The Deal: Donate $5 and get 2-4-1 drinks at The Emerson; Shot+beer $5, Tequila $3 The Place: The Emerson The Price: Free? The Details: A shit load of bands playing a block party at 106 Emerson, which is near The Emerson. The Emerson is where the booze is. You can't drink on the streets in this totalitarian country we live in. Anyway, it's really fucking nice out so this is a good bet.
The Deal: Free PBR for first 72 people; $3 PBR, $4 wells The Place: Beauty Bar & Party Xpo The Price: $10 PX, Free BB The Details: One event, two venues. The bands are playing at Party Xpo, which is $10. The other part of the party is free and goes down at Beauty Bar, where Michael T and Twig will be DJing.
The Deal: Free Beer The Place: KCDC The Price: FREE The Details: This is a skateboard art show. There will be bros rippin' and thrashin' and gettin' all gnar up in this bitch on the half pipe. This jam starts at 8 and the free beer flows until it's gone. Skate or Die...or if you get drunk enough, Skate and Die.
The Deal: Tequila Open Bar at 9pm The Place: Tortilleria Chinantla The Price: $5 The Details: A party thrown by a salsa company in a tortilla factory - where do I sign up? The event page says nothing about an open bar but MyOpenBar.com says it's happening and those dudes know a thing or two about free booze. The party will also feature Micheladas, which is like a Bloody Mary for people too poor to buy vodka but just skatin' by enough to afford a Corona. In other words, delicious.
The Deal: "Drinks on the house" The Place: The Loom The Price: FREE The Details: Some sort of art show which is part of Bushwick Open Studios. Fun fact, most of the venues that are part of BOS are in Williamsburg, they just want to sound tough so they say Bushwick instead. Dudes who weigh 130 pounds need all the help they can get, which also explains the beards and tattoos. Scary stuff.
The Deal: 4 Hour Open Bar The Place: Half Moon Cruise Ship The Price: $50 The Details: This is a booze cruise for hipsters, or something. Drinking on a boat is pretty excellent but at $50 I'm not sure it's worth it. For normal people that's probably a good deal but I eat ramen noodles out of a rusty soup can I heat up on my electric burner (which I plug in to a socket in my neighbors apt, which I access through a hole in the wall). Life is good.
The Deal: 2-4-1 drink specials 12-1 The Place: White Noise The Price: FREE The Details: Michael T and Samuel Valentine are your DJs at this East Village rock n' roll party. The crowd is gorgeous darling...compared to slobs I surround myself with at least.
The Deal: $4 whiskey shots; 2-4-1 drinks 3-4am The Place: The Studio The Price: $5 w/ RSVP The Details: One of the better dance parties in NYC. If you're doing Manhattan tonight (welcome to NYC tourist) then make sure you check it out.
The Deal: $1 shots, $3 cans, $5 beer+shot The Place: Blackout The Price: FREE The Details: "Lose your shit. Make a baby. Be a fucking star." The order here is incorrect, once you have a baby you will not be a "fucking star".
The Deal: Absolut Open Bar 8-9pm; Heineken Open Bar at 2am The Place: Tammany Hall The Price: $13 The Details: Keepaway, Body Language, Computer Magic and Living Days. Plus a line that wraps around the block.
The Deal: Vodka Open Bar at 12 The Place: Lit The Price: FREE The Details: DJ Jess and Jeremy Bastard keep their underground (literally), dirty dance party going strong. Get drunk, yell at the bartenders and dance with a confused NYU sophomore.
The Deal: $5 Jameson The Place: The Library at Hudson Hotel The Price: FREE The Details: Remember the first time you saw Almost Famous and swore you'd be a rock star? How'd that work out for ya? Well fret not, Chubby McDeskjob, this party is will fulfill all of your depraved rock n' roll fantasies.
The Deal: BYOB The Place: Outpost Artists Resources The Price: $3 The Details: Showpaper is doing some sort of video series. Isn't Showpaper an all-ages thing? Seems like BYOB + all ages might get a little hairy. Oh well.
The Deal: $3 Tall Boys, $4 Wells, $4 Bushmills Shot, $5 can+shot 6-10pm; 2-4-$5 Lionshead all nite The Place: Lady Jay's The Price: FREE The Details: Rock n' roll happy hour in Brooklyn with cheap drinks and free burgers and hot dogs 6-10pm. Lady Jay's also has a big back patio which is a great way to spend a hot day.
The Deal: Vodka Open Bar 11-12 The Place: Happy Ending The Price: FREE The Details: It's nice out so you know you're going to be out barhopping tonight. Make sure you stop by and enjoy a few free vodka drinks.