MurphGuide Weekly Newsletter


This Week
1. Christmas in July at The Town Tavern: Thu. July 17
2. Full Moon Party at Ulysses’: Fri. July 18
3. PD O’Hurley’s on Pier 84
a. Sunset Thursdays: Thu. July 17
b. After-Work Fridays with Premier List: Fri. July 18
4. Throwback Fridays at Croton Reservoir: Fri. July 18
Long Island Irish Festival: Fri. July 18 – Sun. July 20
6. 90s Party at Failte: Saturday, July 19
7. Luau Party at Dive Bar: Saturday, July 19

8. Flip Cup Tourament at Porky’s: Saturday, July 19
9. Gotham Girls Jeerleaders Fundraiser at Fontana’s: Sunday, July 20
. Live Music Spotlight

Other News:
1. Enter to win tickets to Gotham Girls Roller Derby
2. Spotlight Bar: Wicked Willy’s
3. Spotlight Bar: Third & Long
4. Quick Links

1. Saloon & Metro 53 annual Boat Ride: Wed. July 23
2. NY’s Largest Singles Margarita Party at Duvet: Thu. July 24
3. MurphGuide Night at Coney Island: Fri. July 25
4. MurphGuide Summer Cruise: Thu. August 21
5. The Saw Doctors on Governor’s Island: Sat. Aug. 23
6. Save the Dates

This Week:

Our friends at The Town Tavern are holding their Christmas Party tonight. In July!
Thursday, July 17
Christmas In July Party
$7 Pitchers of Coors Light with $5 cover
$40 Open Bar on main floor
includes well drinks, beer, wine & passed appetizers
from 6-8pm
bring a gift for a child & receive a complimentary burger from 6-8pm
The Town Tavern
134 W. 3rd St. (Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 253-6955

When there is a full moon, our friends at Ulysses’ team up with Blue Moon for a Full Moon Party…
Friday, July 18
Ulysses’ & Blue Moon present…
Full Moon Party
Drink specials
meet the Blue Moon Girls
95 Pearl St./58 Stone St. (Hanover Square)
New York, NY
(212) 482-0400
PD O’Hurley’s on Pier 84 is an excellent outdoor venue, perfect for summer evening cocktails.
They currently host these two parties: Sunset Thursdays and After Work Fridays..

Thursday, July 17
Sunset Thursdays
Outdoor DJ Party on the pier

Sunset set by resident DJ Rey Velasquez
Guest DJs: Stimulas Response with Lola and The Urban Relief Project
No Cover
Featuring $150 Bottles of Grey Goose
No RSVP Required
6pm – 11:59pm
P.D. O’Hurley’s at Pier 84
557 12th Ave. (W. 44th St.)
Pier 84 on the Hudson River
New York, NY
Our friend Johnny of Premier List NYC promotes great parties throught NYC.
He is hosting this outdoor party on the water at Pier 84…

Friday, July 18
Afterwork Party on the Hudson: Fridays at Pier 84

Doors open at 6 – everyone free on Premier List all night (party goes till 1 am)
$5 champagne by the glass & $5 domestic beers all night
$8 large frozen drink mugs (hurricane’s, margarita or mojitos)
$75 champagne bottles, $150 Grey Goose bottles & $30 buckets of beer
Please book bottle/table reservations with Johnny in advance.
Only 1 bottle or bucket of beer is required to reserve a table in VIP

Premier List’s resident DJ Kenny Summitt will play hip-hop, rock, house, reggae & 80’s.
Ask for Helen at the door and enjoy complimentary admission & cheap drinks all night long
P.D. O’Hurley’s at Pier 84
557 12th Ave. (W. 44th St.)
Pier 84 on the Hudson River
New York, NY

Party Details & RSVP at:
Our friend DJ Lou Smith, aka DLJ, will be spinning on the annual MurphGuide Cruise
on August 21. You can catch him this week, spinning his famous mix of retro classics,
one hit wonders and contemporary favorites…
Friday, July 18
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 friend Charles McKenna runs an Irish Festival every hear out in Suffolk County.
He has a great line-up of performers this year, as usual…
July 18 – 20
Long Island Irish Festival
featuring 3 stages, dozens of acts, hundreds of performers along
with great food and merchandise vendors
Abbess Farms
3581 Middle Country Rd.
Calverton, NY

