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Free summer bowling at Brooklyn Bowl
July 6, 2011, 6:03 pm
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Yet another reason why NYC in the summer is so rad: MORE FREE STUFF! This time, free bowling at Brooklyn Bowl. For those of us wage slaves stuck at our offices until 7, this may not be a viable option, but for those of you lucky ducks who can make it to Williamsburg by 6 pm to take full advantage of the offer, please – drink a cold brewski or a White Russian for me.

FREE BOWLING + SHOES, every Monday through Friday from 6-7PM.* Just mention “Summer Bowl” when checking in at the bowling desk to receive the discount. *Door charges for ticketed events still apply. Once the bowling happy hour is over, though, it’s back to $25 per half hour. Then you can take a break and nibble on some Blue Ribbon goodies.

Bowl forth and be merry.


FREE Miniburger Mondays at Idle Hands
May 6, 2011, 10:22 am
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I love a good free food with drink deal. And I love Idle Hands Bar – how can you not love a place whose tagline is Bourbon. Beer. Rock.? So this news makes me giddy:

  • Who: burger, beer, and bourbon lovers all across NYC
  • What: free mini burgers from That Burger Tent
  • Where: Idle Hands on Ave. B at 3rd St.
  • When: Mondays from 7 to 10 pm
  • Why: One of the Idle Hands’ owners also runs Burger Conquest. Need I say more?
  • How: Get a free mini burger w/$5 drink purchase, or buy mini burgers for $2 each


Eat/Drink: Idle Hands Bar (Alphabet City/East Village) 25 Avenue B between 2nd and 3rd, downstairs; New York, New York 10009. (917) 338-7090. Miniburger Mondays from 7-10 pm.

Popshop at Tammany Hall
April 1, 2011, 10:43 am
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On the first Thursday of every month, LES nightlife newcomer Tammany Hall hosts three floors of rotating musical guests, dancing, and general debauchery with its monthly Popshop party. Next Thursday, April 7th, Walk the Moon, Savoir Adore, and ANR will be playing live with Lightwaves rocking the DJ booth all night. Free after midnight.

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Popshop is back at Tammany Hall. This month, SXSW darlings Walk the Moon headline with help from Brooklyn indie poppers Savoir Adore and Miami psych kids ANR playing live. Lightwaves is back and will be spinning all night long. Like every past Popshop, this event is expected to sell out, so get your tickets NOW!
Doors are at 8pm. Advance Tickets are available here

If you show up early, you might even catch happy hour. $3 beers, $4 cocktails, $5 wines.

Drink-Dance-Listen: Tammany Hall (LES) 152 Orchard Street between Stanton and Rivington. (212) 982-7767. Follow Tammany Hall and Popshop on Twitter.

Skee ball, darts, and pool at Ace Bar
March 22, 2011, 10:37 am
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Sometimes it’s just not enough to walk into a bar and order a drink. Sometimes you just want something more. Maybe it’s an early in the game date and you’re not sure if you’re going to have anything to talk about with said date. Maybe you go out every night and the thought of another bottle of wine and another drawn out conversation about life is making you nauseous. Maybe you just feel like being a little more active than sitting on a barstool, but you don’t feel like dancing or yelling over crowds of people. Maybe you just like winning, and you feel like kicking ass and taking names.

Enter Ace Bar in East Village/Alphabet City. You’ll walk into what is a rather expansive space for a bar in the EV. Bar to your left, arcade games and booths to your right. Sidle up to the bar and order a drink. For a $10 deposit, you’ll be handed a set of darts, and as long as you don’t lose them, you’ll get to play for free.

In the back room, there are two dartboards, two skee ball machines, and two pool tables. Skee ball is $1 a game. Just remember that it’s easy to blow through a game in 30 seconds, so bring lots of dollar bills. If you can hit certain scores, you can win free beers. I think it’s MGD or something like that, but you’re playing for victory, not for microbrews.

I don’t remember how much pool is, but I think you pay per game rather than per hour (I could be wrong).

Drink: Ace Bar (East Village/Alphabet City) 531 East 5th Street between A and B. New York, NY 10009. (212) 979-8476.

Free Fridays at the MoMA
March 4, 2011, 4:31 pm
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Every Friday from 4 PM to 8 PM, admission to the Museum of Modern Art is free. FREE! Not $20. Free.

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Party for good on Australia Day

It’s January. It’s snowy, slushy, and miserable in New York. But you know where it’s not cold right now? Australia. And since Australia Day is coming up this Wednesday on January 26th, you can plan your escape from this NYC winter (staycation!) and pretend you’re partying down under in warmth and sunshine while doing a good deed.

Australia Day is the Australian national holiday commemorating the arrival of the eleven British ships comprising the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in 1788. In Australia, I understand it is a day of boozy mayhem (I say that in the best possible way). You, too, can participate in this boozy mayhem with hordes of impossibly good looking Aussies at any of Australian-themed sister restaurants The Sunburnt Cow (East Village/Alphabet City), The Sunburnt Calf (UWS), or Bondi Road (LES). (Side note: have you SEEN the bartenders and wait staff at these places? What is in the water over there?! And such cute accents. Hubba hubba.)

You may have heard about the widespread flash flooding in Queensland that has been wreaking havoc since Christmas, resulting in evacuations, damaged property, and a state of crisis. This Wednesday, a $2 entry fee will be taken as a donation to the relief and cleanup efforts in Queensland. So then you can reward yourself for being a kind and caring person by guzzling drinks and snacking on free meat pies and lamingtons from Dub Pies in Brooklyn. Doors open at NOON! Specials include $5 milk bar menu items, $20 all-you-can-drink well drinks for 2 hours, or $30 for premium all-you-can-drink madness for 2 hours.

In case you feel like being the Aussie Martha Stewart one afternoon, here’s a recipe for lamingtons for you to try at home.

Party like you’re Australian:

Target Free Thursdays at MOCA
October 21, 2010, 11:10 am
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The Skint is one of my fave deal sources on Twitter. Today, they retweeted Target Free Thursdays at the Museum of Chinese in the Americas, or MOCA in NYC, not to be confused with the MoCA in LA (Museum of Contemporary Art). I’m especially intrigued by the “With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America” exhibit in the space designed by Maya Lin, the artist/architect who designed the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial.

With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America, MOCA’s new core exhibit, will bring to life the Museum’s unique historical content and birth a compelling art work by fusing itself with the architectural heart of its new home designed by Maya Linon Centre Street.  Metaphorically and literally, this “heart” will ground visitors, and be the focal point of the “new MOCA experience.”  This presentation is an innovative approach to museum and exhibition design.  It will facilitate a new way of interacting with content: through the evocative use of space that stirs visitors’ emotions and breaks down barriers to deeper learning and understanding.

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This looks like it’ll be a great space, and an informative and interesting exhibit on Asian American history. I’ve never been, so I think I’ll check it out tonight. If you want to join and grab a bite afterwards, let me know!

Go: MOCA NYC (Chinatown) 215 Centre Street between Howard and Grand, New York, NY 10013. Free Thursday 11 am to 9 pm.