer-themed contests through Saturday. A second Keg Party at the Kourtyard is an all-you-can drink event for $20. A Two Liter Mug Holding Contest will be held on October 7th and October 10th, during NFL Halftime games. For $20, you can gain admission to the contest and keep your mug, and will get you free admission to the party on Saturday the 12th. All the beer you can hold, all week long. Head over to Astoria, where you can watch the game and enjoy beer with friends you haven't made yet.

3119 Newtown Ave, Astoria, NY 11102

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Chicago Weekend Roundup: October 4-6 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Steve Aoki, Waka Flocka, Borgore and Pharrell Williams

UIC Pavilion is providing the perfect musical storm this weekend, featuring club mogul Steve Aoki, Waka Flocka, and Pharrell Williams. House, hip-hop, and everything in between, will be pounding throughout this concert. Starts at 7pm and priced at $37-78.

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Chicago Weekend Roundup: September 27-29 2013

Friday, September 27th

This Friday the Anjunabeats summer tour comes to a close with an epic final show with Norin & Rad and Maor Levi in the heart of downtown Chicago at the newly renovated Palladium Nightclub inside Castle Chicago. This 21+ event starts at 10pm and won't stop until 4am. General Admission tickets are $20.

CASTLE, 632 N Dearborn St, Chicago IL 60610

















Oktoberfest at St. Alphonsus St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 1429 W Wellington Ave, Chicago, IL 60657


Goose Island's Oktoberfest
The annual Oktoberfest celebration at Goose Island Wrigleyville will have beer, pretzels, brats and live music from Chicago's nationally acclaimed Polkaholics and Bolzen Beer Band! Enjoy four hours of both traditional Oktoberfest and innovative beer samples from some of Chicago's best breweries. Tickets to this event are 47$.
Goose Island Wrigleyville, 3535 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60657






Saturday, September 28th
Savant @ Bottom Lounge
This genre breaking DJ will be rolling through to Chicago this weekend. Read the interview we had with him. Tickets are $12.
BOTTOM LOUNGE, 1375 W Lake St, Chicago IL 60607


















Phoenix @ Aragon Ballroom
The French quartet, Phoenix, will be stopping at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago this Saturday to put on one of their highly-acclaimed concerts. Tickets for this event are still available at ETix for $42. Aragon Ballroom, 1106 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640
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Oktoberfest 2013: Drink Beer with the Best of them at Andaz Wall Street's Beirgarten

Oktoberfest is a 200 year old German festival which, historically, celebrates the wedding between a regional prince and princess. Today, however, it is the world's biggest fair, lasting over two weeks from the end of September to the beginning of October. Millions of visitors from all over the globe head to Munich to drink the local beer, feast on the sausages and pretzels, and meet new people.

No tickets to Munich? No problem. The hotel Andaz Wall Street is hosting a local Oktoberfest celebration in its Beirgarten from September 20th to October 5th. Authentic German specialties such as bratwurst, sauerkraut and potato salad will be prepared on Thursdays and Fridays by an on-site chef. To add to the atmosphere, the staff will wear traditional German garb. If you decide to rock a dirndl dress or lederhosen, you will get a free stein (beer glass). A stein-holding contest will take place each Thursday through Saturday--winners get a $100 gift certificate dinner for two at Andaz's restuarant Wall and Water. If you've never done a stein holding contest before, you can get the general idea here.

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Boston Weekend Roundup: Sept 13-15 2013

Friday, September 13

Get the weekend going at the Park Plaza Castle this Friday, September 13th at 5 pm. It is the 14th annual Boston OktoberFest. About 5,000 attendees are expected! Check out the website for ticket information.

130 Columbus Ave. Boston, MA 02116

Why not take a cruise this Friday night with the Friday Night Party Cruise. Tickets are $35 and boarding time begins at 8:30pm. sharp and return at 12 am. Cocktails will be served at a cash bar while some of the hottest music plays in the background.

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Oktoberfest Brickell

When one thinks of German-American culture, perhaps the last place that comes to mind is Miami, and for a foodie, trying to find a good German eatery, delicatessen, or bakery in Miami can be like trying to find an English-speaker in Little Havana. While sourcing good German sausages or baked goods might be a no-brainer in other places like the Midwest or Pennsylvania, it can be a daunting task in a city where chorizo, in its various incarnations, is the sausage of choice and the pastelito reigns supreme. Nevertheless, Miami does love its celebrations no matter what culture they pertain to, especially if they involved drinking, and every year many of the German-esque bars and eateries in the 305 do their best to recreate an authentic German Oktoberfest experience. While many of Miami’s Oktoberfest celebrations can be a lot of fun for the beer-swilling crowd, many celebrations can seem identical to Saint Patrick’s Day events - just swap out the green for blue and white, and add a lot of sausage. For a lover of good food, or just someone who craves authenticity, Oktoberfest in Miami has usually been a disappointment until Brickell Bier Garden brought Miami a true taste of Germany this past weekend.