MurphGuide Weekly Newsletter


This Week
1. NY’s Largest Singles After Work Summer Kick Off Party at Columbus 72: Thu. June 12
2. Free Drinks at The Brazen Head: Thu. June 12
3. Diamond Dogs Ski Club End of Season Party at Third & Long: Thu. June 12
4. Caribbean Night Party at Saloon: Fri. June 13
5. Flashback Fridays at Croton Reservoir Tavern: Fri. June 13
6. NYC Flip Cup Tournament at Village Pourhouse: Sat. June 14
7. World Pong Tour at Porky’s: Sat. June 14
8. European Cup Soccer: June 7 – 29
9. Live Music Spotlight

Other News:
1. Enter to win tickets to Gotham Girls Roller Derby
2. Spotlight Bar: Arctica
3. Quick Links

1. Bloom`s Day + 5th Anniversary Celebration at Ulysses’: Mon. June 16
2. Bryant Park Film Festival: Starting Mon. June 16
3. IBO Summer Networking Party at Nevada Smith’s: Wed. June 18
4. Luau Party at The Town Tavern: Thu. June 19
5. Friends for the Cure Summer Solstice Event: Wed. June 25
6. TG Whitney’s / Windfall Annual Cruise: Thu. June 26
7. FDNY Emerald Society Cruise: Thu. June 26
8. Dixie’s Texas Tavern 1st Anniversary Party: Wed. July 2
9. Save the Dates

This Week:

Our friends at Meet Market Adventures are hosting this singles event…
Thursday, June 12
New York’s Largest Singles After Work Summer Kick Off Party
An interactive evening of contests, prizes, food and dancing

Join Meet Market Adventures and Hundreds of Singles
as they kick off summer in style at Columbus 72 for a night of networking,
flirting and dancing.
They will have some fun icebreaker games that will get you in the mood to meet new people.
Contests and themed discount drink prices to get you in the spirit
of this fantastic party. Arrive early and your name will be entered in our
Grand Prize Draw of an all expense paid White Water Rafting Trip.

Take advantage of this interactive evening of contests, prizes, food & dancing,
for only $19.99 in advance ($30 at the door)
price includes:
– Mingling, meeting and networking with over 400 Singles
– Hors d’oeuvres (From 6 to 7 PM)
– Happy Hour Drink Specials (From 6 to 7 PM)
– Grand Prize Draw of an all expense paid White Water Rafting Trip
– Entertainment and Free MMA Adventure Giveaways
– Door Prizes (Worth over $1,000)
– One of New York’s Top DJ’s spinning tunes all night long
Columbus 72
246 Columbus Ave. (between 71st & 72nd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 769-1492
The Brazen Head is introducing new brands tonight with free drinks…
Thursday, June 12
Free Drinks
In order to introduce new brands, drinks made with:
Absolut Apeach, Absolut Raspberry, Absolut Ruby Red, Absolut Black (100 proof)
Absolute Pear
Level Vodka
Cruzan Rum
& Cruzan Mango Rum
Will be on the house
7pm to 9pm
The Brazen Head
228 Atlantic Ave. (between Court St. & Boerum Pl.)
Boerum Hill
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 488-0430


Our friends in the Diamond Dogs Ski Club celebrate the end of their 2008 season…
Thursday, June 12
Diamond Dogs Ski Club
Season Ending Party
and the showing of the 2008 Season Video

Get a wrist band at the door for drink specials
$4 mixed drinks and draft beer
Third & Long
523 Third Ave. (35th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 447-5711
Our friends at Saloon invite you to their Caribbean themed party this Friday…
Friday, June 13
Caribbean Night
$35 per person
open bar 10pm – 1am
If your birthday is in June, show your ID and drink free
while your friends get 2 for 1 from 9pm – 11pm
1584 York Ave. (between 83rd & 84th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 570-5454

Our friend DJ Lou Smith, aka DLJ, spins at this happy hour party…
Saturday, June 13
Flashback Fridays
D L J spins party music from the 80’s- today!
as written up in the NY Post & Daily News…
$4 Beers, $5 Martinis, $5 Margaritas
No cover
Croton Reservoir Tavern
108 W. 40th St. (between Broadway & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
Our friends Scott & Mike, aka The Flip Cup Guys, invite you to their next NYC Flip Cup Tournament…
Saturday, June 14
NY Flip Cup Tournament
New York City Flip Cup Tournament
32 teams, 6 players per team
Register on-line at
$30 per player includes
3-Hour Open Beer Bar
and free playing beer all day.
Village Pourhouse
74 Third Ave. (11th St.)
New York, NY
Our friends at World Pong Tour are hosting 3 NYC tournaments in June…
Saturday, June 14 & 28 at Porky’s
Saturday, June 21 at The Big Easy
World Pong Tour presents
Grand in Your Hand Pong Tournament

