’Tis the season for Perks: 1) Sharp bicycles in limited-edition colors from California. 2) The sleek phone cases you need to conquer battery-life anxiety. 3) 25% off chocolates spiked with eggnog, scotch and rum. (Hey, anything to help you endure the holiday season.)
Things to do for December 05, 2013
Secret Cocktails, 90% Off Ball and Buck, and Taxidermy
Good night, and good weekend.
“Scofflaw” is Prohibition-era slang for a habitual law violator. You’ve probably never said that word before. But whisper it at the Goorin Bros.’ speakeasy-themed Repeal Day party tonight, and you’ll get a gratis secret cocktail. They’ll also have live music and plenty of hats. You don’t have to whisper for those.
Bow Ties, Denim and Taxidermy
The lower level of 299 Newbury St is usually an empty basement under a salon. Unless it’s hosting Ball and Buck’s sample sale. Then it’s filled with bow ties, Tellason jeans, grooming supplies and taxidermy, all up to 90% off. It’s a pre-Christmas miracle.
Spiked Punch. Ministry of Supply. Go.
You shouldn’t spend any more time in an office this weekend. Unless it has high-tech shirts and chinos from Ministry of Supply and a full bar distributing spiked Christmas punch. Because it’s the Ministry of Supply office. And this is their open house. And they can do whatever they want.
It’s Mulled-Wine-and-Food-Truck Season
Glühwein is a spiced red wine served warm and in close proximity to 25 food trucks distributing tacos and banh mi. Okay, so the food truck part only happens at this weekend-long Somerville holiday market. And Friday night is dedicated to glühwein bars and beer. “Bier,” if you prefer.
Cider House Party. Guess What’s There.
Downeast Cider is throwing a party at their new cider house. Funny thing about cider houses: they’re pretty great. That’s why you’re getting a gratis cup of alcohol-y cider just for being there. And $2 drafts for every cup that follows. We believe they’re called “Cider House Rules.”