If you live in New York, you know the most anticipated season of the year is SUMMER. After a long, unbearable winter with virtually zero hours of sunlight, NYers are ready to show up and show OUT. If you’re looking for some cool, cocktail-centric events to check out this summer, The Cocktail Snob's got you. I did the research so you don’t have to. Read on for the hottest summer events in NYC.
Technically, the purpose of this Vueve Clicquot-sponsored event is to have a picnic and watch a polo match. But let’s be honest...This one’s for the bad and bougies who wanna show off their summer best and sip on bubbly. Sign me up!
Date & Time: Saturday, June 1
Location: Liberty State Park
Cost: $90-$475-get tickets here
2. Rose´ Wine Mansion
That’s right-it’s back! And this time it’s bigger than last year. If you’re unfamiliar, Rose Mansion is a wine bar, wine museum, and amusement park all rolled into one with some awesome backdrops and props to create Insta-worthy shots. Sip pink wine from all over the world as you make your way through 14 interactive rooms and get educated on summer’s favorite wine. Your ticket includes a wine glass, 8 wine tastings, and a few other goodies.
Date & Time: Starts on Saturday, June 1 and continues through the end of the summer
Location: 111 32nd Street
Cost: $35 during happy hour (weekdays before 5pm); $45
An absolutely zincredible collaboration amongst some of the best vintners in the world. Get a taste of a wide variety of Zinfandels poured by some of the founders of the modern American wine movement.
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 6pm-8pm
Location: Houston Hall
Cost: $59-$79-get tickets here
As the name suggests, this an opportunity to kick off your summer with gourmet bacon dishes and unlimited craftbeer from New York’s best restaurants. At the “Bacon and Beer Paradise”, you can enjoy live entertainment while a panel of expert judges selects the best dish and beer.
Date & Time: Saturday, June 8, noon-10pm
Location: The Brooklyn Mirage
Cost: $69-$119-get tickets here
5. New York Rum Fest
.Brought to you by RumLab.com, this festival is all about education and premium rum tastings.
Date & Time: Saturday, June 15, 2pm-8pm
Location: Metropolitan West
Cost: $35-$110-get tickets here
It didn't take long for this festival to become a NYC summer staple. Since 2016, organizers have seen thousands of people come for a day or weekend of food, live entertainment, a pool, and of course spirits. Put on your best pink and white outfit and drink up all the rose´.
Date & Time: Saturday, July 19 & Sunday, July 20
Location: Randall's Island Park
Cost: $95-$500-get tickets here
Food Before Love, a site created for foodies by foodies, is hosting their signature midnight brunch boat ride this summer. But this time, it's mask on for the masquerade party. Between sips of bottomless mimosas, nosh on brunch appetizers and make some new foodie friends.
Date & Time: Friday, August 9, 11:30pm-3:30pm
Location: The Skyport Marina
Cost: $55-$90-get tickets here
Sample and vote for cocktails from the city’s best mixologists. After your libations, head to the rooftop for an afterparty.
Date & Time: Sunday, August 18th I 3PM-9PM
Location: Melrose Ballroom, Long Island City
Cost: $65-$75-get tickets here
An annual event, showcasing the best margaritas NYC (and beyond) has to offer. Your ticket gets you eight margaritas, an all-access VIP badge, food & drink specials, and access to live entertainment. Don’t forget to tip your bartenders!
Date & Time: Saturday, August 24th, noon-10pm
Location: TBD/Bars in NYC
Cost: $65 per person-get tickets here
This isn’t an event per se, but the summer Tippler is a great way to explore even more of the exquisite cocktails NYC has to offer. For just $35, this handy dandy passbook is your ticket to 15 of the city’s best craft cocktails.
Get yours here!
Happy sipping winefriends!
”The Cocktail Snob”