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Saturday, June 12, 2010

World Cup

The Deal: $3 Bud & Bud Light & Miller High Life
The Place: 200 Orchard
The Price: FREE
The Details: Despite my general disdain for soccer, the World Cup is rad. Unlike most futball the talent pool is not heavily diluted (do we really need 200 professional leagues?) and the result is top notch ball kicking. Anyway, this here is a good place to get wasted and watch the games. The bros who own this joint are Irish or English or something, so they're way into this shit. 
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=103952086320245
Breathalyzer Score: .15

Friday, June 11, 2010

Don't Be A Menace

The Deal: $3 Atomic Lagers, $5 Tecate+shot
The Place: Legion
The Price: FREE
The Details: Full Time Fun & Alain doing what they do at Legion tonight. As always Legion will probably be packed and sweaty, which is fun if you're young and dumb but blows if you're old and jaded (like me). Bands playing in the back room too.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128654803825573
Breathalyzer Score: .14

Goodbye McKibbin

The Deal: BYOB and/or cheap booze
The Place: Hammerhead Pussycat
The Price: ???
The Details: This party is what summer in Brooklyn is all about. Awesome fucking bands playing in a loft. Yeah, buddy! It's probably BYOB but they might be selling cheap beer or something. The bands are Hank & Cupcakes, Gunfight, The Stethoscopes, Boom Chick and Scary Living. I'll see you there, champ.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=131178060232908
Breathalyzer Score: .18

Crooked Disco Fridays

The Deal: $3 Rolling Rock
The Place: Le Poisson Rouge
The Price: FREE
The Details: Crooked Disco Fridays has special guest Woobanger. Do I know who that is? Fuck no I don't. Should that stop you from going? Not at all. Bonus: there's purple cartoon titties on the flyer!
The Source: http://www.freenyc.net/calendar/crooked-disco-fridays-with-woobanger
Breathalyzer Score: .12


The Deal: Vodka Open Bar 11-12
The Place: 351 Kent
The Price: FREE
The Details: Some sorta loft/warehouse type party in the burg. Lauren Dillard and Aaron K are DJing. Should be kinda weird and maybe gothy but in that hipster kinda way.
The Source: http://nyc.myopenbar.com/index.php?section=trackback&id=10024
Breathalyzer Score:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Brokelyn Charity Ball

The Deal: Vodka Open Bar 7-8pm
The Place: Night Owl
The Price: FREE, must RSVP on Facebook
The Details: Brokelyn is having an anniversary party and auctioning off a bunch of shit to raise money for charity. Their charity to you is an early hour of free booze to start off your night.
The Source: http://www.theskint.com/2010/06/first-annual-brokelyn-charity-ball.html
Breathalyzer Score: .12

Nina Valenti Sale

The Deal: Free Original Sin Cider & Rain Vodka drinks 6:30-9PM
The Place: Mizu Salon
The Price: FREE
The Details: Crash Alert! Nina Valenti, naturevsfuture, is selling of her Spring collection at up to 20-30% off. But more importantly you can get rip-roaring drunk on organic vodka and cider. Try not to break anything.
The Source: http://pulsejfk.com/pulses/sale-event-and-free-open-bar
Breathalyzer Score:


The Deal: Vodka Open Bar 12-12:30
The Place: Lit
The Price: FREE
The Details: NC-17, the drunken, perverted uncle of NYC nightlife.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117023851674598
Breathalyzer Score: .14


The Deal: Vodka Open Bar 10:30-11:30
The Place: Beauty Bar
The Price: FREE
The Details:
Tiswas has Hypernova dropping by for a guest DJ set tonight.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=103627369687273
Breathalyzer Score: .12


The Deal: Vodka Open Bar 11:30-12 & 2-2:30
The Place: Darkroom
The Price: FREE
The Details: Prince Terrence is one of the best downtown DJs but it's going to be a rough night with the Newmore Switchblades party and Roofeeo's birthday party.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123860994320855
Breathalyzer Score: .13

Absolut Brooklyn

The Deal: Absolut Vodka 9-12
The Place: Powerhouse Arena
The Price: FREE, must RSVP: absolutbrooklyn@legacymp.com
The Details: JellyNYC, Absolut and Spike Lee are having a party to celebrate the newest addition to the Absolut brand, Absolut Brooklyn. The invite doesn't actually say there's free booze but it's an Absolut event so it's gotta have free booze, right? If not just ask Mookie to hook you up with a bottle.
The Source: Spike Lee's Mother
Breathalyzer Score: .15

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


The Deal: Vodka Open Bar 11-12
The Place: Stay
The Price: Free w/RSVP: stackednyc.com OR $3 if you can't use a computer (why are you here?)
The Details: Stacked returns with the regulars: (Pretty) Girls & Lasers, Chris Alker, Slouch and Solly plus guests Will Eastman and KRTS.
The Source: stackednyc.com
Breathalyzer Score: .13

Big Terrific

The Deal: All you can drink High Life $12
The Place: Cameo
The Price: FREE
The Details: The weekly Big Terrific comedy show is actually pretty fucking terrific tonight. They brought in the big guns to celebrate their 2-year anniversary: Michael Showalter, Eugene Mirman and Patrick Borelli. OK, so I'm not sure who the last dude is but he's been on Conan and seems pretty legit.
The Source: http://nyc.myopenbar.com/index.php?section=trackback&id=10007
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Other Nature

The Deal: $2 beer & 2-4-1 margaritas 10-12
The Place: Gallery Bar
The Price: FREE
The Details: The dude from Black Dice is doing some shit at Gallery Bar. I read the event description and I'm still not really sure what the fuck is going on exactly. I do know this much, expect weird out music at this thing.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128400623854826
Breathalyzer Score: .12

Party Girls Of The Day

The blonde kinda reminds me of a young Goldie Hawn. Which means I must be at least 60 to even know what a young Goldie Hawn looks like. Yes, you're getting nightlife advice from a haggard, old man. You fucking whipper-snappers.
via Nicky Digital: Webster Hall, 6/4/10

Poll: When Do You Check Booze Party?

