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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sliding Down Maslow's Pyramid

The Deal: Free beer 9-10:30pm
The Place: Page Not Found
The Price: Free 5-9pm, $15 after (sucker)
The Details: This event is some weird art thing meets party meets show. I can't quite figure out what's happening but I do know a few bands are playing and more importantly there's an hour and a half open bar. Oh, and this joint is apparently a 2,000 sq ft apartment with a 1,000 sq ft garden. Sounds pretty rad, huh? Go to the Facebook page to RSVP and they'll send you a message with the address.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=106686509376652
Breathalyzer Score: .16


The Deal: I don't know but it'll be cheap
The Place: 407 Willoughby
The Price: $10
The Details: This is some party that started in Oakland or something and now it's washed up on the shore of Brooklyn. I don't know what the booze situation is but this will be one of those legendary parties so fuck it. With DirtyFinger, C-Lo, Rusty Lazer, Japanther, Ninjasonik, Cerebral Ballzy, Big Freedia and a shit ton more. Seriously, you do not want to miss this shit.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116824021682593
Breathalyzer Score: .18

I Need Your Skull Opening Party

The Deal: "Refreshments" 7-10pm
The Place: MF Gallery
The Price: FREE
The Details: This is the same gallery that had the GWAR thing awhile back so they're OK in our book. Tonight they're kicking off a new one dedicated to skulls, or something.
The Source: http://www.freenyc.net/calendar/i-need-you-skull
Breathalyzer Score: .11

3rd Annual Five Eyes Festival

The Deal: $1 vodka drinks 7-8pm
The Place: Cameo
The Price: $10 but it's for charity, bro
The Details: Sigmund Droid rounded up a bunch of killer bands to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. Come and and party with Sigmund Droid, Gunfight, Birthdays and Shark?. You're $10 actually does something good for once. Today you get feel good about not being a total dick for once.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=106686509376652
Breathalyzer Score: .10

Bad Grrrls

The Deal: $2 beer all night; $3 "bad grrrl" shots
The Place: Lucky 13
The Price: FREE
The Details: So you're a metal head and you enjoy hanging in Park Slope...weird. Well, tonight you're in luck my friend because a bunch of hot metal babes are going to be at Lucky 13 and they're going to be half naked. Just watch out for strollers when you're stumbling around the hood.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128882470459679
Breathalyzer Score: .14

Crisis On Eigth Avenue

The Deal: Open Bar 11-11:30pm; 2-4-1 drinks 3-4am
The Place: Elevate
The Price: $10 dressed; $5 impressed
The Details: If you're a dude that digs dudes then, dude, this is gonna be a dudefest.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112217495487809
Breathalyzer Score: .13


The Deal: $4 wells & $3 PBR 11-12
The Place: Don Hill's
The Price: $5 w/flyer, $7 w/o
The Details: Put away your 12-sided die, crawl out of your basement and party with a bunch of goth kids in one of the most annoying to get to venues in NYC. If you're curious as to why these kids are always cutting themselves and acting mopey then come hang at this party for a bit, you'll understand.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=125968897417306
Breathalyzer Score: .12

Friday, May 21, 2010

KnifeFight: Rooftop BBQ & Dance Party

The Deal: 2 Free beers if you bike there; $3 Bud/Bud Lite; $5 mixed drinks
The Place: 171 Lombardy
The Price: $10 door / $7 advance
The Details: KnifeFight is back at 171 Lombardy. If you weren't at the last KnifeFight in this space you fuckin' missed out bro. This time around the doors open bright and early for some BBQ (free hotdogs or bring your own meat!) and cheap booze (a few freebies if you bike it). They have a pretty killer roof so I suggest getting there early to soak up some rays and eat some meat. If you've got balls you can get a $20 tattoo. It's in the middle of nowhere so bike it or take the shuttle bus from the Lorimer L. You can also take the B24 and get within a block or two (last stop before Queens).
The Source: http://knifefight.org/tattooparty.html
Breathalyzer Score: .20

