Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Doggie training consultation added to our Frequent Drinker rewards!

This just in: for just 100 Frequent Drinker Yards, you can get a consultation with a fantastic Brooklyn dog training service:

Here's their blurb:

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personal dog training consultation with Brooklyn's Top Dog Service,
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you need to know so you don't get kicked out of your favorite watering
hole or dog park for offensive doggie behavior.

They're passionate about training all types of dogs, so if you're looking for a new way to spend your yards, let a bartender or a Jo(h)n know.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Chin Music poetry Thursday at 7 pm.

Please join us for our upcoming Chin Music reading, on Thursday at
7 pm, featuring three fine poets: Tryfon Tolides, Leslie C. Chang, and
Eric Weinstein. Series curated by Bryan Patrick Miller.


Tryfon Tolides was born in Korifi Voiou, Greece. His first book, An
Almost Pure Empty Walking, was a 2005 National Poetry Series Selection
and published by Penguin in 2006. In 2009, he received a Lannan
Foundation Residency in Marfa, Texas.

Leslie C. Chang is the author of the poetry collection, Things That No
Longer Delight Me, selected by Cornelius Eady for the 2008-2009 Poets
Out Loud Prize and published by Fordham University Press in 2010. She
has received awards and scholarships from the Academy of American
Poets, the Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Bread Loaf Writers'
Conference. Her work has appeared in Agni, The American Poetry Review,
The Iowa Review, Literary Imagination, and other publications. She
lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

Eric Weinstein is the winner of the 2010 New Michigan Press/DIAGRAM
chapbook contest for his collection, Vivisection. His poetry has
recently appeared or is forthcoming in Best New Poets 2009, Cincinnati
Review, Colorado Review, and Third Coast. He is an MFA candidate at
New York University.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bear Republic event moved to the 30th.

FYI, our big Craft Beer Week Bear Republic event, with the brewers (for the first time ever in NYC!), cheese pairings, specials, and giveaways, just moved from Wednesday the 29th to Thursday, September 30, starting at 7 pm. You should definitely be here. (Plus, on Thursday, as during the rest of Craft Beer Week, we feature a Bear Republic beer for $3 for Passport holders).

Monday, September 20, 2010

Stay tuned for further info

but we're going to have a mead/beer tasting here on Friday from 4:30-6:30 pm to celebrate the start of Craft Beer Week 2010. Save the time for now--there should be some really interesting mead and mead/beer mixtures from the folks at Coney Island.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thanks to everyone

who made it out to our party. It was a glorious conglomeration of all our favorite people. Below are a few pictures we took. We kicked two kegs of our Missionary Style IPA, but more are on their way; they should be here by Monday of next week.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Standard Issues storytelling September 28 8 pm.

The Standard Issues returns for its third installment! This time the topic is FIGHTS! The following people will be throwing down on our stage! It will be like very sexy jello wrestling only with words and clothes.

Juliet The Claw Hammer Wayne
Terrence Groin Shot Mickey
Nisse The George Foreman Grill Greenberg
Dawn Cobra Kai Fraser
Saurabh I've Killed a Man Tak
Cyndi Hold Your Still Beating Heart Up For You To See It Freeman

with your host: Brad That Is A Gun In My Pocket Lawrence

And a mystery guest drawn from the hat.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Craft Beer Week Passports now on sale!

We now have passports for New York City's Craft Beer Week 2010, which will run from September 24-October 3, and include many exciting events. More info is available on their website here:

The Passports are only $10 this year, and entitle you to a $3 pint of craft beer at basically every good beer bar in the city (including, of course, Pacific Standard). Plus, the Passport has specials and benefits that extend for an entire year, making it definitely worth the price. Come by and purchase one from your friendly bartender. Also, ask them about the official Craft Beer Week t-shirt; we have a very limited number of them for sale for $10, in medium-large sizes, while supplies last.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Yet further details on our birthday event September 14.

Here are the awesome beers from Sixpoint we'll have on our 3rd birthday (observed) September 14:

On draft:

--Missionary Style IPA (you can check out Sixpoint's Facebook post about it here: We'll have it on draft and in firkins! Finally Pacific Standard and Sixpoint have consummated their long-simmering relationship with a beer Sixpoint brewed exclusively for Pacific Standard.
--Bengali Tiger
--Sehr Crisp Pilsner
--Pumpkin Brewster (brand-new pumpkin beer)
--Apollo Wheat
--Otis Stout (on nitro!)
--Old Krusher (barleywine!)
--Gorilla Warfare
--Double Sweet Action
--Two Enterprise beers (not to be missed--they're one-off experimental beers from Sixpoint's pilot brewing program)

In casks:

--Sixpoint Righteous Rye
--Sixpoint Missionary Style IPA (the special Pacific Standard beer in firkin form too!)

Overall, we'll have 12 Sixpoint beers on draft and 2 Sixpoint beers on cask, for a whopping 14 tasty quaffs from Brooklyn. We'll also have special Sixpoint/Pacific Standard mashup pint glasses which we'll be giving away (more details on that soon). This is probably the most essential night to be at Pacific Standard in our 1000+ days of being open; we hope to have a beer with you Tuesday!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Story Collider September 15 at 8 pm.

From a simple radioactive decay, from Carbon-14 to Nitrogen-14, comes the discovery of the age of Egyptian Mummies and ancient hominids, the tracking of key data on climate change, and religious controversy and heartache. Join The Story Collider for five tales of Carbon Dating, 8pm September 15 at Pacific Standard.

The Story Collider brings together lobbyists, researchers, musicians, and other disreputable types to tell us personal stories about the times when, for good or ill, science happened.

Stories by:

Michelle Dobrawsky, Lawyer, Comic, and Nerd
Danielle La Rocco, Medical Student
Ben Lillie, Science Storyteller
Alan Rice, Geophysicist
Maxwell Shron, Data Scientist

Hosted by Ben Lillie and Brian Wecht

Chin Music returns September 16 at 7 pm!

Chin Music
The Poetry Reading Series at Pacific Standard Bar
Featuring Phillis Levin, Oliver de la Paz, and John Murillo

Thursday, 16 September 2010 @ 7:00 PM

Please join us for our upcoming Chin Music reading featuring three fine poets: Phillis Levin, Oliver de la Paz, and John Murillo. Series curated by Bryan Patrick Miller.


Phillis Levin is the author of four volumes of poetry, Temples and Fields, The Afterimage, Mercury, and May Day. She is the editor of The Penguin Book of the Sonnet. Her many honors include the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award, a Fulbright Scholar Award to Slovenia, the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a professor of English and the poet-in-residence at Hofstra University and lives in New York.

Oliver de la Paz is the author of three collections of poetry, Names Above Houses, Furious Lullaby (SIU Press 2001, 2007), and the forthcoming Requiem for the Orchard (U. of Akron Press 2010), winner of the Akron Prize for poetry chosen by Mart├Čn Espada. He co-chairs the advisory board of Kundiman, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of Asian American Poetry. A recipient of a NYFA Fellowship Award and a GAP Grant from Artist Trust, his work has appeared in journals like Virginia Quarterly Review, North American Review, Tin House, Chattahoochee Review, and in anthologies such as Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation. He teaches at Western Washington University.

John Murillo is the author of the poetry collection, Up Jump the Boogie. A graduate of New York University's MFA program in creative writing, he has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the New York Times, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. His work has appeared in such publications as Callaloo, Court Green, Ninth Letter, and Ploughshares, and is forthcoming in Angles of Ascent: a Norton Anthology of African-American Poetry. Currently, he is visiting assistant professor of creative writing at Cornell University.