East Ville Des Folies: Webster Hall's 1st Annual Beer and Whiskey Festival

Webster Hall , Downtown Saturday January 19 2013 14:30
Photograph: Courtesy Webster Hall
East Ville De Follies

Classy boozehounds and carnival fans can indulge all their vices at this beer-and-whiskey festival. The merriment takes place, fittingly, at Webster Hall, the 128-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, Blue Point), while burlesque dancers, trapeze artists and circus acts dazzle tipsy revelers. While the evening is full-scale 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.

Venue name: Webster Hall
Address: 125 E 11th St
New York
Cross street: between Third and Fourth Aves
Opening hours: Thu–Sat 10pm–5am
Transport: Subway: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq
Price: $50, VIP $60
Event website: http://websterhall.com/eastvilledesfolies