ASICS Super Red Launch Party

The Deal: Hosted Bar 8-11pm
The Place: Santos Party House
The Price: FREE, must RSVP: asics@ugpresents.com
The Details: Asics is having a launch party, I'm assuming it's for a shoe, at Santos with free mystery booze. Excellent pregame option if there's actually free booze. The last time I went to an open bar at Santos it ended up being for a small handful of VIPs with wristbands.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=104723949573298
Breathalyzer Score: .18

Disco Vibes

The Deal: $5 Beer+shot combos
The Place: The Cove
The Price: FREE
The Details: Under normal circumstances I avoid The Cove at all costs but tonight they have cheap booze and free fried chicken from Dante's (10-11pm). Granted Dante's ain't the best but free food is free food. How come hobo's never show up for parties like this?
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111787742198084
Breathalyzer Score: .11


The Deal: $3 High Life; $6 High Life+shot
The Place: The Charleston
The Price: FREE
The Details: Vaccine continues with the dude from RDRDLBL on the decks tonight. If you want to hear the artists they're currently trying to push then this is where to be. As always you get a free pizza with your beer.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=127505140598577
Breathalyzer Score: .12

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Colder Front

The Deal: Free Cocktails 7-10pm
The Place: Oak Bond Street
The Price: FREE, must RSVP: surfacetoair@archetypeshowroom.com
The Details: Surface To Air is having a party to celebrate "installations and new accessory creations." The chick from Chairlift is going to be DJing along with Veronica from Minimal Wave. This is a great way to get loaded after work!***Update: The list is closed...CRASH THE GATES!
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123335571028668
Breathalyzer Score: .21


The Deal: Open Bar 12-12:30
The Place: Lit
The Price: FREE
The Details: The "creepy old uncle with a drinking problem" of NYC nightlife.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=108423569201671
Breathalyzer Score: .13


The Deal: Vodka Open Bar 10:30-11:30
The Place: Beauty Bar
The Price: FREE
The Details: Tiswas isn't doing a release party or bringing in a special guest DJ or anything. They're just giving away some tix to the New York Dolls show on Saturday. OK.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=122513464438312
Breathalyzer Score: .12

Headz Will Roll

The Deal: 2-4-1 wells 11-12
The Place: Bar 13
The Price: TBD
The Details: I hate when parties don't disclose the cover. I mean, I'm just as likely not to go if I get to the door and they're like, "Surprise! $20 to get in". Whether you tell me that 2 weeks in advance or when I'm standing outside I'm still not going to pay. Anyway, Big Freedia and Rusty Lazer will be there along with regulars Roxy Cottontail and Ladyfag.
The Source: http://fusicology.com/event/?event_id=31460
Breathalyzer Score: .11

Mating Season

The Deal: $1 tequila shots & $2 drafts 10-11pm
The Place: Gallery Bar (Basement)
The Price: Free w/ animal mask, $2 w/o
The Details: The third installment of Mating Season w/ AK & Mess Kid. Dress up like an animal and get drunk, that's the gist of it.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=121808411182606
Breathalyzer Score: .14

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Diesel Party

The Deal: Open Bar 5-7pm
The Place: Diesel Store (685 5th Ave)
The Price: FREE
The Details: The Diesel store is throwing a party tonight with free booze. The free booze is the only thing in the store you'll be able to afford. Unless of course you win the $1,000 shopping spree they're randomly giving away, that might get you a pair of tube socks and a t-shirt. Just like Christmas at aunt Bertha's.Oh and how great is this flyer? She's about to be devoured by a wild beast and her last action is to photograph her genitalia. I guess that would make for a sexy obituary picture.
The Source: http://twitter.com/DieselUSA
Breathalyzer Score:

