Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Holodeck improv comedy March 27 at 8 pm.

A monthly show where all comedy is made up on the premises. See some of the city's best indie improv teams perform their stuff. Hosted by the improv group Local Hero with special guests The Mannequin Room and Bear in a Hammock.

Step into the Holodeck where all your fantasies come true. Just be sure to knock if Commander Ryker's in there.

Local Hero are:
Peter Cestaro
Alessandra Migliaccio
Michael Romanos
Bardia Salimi

The Mannequin Room are:
Lou Gonzalez
Chrissie Gruebel
Caroline Sweet
Brian Urreta
Megan Venzin

Bear in a Hammock are:
Adam Sachs
Mike Sapp
Betsy Hoffman
Phil Weintraub
Sean Hart

*This show is part of Mannequin Room's "No AIDS, NO!" World Tour which is a comedy fundraising effort to benefit AIDS Walk New York. From now until May 20th, they'll donate $25 for each improv show they do. If you'd like to give a donation at this show that would be nice. Thanks!

New and exciting beers!

Every once in a while, we have such a fantastic lineup of tap beers that we have to brag about it. Here's a sampling of the rare and impressive beers we currently have on tap (including our first-ever Canadian microbrew!):

Green Flash Palate Wrecker (San Diego, CA; $7/12 oz). This imperial IPA has strong grassy and citrusy hop aromas. The flavor is full-bodied, with just enough caramel hops to balance the huge hop presence. 9.0% ABV.

Le Bilboquet L’Affriolante (Saint-Hyacinthe, QB; $6/16 oz). This spiced ale smells like a red ale spiked with maple syrup. The taste is of slightly toasted amber malt with a hint of honey. The clean finish keeps it from leaving too much sweetness behind. 7.0% ABV.

Napa Smith Bonfire (Napa, CA; $6/12 oz). This imperial porter has a medium-full body, with complex coffee, chocolate and dark caramel flavors. The smooth, robust texture will remind you of the winter that never was. 8.0% ABV.

Peak Organic King Crimson (Portland, ME; $6/12 oz). This imperial red ale is loaded with hops, along with plenty of malts and a touch of maple syrup to give it a buttery smoothness. Flavors of caramel, fruit, and toffee give way to a bittersweet finish. 9.3% ABV.

Stone Vertical Epic 2011 (Escondido, CA; $6/12 oz). The latest installment in Stone’s Vertical Epic series is a Belgian-style amber ale brewed with cinnamon and Anaheim chilies from New Mexico’s legendary Hatch Valley. The Belgian yeast produces some banana and clove flavors up front, while the Pacific Jade hops and the chilies provide a warm spiciness at the end. 9.4% ABV.

Come by soon to get a taste of these. They won't last long!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Whiskey Business Web Series Debut March 29 at 9 pm!

Come one, come all! Barside Productions is celebrating our Debut Release with ... alcohol of course! We'll also feature a screening of our webseries, "Whiskey Business." Join us for Jameson, laughter, furries, and of course a night full of debauchery you most likely won't remember. Did we mention sock monkeys?

Monday, March 19, 2012

Pacific Standard Bracket-Off Standings After the First Week.

Here's how we stand going into the Sweet 16:

Glynn #1: 209
Ray Brown: 204
Glynn #2: 164
Nick Hudak #1: 163
Glynn #3: 155
Colombo #2: 150
Addie: 149
Colombo #1: 148
Ashley Stubblefield: 146
The Brewish Bracket: 145
Siam Ghouse: 144
Malcolm: 142
Jake: 140
Ryan Kahl #1: 139
Jon Stan: 130
Jesus Garcia: 125
John Rauschenberg #1: 124
Ryan Kahl #2: 120
Jeremy Hunt: 120
Sean Mintus: 104
Ray Reynolds: 99
Jerusha: 93
John Rauschenberg #2: 90

Monday, March 12, 2012

Details on The Curiosities book release party March 28 at 7 pm.

Come celebrate the Brooklyn release of Brittany Perham's first book of poems "The Curiosities" ( featuring readings by Brittany Perham, Joseph Fasano, Jason Labbe, and Sarah V. Schweig.

Brittany Perham is a Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University, where she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow from 2009-2011. Her work may be found in the Bellevue Literary Review, Drunken Boat, Lo-Ball, Southern Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. She lives in San Francisco.

