Whatever plans you had, cancel them. Because if you like alcohol and hate spending money, we have the perfect event for you.
Tonight, from 5pm-7pm on the lower level of the Shops At Comcast (1701 JFK Blvd), there’s going to be a Mixology Mixer–which basically means a competition-slash-cocktail-demonstration which will have some of the best bartenders in the city putting together spring cocktails which you, as a value-conscious cocktail enthusiast, will then judge. You get to vote for your favorite (via social media so, you know, it’s all modern-y), and the best bartender wins… I dunno. Bragging rights or whatever.
The important takeaway here is that there are going to be cocktails, that the event is open to the public, and that it’s free.
Wait, did you say free cocktails?
Fiume | Photo by Trevor Dixon
City Tap House is wrapping everything in Bespoke bacon for happy hour. Sometimes the best ideas are the easiest. And oh yes, there will be beer from Yards, including their collaborative Just Off Walnut Belgian Brown Ale.
Also in West Philadelphia, Fiume is tapping Freigeist Ottekolong, a Kölsch too Kölsch for Köln.
Across town, Don Russell (Joe Sixpack) is going to be at Victoria's Freehouse where he'll be pouring ELGOOD’S Coolship #1.
Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o the puddin’-race!
Aboon them a’ ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye worthy o’ a grace
As lang’s my arm.
That’s Robert Burns at his weird, Scottish and food-obsessed best, declaring his deathless admiration to that great Chieftain of the pudding race, the haggis.
For those of you who don't already have it on your calendars, Robert Burns Night is coming up, and on Saturday, January 25, the Victoria Freehouse is going to be celebrating the bard's 255th birthday in the only way such a thing is ever celebrated--with haggis, scotch and bagpipes.
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