Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Recipe comedy November 20 at 8 pm.

Now being held the 3rd Wednesday of every month (unless we tell you otherwise)!

What happens when you take 4 comedians, give them a set of premises and joke formats, and see what delicious jokes they create?


See our 4 comedians vie for a "Hollywood" contract and/or baked goods, in what proves to be the ULTIMATE COMEDY CHALLENGE.

This show will feature:

Nate Fridson

Shalewa Sharpe

Kyle Ploof

Steven Forrest

Hosted by: Sean Wilkinson, Raj Sivaraman, and Jason Marcus

Also, baked goods for the audience!!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Improv comedy January 14 at 7 pm!

The Internet Disagrees is the most famous improv troupe you haven't heard of yet. Hailing from all over the country to come together with one common goal in mind.. Well uh; let's make that two. United in their need to fight America's celebrity sweethearts and to make you laugh. Sometimes they do both at the same time, and you don't wanna miss it!

The Internet Disagrees is: Leah Evans, Molly Lisenco, Matthew Schrader, Zak Corrigan, Sean Costello, Jon Noto, Will Dietzler, and Mike Sause.

Friday, November 1, 2013

NYC Marathon November 3.

On marathon day, Sunday, November 3, 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 our Marathon Marys and hot dogs!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Michael James Robison reads October 24 at 7 pm.

Come by for some free fiction next Thursday at 7 pm! Here's the official blurb:

Join Professor Charisma (oh yes), for a night of ego, bewilderment, and stories at Pacific Standard.

Amidst delicious beer and delicious Brooklyn, I will bring you into my short novel, Idle Tastes, and tell a few other stories along the way.

I'm very excited to do this reading at the Pacific Standard, so bring all of your friends, daughters, wives, sisters, mistresses, twins, chambermaids...etc.

But really, this is going to be fun. I will see you there.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Morning Show comedy October 30 at 7:30 pm.

Get ready for a scary start to your day with your friends at The Morning Show, and find out if you're celebrating Halloween the right way. Featuring Paul Gale, Maria Heinigg, Langston Kerman, and King Quail.

Special WNYC Halloween trivia October 27 at 8 pm.

On October 27, for the first time ever, we're partnering up with WNYC's Movie Date podcast for a very special (and spooky) night of trivia. We'll be giving out loads of prizes (thanks to WNYC!) and we promise that it'll be tons of fun. Join us at 8pm or before--we're expecting it to be very full, so if you want prime space come early.

Movie Date is a podcast from WNYC's The Takeaway. You can check out the podcast and meet the hosts at www.moviedatepodcast.org.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Excellent comedy October 16 at 8 pm.

What happens when you take 4 comedians, give them a set of premises and joke formats, and see what delicious jokes they create?


See our four comedians vie for a "Hollywood" contract and/or baked goods, in what proves to be the ULTIMATE COMEDY CHALLENGE.

This show will feature:

Jon Rineman

Andy Sandford

Michelle Wolf

Nore Davis

Hosted by: Sean Wilkinson, Raj Sivaraman, and Jason Marcus

Wednesday, Oct. 16th
8 p.m.

We may or may not have baked goods for the audience.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Painted Bride Quarterly comes to Brooklyn September 19 at 7 pm.

Everyone knows Painted Bride Quarterly's home is snug in the great city of Philadelphia. But September has us itching to spread our love elsewhere. And what we've planned is something exciting, something never-before-done, something extraordinarily historical and hysterical: The Bride is goin' to Brooklyn! That's right, we are hosting our monthly Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma'am! at the famous Pacific Standard on September 19th, 2013 as one of the Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Events! For one night, and one night only, starting at 7:00pm, we ask you to come show us how it's done in Brooklyn.

After all, if Brooklyn really is "Home to Everyone From Everywhere!" come out and show us some hospitality---and your skills! We'll bring the paper, pens, jawns, and cheesesteaks; you bring those beautiful minds!

Don't you Fuhgeddaboudit!

Email pbq@drexel.edu with any questions!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Save the date: amazing reading December 4 at 7 pm.

