The most anticipated cocktail event of the year is about to rock the hallowed halls of the New York Public Library! The 2011 Manhattan Cocktail Classic will kick off with an exuberant Gala that will bring together Gotham’s cocktail enthusiasts with more than 100 leading mixologists who will ply scores of artisanal tipples. There will be equally enticing eats prepared by world renowned celebrity chefs, live musical performances, interactive exhibits and sensory explorations. Surprises are in store in this fabulous fĂȘte that will span four stories and two city blocks of space. Dress code: Extravagant self-expression.

Then for the next four days you will imbibe in style in every uber-swank lounge in Manhattan learning everything you need and want to know about your old favorite and new favorite cocktails made by creatively genuis mixologists. You'll probobly learn a little about yourself in the process (like your limit).

Hurry and get your tickets fast because they are selling out before the ice melts.

GALA: The New York Public Library - Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
SEMINARS: Varios Locations
Official Bar: Astor Wines

Friday, May 13-17 2011

Library Gala $150
Cocktail Seminars $50
10% Discount Code: 2011FAN

Thrillist Martini Week

Thrillist Presents the 2nd Annual Martini Week!                Celebrate the perfect Martini in different creative forms by talented mixologists all over Manhattan for two whole weeks!
APRIL 4th-17th 2011

Participating venues include: 48, Abe & Arthurs, Aspen Social Club, Ava Lounge, Double Crown, Dylan Prime, INC Lounge at the Time Hotel, Merc Bar, Oceana, Public, Rayuela, Revel NYC, Tao, The Pierre: Two E Bar, VIG 27 and Volstead.

Venues and custom martinis they'll be serving: http://www.thrillist.com/files/images/MartiniWeek2011.pdf

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