East Ville Des Folies: Webster Hall's 1st Annual Beer and Whiskey Festival
Until Sat Jan 18
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Oct 23 2012
Upscale-minded boozehounds and carnival fans can indulge all their vices at this beer and whiskey festival. The merriment will take place, fittingly, at Webster Hall, the 126-year-old space that served as a speakeasy for Al Capone and his cronies during Prohibition. Bartenders will pour more than 90 whiskeys (including the Black Grouse, Highland Park and Speyburn) and beers (Smuttynose, Bluepoint), while burlesque dancers, trapeze artists and circus acts dazzle the tipsy throngs. The speakeasy bar will be devoted to Capone’s favorite spirit: Templeton Rye Whiskey. While the evening will celebrate debauchery, its cause is noble: A portion of proceeds go to the Third Street Music School Settlement, to support arts instruction for low income New York City students.