16th March 2009

St. Patty’s ’09


Where to go in NYC:

Start it off right with the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade starting at 11:00 a.m. on 5th Avenue and 44th Street, heading up 5th Avenue to 86th St., where it turns east towards 3rd Avenue where it eventually ends there around 3:00 p.m.

For an original event, i suggest heading over to The Village Pour House

The Uptown (982 Amsterdam) VPHouse will be playing true Hibernian music while offering drinks specials on pints of green beer, Guinness, car bombs and shot/brew combos. However, the name of the game is “limericks” such as, “There once was a man from Nantucket…” Well, some people forget these bawdy poems are actually named after a town in Ireland—so, to show love for St. Patrick’s Day, guests will be invited to recite their favorite rhyming ditty and receive a free green beer for their effort. Even sweeter, no cover to party at this 21+ event that starts at 7 p.m. 


For those of you in the “Downtown” area, don’t worry, their 11th st and third ave location (Village Pour House) will be featuring: green apple martinis, “Kiss Me I’m Irish” shots of, er, something green and of course…the infamous green beer. There’ll be a lucky leprechaun on hand for photo moments and also to provide one fortunate fella’ or female with his hidden “pot o’ gold” (please ask before you tear at his trousers) as well as a psychic who will see what’s to come…we’re no mediums, but when green brew is involved, it’s an easy prediction that bathroom visits will be in your near, near future. Party starts at 5 p.m. with no cover and runs until the break o’ dawn (or they close—whichever comes first).

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19th February 2009

St. Patty’s Come Early

St. Patrick’s Day is our favorite holiday here at SizzUp… For obvious reasons.  Back when I went to Penn State we would start lining up at the bars around 8 AM, sometimes earlier on this “highest of holy days” (For a college kid).  


That in mind, it is never too early to start planning your St. Patty’s Day celebration!  So for those of you in the NY/NJ area here are a couple things to keep in mind:

Hoboken claims to host one of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day parades in New Jersey (possibly the entire Eastern seaboard), and this year will be no exception. Mark your calendars early, though, as Hoboken isn’t a town that follows the norm. This parade is always held on the first Saturday of March in order to beat out New York City for the best performers and the most celebratory spectators—this year, on Saturday, March 7, 2009, beginning at 1 p.m., the parade will kick off at 14th and Washington Streets and head south on Washington, with a reviewing stand in front of City Hall (Washington and First Streets).
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11th February 2009

‘Single’ in the City

So its Valentines Day and you’re single.  Aside from drinking your depressed self into a stupor while alone in your apartment what can (SHOULD) you do?

If you’re in NY here are some options:

New York

Get warmed up at Tribeca Tavern (247 West Broadway b/w White & Walker) and shoot some pool while enjoying $3 domestic beer from 4 – 7pm.

Then head on over to the LES @ Label Lounge (174 Rivington b/w Clinton & Attorney) for “Lustr Saturdays” – Underground disco, featuring DJs Sushi Steve (Stereo-Type, Deprogram), Chris Alker (Stereo-Type, DUI, Deprogram) and M68 (Labor of Love). $4 beers and well drinks from 9-11 p.m.

Or maybe just spend your night @ the wonderful Town Tavern (134 W 3rd near MacDougal) for their “Cupid is Stupid” event.  For $20 enjoy a 2 hr top shelf open bar with complimentary “love potion” (I’m sure thats just some form of flavored chick shot) from 9-11pm and Hors d’Oeuvres.  Sexy bartenders IN COSTUME will be present.

Please check back tomorrow for the Philadelphia V-day Singles Edition.

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11th December 2008

DrinkUPNY – Holiday Mixer

I was looking through some of the submissions today for our ‘Holiday Spirit’ contest and I was pretty impressed! BUT… There is always room for improvement.  Remember you have through January 1, 2009 to enter!

For those of you in the NYC area who have not yet sumbmitted and for those of you who may want to submit another (there is no limit to submissions), check this out!

DrinkUPNY.com invites you to join them for their Holiday Mixer, “…a rare opportunity to try a wide array of hard-to-find spirits. You’ll discover some excellent libations–gin, absinthe, rum, liqueur, and more–and learn how to use them in signature and classic cocktails. They’ll also have a few surprises, including opportunities to meet producers and sample bottles that haven’t yet made it to market. Whether you’re a cocktail expert or just like a good drink, this event is not to be missed.”