Entertainment Schedule:

Friday, July 18
Tommy Makem Pavillion
1pm: Stone Cross
3pm: The McKrells
5pm: Colcannon
7pm: Andy Cooney
9pm: Black 47

Irish Cultural Centre Pavillion
12:30pm: The McKrells
2:30pm: Frank Emerson
4:30pm: New York Brogue
6:30pm: MacTalla Mor
8:30pm: The Barley Boys

Hibernian Pavillion
6pm: Celtic Cross
8pm: Finn’s Fury
Saturday, July 19
Tommy Makem Pavillion
1:30pm: Finn’s Fury
3:30pm: Mythica
5:30pm: Makem & Spain Brothers
7:30pm: The Prodigals
9:30pm: Ceili Rain

Irish Cultural Centre Pavillion
1pm: Frank Emerson
3pm: Stone Cross
5pm: Colcannon
7pm: Dublin City Ramblers
9pm: The McKrells

Hibernian Pavillion
1pm: Morning Star
6:30pm: MacTalla Mor
8:30pm: Bangers & Mash
Sunday, July 20
Tommy Makem Pavillion
1:30pm: Bangers & Mash
3:30pm: The McKrells
7:30pm: MacTalla Mor
9:30pm: Finn’s Fury

Irish Cultural Centre Pavillion
12:30pm: Frank Emerson
2:30pm: Stone Cross
4:30pm: Aoife Clancy
6:30pm: Emish
8:30pm: Dublin City Ramblers

Hibernian Pavillion
6pm: Makem & Spain Brothers
8pm: Mythica

For tickets & more info visit

Our friends at Failte are hosting their next 90s Party this Saturday…
Saturday, July 19
The 90s Party
The 90s Party will rock you through 1990-1999!
Taking a look back, and looking to see who has the best 90s gear.
Costume contest: Dress 90s or like a 90s icon
90s – themed drinks
90s music with DJ Rob
8pm – 4am
Failte Irish Whiskey Bar
531 Second Ave. (between 29th & 30th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 725-9440
Our friends at The Dive Bar are hosting a Hawaiian style beer pairing in the afternoon,
and hosting their bartender’s birthday at night…
Saturday, July 19
Luau Party
Serving a Five Course Hawaiian-Style meal
paired with 5 Craft Beers and two Bacardi cocktails
Reservations ar necessary for the luau
Please call Danni 646-335-2038

and later that night…
Althea’s Birthday Bash
Celebrate their fabulous bartender’s birthday
Featuring: The Airwaves, NY’s #1 80’s cover band
Dive Bar
732 Amsterdam Ave. (between 95th & 96th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 749-4358
Our friends Scott & Mike, aka The Flip Cup Guys, host their next NYC tourament…
Saturday, July 19
NYC Flip Cup Tournament

32 teams, 6 players
3-Hour Open Beer Bar
Register on-line
Porky’s NYC
55 W. 21st St. (between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 675-8007

call 212 717-9955 for more information
The GGRD Jeerleaders are the official cheerleaders of Gotham Girls Roller Derby
They invite you to their next fundraiser, this Sunday…
Sunday, July 20th 2008
Viva Las Vegas!
A fundraiser to help support the Jeerleaders’ trip to Las Vegas
for the 2nd Annual Rollercon Jeerleader Dance competetion to defend their title of Best Squad.

