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Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Nasty Jam

The Deal: Cheap booze
The Place: The Booty Bodega
The Price: $6
The Details: The Bushwick kids decided to reopen the old Bodega, which for a minute was the sickest party spot in Brooklyn. I'm not sure what the booze situation is but they used to sell $2 beer and usually were pretty cool about BYOB. With Dirtyfinger, Morsy, Lily Vanilli and We Stole The Show live.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116238661744294
Breathalyzer Score: .15

Art Battles

The Deal: Open Bar 7-11pm
The Place: The Garment Room
The Price: $20
The Details: I know what you're saying, brolinski. You're like, "Yo Flynn skin, whattup with the $20 cover, chieftain?" And that's a fair question. First of all Art Battles are fucking rad. Secondly, imagine you spent 7-11pm in a bar, even a total dive. How much would you spend during that time? Yeah, way more then $20. So just trust me and check this shit out cause these dudes are pretty awesome. I mean a live painting competition with a 4-hour open bar - what's not to love?
The Source: http://www.artbattles.com/
Breathalyzer Score: .22

Saturdays at Tribeca Grand

The Deal: Svedka Open Bar 10-11pm
The Place: Tribeca Grand
The Price: Free w/RSVP events@grandlifenyc.com
The Details: The GrandLife brahs like to put together dance parties in fancy rich people hotels. Go get smish-smashed on Svedka and piss on some marketing executive's luggage.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=120834644602405
Breathalyzer Score: .12

Swoon Book Release Party

The Deal: Free Beer 6-9pm
The Place: Urban Art Projects
The Price: FREE
The Details: "Internationally acclaimed" artist Swoon is having a party in the burg to celebrate a new book. Brostaff, Jeffrey Deitch is kicking it off with an introduction. Aww, that's so sweet of him. All of this somehow helps Haiti, although I don't think actual money is being raised, just awareness. Did you hear about Haiti? Yeah, OK good.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118853304803095
Breathalyzer Score: .15

Nice & Easy

The Deal: $3 PBR, $5 PBR+whiskey
The Place: Savalas
The Price: FREE
The Details: I think you've figured out the deal at this joint by now.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119264634761365
Breathalyzer Score: .10

Friday, May 7, 2010


The Deal: $3 High Life
The Place: The Charleston
The Price: FREE
The Details: New weekly party at punk rock haven, The Charleston. This party seems to be a little hipster oriented but the DJ is Prince Terrence who knows a thing or two about punk. You also get a free pizza with each beer you buy and unlike Alligator it doesn't taste like balls. Not that I would know what balls taste like. What are you trying to get at man? Oh, yeah...well, fuck you bro!
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116548701710566
Breathalyzer Score: .14

Panty Raid

The Deal: $5 PBR+whiskey & Tecate+tequila combos.
The Place: Savalas
The Price: FREE
The Details: To any venues reading this take a look at what Savalas is doing. They book random DJs during the week and slightly bigger & better ones on the weekend. Then they offer the same drink specials every night, just like you do, but they make each night seem like some unique event by sending out invites and making flyers and all that shit. Hence, they keep getting listed. It's a good scam.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119177958109667
Breathalyzer Score: .12


The Deal: $3 Pints all night
The Place: The Production Lounge
The Price: $5
The Details: A metal party in Greenpoint that you're way too big of a pussy to go to.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=113142305388344
Breathalyzer Score: .14


The Deal: $3 PBR; 2-4-1 drinks 3-4am
The Place: The Studio at Webster Hall
The Price: $5 w/flyer, $10 w/o
The Details: We've all been to Trash so I'll spare you the details. It's been around forever and continues to be one of the best weeklies in town. Also, I'm digging the new look for the flyer. Live performance by Zuzuka.
The Source: http://djjessnyc.com/events/
Breathalyzer Score: .12

Just Got Paid

The Deal: $3 Atomic Lager
The Place: Legion
The Price: FREE
The Details: Well, this is sure to be a shit show indeed. Big shot DJ, Roxy Cottontail, slums it tonight with a set a little ol' Legion Bar. Mark my words on this, SHIT SHOW. It will be packed to gills. Also w/ Team Facelift, FZA, ARQ & more.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=121472237864406
Breathalyzer Score: .13

Crooked Disco

The Deal: Well drinks Open Bar 10-11; $3 Rolling Rock all nite
The Place: Le Poisson Rouge
The Price: Free w/ RSVP, http://bit.ly/a2IAFX
The Details: The dude who runs FreeNYC.net also likes to throw a bash every once in a while. Tonight he turns his regular dance party into a booze fest that includes an open bar and a $3 beer. Just the way we like it! With special guest Lani Love.
The Source: http://bit.ly/a2IAFX
Breathalyzer Score: .15

