Booze Bulletin

NEW VENUES WITH BOOZE MENUS

BAR GOTO: Kenta Goto, the award winning bartender who spent 7 years at the legendary Pegu Club, opens the Lower East Side Japanese tapas and cocktail bar, BAR GOTO. Goto notes “BAR GOTO is intended to change the drinker’s viewpoint and experience with Asian-themed cocktails, updating the classics and showcasing Japanese ingredients like yuzu, shiso and miso". If you’re a Tom Collins drinker, try Goto’s enhanced version, the Yuzu-Calpico Fizz. Finished with a dash of yuzu bitters, the sake and tequila-based Far East Side is the perfect summer refresher. View the booze menu...

THE STANDING ROOM: The newly renovated LIC venue has gone beyond its comedy roots and now offers a full cocktail lounge experience. The Standing Room, which took over the Laughing Devil space in Long Island City, has recently re-opened and is serving up creative cocktails and craft beer. While they continue to present comedy programming from the team behind The Stand in Manhattan, they’ll also be serving cocktails crafted by renowned Mixologists Shige Kabashima (of Angel’s Share) and Joji Watanabe (of The Experimental Cocktail Club). The best part? Cocktails cost just $10 or $11! We bet you’ve never had a cocktail served out of a bell pepper… Try the ‘Cucumber’ made with spicy tequila, cucumber and lime, and served in a hollowed out bell pepper. View venue details...


BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH

HECHO EN DUMBO: Hecho en Dumbo is now serving a 'Bottomless Food Brunch'! Yes, that’s bottomless FOOD, meaning every weekend from 11:30am-4pm this contemporary Mexico City-inspired restaurant in the East Village will offer unlimited small plates of crave-worthy brunch fare for only $20 per person - an additional $20 gets you unlimited cocktails too! Highlights include Chef Danny Mena’s take on classic Mexican hangover cures such as Chilaquiles Rojos con Cecina, Huevos Motuleños, Short Rib Sliders and much more. Add $20 and get unlimited drinks like Sangria, a variety of Micheladas or Margaritas. View venue details...


UPCOMING EVENTS

SUNSET SATURDAY at PH-D: This Saturday, kick off your weekend the right way for the PH-D Rooftop Lounge's "Sunset Saturday 4 Year Anniversary Party' at the Dream Downtown hotel! Celebrate as the PH-D family toasts to 4 extraordinary years of Sunset Saturdays -- New York's most unique daytime party. The coveted fete will ramp up its entertainment with high flying aerial acrobats, carnival stilt performers, dancers and a surprise LIVE performance. Dance to live music by DJ Ben Paul while watching the sun set over the Hudson River. View event details...

PULQUE MONDAY at LA CONTENTA: Every Monday, beginning on August 3rd, La Contenta invites you to Pulque Monday with Rigo, 'El Pulquero'. Enjoy specials on Pulque, Pulque Cocktails & Tacos! View event details...

(Photos from left: Chilaquiles at Hecho En Dumbo; Pulque Cocktails at La Contenta courtesy of La Contenta; Interior at Bar Goto by Gabi Porter)