Need a place to get all liquored up tonight? Tired of sucking down cheap PBRs at your local Brooklyn faux-dive? Destroy your liver for a good cause by checking out the City Reliquary’s Booze and Schmooze event where the focus will be on … well, boozing and schmoozing. Yes, the $75 tickets might seem a bit pricey, but you’ll certainly get your money’s worth alcohol-wise. Manning the five cocktail tables will be expert bartenders from The Richardson, Rye and Sunny’s in Red Hook. Local spirits like whiskey from Kings County Distillery and gin from Breuckelen Distilling will also be on offer. There is a beer table as well, which will be serving one of my all-time favorites, Brooklyn Brewery’s Sorachi Ace, as well as their Local 1 and 2, while Red Hook Winery will be serving sips of vino. The bartenders and distillers will also be holding court, talking about how they make their drinks and giving useful tips. Serious history nerds can listen to Manhattan Borough Historian Michael Miscione talk about the cornerstone of our city’s beer and bagels, the New York City water supply. Paaarty!
Boozing on an empty stomach usually isn’t a good idea, as anyone who has woken up next to the toilet can tell you. It’s a good thing they’ve lined up some pretty good food vendors as well: The Meat Hook, Saltie, The Commodore, The Roebling Tea Room and Momofuku Bakery. Tickets available at the door or right here.
Brooklyn Kitchen, 7pm-11pm, 100 Frost Street, Williamsburg