Kim Gordon Performing/Guzzling Book Launch

The Deal: Free Booze...maybe?
The Place: KS Art
The Price: FREE
The Details: Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth fame is having a launch party for a book she put together. She's also performing as part of Bad Adult. I don't know for sure that there's going to be booze at this but it's a launch party so that usually means they at least have wine. If not, whatever bro. It's Kim fucking Gordon.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=107896142586370
Breathalyzer Score: .07

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Newmore Switchblade Thursdays w/ Ninjasonik & Cerebral Ballzy

The Deal: No deal...but it's an awesome party. Flask it, like everyone else at this shit.
The Place: Public Assembly
The Price: $5
The Details: I'm not one to list a joint with pricey booze and no drink specials but this one is a lock to be party of the night so I'm posting it anyway. So to make it Booze Party worthy I have two suggestions: 1) Get drunk at Zablowski's first. They got $3 beer, PBR might even be $2. 2) Bring a flask. This shit is the official Ninjasonik after party for their gig with The Clipse! Cerebral Ballzy & Ninjasonik will be performing live.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=123376864344734
Breathalyzer Score: .16

Leisure Duty

The Deal: $3 PBR & $5 Beer+shot specials
The Place: Savalas
The Price: FREE
The Details: It's exactly the same as every other night at Savalas. I really sold it there, didn't I? There's titties on the flyer at least. Have fun.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117011898329603
Breathalyzer Score: .12

TISWAS: Minus The Bear Release Party

The Deal: Vodka Open Bar 10:30-11:30pm
The Place: Beauty Bar
The Price: FREE
The Details: Tiswas seems to be getting cool again. Good for them. See kids, stick to your guns and people will dig you...and then they'll get bored of you and eventually start to like you again. It helps that they've been hooking up with hip bands like Minus the Bear.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116999921663616
Breathalyzer Score: .13

Facehunter Book Signing

The Deal: Free drinks 7-9pm
The Place: 169 Bowery
The Price: FREE
The Details: Another book party after work. Man, these book nerds fucking rage bro! Maybe I should read Catcher In The Rye or something. Does drinking rye count? I think it's close enough.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123821250966826
Breathalyzer Score: .12

And The Heart Says Whatever Launch Party

The Deal: Free Absinthe & beer 7:30-9pm
The Place: WORD
The Price: FREE
The Details: Emily Gould wrote a book and she's having a party at a bookstore to celebrate. Come mingle with nerds who actually read books for fun. After you get good and shit faced you can discuss the finer points of Hop On Pop and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Seuss for life bitches!
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109444582422584
Breathalyzer Score: .15

Christian Rich & Terry Urban

The Deal: Open Bar 10-11pm
The Place: Sutra
The Price: FREE, must RSVP delemarketing@gmail.com
The Details: Who?
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=124848760858726
Breathalyzer Score: .11

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cinco De Mayo: Battle Of Foosball

The Deal: Free Margaritas & beer 6-9pm
The Place: 55DSL
The Price: FREE
The Details: Get drunk and play Foosball. That's about all there is to it. Party!
The Source: http://www.viceland.com/newsletter/images2/68730259.jpg
Breathalyzer Score: .19


The Deal: $4 margaritas until 10pm, cheap beer
The Place: Trophy Bar
The Price: FREE
The Details:
If you're looking to have a Cinco De Mayo party free of moron frat boys then this is your place. They have cheap drinks, tacos ($6 for 2 tacos), guac and a nice yard.
The Source: http://trophybar.blogspot.com/
Breathalyzer Score: .13

Craftermath's New Wed

The Deal: $5 Beer+whiskey
The Place: The Dressing Room
The Price: FREE
The Details: Avoid all the retards drinking margaritas and projectile vomiting at a craft show. Seriously, it might be fun. Come check out "punk" crafts and get drunk.
The Source: http://www.freenyc.net/calendar/craftermath-cinco-de-mayo-mayhem
Breathalyzer Score: .11

Cinco De Mayo: El Fuego De Pantelones

The Deal: $5 frozen margaritas, $3 PBR, $5 PBR+whiskey
The Place: Savalas
The Price: FREE
The Details: I'm not sure I'd want to spend Cinco De Mayo at Savalas but maybe stop by for a frozen on your way to Trophy Bar.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123398997674295
Breathalyzer Score: .10

