The Weekend Playbook: A "Pizza Run", Oystoberfest, and plenty o' bourbon
Deal of the WeekThe Bourbon n' Burgers party is going down tonight at New York Distilling Co in Williamsburg, with eats from GO Burger, multiple bourbon offerings (Redemption White Rye, Larceny Bourbon, Jack Daniel's single-barrel Reserve...), and live music, with all proceeds going to the Little Warriors Project. Use discount code "thrillist" for 50% off regular admission, and feel free to use that discount to make a donation
Friday, September 20th through Saturday, September 28thGet Real Presents has a slew of events planned for NY Beer Week, kicking off with NY Beer Day on Sept 20th, when bars all over the city will serve NY brews and attempt to break the world record for World's Largest Tap Takeover. Other highlights include Oystoberfest beer-and-bivalves party, and the Hammer & Claws blue crab bash. Check out all the events right this way
Friday, September 20thThe Viva La Comida festival is returning to Queens with tons of food-mobiles like the Chipper Truck (the only Irish food truck in the city), Mysttik Masaala, and Tortas Neza, "the legendary Mexican sandwich vendor"
Wine Riot is throwing their opening night bash with 250+ wines, food pairings, a photo booth, the introduction of the "Bubbly Bar", and a Wine 101 crash course from Brooklyn Winery
Saturday, September 21stMore beer! Randall's Island is being taken over by the inaugural New York Beer Festival featuring hundreds of different brews, food trucks, and an '80s cover band called Ronald Reagan's Big '80s show, though there's unlimited beer sampling, so no need to be conservative
You're probably thinking, "But how can I get some exercise while I'm stuffing my face?" Well, here's how: enter the NY Pizza Run, a 2.25-mile run near Tompkins Square Park with three separate pizza checkpoints, where you eat mad pizza, before you start running again. Feel free to go just to watch people barf
The Stone St Oyster Festival is returning and bringing music, "perfect pints of Guinness", 35,000+ oysters, and a "raging party atmosphere". Yeah, get there early