Top 4 teams win cash prizes
First Place wins $1000.
Double Elimination

$25 per player includes
Beer for tourney games
Official tour t-shirt
Set of cups

3:05pm start time

Sign up for a tournament online at

June 14 & 28 at:
Porky’s NYC
55 W. 21st St. (between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 675-8007

June 21 at:
The Big Easy
1768 Second Ave. (between 92nd & 93rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 348-0879

For rules & more info., visit
European Cup continues this week and throughout the month of June…
European Cup Soccer
June 7 – 29
First round action continues this week:
Thursday, June 12
Croatia vs. Germany
Austria vs Poland

Friday, June 13
Italy vs. Romania
The Netherlands vs. France

Saturday, June 14
Sweden vs. Spain
Greece vs. Russia

Sunday, June 15
Switzerland vs. Portugal
Turkey vs. Czech Republic

Monday, June 16
Poland vs. Croatia
Austria vs. Germany

Tuesday, June 17
Netherlands vs. Romania
France vs. Italy

Wednesday, June 18
Greece vs. Spain
Russia vs. Sweden

June 19 – 22
Quarter Finals

June 25-26
Semi Finals

Sunday, June 29
Championship Game

Full Schedule at:

Nevada Smith’s, the soccer mecca of NYC, will fill up, so get there early:

Nevada Smith’s
74 Third Ave. (between 11th & 12th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 982-2591

For many more soccer viewing options, check out the MurphGuide Directory of Soccer Bars in NYC
to find good places to watch the games:

Live Music Spotlight:
You can find very talented musicians every night of the week in NY’s bars.
Here are a few suggestions for this week…

Thursday, June 12
Booga Sugar at Crash Mansion
Ray Greiche at The Back Fence

Friday, June 13
Jameson’s Revenge at Hurley’s Saloon
GNYC-TV presents at The Mean Fiddler
Enda Keegan at Marty O’Brien’s
Zip Gun & the Rondells at An Beal Bocht
Spare Time at Blackstone’s

Saturday, June 14
Mr. North at Ulysses’
Lo-Fi Entertainment at The Underscore
The Niagaras at Stout

Sunday, June 15
Cat & Fiddle Session at Slainte

Monday, June 16
Bluegrass Mondays at Parkside Lounge

Tuesday, June 17
Trad. Session at Swift

Check out the MurphGuide Events calendar for more details

Other News: is proud to be a sponsor of the 2008 Gotham Girls Roller Derby…
Enter to win free tickets

Saturday, June 28:
Queens of Pain vs. Brooklyn Bombshells

at Hunter College

Enter to Win:

After the games, join GGRD at Manitoba’s
to toast victory or drown defeat with your favorite derby darlings.

99 Ave. B (E. 7th St.)
New York, NY

About GGRD and the national Roller Derby phenomenon:
Founded in 2003, GGRD has led the nation-wide charge to bring the American-born sport of Roller Derby back to the limelight. Leagues around the country have taken the high-speed athleticism and hard-hitting action of derby past, and added a healthy dose of punk rock attitude to create this new wave of Roller Derby.

More info available on the GGRD Hotline: (888) 830-2253

Spotlight Bar: Arctica
Arctica Bar & Grill just recently celebrated its first anniversary.

Arctica bar & grill is an alternative to the Murray Hill neighborhood with two bars, cozy fireplaces and armchair seating. Downstairs, the ice bar offers a distinct alternative all in one venue with velvet drapes, glass bar and a pool table.
Arctica pays homage to legendary Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton with a beautiful mural of his ship.

They show all national and international sporting events on 11 plasmas and 2 giant projectors

Happy Hour: Monday – Friday
$6 martinis, $4 select drafts, $3 Miller Lite

Daily Specials include:
Mondays: 2 for 1 burgers
Tuesdays: 4 mini pizzas for $10
Wednesday: Open Mic Night: singer/songwriters, comedians, cowbellist, all welcome
Thursday Nights: DJ Ferdinand on the decks
Fridays: DJ Main on the decks
Weekend brunch with complimentary mimosa,
bloody mary or domestic draft beer with purchase of brunch entree

Arctica Bar
384 Third Ave. (between 27th & 28th St.)
Murray Hill
New York, NY
(212) 725-4477

Call Ronan or Mark for private parties

Quick Links:
MurphGuide Blog on myspace: Be our on-line friend

Sketchfest NYC 2008: June 12 – 14 at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater

