Head to Barcade to watch their first "high-stakes competitive video game event", where players hopefully including Fred Savage's brother not named Ben will gun for $1,000 by running through a six-game gauntlet including Defender, Joust, Robotron: 2084, and not Gauntlet. There will be beer; check out the deets
You know there's a three-day pub crawl for St. Patty's. Get involved
Celebrate the aforementioned snake-chase with Irish breakfast, a cocktail class, and tastes of various whiskies from 12-230p at The Dead Rabbit. Get your tix here
Hit Italian chophouse Forty2West (42 W 48th St, btwn 5th and 6th Aves) for happy hour action including plates of housemade charcuterie, Italian craft beers, and cocktails rocking "mint ice cubes". Check out the menu here
Hit J.Press's new flagship at 304 Bleecker to shop its similarly fresh York St collection. Scope the goods
Stock up on your traditional Irish Malibu at newly opened Heritage Wines at 237 DeKalb Ave in BK, or give them a call (718.237.1525) to see about the classes they're offering. Booze classes!
Ongoing Things You'd Better Do
Every Fri/Sat for the next two or three months, hit the #HOOKxNail pop-up lounge put on by Son's of Essex's Matt Levine and Michael Shah, on the 3rd floor of an art gallery-by-day/this-thing-by-night at 53 Gansevoort. Email HOOKxNail@indieFORK.com for more info.
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