Four days of cocktails, food, and boozy jingoism


Four days of cocktails, food, and boozy jingoism
Four days of cocktails, food, and boozy jingoism


After two years of being open only to people with really cool mustaches/Brian Flanagan, PCW returns next week with a series of events that you, the lowly non-bartender, are actually welcome to crash. Along with a citywide network of 25 bars offering $7 specialty 'tails all week, barkeeps from every corner of the US (except probably Boring, TN) are converging for a series of boozy history lessons, food pairings, and a massive wrap party. Here are the happiest hours

Monday: Beardless Beard Award-winning mixologist and The Craft of Craft Cocktails author Dale DeGroff hits Living Room Theater with a live jazz band to deliver a history of cocktails, tracing them from their current elevated status back to a time when men were shunned for drinking them, and so drank lots and lots of Champale. Get tix here

Tuesday: The butcher boys at Country Cat are teaming with the boozer boys at House Spirits for a three-course dinner and cocktail pairing that'll include smoked steelhead with the aquavit/ sherry Cold Snap, fried chicken and a gin martini, and lamb "little smokies" with a mojito-ish gin & aquavit concoction called the Scandinavian-side, which was a big hit for Lou Reederssen. Make reservations here.

Thursday: All the bartenders stop learning stuff, cut off their sleeves, and start drinking at the Jupiter for 'Merica: Red, White, And Booze, where everybody will stay totally composed as DJs blast ironically jingoistic music and cocktail jockeys from all 34 chapters of the US Bartenders Guild pour craft drinks in a way that surely will catch the eye of super-rich Elizabeth Shue. Get on the list here.

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