GrandLife Presents: Cinco De Mayo In The Yard

The Deal: $5 Margaritas 5-10pm
The Place: Soho Grand
The Price: Free, must RSVP: events@grandlifeNYC.com
The Details: Homeboys Mike Nouveau and Franco V are are on the decks with Pete Miszuk and Steven Rojas. This should be a nice mellow way to start out your night of boozing, which will definitely end in you puking up tequila and taco guts.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119178371442797
Breathalyzer Score: .11

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Skatepark Party

The Deal: BYOB
The Place: Autumn Bowl
The Price: $5
The Details: There's this sick indoor skate park in Greenpoint on the waterfront. On occasion they have parties there and they're fucking rad. The bands setup on top of this huge, kidney shaped bowl and the crowd stands beneath them in the bowl. You have to slide down the sides to get in front of the bands. It's good fun if you're hammered. w/Razor Tail, The Goat and Bad Shit.
The Source: http://autumnnyc.com/blog/
Breathalyzer Score: .18

New Pornographers Ultimate Get Together

The Deal: Free PBR 8-10pm
The Place: Arrow Bar
The Price: Free, must RSVP: gettogetherNYC@gmail.com
The Details: The New Pornographers are having a party at Arrow Bar. There will be DJ sets by the band members (don't worry, you won't be able to hear the terrible music they play through Arrow's awful sound system) and, according to FreeNYC, free PBR. Even if you don't give a flying pornographic fuck about the band at least go suck down some brews. You might even win tickets to their appearance on Jimmy Fallon - like OMG! I think my dick just got hard.
The Source: http://www.freenyc.net/calendar/new-pornographers-get-together
Breathalyzer Score: .14

Sweat It Out

The Deal: Vodka Open Bar 11-12; $3 cans & wells all night
The Place: The Cove
The Price: FREE
The Details: The Cove blows goats but at least tonight they offer up decent prices and DJs. It's not really my kinda party but if you're into dancing (or whatever the kids are calling it these days - krumping, maybe?) then this is your jammy jam. One things for sure, you won't leave here sober.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=115574998477364
Breathalyzer Score: .16

Disco Down: Cinco De Mayo

The Deal: Vodka Open Bar 11-12
The Place: Happy Ending
The Price: FREE
The Details: When you're dead and buried Disco Down will still be going strong. It's not the best party and it's certainly not the worst but it's always there, waiting with open arms. It loves you and your silly clothes and uneven haircut. Like a mother holding a baby to it's breast...only there's vodka flowing from the nipple.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119129598106212
Breathalyzer Score: .12


The Deal: Vodka Open Bar 10-11
The Place: Home Sweet Home
The Price: FREE
The Details: New party brought to you by Lauren Flax, Aaron K and Lauren Dillard. I'm not a big fan of Home Sweet Home, mostly because the drink prices are kinda steep but an open bar makes it worth a pass by. The MOB crew no a lot more about this one then I do so check out their post about it.
The Source: http://nyc.myopenbar.com/index.php?section=trackback&id=9823
Breathalyzer Score: .12

Monday, May 3, 2010

Andrew WK Piano Show

The Deal: Open Bar 7:30-8:30
The Place: Santos Party House
The Price: $12
The Details: Andrew WK is rocking out on the piano tonight for charity. All proceeds to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 

The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=110394668988965
Breathalyzer Score:

Happy Hour Mondays

The Deal: $3 Beer & wells, $1 off fancy drinks 5-9pm
The Place: Lit
The Price: FREE
The Details: Head to Lit after work and have some brews with the meanest bartenders in NYC.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117627374926852
Breathalyzer Score: .10

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Wu-Tang Sundaze

The Deal: $1 draft beers if you're wearing a Wu-Tang shirt or have a Staten Island drivers license.
The Place: Lit
The Price: FREE
The Details: This sounded pretty awesome until I realized a bunch of Staten Islanders are going to show up and stink up the joint (they love them some Axe over there). Wu-Tang is for the children!
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118695118148175
Breathalyzer Score: .12

GrandLife NYC (Garden Party)

The Deal: Open Bar 3-4pm
The Place: Soho Grand - The Yard
The Price: FREE w/ RSVP www.screamingmimis.com/rsvp.html
The Details: Outside party at Soho Grand hosted by Gigi Burris, Nicollette Santos (Screaming Mimi's) & Vanna Youngstein. Music by JR (Jail Bait) and Alice Blythe. Spend your Sunday all fancy-like in the garden at the Soho Grand.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=113051692068976
Breathalyzer Score: .13

Sundays At Savalas

The Deal: $5 Tequila infused Margarita, $5 PBR+whiskey
The Place: Savalas
The Price: FREE
The Details: A lazy Sunday hang at Savalas. Bring your iPod and take over DJ duties.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112955098740550
Breathalyzer Score: .12

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