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.