New York: the city that never sleeps. So we’re booking you a weekend at the decadent sleep-optional Gramercy Park Hotel and throwing in $200 for room service—yes, they serve suckling pig. Plus, we’ve got the exclusive on Swiss-made masterpieces from Skywatch and summer-ready sneaks from Warrior Footwear.
Things to do for July 14, 2011
Back to the Future, Gypsy Beer and Flaming Skee-Ball
The weekend is your safe house from the week.
These local gypsy brewers are taking over Shotwell’s to introduce their blackberry ale. They’ll have a bottle-conditioned version plus one on draft and an exclusive keg of barrel-aged sour beer. Also: Wise Sons Deli pastrami-wrapped hot dogs and Chocolate-Covered Beer Caramels. And the pop-up beer party comes full circle.
The guys at this Sunset sports bar/taco shop are dropping weekday lunch and adding a late-night scene. So they’re pooling their resources into anytime $5 beer-and-a-shot specials (in addition to the $2 Tecate and $2 taco happy hour). Seems like you’ll come out ahead.
There will be no clowns. Instead, flame-breathing acrobats, fiery sword-balancing and fire dancing will be in order. You can try your hand at Flaming Skee-Ball and Pyro Putt. If you remember one thing, it’s stop, drop and roll.
Eating and Drinking Bacon at Bruno’s
Being the recovery meal that it is, brunch by definition demands hearty fare and a heavy dose of hair of the dog. Bruno’s new Brunch Drunk Love’s Maple-Bacon Pancakes and Coca-Cola Cured Ham Benedict satisfy the former. As for the latter, the bacon-washed bourbon War Pig and Mission Mary should be just enough.
Already your go-to dive for strong cocktails, Mister Lew’s Win-Win Bar & Grand Sazerac Emporium is now your double-feature venue for ’80s movies and gratis popcorn on Wednesday nights. Next up: Back to the Future and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. The Sazeracs are implied...