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Entries in bars (44)

Wednesday
Jul312013

The 5 best bars to host a party in (or around) Park Slope

Draft Barn [VIA MICHAEL M. ON YELP]

If you've ever tried to gather your friends together for a party at a local bar in the neighborhood, you'll know there's not a lot of options of places to go to. Sure, there's a bar on every block in the Slope. But most of them are pretty packed on the regular, and don't have room for 20-or-more people who want to sing you "Happy Birthday" or eat homemade cupcakes or take pictures with the flash on all night long. 

But throughout the years, I've found a few places bars out there that are pretty perfect for large parties. Here are my top five spots!

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Wednesday
Jul172013

What You Should Order At...Blueprint (Cocktail Edition!)

WHAT YOU SHOULD ORDER AT... is a recurring column designed in kind for your opinionated asses and our lazy asses.  We're going to pick one Park Slope resto a week and recommend our favorite dish at each.  Are we right?  Are we wrong?  YOU KNOW YOU WANNA WEIGH IN.  

The cocktail bars keep popping up in the Slope but by far my personal favorite is still always Blueprint. Consistently excellent libations, delicious snacks, and an incredible staff complete with hot Aussie bartender (Hi Andy!).

I’ve have ashamedly tried 80% of the cocktails on the Blueprint menu, so I thought I’d share a couple favorite selections with you that are sure to please even the most discerning of palates.

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Tuesday
Nov202012

Jackie's 5th Amendment Wants to secede from park slope

Local watering hole Jackie's 5th Amendment, which has been referred to by its Yelp reviewers as "Hell's waiting room," "the morgue," and "the perfect place to hit rock bottom," has started a petition to secede itself from Park Slope. Yep. You heard that right.

A Jackie's bartender recently wrote in and explained that after she learned that East Williamsburg was attempting to secede from Williamsburg, she decided that her bar had a far better case for removing oneself from its neighborhood.

Here's the dive bar's reasoning behind the petition:

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Friday
Nov092012

FiPS' Ultimate 5th Ave South Bar Crawl 

While not all side effects of the ever-expanding boundaries of Park Slope are desirable, one happy consequence is a wide-range of new drinking establishments. We here at FiPS, ever your companions in boozing-it-up, are super enthusiastic about all the drinking happening on 5th Avenue and, in particular, all of the new watering holes that have opened up in South Slope over the last few years. On any random night it's possible to walk into one of the quality bars on that strip and not find yourself surrounded by a million douchebags. Score!

With this in mind, we -- FiPS' own drinking experts Daniel & Shawn -- have put together a TOTALLY EPIC SOUTH SLOPE BAR CRAWL, starting at 14th Street and working all the way down to 23rd. On this short strip, one can hit at least 10 bars, each with something unique to offer. We attempted the entire crawl on a recent Friday night, but our livers and wallets protested enough that we eventually had to give up. However, we bet some of our readers are ready for the challenge:

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Friday
Oct192012

My Top 5 Places to watch Football in Park Slope

 

First things first: this is a football post, written by a woman. If either of those things put you off, here’s an awesome video about a dog that you can watch instead. 

Now that I have your attention, I’d like to mention that the female writing this post originally hails from the Midwest; specifically a place that transforms into the 3rd largest city in the state when people flood to the college football stadium on game days. People from said state also tend to wear large pieces of corn on their head while watching football. This equates to street-cred in the football watching world, right? Great.

As such, here’s my roundup of the “TOP 5 PLACES TO WATCH FOOTBALL IN PARK SLOPE”.  This post could also serve as an explanation for non-football watchers as to why large men are often found screaming at nearby bars every Sunday at 4pm. OK, here we go:

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