Elephant Rock Books has lined up some fantastic authors for a reading at Pacific Standard December 4 at 7 pm. And all of them have books being released around then, so it will be super-current stuff. Their bios follow:

A writer with more than 200 publication credits, a licensed New York City sightseeing guide, and scholar with multiple degrees in the fields of writing, philosophy, medicine and law, Jacob Appel is something of a modern day renaissance man. His first novel, The Man Who Wouldn’t Stand Up, won the Dundee International Book Prize U.K. He’s won the Tobias Wolff Award, the Kurt Vonnegut Prize, the Zarkower Award for Excellence in Playwriting, and others. Appel’s articles have appeared in The New York TimesBoston Globe, and Huffington Post and elsewhere. He is currently a practicing psychiatrist at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City where he resides. The Biology of Luck marks his U.S. book publishing debut. Read his unabridged story at jacobmappel.com.

Jessica Stilling has been published in numerous literary journals including The Warwick Review, Conclave and Wasafiri. She has taught writing and literature at The New School, SUNY Old Westbury, The City University of New York and The Gotham Writer’s Workshop. She lives in New York City with her family. Betwixt and Between is her debut novel.

Justin Kramon is the author of the novels Finny (Random House, 2010) and The Preservationist (Pegasus, 2013). A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he has published stories in Glimmer Train, Story Quarterly, Boulevard, Fence, TriQuarterlyAlaska Quarterly Review, and others. He has received honors from the MichenerCopernicus Society of America, Best American Short Stories, the Hawthornden International Writers' Fellowship, and the Bogliasco Foundation. His website is www.justinkramon.com.

Kamilah Aisha Moon's work has been featured in several journals and anthologies, including Harvard Review, jubilat, Oxford American and Villanelles. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She currently teaches and writes in Brooklyn and is the author of She Has a Name (Four Way Books).

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Beer-Themed Pub Quiz for NYC Get Real Beer Week September 22 at 8 pm.

In honor of our friends at Get Real (http://getrealpresents.com/), who are holding their Beer Week September 20-27, and in honor of the cause of and solution to all life's problems, we are doing a special pub quiz on the 22nd at 8 pm, themed around beer, breweries, and the fine men and women who have enjoyed this age-old beverage. Each of the four rounds will be beer-related, but don't worry, beer newbies--some of them will only tangentially relate to beer (beer in pop culture, etc.) At the end of the quiz, we'll have a beer tasting round, but will also have four additional questions at the end of each other round where you'll be asked to sample different hop varieties and guess which they are from a multiple-choice list. Prizes will include special bottled beers from our cellars and Pacific Standard beer cozies, as well as our usual free drinks! This event is essential for anyone who calls themselves a beer expert. If you don't make it, you might as well start drinking Heineken.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Great Weather for Media Reading September 4 at 7 pm!

Come join us as the Great Weather crew journeys back across the East River to Pacific Standard in Park Slope Brooklyn!! We've got a killer lineup to showcase our latest anthology, The Understanding between Foxes and Light!! Find us in the kick back comfortable back room with the cozy sofas!

FEATURING: Todd Anderson, John Clinton, Abby Coleman, Gabriel Don, Thomas Henry, Matthew Hupert, Guiseppe Infante, Ted Jonathan, Jean Lehrman, Rick Mullin

Hosted by Russ Green

TODD ANDERSON has been published in journals including Muzzle, The Legendary, and The Manuscript. In addition to his writing, Todd is the producer of the Poetry Observed video series. Website

JOHN CLINTON was born and raised in Brooklyn. He attended the School of Visual Arts where he studied filmmaking. John currently resides in Staten Island.

ABBY COLEMAN is a poet and artist living in Brooklyn. She is an MFA candidate in poetry at The New School and a teacher for Writopia Lab NYC—a national community of young writers ages eight to eighteen.

GABRIEL DON is undertaking her MFA in Fiction and Nonfiction at The New School, where she also works as the chapbook and reading series coordinator. Her work has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, Short Fast and Deadly, A Place We Know Well, The Brooklyn Rail, and The Saudade Review. She is a PEN prison mentor, part of the editorial staff at LIT, and is also the Poetry Editor of Night Mag.

THOMAS HENRY is a twenty-something South Brooklynite who is deeply affected by everything. The things in life that seem obvious to everyone are completely lost on him. He is incapable of not writing and must be stopped.

MATTHEW HUPERT has grown & shed & grown & shed & hopes the process honed him more than it ground him away. Website

GIUSEPPE INFANTE is a poet, writer, and life observer. While attending the Long Island University MFA program for Creative Writing, he co-founded Overpass Books and was winner of the 2012 Esther Hyneman Graduate Award for Poetry. Giuseppe’s first collection of poetry, ways of dying naked in mexico city, was published by Overpass Books in 2012.

