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Weekend Picks: Sip in the City Scape, Get Electric Santos Style & Guzzle Beers in Brooklyn

Hit the Roof

Temps are gradually on the frosty decline, so make sure to hit your favorite rooftop boite spots before they close for the season. On our list? The new Murray Hill meet’s midtown, Pod 39 Hotel’s rooftop bar and lounge. The two-story roof space of the micro-hotel, formerly in the landmarked Allerton House is all about being festive, with terra cotta columns and benches, Mexican tiled tables, and, best of all, specialty tequilas and cocktails by notable NY mixologists like  also of East Villages’ Booker & Dax. Not to mention, the panoramic views and the soon to launch nosh menu will feature a handful of “April Bloomfield-style” tacos, made with things like pig ear and sweetbreads.

Pod 39 Hotel is located at 145 East 39th St., Murray Hill 212.865.5700.

Electric Beach Celebrates 1-Year 

It's hard to believe that it's been one whole year since the debut of the Electric Beach series at Santos Party House. Recent headliners include the EC Twins, Tim Mason and this week celebrate with London based DJ, Mat Zo. This young producer is soaring with his no limits style and continues to thrive in a mix of different genres.

An impeccable choice, Mat Zo has become a leading artist in both the trance and drum & bass genres. He has even topped the Beatport charts in both genres at the same time. In the last 12 months alone, his tracks like  “Bipolar”, “Superman,” and “Frequency Flyer” dominate the Beatport charts. Similarly, his French-house influenced remix of Above & Beyond’s “Thing Called Love” has found its way into the sets of A-Trak, Afrojack, Porter Robinson, Steve Aoki and Roger Sanchez. 

Zo’s kaleidoscopic creativity is set to be unchained in full force. You can catch everything from French house to rock-riddled, funk-fuelled electro and hip-hop vibes. He spends his time jetting across the planet – rocking the crowds at events like the Hilltop Arena Tent at Electric Zoo in New York, Audiotistic in LA, Creamfields Australia and London’s SW4. Currently, he is working on his debut album to be realeased on Anjunabeats.

Sat. Oct. 6th, Santos Party House is the place to be! For information and tickets visit electricbeach.joonbug.com. For table reservations, please contact Brittany@joonbug.com

Brooklyn Pour

Featuring over 100+ craft brews from New York State and beyond, this Saturday’s Brooklyn Pour is the place to be for any hops, ale or IPA lover. Taking place at the original Williamsburg Savings Bank in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, over 3k craft beer aficionados will sample the best in seasonal, micro and reserve brews. Not only will the best craft brews be represented but there will also be a host of demonstrations, meet and greets, beer talk, a food court and more. Some of the beers anticipated to be tasted? Bronx Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery, Cisco Brewers Nantucket, Keegan Ales of Kington New York, Ithaca Beer Co. and Smuttynose. Sippers and chuggers alike will maintain their beer drinking stamina with chili dogs by Lucky Chili; lobster, meat and vegan tacos from Stable House Bar & Café and mini salmon sliders along side chicken and shrimp paella from Lola Bistro. Alas, this can’t miss tasting opp will offer two sessions for its brew enthusiast. Book your beer dates either for 1 – 4 p.m. or 6- 9 p.m.

For more information, visit http://microapp.villagevoice.com/brooklyn-pour/2012/index.php Tickets are $65/VIP; $45 for General Admission.