PLAN DATE: MON / JAN. 14
Taking shots never seemed so educational thanks to the Brooklyn Brainery’s History of Gin class. This adult education center will remind you of that one college class worth sacrificing sleep to actually attend. The role of cool professor is played by Scottish tour guide David McNicoll, who will let you in on all the debauchery, downfalls and glo ups in gin’s history. With exposed brick walls and plenty of natural light, the space is more hipster-apartment than institutionalized classroom. Doesn’t hurt that the class involves tastings of gin—I don’t remember Econ 101 having that feature.
Celebrate your graduation to gin expert with a pint of beer and a stack of wings at Rhythm and Booze Sports Bar & Grill. While it is a sports bar, it’s also a popular neighborhood spot, which means friendly bartenders, chatty regulars, and unbeatable prices. Cheer on (or commiserate over) your favorite team on one of their many HD TV’s. If sports aren’t your thing, enjoy messing with the jukebox or trying every beer on their extensive list. The wings are the go-to here, but they have all the classic bar grub from nachos to jalapeno poppers. Go ahead and soak up that gin with copious amounts of carbs and cheese—t’s the responsible thing to do.
Drinks, Dinner, and More Drinks
The History of Gin at Brooklyn Brainery
190 Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: Make sure to nab tickets to the hour and a half event online.
Rhythm and Booze Sports Bar & Grill
1674 10th Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: They take card but bring a few bucks—word on the street says they sell lottery tickets.