TED JONATHAN is a poet and short story writer. Born and raised in the Bronx, he now lives in New Jersey. His work may be found in many magazines and anthologies including great weather for MEDIA’s It’s Animal but Merciful. Translations of his poetry have appeared in Russian magazines. Spiked Libido, his first collection, was published by Neukeia Press. Ted’s most recent full-length collection of poems and short stories is Bones & Jokes (NYQ Books, 2009).

JEAN LEHRMAN is the author of the poetry chapbook If You Come Back I Won’t Have AIDS and the full-length collection Lazarus (Rogue Scholars Press, 2007). She grew up in New York City, likes dogs, cats, ferrets, and eats meat. She doesn’t like fire engines or the Patriot Act.

In addition to writing poetry, RICK MULLIN is also a painter. His epic poem Soutine, on the life of the artist Chaïm Soutine, was published in 2012 by Dos Madres Press. Rick is also the author ofthe book-length poem Huncke (Seven Towers Press, Dublin, 2010) and the chapbooks Aquinas Flinched (Modern Metrics/EXOT Books, 2008) and The Stones Jones Canzones (Finishing Line Press, 2013). His first full-length collection, Coelacanth, is forthcoming from Dos Madres Press.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Fantastic comedy event tomorrow.

Come by for free comedy tomorrow night at 7:30! Here's the information straight from the horse's mouth:

The show is summer themed--we'll be giving tips on how to have a great summer! We'll have a sunscreen demonstration, vacation tips, a recipe for a quick and easy summer salad, and a hot dog eating contest. Performers:

Subha Agarwal (performed with Wyatt Cenac at Night Train)
Clay Grable, Matt Stofsky, & Mitchell Friedman (MTVu)
Matt Kelly (Caroline's, Opened for Rory Scovel, Buzzfeed)
Luke Burns (McSweeney's)

Monday, July 8, 2013

Great Anchor event July 18.

On Thursday, July 18 Pacific Standard will host Anchor Brewing, featuring their brand-new California Lager, as well as their Liberty, Summer, and Porter. All four beers will be $1 off all evening. Brewery reps will be on hand to talk with customers, and there will be giveaways of Anchor merchandise. Finally, we'll feature a rare treat that's for the beer and spirit lover alike: Anchor's Hophead Hop Vodka. It'll be available for sampling on its own, as well as in beery mixed drinks.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Come see a pilot screening on Sunday!

From the excellent individuals who have created LoveFail.com, a new web series, the pilot episode of which was filmed at our bar, and will be advance-screened at our bar on Sunday at 2 pm:

We're kicking off our Kickstarter campaign with an advance screening of our pilot!

Please come join some of the cast and crew for the PILOT SCREENING of LoveFail.com -- an original scripted web series about the daunting, humorous, and awkward world of online dating. We'll be screening at Pacific Standard -- the bar location featured in the series. Very meta.

There will be light snacks and plenty of beer to purchase (good selection, lots of IPAs), which if you've ever been on an online date, is plenty useful!

The pilot episode is 6 minutes of raw talent featuring: LAURA GREY, BRIAN CICHOCKI, CLEM McINTOSH, and JADE LANE.

Shot by the masterful ERIC PHILLIPS-HORST of Meerkat Media Collective; edited by the spectacular MICHELLE BOTTICELLI; co-produced by the talented STEVEN PHILLIPS-HORST; and written, directed and produced by JULIA PRICE BARON.

Please come support our hard work with some afternoon drinks and help us spread the word to raise the funds we need in order to complete the remaining 7 episodes of the season. We'll be launching our Kickstarter campaign that evening so the more noise we can make, the better!

Hope to see you and yours there.

Julia and Team LoveFail.com

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Good Beer Craft Passports at Pacific Standard.

Get Real Presents has teamed up with the New York State Brewers Association to present "The Good Beer Craft Passport," which will act as a fundraiser for the organization as well as for Hurricane Sandy relief in NYC.

Craft beer fans will have an opportunity to buy a passport from Get Real Presents that offers the choice of one full pour draft beer from a New York brewery at any of the participating bars and restaurants, or one flight of four four-ounce draft tastes. Passports, which are $30 per person, will go on sale on June 16 at:


and be on sale until July 31, and will be redeemable July 1 through September 2. Starting July 1, you'll be able to pick up your passport at the official location in your borough. Pacific Standard has been named the official location for pick-up/redemption of passports in Brooklyn.