Joseph Fasano's poems have appeared in The Yale Review, Tin House, The Southern Review, Boston Review, FIELD, and other journals. He won the 2008 RATTLE Poetry Prize, and he has been a finalist for The Missouri Review Editors' Prize, The Times Literary Supplement Poetry Competition, and The Kinereth Gensler Award from Alice James Books, among other honors. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and his first book, "Fugue for Other Hands," was recently selected by Jeanne Marie Beaumont as the winner of the 2011 Cider Press Review Book Award. He has taught at Columbia University and SUNY Purchase, and he currently teaches literature and writing at Manhattanville College.

Jason Labbe is the author of the chapbooks Blackwash Canal (H_NGM_N BKS) and Dear Photographer (Phylum Press). His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in A Public Space, Boston Review, Poetry, Conjunctions, Colorado Review, and American Letters & Commentary. He lives in Bethany, Connecticut.

Sarah V. Schweig's poems have appeared in BOMB Magazine, Boston Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Western Humanities Review, and Verse Daily, among others. She recieved the David Craig Austen Memorial Award from Columbia University for her MFA manuscript, and in the spring of 2012 she will begin the Emerging Poets Residency at Poets House in Manhattan. Her chapbook, S, is available through Dancing Girl press.

St. Patrick's Day at Pacific Standard.

An early heads-up: as we do with most ridiculous corporate "holidays," Pacific Standard will serve as your anti-St. Patrick's Day headquarters. If you want to go out Saturday but don't want green throw-up on you, come here for a drink in somewhat more mellow surroundings.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The NCAA Tournament, Cal, and our bracket challenge.

As usual, we'll be opening early, at noon, on Thursday to show all the NCAA Tournament games possible. (We always open at noon Friday-Sunday.) We have the package, and can show two different games at a time on our two large projection screens. It'll be first-come, first-served--just ask your bartender if there's a game you're interested in. But if you have a large group interested in a specific game, let us know in advance (fiatlux --at-- and we'll see what we can do about reserving a screen for you.

If you're a Cal fan, the first Cal game is at Wednesday at 9 pm against South Florida. We'll have it on both our big screens. If we win, that means another game on Friday, and then, well, let's not get ahead of ourselves.

In related news, we'll be doing our Pacific Standard bracket challenge. If you want to be involved and possibly gain glorious rewards, ask your bartender for details; they can print you out a bracket.

And one other thing: if you're doing the ESPN Tournament Challenge online contest thingy, join Pacific Standard's group, in addition to any others you may be members of. Go here to sign up:

Our group name is Pacific Standard, and the password is "gobears". Oh, and to avoid any confusion, this has nothing to do with the bar's own pen and paper tournament pool. It's just for fun.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Book Release Party/Reading March 28 at 7 pm.

Come celebrate the release of Brittany Perham's first book of poems, "The Curiosities." (

Brittany Perham is a Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University, where she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow from 2009-2011. Her work may be found in the Bellevue Literary Review, Drunken Boat, Lo-Ball, Southern Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. She lives in San Francisco.

There will be readings, there will be toasting, there will be drinking.

(More info to come!)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Kings County at Pacific Standard.

Big Pacific Standard news: we're finally carrying local craft spirits, namely the moonshine from the esteemed Kings County Distillery right here in Brooklyn. A little information about them:

Kings County Distillery is New York City’s oldest operating whiskey distillery, the first since before Prohibition. Kings County makes hand-crafted bourbon and moonshine out of a 325-square foot room in five, 8-gallon stills. Our moonshine recently won “Best in Category” for corn whiskey at the American Distilling Institute’s Craft Spirits Conference.

This whiskey is available here in two different ways:

1. Neat as a sweet, smooth, complex sipping drink ($9). This isn't your great-grandpappy's moonshine. It's incredibly easy-drinking and gives your stomach a nice warm glow.

2. In our March cocktail of the month (and possibly beyond), The Corn Holed Fashioned ($10): Kings County corn moonshine, sugar, orange, bitters, cherry.

You have to try this stuff! Come by during happy hours (Monday-Thursday 4-8 pm, Friday 12-8 pm) when you can get it for $1 off, or on our cocktail Wednesdays, where all cocktails are $1 off all night. In addition, just to kick things off right, we'll be doing $1 off Kings County drinks all night Monday-Wednesday of this coming week. Just ask for the Kings County special.