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Sunday, September 15th: 2nd Annual Gala Gala Hey! (an apple festival)



TIME: 3 PM – 10 PM


Help us usher in fall with our favorite celebration of apples, Gala Gala Hey! We’re teaming up with Kate Lebo and The Bored Vegetarian for an apple onslaught: some of our favorite ciders, apple food pairings, bobbing for apples, old-timey music, and 5 varieties of pies from the amazing baker, Lebo (5 kinds!).

She’ll be offering up cheddar-crusted apple pie, whiskey crumble apple pie, honey-ginger apple pie, brandied apple cardamom pie and apple pear pie. Pie slices are all $5 and whole pies are $40. Vegetarians beware! The secret ingredient to Kate’s super-flaky crust is LARD. Stick to Cheddar-Crusted Apple or Apple Pear Pie. They’ll be made with all butter crusts.

On tap we’ll be serving Doc’s Pumpkin Cider and Harpoon Cider. In the bottle, we’ve got Doc’s Hard Cider (New York), Sidra Castanon (Spain), Slyboro Hidden Star Sparkling Cider (New York), Aaron Burr Ginger Carrot Cider (New York), JK Scrumpy Farmhouse Organic Hard Cider (Michegan) and Duche de Longueveille Dry Sparking Non-Alcoholic Cider (France), in regular pours and a few super fun tasting flights.

In additional to apples and fall, we’ll be celebrating the release of Lebo’s new cookbook, A Commonplace Book of Pie,

a quirky collage of fact and fiction that combines humor, art, recipes, pop culture, and poetry to redefine America’s favorite dessert. Pie is a medium for conversation in this debut book from Chin Music Press, balancing Lebo’s technical baker know-how with lyrical ruminations on the real and imagined relationships between pie and those who love it.

Kate’s writing has appeared in Best New Poets, Gastronomica, and Poetry Northwest among other journals, and she’s currently at work on a pie cookbook for Sasquatch Books, forthcoming in 2014. She teaches creative writing at Richard Hugo House and pie making at Pie School, her cliche-busting pastry academy. She also hosts Pie Stand, a social that uses pie to create conversations across communities.

The Bored Vegetarian is Bethany of Greenpoint:

The Bored Vegetarian is a way to push myself (and hopefully you!) to try new recipes, new flavors and new textures. Food shound be fun and exciting, not boring. This blog is about that.

Pie Menu

Music Schedule:

  • 3:30 pm: Hello Lovers
  • 5 pm: John Atzberger, Daniel King and friends
  • 7:30 pm: The National Reserve
  • 9 pm: special guest!

Hello Lovers is a strange fruit; comprised of and informed by musicians from different backgrounds and lineages. From prestigious conservatories to ad hoc improvisation pot lucks, avant garde and experimental studies to negro spiritual workshops, thru noise abandons and punk ethics.

The music of musician/composer j.c.King solo and in various constellations With Long term collaborators; Masha Poloskova_violin, Mollie Fischer_cello, Hannah Liddell_piano, Leah Celest_viola, Corey Walker_brass, multi instrumentalist Andy Hadaway (and many wonderful guests) has been intentionally amorphous, however, remains to celebrate accoustic orchestral instrumentation and musicianship.

With Mr.King’s unique songs, employing improvisation to examine the environments of consistently romantic themes, Hello Lovers are cultivating a zealous and ritual method of torch song. musics of resonant harmony, mystery, stillness and erratic movement.

Hello lovers are currently finishing thier third studio recording “glorified”

In 2012 Mr.king relocated to Brooklyn to train, write and experiment with new work.

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Sunday, September 22nd: Maryland-style steamed crab feast! (updated)

what: a Maryland-style steamed crab feast

when: Sunday, Sept. 22nd

time: 2 pm – 9 pm

cost: $35/half dozen crabs

For me, summer is about the beach, wearing as little clothing as possible and eating crabs, Maryland style. For those in the know, steamed Chesapeake Bay blue crabs, piled high on a table covered in paper and spread with wooden hammers, paper towels and ample cans of cold beer is about the best thing imaginable. For those who don’t know this, I’m here to tell you.

Read more, and find out how to make your reservation, at the link.

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Sunday, July 14th: Ladies Text Based Salon

image credit: Maria Stabio

What: Ladies Text Based Salon

When: Sunday, July 14th

Time: 4 pm

Cost: free

We’re excited to welcome back the ladies text based salon, a monthly feature from last summer that’s making it’s 2013 debut this Sunday. This event features readings and discussion of new and old work, as well as work in progress. This Sunday’s readers will be:


Come by for some literary fun.