We'll also be having a kick-off event on July 1, where all New York state beers will go for $4 all night. So even after you get your free beer from your passport, you and your friends can have a few more at a great price.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Amazing reading October 9 at 7 pm.

You know a reading is good if we're telling you about it this far in advance! The details:

Priscilla Becker’s first book of poems, Internal West, was the winner of The Paris Review book prize. Her poems have appeared in Fence, Open City, Boston Review, The Paris Review, Raritan, American Poetry Review, and other journals. Her collection, Stories That Listen, was released from Four Way Books in the fall of 2010. She has completed her third book, Pure Brown, a chapbook A Very Young Black Hole, and a collection of essays: Morbid Dyslexia.

Joshua Mehigan's first book, The Optimist, was a finalist for the 2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Paris Review, and other periodicals. He is the recent recipient of Poetry magazine’s Editor’s Prize for Feature Article, and of a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His second book, Accepting the Disaster, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux in spring 2014.

John Poch’s most recent book, Dolls, a collection of poems, was published in September 2009 with Orchises Press. Two Men Fighting with a Knife (Story Line Press 2008) won the Donald Justice Award. His first book, Poems, was published in January 2004 from Orchises Press and was a finalist for the PEN/Osterweil prize. Poch was a recipient of the “Discovery”/The Nation Prize in 1998. He has published poems in Ploughshares, Paris Review, The New Republic, Yale Review, Iowa Review, Agni, and many other literary magazines.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Reading Thursday, June 6, at 7 pm.

Three amazing poets are coming in in a couple months to read. The details:

D. Nurkse is the author of ten books of poetry, most recently A NIGHT IN BROOKLYN. He received a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Philip Fried’s most recent book, EARLY/LATE: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (Salmon, 2011), was called “skillful and memorable” by Publishers Weekly. In the fall of 2013, Salmon will bring out INTERROGATING WATER AND OTHER POEMS.

Tim Liardet has produced seven collections of poetry. His third collection Competing with the Piano Tuner was a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation and short-listed for the Whitbread Poetry Prize and his fourth— To the God of Rain— a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Spring 2003.The Blood Choir, his fifth collection, won an Arts Council England Writer’s Award as a collection-in-progress, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Summer 2006 and shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize for best collection of that year. The Storm House, his seventh collection, was published by Carcanet in June 2011. Madame Sasoo Goes Bathing, a pamphlet, appears this year; his next full collection is due from Carcanet in September 2014; his New and Selected Poems, from the same publisher, in September 2015. He is Professor of Poetry at Bath Spa University, England.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Mary Tyler Moore trivia on May 9th at 7 pm.

Please join Jennifer Keishin Armstrong to celebrate the release of her book, MARY AND LOU AND RHODA AND TED, and to partake of (or just watch) a 'Mary Tyler Moore Show' trivia contest ... prizes include free subscriptions to Entertainment Weekly, books, T-shirts, and more!

The Facebook invite is here: http://www.facebook.com/events/174154896072707/

And more info on me/the book is here: http://jenniferkarmstrong.com/

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Save the date.

On April 13 we'll participate in Green Flash's Park Slope pub crawl, featuring Belgian Blonde, Double Stout, Grand Cru, and West Coast IPA. Come by and flash it until you crash it!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Great Weather for Media reading Thursday, March 7 at 7 pm.

Great Weather For Media is excited to have two major New York area talents cross over the river with us to Brooklyn for our debut event at Pacific Standard. From Upstate New York, former Brooklynite Donald Lev returns to his old stompin' grounds and NYC's own Amy Leigh Cutler will strut her poetic brilliance as she has been from NYC to London.


Great Weather for Media is a new independent press based in New York City focusing on edgy and experimental poetry and prose.


"Out of the mainstream and away from the tributaries!"

Innovative, quality writing from fearless writers everywhere in the world. Our first anthology, "It's Animal but Merciful", was published October 2012.