Less Artists More Condos Secret Show

The Deal: Open Bar 9-10pm
The Place: Under 100
The Price: ???
The Details: LAMC is throwing a "secret" show tonight. None of the bands have been announced but these dudes usually book pretty solid bands. You need to follow them on Twitter for more updates: http://twitter.com/LessArtists
***Update: London Souls, Curren$y, and a secret headliner are performing.
The Source: http://twitter.com/LessArtists
Breathalyzer Score: .12

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Esquire Spring Style Launch Event

The Deal: Belvedere Open Bar 6-8:30pm
The Place: The Collective
The Price: FREE, must RSVP: esquireRSVP@hearst.com
The Details: A fancy fashion event in the meat packing district. Free booze runs out just in time to stumble home for Lost. There will also be free food too. Stuff your face while model broads stare jealously from across the room.
The Source: http://www.nysocialagenda.com/the-esquire-spring-style-launch-event-wfree-open-bar-appetizers/
Breathalyzer Score: .19


The Deal: Vodka Open Bar 10:30-11:30pm
The Place: Gallery Bar
The Price: FREE
The Details: I haven't been to Rando in awhile but the addition of an open bar might just get me out tonight (after Lost, of course). With all the regular randos plus Reset from Italy and DKDS kids.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=107704985941438
Breathalyzer Score: .14

Disco Down: Class of 2010

The Deal: Vodka Open Bar 11-12
The Place: Happy Ending
The Price: FREE
The Details: Disco Down just isn't Disco Down without some goofy theme. Tonight it's "Class of 2010" for all the youngsters who just "earned" their totally useless arts degree (you'll never make as much as your parents). But hey, at least you can bang some old opportunistic creep who will get you an internship tonight.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111333822243447
Breathalyzer Score: .13

Sweat It Out

The Deal: Vodka Open Bar 11-12; $3 cans all night
The Place: The Cove
The Price: FREE
The Details: Dimitry is the guest DJ tonight, so that should be good times. The Cove still kinda sucks though so don't get too excited.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119974824699552
Breathalyzer Score: .13

Monday, May 17, 2010

Terry O'Neil Opening

The Deal: Open Bar 7-9pm
The Place: Tribeca Grand
The Price: FREE
The Details: This just came through the wire. TKOmri is DJing the Terry O'Neil opening at Tribeca Grand hotel. A rare 2-hour open bar!
The Source: http://twitter.com/tkomri
Breathalyzer Score: .16

Asa Ransom

The Deal: Open Bar 10-11
The Place: Greenhouse
The Price: FREE
The Details: Asa Ransom are playing their last show before a month long hiatus. See a good band for free with an open bar...not bad for a Monday.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=127246477291146
Breathalyzer Score: .12

Nothing To Do

It's a pretty dull day in Booze Town so instead of listing some shitty karaoke event with free wine spritzers for 30 minutes I'm just going to share a few good deals around town.
  • Rosemary's (188 Bedford Ave) & The Turkey's Nest (94 Bedford Ave): Go to either of these old school Williamsburg joints at any time and order a "Big Bud" (or Bud Lite...pussy) for $4 and you get a 32 OZ foam cup full of beer. Despite the recent price increase (used to be $3.50) it's still an amazing deal. If you're at The Nest you can ask for a "to-go cup," which is just the same foam cup with a lid on it that you can leave with and drink in McCarren Park.
  • The Levee (212 Berry St.): The legendary Sportsman is where it's at! For $4 you get a can of Black Label beer and a shot of Evan Williams whiskey. There are also $5 combos with slightly better beer & shots but what do you need that for fancy pants?
  • Cooper 35 (35 Cooper Sq.): Almost everyday (except Saturday, I think) they have an insane happy hour until 7PM which includes $3 massive mixed drinks - including classics like Martinis and Margaritas. Plus you get to hang outside while you imbibe. After happy hour prices return to normal...a whole $1 extra. Yup, $4 mized drinks all the time and $4 beers, including Guinness!

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