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Sunday, June 30th: Ethiopian vegan pop-up dinner with Bunna Cafe

what: The Drink hosts Bunna Cafe, an Ethiopian Vegan pop-up restaurant

when: Sunday, June 30th

time: 6 pm – 11 pm

cost: dinner ranges from $10-$20, before drinks

We’re super excited to host Bunna Cafe, a new Ethiopian Vegetarian Restaurant, Coffeehouse, and Music Venue that will be opening in BK later this year. Until then, they are a travelling pop-up cafe hosting dinner parties and collaborative headline events around the city.

Dinner ranges from $10 to $20. Come in groups and get more for less. Menu will be posted shortly, but will likely look similar to the menu you see below. Come by, stretch out, eat some amazing Ethiopian food, drink some sailor punch + a shai correnti or two, and stay for the traditional The Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony.

You can find the Facebook invite here.

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Sunday, May 19th: Pentecost! (Southern style)



TIME: 2 PM – 10 PM


Are you ready to do it again? We’re Medieval carousing again, this year with a healthy dose of Southern Pentecostal flair. We’ve got music all day, from country tunes to blues to gospel; shrimp po’ boys and collard greens to eat; the annual reading of Le Morte d’Arthur; baptism by whiskey; and everyone’s favorite, sword fighting and sword fighting lessons from the NYC Longsword Fencing Club. Who shall we crown the 3rd knight of The Drink in 2013? Sword fighting is a late one this year. Starts at 8 pm!

May the flames of heaven reign down upon our heads, may our tongues be loose and inspired, and may our Pentecostal oath and bond be strengthened for yet another year.

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Sunday, April 28th: Queen’s Day

What: Queen’s Day, a Dutch celebration with Denizen Rum

When: Sunday, April 28th

Time: 5 pm – 10 pm

Cost: free

Queen’s Day. A day when the notoriously free Dutch let loose across the country in celebration of their queen, Queen Beatrix. We decided to join forces with one of our favorite white rums, Denizen, and come up with our own Brooklyn-ized version of Queen’s Day.

We’ll have music all day from Juniper Rising and friends, $3 glasses of Denizen Rum punch (including a frothy, light new punch based on the traditional Dutch booze-soaked apricots and raisins and topped with sparkling wine, as well as some old favorites) and Dutch food specials.

Come out in your best orange (the Dutch’s favorite color) and enjoy your Sunday.

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Thursday, April 4th: Melody Allegra plays bluegrass

what: Live bluegrass by Melody Berger

when: Thursday, April 4th

time: 8 pm – 10 pm

cost: free

We’re super excited to welcome Melody for her first gig at The Drink. You know we love some bluegrass tunes, and she’s such a pro. For this show she’ll be playing with Elio Schiavo, front man for the Six Deadly Venoms. Expect a lot of pretty harmony singing, friends.

Melody has been playing violin since the age of five and is classically trained in both violin and voice. She fell in love with bluegrass/old time music around 7 years ago and has been raising a ruckus in the NYC area ever since, branching out into all manner of folk genres.

In addition to regularly playing at regional favorites like The Jalopy Theater, The Living Room, Rodeo Bar, Rockwood Music Hall, and Philly’s Tin Angel and World Café Live, Melody has gotten to rock out at places like the top of Rockefeller Center and the renowned Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco. She has also placed in the lauded Galax Fiddlers’ Convention bluegrass fiddle contest.

Here she is dancing/playing/singing simultaneously at the 6th annual John Hartford weekend on Jan. 26, 2013.

Find out more about Melody on her website.

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Monday, March 18th: Are You That Somebody?


WHEN: Monday, March 18th

Time: 9 pm – late

Cost: Suggested donation TBD for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Ladies grab your ladies cause it is gonna get smooth up in here. We’re having a legit slow dance jam for our owner Lane Sander’s birthday. Pro-lez vibes, but all are welcome. Donations go to direct Hurricane Sandy relief, as well as proceeds from the sale of tote bags printed with the dope drawing you see below (Check back for more updates on the families this event will benefit).




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Sunday, March 17th: St. Patrick’s Day

Seriously, how Irish is this guy??

What: St. Patrick’s Day

When: Sunday, March 17th

Time: All day

This Sunday for St. Patrick’s Day, we’re serving up colcannon, sausages, Clontarf, stout, none of the green beer, and none of puking (*fingers crossed!). Come celebrate like an adult: by getting pleasantly drunk and full, telling the same story at least twice and leaving without saying goodbye.

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Tuesday, March 5th: New Herring Press Chapbook Release Party

what: New Herring Press Chapbook Release Party

when: Tuesday, March 5th

time: 7 pm – 9 pm

cost: free

New Herring Press publishes forward-thinking prose and polemics and their “new run” is in!

Come check out the visionary Eileen Myles (Inferno, The Importance of Being Iceland, Chelsea Girls), Justin Torres (We the Animals) and Amanda Davidson (Apprenticeship) as they read from their new chapbooks–plus you can buy a set while you slog some punch!

Piano bar. Prose pros. Greasy times.

7pm onwards– reading at 8.

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