PLAN DATE: SAT / OCT. 27
Tonight begins at Chumley’s in the West Village. A revamped speakeasy from the 1920s, this spot now serves elevated new American food in cozy, low-lighting digs. The original bar was established in 1922 by socialist activist Leland Chumley, who converted a former blacksmith’s shop into a Prohibition-era drinking establishment. Writers like E.E. Cummings, William Faulkner, and John Steinbeck were all patrons. It’s also rumored that the term “86” originated here. “When the cops would very kindly call ahead before a raid, they’d tell the bartender to ’86’ his customers, meaning they should scram out the 86 Bedford door, while the police would come to the Pamela Court entrance” (Jef Klein). Go and soak up the history.
Next, get gussied up (in all white) and get on board. This Titanic-themed masquerade party cruise promises breathtaking sights, an open deck, fully-stocked bars, glass interiors and a nightclub on water. Make this Halloween an opportunity to be Jack-and-Rose-level romantic. VIP boarding begins at 9:45 and tickets start at $29. Get all the details here.
Dinner, Drinks, Masquerade
86 Bedford Street, Manhattan
idk tip: We highly encourage you call ahead and make a reservation, as this place gets super packed on weekends.
Hornblower Hybrid Yacht—Pier 40, 353 West Street, Manhattan
idk tip: A platinum VIP ticket includes priority boarding, 1st come 1st served seating and a commemorative captain’s hat.