International Beer Day is August 3. What better excuse is there to splurge on that expensive Belgian craft beer instead of y our typical Bud Light? Or, make a day of it by hitting up the best beer bars in town. Check out some of these recommendations of ways you can celebrate like a true beer aficionado in the Big Apple this weekend.
1. Pour your own drafts at Slate
With your ticket to this interesting event, you get to be the bar tender! Pour as much- or as little- beer as you like. Slate’s “self-serving” beer wall experience is unlike any other so check out more info here.
2. Take part in a silent disco beer party
This is definitely a different way to spend International Beer Day. Quiet Clubbing is making their way to The Well, Brooklyn’s newest and most ingeniously curated bar, public house, and performance space, home to more than 200 beers available! The party begins when you turn your headphones and let the music of three live DJ’s sweep you away. Sip on a brew and let the glow in the night gear guide your night! Get your tickets here.
3. Check out a craft brewery
There are quite a few craft breweries in New York State and more are popping up every year. With Bronx Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery, Captain Lawrence and Yonkers Brewing Co. all within a 40 minute ride from Manhattan and all offering tours and tastings throughout the year, there’s no excuse not to head to the place where it all begins to sip on your favorite brew!
4. Head to a beer bar
Beer exclusive bars are becoming a new fad here in New York. Among the wine bars and liquor specific bars, places like Harlem Hops which offers beers and bites, are becoming the hipster havens.
5. Chow down on a burger accompanied by a crisp bucket of beers
What food accompanies a cold beer better than a burger? Nothing, that’s right! With this yummy deal at an Upper West Side beer hall, you’ll chow down on burgers, tacos or wings accompanied by a bucket of 5 brews! Check out more info here.
6. Head to Governor’s Island to watch America’s polo match with America’s favorite beverage
What says America better than a barbecue with a beer in hand? Could we venture to say… watching the polo match with a beer in hand? No, actually we can’t. BUT, your ticket to this exclusive event grants you access to craft beer, the polo matches, wine, spirits, delicious food, live music, and DJs all on Governor’s Island! Sounds like a fun way to spend the afternoon and is kid and pet friendly. Get your tickets here!