Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mimsy Storytelling Tuesday, November 1 at 8 pm.

Mimsy celebrates Halloween's spooky, weird, strange vibes with what else -- a psychic! Join us as our team tells stories inspired by or directly related to tarot readings from Joshua the Psychic. Who knows, your future might also be in the cards...

Joshua the Psychic was given the highest rating in TimeOut New York's Seers Catalog:

Mimsy is a team of storytellers working to turn storytelling on its head, showcasing new forms of telling stories and using improv as a springboard for on-the-spot backline storytelling.

Mimsy are:

Ben Lillie
Caitlin Brodnick
Erin Barker
Hanuman Welch
Joe Evans III
Miguel de Leon
Olivia Henderson
Sarah Jewell

Friday, October 21, 2011

Watch the NYC Marathon at Pacific Standard November 6.

As is our Pacific Standard tradition, on marathon day, Sunday, November 6, we'll be opening early, at 9 am, to host people who want to watch the marathon, which runs right by our bar. You can watch the leaders and the pack pass by out of our big windows. We'll have a barbecue station outside as we usually do. And, finally, we'll have our Marathon Marys for for $7 per pint glass of goodness.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

California Beer Night November 11.

As part of a new concept, Brooklyn Beer Week, Pacific Standard will be doing a California beer night on November 11 starting at 7 pm. We'll have Ballast Point, Green Flash, and Lagunitas on tap all night for $1 off, as well as brewery representatives (hint: if you talk to them, they often buy your beer). More details as they come available.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Awesome poetry reading November 2 at 7 pm.

Come celebrate the release of S, a chapbook, by drinking some good beer and listening to a great line-up of readers:

TIMOTHY DONNELLY’s THE CLOUD CORPORATION was published last year by Wave Books and in the UK by Picador this fall. His TWENTY-SEVEN PROPS FOR A PRODUCTION OF EINE LEBENSZEIT was published by Grove Press in 2003. He has been poetry editor of Boston Review since 1995. His poems have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including Fence, Harper’s, The Iowa Review, Jubilat, Lana Turner, The Nation, The New Republic, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and A Public Space. He teaches in the Writing Program of Columbia University’s School of the Arts.

FLORENCIA VARELA’s work has previously appeared in journals such as Diagram, Drunken Boat, Gulf Coast, The Malahat Review, and Washington Square Journal, among others. Her chapbook, OUTSIDE OF SLEEP is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press. She currently lives in Brooklyn.

and of course...

SARAH V. SCHWEIG’s poems have appeared in BOMB Magazine, Boston Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Western Humanities Review, and Verse Daily, among others. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Columbia University, where her MFA manuscript was the recipient of the David Craig Austin Memorial Award. Her chapbook, S, is available through Dancing Girl Press. She lives in Brooklyn.

Standard Issues storytelling: Firsts, October 25 at 8 pm.

Standard Issues is happy to present "Firsts." An evening of stories about doing stuff you have never done before. And because its a storytelling show, likely to be stories about doing stuff you have never done before, poorly. It's not a story until someone loses an eye.


Peter (I thought turkeys could fly) Aguero
Nelson (you said it wouldn't hurt) Lugo
Eddie (moon landing conspiracy theorist) Gavagan
Joanne (so that is illegal?) Solomon
Brad (apply pressure) Lawrence

and your host: Cyndi (I'm sure it will heal) Freeman

And maybe you, if you are the Mystery Guest that is pulled from the hat.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Cider Week event October 20.

To celebrate NYC Cider Week, on October 20 starting at 7 pm, we'll be featuring four (maybe even five!) artisanal ciders, which you can consume separately, or, even better, get in a flight of four seven-ounce pours for only $10. We'll also have folks from the cidery on hand to answer all your questions. Cider descriptions:

1. Crispin Hard Apple Cider is naturally fermented using fresh pressed apple juice, not concentrate, from a premium blend of West Coast apples. A classically styled but untraditional hard apple cider. Fruit forward, with a crunchy apple nose and a refreshingly crisp mouth feel.

2. Crispin Honey Crisp Artisanal Reserve is a small-batch hand crafted hard apple cider smoothed with real organic honey for a rich, creamy, full-bodied taste.

3. Crispin The Saint Artisanal Reserve is a uniquely debonair and elegant cider. Naturally fermented using a premium blend of fresh pressed apple juice and Belgian Trappist beer yeasts, The Saint boasts a sweet floral bouquet that develops a yeasty, herbal complexity. The Saint is smoothed with pure organic maple syrup for a silky, sustained mouthfeel that develops complexity on the palate.

4. Crispin Lansdowne Artisanal Reserve is a confident and imposing cider. It is fermented from a premium blend of fresh pressed apple juice using Irish stout ale yeast. It produces a slight hint of butterscotch, balanced by a subtle fruitiness, a slightly dry crisp finish, and a uniquely full and buttery mouthfeel.

October cocktail of the month!

This month (and don't worry, folks, we've kept our now-famous John Daly on as a permanent menu item) we're featuring a brand new cocktail: the Gail Collins. It's a writerly concoction of whiskey, orange vodka, sweet vermouth, lemon, and sugar, topped with Sprite. You can pick one up at the bar for $8, or for only $7 during happy hours and on cocktail Wednesday. After a couple, you'll be ready to write your own op-ed!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

New York Beer Passports on sale!

Craft Beer Week is over, but we still have some leftover Passports that we're now selling at a big discount. Why do I need a Passport when the week is over, you ask? You silly bird. The Passport entitles you to year-round specials (as in, until September 2012) at a zillion NYC bars. At the very least, it gets you $2 off a draft beer (and often even better deals, like 2 for 1, etc.) at all those zillion places. And we are selling the Passports for only $5. In other words, if you just go to three different bars in the next year and take advantage of the special, it's already worth it. The more you go to, the better deal it becomes. So stop by and ask your bartender for a Passport!