PLAN DATE: SUN / AUG. 18
Celebrate summer at the New York Cocktail Expo, the city’s premier festival focused on all things spirits, mixers, and more. Get tipsy on free tastings of over 30 craft spirits, cocktails, beers, and ciders from makers across the states. Afterwards, watch NYC local legends battle it out for the title of “best tiki cocktail in NYC” at the Tiki Throwdown.
Rustic-chic restaurant Vite Vinosteria offers homestyle Italian food in reasonable portions, so you’re not left rolling each other home after dinner. Start with a chef salad topped with quail eggs, avocado, and grapefruit, then split a couple plates of their house-made pasta. No need to stop for ice cream on the way home: their Nutella tiramisu is to die for. It’s the perfect meal after an afternoon of imbibing cocktail samples down the street.
Long Island City
Drinks and Dinner
Fun and Casual
New York Cocktail Expo
3608 33rd Street, Queens
idk tip: Make sure you buy your separate tickets for the Tiki Throwdown when you buy your Expo tickets.
31-05 34th Street, Queens
idk tip: Totally understandable if you’re cocktail’ed out, but if not, go for the Italian Airmail, made with grappa, prosecco, fresh citrus juice, and honey syrup.