Friday, January 11, 2013

Drinking with Al Capone

I won't actually be drinking with Al Capone, obviously, but I will be drinking like Al Capone, and as far as I'm concerned, that's almost the same thing. January 19, I'm heading to East Ville des Folies for the most elegant day drinking this side of the Kentucky Derby.

Webster Hall, supposedly owned by Capone himself, used to be a speakeasy, a notorious house (note: I almost named my cat Capone). So the good folks at Webster Hall are honoring him, and the 1920s, with its first annual beer and whiskey festival. Rare drinks, burlesque performers, swing bands and vintage-style carnival games? And a commemorative glass? For $35? How can I say no?! I'm not typically a whiskey drinker but I do want to learn, so I'm definitely looking forward to that part of the event.

This will also be a boozy business with a heart: a portion of the proceeds will go to Third Street Music School Settlement, a program for low- and middle-income children.

Get your ticket here.

Webster Hall, Saturday Jan. 19, 2013, 2:30-5:30

This event was originally scheduled in November, but has been rescheduled due to Sandy.


  1. Wow, you are the source of all things cool! Will you be dressing up? I'd love to go. I'll have to see if I can. It's difficult to get into the city. I'm surprised it's in the middle of the day!

  2. That is so cool! (And I like whiskey - hope you'll come to enjoy it too!)

  3. Seems like it's going to be a wonderful event, especially since part of the proceeds will go to help low and middle income students!

  4. Looks like a fun event to attend. Have a great time! The music alone would be worth attending.

  5. This sounds awesome! I'm most deff a whisky and brown liquor kinda girl. I need to move to NY already!!

  6. i'm with Ills, i'm a whisky gal and would dig going to this event! have fun!

  7. Sounds really fun! I would love to go!

  8. oh, my! I would definitely go if I was in the area. I love the 20s, dressing up and whiskey and beer!!! :) how fun.

    xoxo :)


  9. Great event for a great cause. Pity BB's a great ways away... BB2U


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