It’s yet another beginning to yet another week. But before you start going “Ugh, is it Tuesday already?” why not give yourself the chance to find what's out there? If a craft beer crawl is what gets you through the week, we got you covered. Or perhaps embarking on a food tasting and architecture tour is more your thing—we've got that too. You deserve some bragging rights for great Instagram pictures this week, not just your friends. Because every night in New York can feel like the weekend.
FLATIRON FOOD, HISTORY + ARCHITECTURE TOUR
All of NYC's serious eaters know that the Flatiron isn't just a city monument; it's also a beacon for an area overflowing with scrumptious grub. This tasting tour hits up the must-haves of the neighborhood including Shake Shack, Eataly, Obica Mozzarella Bar, Beecher's Cheese, and Bread's Bakery. Not to mention the more tucked away, hidden gems of the area. Why would we miss out on that?
Neighborhood eateries are found and architectural feats discovered through YPlan starting from July 30th; $40 [ticket includes all foods].
THE WEDNESDAY SHOW FEATURING BRIAN SCOTT MCFADDEN, RODDY MACINNES + MORE
Brian Scott McFadden leads the charge at Stand Up New York amidst a lineup that's brimming with talent. Joining the actor and comedian is Roddy MacInnes, man whose zany standup has earned rave reviews and TV slots. Ryan Reiss and Cory Kahaney complete an evening of hard laughs.
Get your funny bone tickled with YPlan on July 29th at Stand Up NY; $5 [there is a two drink minimum not included in your ticket price].
With their foot-stomping rhythms and perfect harmonies, Morningsiders are alt-folk perfection. The New York foursome recount stories through song, marrying evocative lyrics with acoustic instrumentation. Percussive, intricate, and tight as hell, Morningsiders' music makes the world a happier place.
The folk session goes live with YPlan at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village July 31st; $12.
BUBBLES + BRUSHES
Whether you're an amateur artist or a complete beginner, there's always room for improvement. There's also room for having a bunch of fun in the process. At Double Wide Bar & Southern Kitchen, you can grab a brush and hone your skills, aided by an expert tutor. It's a sociable way to practice your painting. When you're done, take your masterpiece home and hang it proudly.
Sip and paint with YPlan in the East Village on July 28th; $29 [drink specials available at location].
WEST VILLAGE SPEAKEASY TOUR
A boozeless New York City must have been a difficult time for hearty drinkers but that doesn't mean there wasn't fun being had. This tour will guide you through the historical developments that lead to the prohibition while you explore some of the West Village's best speakeasies, secret taverns, and alleys. Sip your way into the '20s and '30s.
Your illegal drinking learnings goes bottoms up with YPlan starting from August 1st; $18 [drinks are not included in your ticket price].
CRAFT BEER CRAWL
If there's one thing that goes well with craft beer, it's more craft beer. Williamsburg is Brooklyn's craft brewing heartland and this bar crawl will treat you to the best in class. During the tour you'll visit four bars, with drinks and lunch along the way. Learn, taste, and reinforce your love for the wonder that is craft beer.
Taste Brooklyn’s favorite brews with YPlan starting from August 1st; $56 [ticket price includes drinks].
NYC DUELING PIANOS
Dueling pianos is just the ticket to a night of fun. For one thing, it started in 1930, which means it's got a musical pedigree older than your grandpa. And two, the contenders are boisterous, fun guys who elicit guffaws from every table. Best part? The democratic song selection, the grub, and a complimentary drink . This is an all-request rock 'n' roll party, with eats and toasts aplenty.
Pianos go crazy with YPlan starting from July 31st; $10 [includes one free drink].
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. Like Hip-Hop Karaoke. The lively event gives everyone the chance to be an MC for a night. If you can hold a mic, you can rhyme with the best of them...or give it your best shot at least. From gangsta rap to old school hip-hop, you pick the track and you spit the bars.
Grab a mic and drop yo’ dopest beats with YPlan starting on July 31st at Brooklyn Bowl; $9.79.
WEBSTER HALL HOUSE PARTY WITH JUST BLAZE, FUNK FLEX + MORE
Thursdays are the new Saturdays at Webster Hall, where the party keeps bouncing till 4am. New York's finest fellas and lushest ladies can be found shaking their all to the house beats spun by Just Blaze, Funk Flex, DJ Soul and others. Dance, drink, and give it all you got in the Grand Ballroom, Balcony, and Marlin Room. This baby's gonna run and run.
Let's get the party started with YPlan on July 30th at Webster Hall; $22.
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