Peep the sidebar... No, no; to the left. See the poll? Cool. As some of you may have noticed I usually update Booze Party every day around 11am or so. Sometimes it's earlier and sometimes later.

I figure most of you are still pretty hungover until at least noon and therefore probably aren't thinking about drinking yet. Maybe I'm wrong though. Maybe your mind is just as diseased as your liver and you're checking in for booze at 9AM (you sick bastard).

Anyway, take the poll and let me know. I'll try to accommodate.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Disco Down: The Dope Show

The Deal: Vodka Open Bar 11-12
The Place: Happy Ending
The Price: FREE
The Details: If you're out on a Tuesday it's always worth checking out Disco Down. It's been going strong for a long time and all types of semi-famous music biz types drop by to drink and dance.
The Source: http://www.shawpromotion.com/cal.php
Breathalyzer Score: .12


The Deal: 2-4-1 margaritas 10-12
The Place: Gallery Bar
The Price: FREE
The Details: Dirtyfinger joins the regulars, FullTimeFun & Dances With White Girls, tonight at RANDO.  This party is always good but expect Dirtyfinger to put it over the top. Plus, tons of barely legal NYU & Pratt chicks getting crazy, if you're into that sort of thing.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=124256834275554
Breathalyzer Score: .14


The Deal: Vodka Open Bar 11-12
The Place: Home Sweet Home
The Price: FREE
The Details: I haven't been to this party yet but I've heard good things (from bad people). This week Seven New York join in on the filthy, downstairs action.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=133877433289698
Breathalyzer Score: .13

UG Comedy Show

The Deal: $3 drafts, $4 wells
The Place: Identity Bar
The Price: FREE
The Details: If you'd rather get drunk while listening to ugly, old comedians complain about life, over dancing with hot, young broads than this here is yo' fucking jam, son. Is that a run on sentence? I feel like it might be.
The Source: http://www.freenyc.net/calendar/ug-comedy-show-3
Breathalyzer Score: .11

Broken Teeth

The Deal: 2-4-1 wells til 12; $3 Bud/Bud Lite til 12
The Place: Sin Sin
The Price: FREE
The Details: Bust yo muthafunkin' teeth, manateen.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=127528147274950
Breathalyzer Score: .12

Blip.TV 5th Anniversary

The Deal: Open Bar (I think)
The Place: Metropolitan Pavilion
The Price: Free, must RSVP: RSVP@blip.tv
The Details: Blip.TV is celebrating 5 years of whatever it is they do. Come out and get hammered with nerds, which is almost always good fun. I'm not 100% sure about the open bar part but I recall that being the deal when I got the original invite.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123937780958719
Breathalyzer Score: .13

Party Girl Of The Day

Anyone else digging the underage Sarah Silverman vibe?
via Driven By Boredom (NSFW)

Webster Hall, 6/4/10

Monday, June 7, 2010

What Did I Do Last Night?

Don't worry, we're not sure either. That's why it's great (or maybe terrible) these kids are running around town snapping pics of our drunk asses doing stupid shit.
There are shit tons more out there but they come and go for the most part. If we missed anyone feel free to leave a comment. 

It's A Fine Day For An Icing

Since it's a slow day on the cheap boozin' front I suggest you Ice a friend. It's the hip, new(ish) thing going around these days and clearly a genius marketing campaign on part of Smirnoff. Basically, you present a "bro" with a Smirnoff Ice, they cannot refuse it and must drop to one knee and immediately chug the whole damn, disgusting thing. This phenomenon isn't limited to "bros" and frat boys. In fact I've witnessed hipsters, homeboys and even hippies Ice and be Iced.

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Nothing Yet...

If I hear of anything good you'll be the first to know. How about you just go to Welcome To The Johnson's and get drunk on $2 PBR ($1.50 at happy hour!) and cheap mixed drinks, $4 I think. The cheapest joint to drink in the LES, even cheaper then your shitty hometown bar.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Renegade Craft Fair

The Deal: "To-Go" Cups from the Turkey's Nest
The Place: McCarren Park
The Price: FREE
The Details: The Renegade Craft Fair is, well, a craft fair in McCarren Park. There's all types of cool and weird shit for sale. More importantly though it's a chance to get blotto outside. How you ask? Well just stop by the local dive bar, Turkey's Nest (on Bedford across from the park) and ask for a "to-go" cup (as cheap as $4 for a 32 ouncer) and head to the park. Bonus: There will be a splendid array of half naked people catching rays as well.
The Source: My Life
Breathalyzer Score: .14

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