Today – Thursday, December 11th
6 – 9 p.m.

Vino Italian Wine and Spirits
121 East 27th St. (between Park and Lexington)

Cost: $30 – Click HERE 

You must be 21 or over to attend. ID will be checked at the door, so don’t forget your license.

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18th August 2008

World Pong Tour

The World (Beer)Pong Tour – Every frat boy’s chance to exert their dominance for cash & prizes and, more importantly, BRAGGING RIGHTS!

After making a stop this past weekend at Porky’s in NYC the World (Beer)Pong Tour is heading to Buffalo, NY (8/19) followed by Lockport (8/20), according to the site WorldPongTour.com.

Rules for the tournament:

  • Bracket style, double elimination.
  • Up to 80 teams
  • Drinking is OPTIONAL, you can substitute with water (But please, don’t be square)
  • 2 players per team, no subs
  • $25 entry fee online, $30 at the door
  • Must be 21
  • 10 cup format
  • NO bouncing
  • 2 re-racks at 2,3,4 or 6 cups (No mid-turn re-racks)


  1. $1,000 cash
  2. $100 gift certificate to the host bar
  3. $25 gift certificate to the hose bar

Not too shabby huh?

The World Pong Tour will make its return to the NYC area on 8/23 @ the Big Easy and 8/30 back at Porky’s. The Full schedule can be found here: Schedule

More rules can be found here: Official WPT Rulebook

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3rd July 2008

4th of July Fun

If you are coming to or sticking around NYC for the 4th of July, head on out to the annual Nathan’s 4th of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Coney Island and Brighton Beaches
Neighborhood: Coney Island
1208 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224

If you were there last year you had the excitement of seeing Joey Chestnut defeat 6-time defending champ Kobayashi to bring the crown back to the US.  Lets see if he can defend his crown now against a 100% healthy Kobayashi (Said he had injured his jaw during training prior to last year’s event).

Hot Dog Comp

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20th June 2008

Sushi & Saki Anyone?

Ok… Enough with the serious posts and serious opinions.  Here’s the NYC event of the weekend:


Sapporo, Sake, & Sushi @ Butai

115 East 18th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 387-8885

$3 Sapporo drafts, $4 house wine and sake and $5 cosmos and well cocktails.

What about dinner you ask?? Don’t worry, drinks aren’t the only thing on special: $3 edamame bowls, $3.50 salmon, tuna and Cali rolls, and $6.50 Kushi Yaki skewers.


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3rd June 2008

Rock Band Anyone?

Do you find your social life has taken a hit since the release of Guitar Hero III? Is it all but lost after Rockband? Well don’t fret… Your skills can be put to good use and you may even salvage what’s left of your social life.

Check out Almost Famous Tuesdays at The Village Pour House where Guitar Hero III and Rockband contests are featured every Tuesday night.


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3rd June 2008

Foosball Enthusiasts


For you Foosball enthusiasts out there:

Fat Cat Billiards @ 75 Christopher St. in the West Village holds a Foosball tournament every Tuesday, 8 PM, $5 entry fee.

With PBR’s for just $3, buy your opponent a few prior to your match!

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28th May 2008

Pinstripes In The Park

Pinstripes in the Park (Tonight, 5/28, 5:30 PM – 11 PM) is a yearly NYC event held on the Bryant Park Lawn. 


  • A big screen to watch the game – Tonight’s game is Yankees vs. Baltimore
  • A Free blanket & prizes (Continental Airlines is the sponsor.  They give away 2 free airline tickets)
  • Plenty of Yankee Legends on hand – This year’s list includes Al Leiter, Graig Nettles, Bucky Dent, & Mike Torrez (The legends tent will be open from 6 PM – 7:30 PM).
  • Concessions and Vendors as well as two beer tents in back of the lawn.


I went to this event last year for the first time.  If you plan on drinking (I only assume you do if you read my site), BYOB.  I suggest bringing a backpack with a bottle of wine/beer and some solo cups (real classy I know), or a flask and some soda.  The Beer Tents do not have a good view of the screen and are way in the back of the lawn.  Concessions are also on the outskirts of the lawn, so if you prefer not to have to get up (As the concessions do not come around to you as they do at the stadium), bring some food as well.

Click Here for further details and enjoy!

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