For the eleventh year, thousands of subway riders stripped to their skivvies for Improv Everywhere's annual wintertime prank. Bare-legged participants in three boroughs journeyed to Union Square, all the while acting as normal as possible to bemuse their fellow passengers. For the first time, there was an official after-party, hosted by Winkel & Balktick at the Greenwich Village Country Club. The strictly no-pants event featured a pants check, minigolf, No Pants Dance Squad and underwear-themed decor.
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Thanks to a special licensing agreement with its namesake brewery in Munich, Paulaner brews its beer on-site in the same German tradition. The storied 265 Bowery location also gives Paulaner the same scope as most expansive Bavarian beer halls: long communal tables stretch from end to end of the space. Sip one of the five or so house beers—on a recent visit, the selection included a lager, hefeweizen, dunkel and bock (all $7 for a small, $9 for a medium, $16 for a large). Man cannot live on beer alone, so you’ll probably want to order some food. Paulaner offers a wide selection of Bavarian classics, like warm pretzels ($6), bratwurst with sauerkraut ($12) and a crispy pork knuckle with roasted potatoes in a dark beer sauce ($32). Interested in taking the taste of Germany home with you? Sign up for one of Paulaner’s cooking classes to learn the ins and outs of making your own sausage or strudel.