Antique cocktail party

Battle of Prohibition Cocktails. NYC Top Cocktail Mixologists Face Off! Join the Party!

We’re taking over an entire lower east side hot spot Casa Mezcal for this party.


86 Orchard St

Caza Mezcal

New York, NY 10002

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Bring your best 1920s look! Dressing up is encouraged.

Last call to celebrate Summer and it’s your last chance to get in on the most epic summer event in New York City. For one last hurray to summer, we’re highlighting a must see event: a Speakeasy style bartender battle thrown by Postcard, your way to uncover NYC in a new way. It’s New York’s sizzling app that shows you all the hottest venues and events around you, live…

PLEASE NOTE: While it is a free event, and you don’t need to buy any tickets (you do need to rsvp), we are currently closing in on the exciting new version of Postcard app and would value your feedback.

Please note that you do need to have Free Postcard app installed to join in this event. This will be main part of your admission ticket, you will show postcard app on your phone. (you can install the app for free at itunes)

Here are the 2 steps you will need to do before the event:

For Iphone: Install postcard app (it’s free, get it here). Now just RSVP on Eventbrite, and you are ready for the party!

For Android: If you don’t have iphone, bring a friend (who needs to follow step 1) who does and you both get in! (make sure to rsvp either you or your friend)


Which mixologist will make the better Prohibition cocktail?

Try them both and be the judge.

The Postcard app has been a leading source of all the best nightlife spots since their launch this July, and they’re sending off summer in style. Already the app has been used by top influencers, instagrammers, and even celebrities in NYC. If you haven’t tried it yet, you definitely should.


“My friends and I like to go where the people are and the app always shows us exactly where to go to have the best night out”

– Tamara Zhukova, NYC Fashion Model (in the photo above)

The Prohibition era was full of fun and revelry, the roaring twenties, flapper girls, post war partying, and of course, secret drinking at speakeasies aka “juice joints”. So it’s not surprising that today’s cocktails get their heaviest influence from this era, and liquors like gin, rye, and scotch have made a comeback in a big way.

This event’s two featured liquors, gin and scotch, have a special Prohibition history behind them.


Both were touted as industrial alcohols. Bootleggers with chemists on staff would strip away the denaturant (the dangerous stuff) in industrial high school lab ethanol, add colors and spices, and label it as premium European scotch or gin. Lucky for us, at this event we get to enjoy the real deal with all the fun, wild, and creative flavors that made these cocktails great!…

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New York: THE SALON: Playboy Swings – an Antique Cocktail Party

October 2 from 7pm Playboy Club recreation party at the Players Club. Description of the party-for-pay at Best Events NY:

An exclusive Antique Cocktail party celebrating the Playboy Clubs of the 1960’s with live music, DJs, classic burlesque, bunnies, and antique cocktails (made from unopened vintage bottles of 1960s spirits), in honor of the book release of “PLAYBOY SWINGS: How Hugh Hefner and Playboy Changed the Face of Music” by Patty Farmer and Will Friedwald.

Our “Mansion” is the beautiful & historic olde-world private club, The Players. Like each Playboy Club of the era, guests receive a key upon arrival and have three rooms to frolick, dance and imbibe – THE PLAYPEN, THE LIVING ROOM, and THE LIBRARY. …

Dancing, Burlesque, and Live Music

* Matthew Piazzi and The Debonairs (8:30-11:45pm)
1950’s & 1960’s Doo Wop, 50’s pop, Rhythm & Blues and Soul, vocalist Mr. Piazzi was also a Top 10 Finalist on “America’s Got Talent”

* DJs Jack Fetterman & Gina of the Jungle
Spinning music of the 1950s and 60’s including Exotica, Bachelor Pad, Electrolounge, Bossa Nova, and similarly sultry soundtracks.

classic burlesque by
* Gal Friday
* Hazel Honeysuckle
* VooDoo Onyx

* Vintage GoGo Dancing Bunnies!
* BUNNY HOP lesson by Bunny Voon!

Lounging and Live Music

* Alexis Cole – pianist & singer
* Eric Yves Garcia – pianist & singer

Conversation, Cabaret and Live Music

* Playboy Swings Panel Discussion (7:30-8:15pm)
Moderated by preeminent Jazz scholar and co-author of PLAYBOY SWINGS, Will Friedwald will discuss with special guests the Playboy Clubs and how they influnced the music and culture of the era.

* The Hef-Tones (9:00pm-12:15am)
An all star band playing music of the era including Jazz, Soul, Broadway, Cabaret, The Great American Songbook, and more featuring Jon Weber on piano, Thomas Beckham on vibes, and more.

guest vocalists:
* Lianne Marie Dobbs
* Christine Pedi Show Biz
* Brianna Thomas


* Velvetina Taylor
* Karina Libido

guest bartenders mixing the Antique Cocktails
DAMON DYER – Clover Club, Rum House, Flatiron Lounge

In addition to the Antique Bar, a full ‘regular’ bar will be serving on each floor all night. No food will be served at this event.

Following our sold out MAD MEN party last Spring, we’re offering a classic cocktail menu made from unopened bottles of vintage 1960’s liquor – the same stash used as props on the set of MAD MEN (and purchased directly from the props department by Edgar Harden of Old Spirits Company). The cocktail menu is designed based on drinks served at the early Playboy Clubs. In addition to these full-size antique cocktails, straight pours of select antique spirits will also be available neat or on the rocks.

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