Outdoor Drinking: checkout MurphGuide Directory of outdoor drinking spots

Gotham Girls Roller Derby

Hoboken Bar Network: Hoboken`s premier on-line bar guide



Bloom’s Day (June 16) is chronicled in James Joyce’s epic novel, Ulysses’. So the place to be
on Bloom`s Day in NYC is at Ulysses’ on Stone Street.
Congratulations to Danny, Mike & Peter and all our friends at Ulysses’ on their 5th Anniversary…
Blooms Day & 5th Anniversary Celebration at Ulysses’
Monday, June 16
Carvery Lunch: 11:30 – 3:30pm

Readings from Ulysses’ with Colum McCann and special guest
from 2pm

Anniversary Drinks: 4:30 – 6pm

Spirits of Ireland Party: 6 – 9pm

Live music from that Dublin “Upright” Band from 7pm
followed by DJs

Complimentary drinks: 10:30pm – midnight
95 Pearl St./58 Stone St. (Hanover Square)
New York, NY
(212) 482-0400


The annual Bryant Park Film Festival kicks off on Monday, June 16
Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Mondays in June, July & August
Free outdoor movies
Mondays at Sundown
June 16: Dr. No
June 23: Bride of Frankenstein
June 30: Hud
July 7: The Man Who Came to Dinner
July 14: Fail Safe
July 21: Arsenic and Old Lace
July 28: The Apartment
August 4: Lifeboat
August 11: The Candidate
August 18: Superman
Bryant Park
42nd St. & Sixth Ave.
New York, NY
The IBO is hosting their annual summer networking party, all are welcome…
Wednesday, June 18
The IBO of New York presents…
Summer Networking Party
Admission is free to IBO members and non-members,
finger food will be available, courtesy of the IBO to complement the cash bar
Meet new people, renew old acquaintances and make valuable contacts.
6:30 – 9pm
Nevada Smith’s
74 Third Ave. (between 11th & 12th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 982-2591
Our friends at The Town Tavern are hosting a wild Luau…
Thursday, June 19
Luau Party
[ Input mandatory “get leied” pun here ]
Hosted by Heather from Rock of Love, who will sign autographs
$2 Bud Light Lime Bottles all night
The Town Tavern
134 W. 3rd St. (Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 253-6955

Wednesday, June 25
Friends for the Cure
Summer Solstice Event
all proceeds go towards Lymphoma Research Foundation

Drinks, food, music, a raffle with tons of fabulous prizes
$100 for advance tickets, $120 at the door
Tickets available on-line at:
Charles Nolan’s Studio Loft
637 W. 27th St.
New York, NY
(212) 897-0730
Our friends at TG Whitney’s & Windfall are holding their annual cruise, always a good time…
Thursday, June 26
TG Whitney & Windfall’s
20th Annual Booze Cruise
$45 per Ticket
Unlimited Beer & Special Party Punch
Live DJ
Party on 2 Decks
Over 500 Tickets sold every year
Purchase tickets on-line:

Big After Party at TG Whitney’s
with Drink Specials & T-Shirt Giveaways

boarding 6:30pm, sailing 7pm
aboard The Circle Line
Pier 83
at W. 42nd St.
New York, NY

For More Info Please Contact
Frank at TG Whitney’s 212.888.5772 or Tom at Windfall 212.869.4606
Tickets also on-sale at:
T.G. Whitney’s
244 E. 53rd St. (between Second & Third Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 888-5772
Lounge & Grill
23 W. 39th St. (between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 869-4606
Our friends at Gotham Girls Roller Derby have another bout this week.
Enter to win free tickets…
Saturday, June 28
Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Brooklyn Bombshells vs. Queens of Pain
Buy tickets on-line at:
Doors 6:30pm
bout begins 8:30pm
Hunter College
Sportsplex B3 Gym
Lexington Ave. & 68th St.
New York, NY

Upcoming bouts:
June 28: Brooklyn vs. Queens
July 26: Manhattan vs. Bronx
August 6: Queens vs. Bronx
September 12: Manhattan vs. Brooklyn
September 27: Post-Season Showdown
October 25: Championship Bout
(646) 405-9803

Enter to Win fre tix courtesy of GGRD:
Our friends at Whistlin’ Dixie’s will be celebrating their first anniversary with a wild party…
Wednesday, July 2
Whistlin’ Dixie’s 1st Anniversary Party
Celebrate Dixie’s & America’s Birthday
2 Hour free open bar sponsored by Samuel Adams
Register early for the Texas Hold ‘Em Tourney
Proceeds will go to Benefit Rehabilitation for US Soldiers
via Timbo Foundation
Whistlin’ Dixie’s Texas Tavern
714 Eleventh Ave. (W. 51st St.)
New York, NY
(212) 349-4370
Save the Dates:
Save the dates for the following upcoming events. More details to follow in future newsletters
Fri. July 25: MurphGuide Night in Coney Island (note the new date)
Thu. Aug. 21: Annual MurphGuide Summer Cruise



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