”An ambitious work, and a risky one, It’s Animal but Merciful finds common ground for a diverse group of poets in excellent craft and fearless voices…Read this book. Stick with it to the end. You will not be disappointed. You will be dazzled.” The Pedestal Magazine



attended Hunter College, worked in the wire rooms of the Daily News and New York Times, drove a taxi cab for 20 years, and had a brief film acting career. He also worked for The Village Voice and operated the Home Planet Bookshop on the Lower East Side. Award achievements include the Madeline Sadin Award from New York Quarterly in 1973 and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Catskill Reading Society/Outloudbooks in 2003. Donald was Distinguished Visiting Poet for the Northeast Poetry Center in Sugar Loaf, NY in 2012. In 2008 he put out The Darkness Above: Selected Poems 1968-2002. A chapbook, Only Wings: 20 Poems of Devotion was published in 2010, and a new collection, A Very Funny Fellow in 2012. Donald lives in High Falls, NY, where he spends most of his time publishing the literary tabloid Home Planet News, which he and his late wife Enid Dame founded in 1979.



Author of "Orange Juice and Rooftops", and two chapbooks, "American Woman" and "You Gentle Thing", Amy has toured the U.S. and U.K., and is involved in the NYC slam poetry scene. "I do what I love; collaborate, tour, and lecture with artists from all over."


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sixpoint Beer Week event February 23.

Once again, we've partnered with our good friends at Sixpoint, this time to do an event for NYC Beer Week. On the 23rd, we'll feature this lineup (tentative, but tentatively awesome):

Old Redhooker (rare; a blend of American and British barleywine flavors)
Spice of Life December (http://sixpoint.com/menus/sol2012-2013.pdf)
Spice of Life January (http://sixpoint.com/menus/sol2012-2013.pdf)
REDD (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/10607/54928)
3Beans (http://sixpoint.com/blog/recent/3beans-is-here)
Mystery Tap Beer!
2 casks, to be determined but certainly excellent

Mark your calendars and come by any time on Saturday for an amazing selection of Brooklyn beer. The earlier, the better, since the rarer ones may kick quickly!

Elephant Rock Books fiction reading March 11 at 7 pm.

It's been a while since we've had a fiction reading, so we're thrilled to feature two very talented writers on March 11 at 7 pm.

Patricia Ann McNair will read from her award-winning collection The Temple of Air, which was the winner of the Devil’s Kitchen Award and the Chicago Writer’s Assn. Book of the Year.

Jacob Appel will read from his forthcoming novel The Biology of Luck. He's won the Tobias Wolff Award, The Journal Fiction Prize and the Walker Percy Prize.

Further info:

The Temple of Air was recently declared as The Chicago Writers Association’s Book of the Year in Traditional Fiction. It previously won The Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in Prose and was a finalist for The Society of Midland Authors Award in Adult Fiction. In the manner of Winesburg, Ohio, McNair weaves the tragic, beautiful, secretive, and expectant lives of the townspeople of New Hope together to form a narrative that reveals more than just these characters themselves. The book unveils the story of a place, its inhabitants, and the tragedy and consequence that sometimes comes with simply living, in a way that only truly great fiction can. Find out more about this book at http://patriciaannmcnair.com/ or read the first chapter at http://erpmedia.net/books/TheTempleOfAir.html.

Jacob M. Appel has published short fiction in more than two hundred literary journals. His short story, Shell Game With Organs, won the Boston Review Short Fiction Contest in 1998. Another story, Enoch Arden's One Night Stands, won first prize in the New Millennium Writings competition in 2004. A third story, The Ataturk of the Outer Boroughs, won the William Faulkner-William Wisdom short story competition. Jacob has also won annual contests sponsored by Missouri Review, Arts & Letters, Briar Cliff Review, North American Review, Sycamore Review, Writers' Voice, the Dana Awards, the Salem Center for Women Writers, and Washington Square. His story about two census takers, Counting, was short listed for the O. Henry Award in 2001. Other stories received "special mention" for the Pushcart Prize in 2006 and 2007.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Tip for a worthy cause today 12-8 pm.

All of Sean's tips today will be going to the Greenshade School, a pre-k and after-school program in Colorado, in honor of Kathleen Carlson, the late mother of his dear friend and colleague, Cokie Sears. Come by, have some drinks, and tip generously!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Babeland trivia returns February 10 at 8 pm!

If you haven't been to Babeland trivia at Pacific Standard before, you definitely need to come by. Amazing hosts, amazing sexy questions, and amazing sexy prizes. Here's their blurb below:

For Valentine’s Day, test your romance savvy at this popular Park Slope trivia night designed to satisfy lovebirds and the heartbroken alike. Sex Educators will throw out the questions and reward know-it-alls with Babeland prizes. Study up!