Sunday, April 10, 2011

This Week In Lounge ... April 11 - 16 - Soirees, Speakeasies, and Spirits

Dizzy Fizz Spirits Soiree
There is so much going on this week that I need to consolidate in one easy to reference post. Get ready for a multitude of choices that range from Benefits for Japan to Spirits Soirees to Tiki and Big Band extravaganzas:

Monday, April 11th
New York Loves Japan - Punch Party
Where: The Summit Bar (Avenue C at 9th Street) Alphabet City, NYC

After a long Monday at work, come out, relax and feel great about doing something good. A group of amazing brand representatives, artists, writers and musicians have graciously donated their time, effort and a WHOLE lot of booze in the name of helping out Japan.  Six hand-crafted, Japanese-inspired punches will be on the bartop, and a $20 donation gives you unlimited punch refills and tunes by DJ Kimiko Masuda.  The Punch Sponsors for the night include:

Pernod Absinthe, Belvedere vodka, Sailor Jerry Rum, Corazon Tequila, Leblon Cachaça, Beefeater Gin, The Tippling Bros. (with Classic & Vintage Artisanal Spirits portfolio)

Craft bartender/Summit owner Greg Seider  and his bar staff (including Loungerati's Best Bartender of 2010 Damon Dyer) will be mixing up and selling amazing Yamazaki Japanese whiskey cocktails ($12) all night long.
Suggested donation: $20

Tuesday, April 13th
Primativa in Hi-Fi
Where: Painkiller Tiki Bar (49 Essex Street, Lower East Side, NYC)
Celebrate the "Father of Exotica" Martin Denny's 100th Birthday at Painkiller  with the exciting musical arrangements of Jack Fetterman and Gina of the Jungle. Throw back Mai Tais, Zombies, and one of my personal favorite, the LES LUAU Mist (a stirred drink that literally tastes like a the ingredients of a luau - pork goodness!) made by award winning Painkiller staff.
Entry: Free

Thursday, April 14th
The French Spirits Soiree 
Where: Astor Center is located at 399 Lafayette St., (Between Astor Pl. and E. 4th St.), NYC
The Dizzy Fizz's Selena Ricks is one of the hardest working people I know. She has the know how to get the right spirits industry folks together and pull off unique events like the Holiday Spirits Bazaar. This Thursday French spirits and a Parisian fin-de-ciele theme will be showcased. The event, at Astor Center in New York City, will feature turn-of-the-20th-century cocktails, punches, spirits and absinthe; gourmet cheese and charcuterie by Murray’s Cheese and rustic bread by Scratchbread; and live cabaret band The Hot Sardines and more.

The event is sponsored by: Lillet, Pernod, Ricard, Tariquet Armagnac, Bonal, Dolin Vermouth, Cointreau®, Rémy Martin 1738® Accord Royal, Benedictine, G’Vine Gin, June Liqueur, St-Germain, and Noilly Prat Vermouth.

Media/VIP entry is from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., and general entry is from 7:30 – 10 p.m. Tickets are available exclusively on Thrillist Rewards. Please note, guests must be 21 to attend and bring photo ID. For more information, please visit:
Tickets: $45

The Lounge at Edison Ballroom

Friday, April 15th
The LOUNGE at The Edison Ballroom
Where: The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street, NYC)

Following the SALON's 10th Anniversary Extravaganza last month,  Patrick Soluri and company have  teamed up with the Edison Ballroom to create THE LOUNGE.

featuring live music by J. WALTER HAWKES TRIO, Danger Dame VERONICA VARLOW, Emcee Extraordinaire DANDY WELLINGTON, Primativa in Hi-Fi, The Exotic Sounds of JACK FETTERMAN & GINA OF THE JUNGLE, Crafted Cocktails by FREDO from Loungerati

Includes top-shelf open bar all night, Hors d'oeuvres, coat check and gratuities
Tickets: $45 General Admission - at the door / 9:30pm-1am
(includes open bar, passed hors 'd'ouerves, coat check, tips)

Saturday, April 16th
Bootlegger 21 Vodka Launch, Amateur Mixology Competition followed by the  
An Homage to Harlem Glamour Speakeasy
Where: 76 Wooster, SoHo, NYC

Fabled Jazz-Age Harlem is reincarnated for one night in a four-story Soho townhouse. Featuring an All-Star program of hot music and dance, decadent Bootlegger 21 Vodka cocktails, gourmet hors d oeuvres’, real casino games, fresh hand-rolled cigars and an after-hours lounge offering further unspeakable delights.

Downstairs - the joint is jumpin’ with live hot jazz, starring Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra in front of a REAL WOOD dance floor. In addition an All-Star program of tap dance, risqué follies and floorshow revue is in store. Document your night of frivolity in our vintage-style photo booth. Gorgeous cigarette girls strolling the club offer candies, gifts, and - cigarettes.

In the upstairs lounge – while a lovely chanteuse and piano-man set the mood, guests are invited to try a hand at poker, craps and blackjack with fabulous prizes, enjoy fresh cigars hand-rolled on premises, and other surprises.

Harlem was, at the frenzied height of the Jazz Age, the Mecca of all that swung, shook and shimmered. At once an emblem of status and taboo, sophistication and lust, it was a cocktail of well-heeled “high hatters” in search of a deviant thrill mixed with the exotic, jazz-fueled pulse of Harlem night culture.
Tickets: $25 at Event Bee

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking for 4 tickets to the Cotton Club event this Saturday. This was supposed to be my bday outing, but only half my friends bought tickets before they were all gone :-(. I am devastated this is sold out! It would make my birthday weekend! I'm willing to buy smaller increments as well. Please let me know if you know of anyone who wants to make my birthday and sell me their tickets Thanks!