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Bacon and Beer Classic

Bars, Breweries Brooklyn Mirage , Bushwick Saturday June 8 2019
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Bacon and Beer Classic
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This annual pork-lovers blowout is now in its sixth year, and once again it's going whole hog. Spend your Saturday wolfing down porcine plates from over 50 local restaurants and guzzling over 100 craft beers and ciders from breweries both local and national. Consider ponying up for a VIP ticket to get early entry through an expedited line, plus access to a private bar, terrace and pig roast. 


Venue name: Brooklyn Mirage
Address: 140 Stewart Ave
Price: $59-$109
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I recommend giving this one a miss, despite its very promising name. I went this weekend and was very disappointed with the whole event. After paying $80 for regular entry tickets (or $100 to get in 1/2 early or $140 to get in 1 hour early), you're presented with a tiny cup in which to collect beer samples. This isn't as big an issue as you might think, as there are many beers on offer and the lines for those beer tasting booths are relatively short. The biggest issue here is the poor quality and quantity of the food available. While there was no problem getting beer, the lines for the few food options available quickly grew to 15-20 minutes each. So after waiting your 20 minutes, sipping your sample of beer, you're offered a half a quickly-prepared slider. And the foods on offer were "bacon" themed only in the loosest sense. One company was sampling tiny one-bite egg rolls that they decided to wrap in under cooked slices of bacon. Another would allow you to purchase a soft pretzel or sample a nickle sized chunk. And apparently all the beer and food vendors there had to pay for their spots. Someone made out on this deal - I assume it was Citi Field.


Copious amounts of bacon and a baseball stadium. What else do you need to know?! B+B Classic is awesome, plain and simple. Tickets get you unlimited samples of bacon from some of the area's best restaurants and of course, unlimited samples of beers from throughout the country. Splurge for the VIP for early admission before the GA crowd makes it inside and take advantage of an opportunity to grab a seat in the dugout or on first/third base lines. VIP also gives you the opportunity to take live batting practice on the right field warning track - suggest doing this before hitting all of the beer tables! Happening in mid-April, it's the perfect time to enjoy the ballpark even if in this case the team is out of town!