Featuring: Fake Gambling, Wedding Cermonies performed by Hellvis, Burlesque,
Go-Go Dancing by the Brooklyn Babydoll & Pandora, Baton twirling by Miss Andrist of the Royal Pains,
Human Blockhead and Fire Eating by Minnie Pearl Haggard, Raffles & Prizes, Silent Auction,
Drink & Shot Specials & Ice Sculptures by Ceido
$10 admission
105 Eldridge St. (between Broome & Grand)
New York, NY
Live Music Spotlight:
Here are a few live music suggestions for this week…

Thursday, July 17
Mark Pender Band at 420 Lounge
Ashley Mounts presents at The Underscore
Friday, July 18
Long Island Irish Festival
Artie & Mark at Blackstone’s
GNYC-TV presents at The Mean Fiddler
Ray Greiche Trio at The Back Fence
Lo Fi Entertainment presents at The Underscore

Saturday, July 19
Long Island Irish Festival
Mr. North at Ulysses’
Average Bar Band at Smith’s Bar
The Airwaves at Dive Bar

Sunday, July 20
Long Island Irish Festival
Jameson’s Revenge at The Rambling House
Monday, July 21
Bluegrass Mondays at Parkside Lounge
Tuesday, July 22
Dave Barckow & Vonnie Quinn at Galway Hooker

Check out the MurphGuide Events calendar for more details

Other News:
========== is proud to be a sponsor of the 2008 Gotham Girls Roller Derby.
We are giving away two pairs of tickets to each bout…

Enter to win free tickets
Saturday, July 26:
Bronx Gridlock vs. Manhattan Mayhem
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: Wicked Willy’s
Wicked Willy’s is a hot new bar on Bleecker Street.

Every weekend you can rock out with the best local & touring bands until 11pm
and then get down all night to some of the hottest DJ’s in New York City.

What sets Wicked Willy’s apart from other bars in the neighborhood are the drink prices.
At Happy Hour, the entire bar is half off until 9pm., 7 days a week.
Sports fans can enjoy games on a ten foot movie screen and 9 plasma flats screens.

There is always something going on at Wicked Willy’s:
– Every Day Happy Hour: 1/2 price drinks 4pm – 9pm
– Live Music on Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays
– Karaoke on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Get a free drink if you are brave enough to sing.
– Beer Pong Tournament Every Monday with $7 pitchers. Compete for a $50 bar tab.
– Beer Pong & Flip Cup available every night

Wicked Willy’s
149 Bleecker St. (bet. Thompson & LaGuardia Pl.)
New York, NY
(212) 254-8592

call Adam or Andy for private parties
Spotlight Bar: Third & Long
We are happy to spread the news that Third & Long has extended their lease,
and will continue to be a great Murray Hill neighborhood bar for at least 5 more years.

Daily Specials
– Monday: Mug Night Madness
$2 domestic draft mugs, $1 Bud and Bud Light mugs
– Tuesday: Dollar Draft Madness
$1 Bud/Bud Light Mugs
– Wednesday: Ladies Night
$3 Mixed Well Drinks, $5 Cosmos/Appletinis and $1 off all Imported Beers
– Thursday: Bucket ‘O Lights
Buckets of Coors Light, Michelob Light or Miller Lite, 5 for $15
– Friday: Weekend Kickoff
$4 All draft beers, Mixed Well Drinks
– Saturday: Kick the Keg
$2 mugs, all beers on tap, 12pm-8pm
– Sundays: Sunday Fun-Day
$4 Domestic drafts all day long

Third & Long
523 Third Ave. (35th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 447-5711

And check out our friend Curtis’ blog about Third & Long

For more Spotlight Bars, visit

Quick Links:
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Outdoor Drinking: check out MurphGuide Directory of Outdoor Drinking Spots

Gotham Girls Roller Derby

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



Our friends at Saloon and Metro 53 are taking their party on the water…
Wednesday, July 23
Saloon & Metro 53 present the 5th annual
Boat Ride Around Manhattan
T-shirts & other giveaways
4 hours of premium open bar
limited tickets, $65 per person

7:30pm boarding time
aboard The Jewel
departs from Skyport Marina
E. 23rd St. & FDR Drive
New York, NY

tickets on sale
1584 York Ave. (between 83rd & 84th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 570-5454

Metro 53
307 E. 53rd St. (between First & Second Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 838-1810

and check out these upcoming events at Saloon:
Friday, August 25: Karaoke Party
Friday, August 1: U2 Night with Unforgettable Fire

Our friends at Meet Market Adventures are hosting this huge margarita party for singles…
Thursday, July 24
Meet Market Adventures presents…
New York’s Largest Singles After Work Margarita Madness Party
An interactive evening of contests, prizes, food & dancing

Join Meet Market Adventures and Hundreds of Singles
Celebrate summer in style at one of New York’s hippest clubs
for a night of networking, flirting and dancing.
We will have some fun icebreaker games that will get you in the mood to meet new people.
Arrive early and your name will be entered in our Grand Prize Draw
of an all expense paid White Water Rafting Trip.
$19.99 per person in advance ($30 at the door)
Mingling, meeting and networking with over 300 Singles
Hors d’oeuvres & Half Price Margarita Specials (From 6 to 7pm)
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
Drawings for Lasek Surgery ($500,$1,000,$1,500 and a $2,000 Gift Certificate)
Dress code: Business Casual – no jeans, runners or t-shirts please
45 W. 21st St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 989-2121
Our annual night with our friends at Peggy O’Neill’s in Coney Island & a Brooklyn Cyclones game…
Friday, July 25
MurphGuide Night in Coney Island
$20 per person includes:
Pre-game BBQ (beer, hot dogs, hamburgers) at Peggy O’Neill’s: 6 – 7pm
1 Ticket to Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Staten Island Yankees: 7pm
Post-game party with live music by The Dirty Stayouts at Peggy O’Neill’s

Purchase tickets on-line at:

meet at:
Peggy O’Neill’s
1904 Surf Ave. (at Keyspan Park)
Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 449-3200


Our friends at Gotham Girls Roller Derby have another bout coming up…
Enter to win free tickets…
Saturday, July 26
Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Manhattan Mayhem vs. Bronx Gridlock
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:
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:
MurphGuide Annual Summer Cruise
Thursday, August 21

Tickets for the annual MurphGuide Summer Cruise are about to go on sale.
This is the event where readers of all get together for a night out on the water.

If you are interested in getting a group together, or selling ticket to this event,
please call Murph on 212 717-9955

$65 per person in advance
Price includes open bar, hot & cold buffet, DJ & cruise in NY harbor aboard The Temptress

Dance to the tunes of DLJ

boarding: 7:30pm
leaving: 8pm
return: 10:30pm
The Temptress
World Yacht Marina
Pier 81 (12th Ave. & W. 41st St.)
New York, NY

Rain or shine
The Saw Doctors on Governor’s Island
Saturday, August 23

The Saw Doctors will be touring the US once again this August.
The highlight of their US tour will be an open air concert on Governor’s Island, just off the southern tip of Manhattan,
on Saturday August 23.

The Governor’s Island concert on August 23 is open to all ages and access to the Island is only available by ferry.
Doors open at 4 pm with the concert starting at 7pm
Ferries leave for Governor’s Island from Manhattan at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 6:45pm and 7:15pm

Food and drink will be available on Governor’s Island, but there will be no ATM’s on the Island.

Tickets for The Saw Doctors concert on Governor’s Island, NYC are $42.50
(this price includes a $10 return ferry ride) available at:

The Saw Doctors – USA Tour – August 2008
August 7 Lowell, MA, Summer Music Series
August 8 Northampton, MA, Look Park
August 9 Long Island, NY, Shirley, Balloon and Music Fest
August 10 Troy, NY, Revolution Hall
August 12 Londonderry, NH, Tupelo Music Hall
August 13 Cohasset, MA, South Shore Music Circus
August 14 Hyannis, MA, Cape Cod Melody Tent
August 16 Milwaukee, WI, Irish Fest
August 17 Milwaukee, WI, Irish Fest
August 19 Ortley Beach, NJ, Surf Club
August 20 Alexandria, VA, Birchmere Bandstand
August 22 Cleveland, OH, House of Blues
August 23 New York, Governor’s Island
August 24 Buffalo, NY, Irish Festival
Save the Dates:
Save the dates for the following upcoming events. More details to follow in future newsletters
Sat. Aug. 2: Murph guest bartending at The Town Tavern
Thu. Aug. 21: Annual MurphGuide Summer Cruise


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