MurphGuide Weekly Newsletter: June 24, 2009

Parties & Events This Week:
1. MurphGuide After-work Tequila Tasting at Johnny Utah’s: Wed. June 24
2. This week in Irishness…
a. FDNY Emerald Society Cruise: Thu. June 25
b. The Wolfetones at Saloon: Fri. June 26
c. Brooklyn Irish Festival: Sat. June 27 & Sun June 28

3. NY Social Meetup Games & Recreation Night at Josie Woods Pub: Fri. June 26
4. Facebook Party at The Big Easy: Friday, June 26
5. Lindy Promotions Liberty Bar Tour: Sat. June 27
6. Upper East Side Bar Tour for a Good Cause: Sat. June 27
7. MurphGuide / Big City Beach Volleyball Tournament: Sat. June 27

Special Interests:
1. Spotlight Bar: Merrion Square
2. Spotlight Bar: Wicked Willy’s
3. Big City Volleyball Summer League
4. Quick Links

Party Planning with
1. MurphGuide Party Planner

Upcoming Events:
1. 300 Club Raffle Party at Stout: Wed. July 1
2. Whistlin’ Dixie’s 2nd Anniversary Party: Thu. July 2
3. MurphGuide Night in Coney Island: Fri. July 17
4. NY Brew Fest at Village Pourhouse: Sun. July 19
5. Brewtopia Great World Beer Fest: Sept. 4 – 6
6. Save the Dates


Parties This Week:

I hope to see you here tonight:
MurphGuide is co-hosting this after-work tequila tasting party with our friends at Johnny Utah’s…

Wednesday, June 24
MurphGuide Tequila Party at Johnny Utah’s
Free tequila tasting in the Earp room sponsored by Cazadores

$10 wristbands will get you the following all night:
$1 Rolling Rock (7oz)
$2 Soco Lime shots
$3 Coors Light Draft
$4 Well drinks
1/2 price Margarita Pitchers

Bull riding contest for prizes at 9pm
Johnny Utah’s
25 W. 51st St. (between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
(212) 265-UTAH
New York, NY

It’s like St. Patrick’s Day in June this week, with 4 straight days of fun Irish events…..

Thursday, June 25
FDNY Emerald Society presents…
FDNY Emerald Society Cruise
Sunset Cruise Around Manhattan
$50 tickets include
beer, wine, soda
Live music by
Jameson’s Revenge
and a good time
7:30 – 11pm
The Circle Line
W. 42nd St. & Hudson River
New York, NY
Friday, June 26
The Wolfe Tones in Concert at Saloon
Irish folk legends The Wolfetones:

Brian Warfield, Noel Nagle, Tommy Byrne
buy tickets in advance: call Jeff: 212 570-5454
1584 York Ave. (between 83rd & 84th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 570-5454
Saturday, June 27 & Sunday, June 28
Brooklyn Irish Festival
$10 Admission ($15 after 4pm)
Kids under 12 enter Free
Music – dance – sports – arts

Featuring entertainment by:
Patty Smyth
Pat McGuire & the Bastable Cakes
The Wolfe Tones (Sunday)
Jameson’s Revenge
The Moonshiners
Seanchai & the Unity Squad
Gates Open 11am
Aviator Sports Complex
Floyd Bennett Field
3159 Flatbush Ave.
Brooklyn, NY
For more information go to
or call 718-758-7513

Our friends Robert & Laura run a very friendly social meetup group.
They invite you to their next event, a night of fun & games…
Friday, June 26
The New York Social Meetup Group
Games & Recreation Night
Bring your favorite games like Monopoly, Scrabble, Pictionary, etc.
The venue features 2 Pool Tables, Dart Board, & Arcade Machines.
Watch the subway series on flat screens TVs.
Beer Specials: $3 pints Josie Woods Ale, $4 pints Sam Adams Lager to 9pm.
Drink Specials: $5 Martinis, Cosmopolitans to 7pm
Food Menu-Appetizers, Salads, Sandwiches & Burgers.
6 – 10pm
Josie Wood’s Pub
11 Waverly Pl. (corner of Mercer)
New York, NY
(212) 228-9909
You can join their group at:
Our friend Terry invites you to their monthly Facebook party, with free drinks for fans of The Big Easy…
Friday, June 26
Monthly Facebook Fan Party

How to Get Free Drinks all Night
1. Become a Big Easy Facebook Fan
2. Click “Attending” on our June Facebook Fan Party
Get Free Bud Light & Coors Light from 9pm to 4am

Other Specials for Big Easy Facebook Fans All Night
$4 Red Stag Drinks & Shots
$4 Firefly sweet tea drinks & Shots
$4 Jaegermeister Shots

The Party starts 1 hour earlier this month with The Budweiser Girls
raffling off Yankees, Mets & US Open Tickets from 9pm to 11pm

The Coors Girls take over the party at 11pm
with free T-shirts, key chains, and beer funnels til 1am.

The Jaeger Girls will also be in at 10pm giving away some Jaeger thongs, T-shirts, beads and shots
9pm – 4am
The Big Easy
1768 Second Ave. (between 92nd & 93rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 348-0879
Our friends at Lindy Promotions invite you to their annual Liberty Bar Tour…
Saturday, June 27
NY Liberty Bar Tour
$10 w/2 cans of food to benefit City Harvest, $15 without
Enjoy $2 Miller Lite bottles
$3 Miller Chills
$3 MGD 64 bottles
$4 Hurricanes
and food specials until midnight at Participating Bars
purchase tickets on-line at
Register 1-6pm
T.G. Whitney’s
244 E. 53rd St. (between Second & Third Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 888-5772
Participating Bars:
Turtle Bay Grill & Lounge
987 Second Ave. (between 52nd & 53rd St.)
(212) 223-4224

T.G. Whitney’s
244 E. 53rd St. (bet. Second & Third Ave.)
(212) 888-5772

251 E. 52nd St. (Second Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 593-4321

Cornerstone Tavern, Manchester Pub, The Stag’s Head, Mantra and Niall’s on 52nd

Our friend Kenny invites you to this fundraising bar tour…
Saturday, June 27
Upper East Side Bar Tour for a Good Cause
Visiting 6 UES bars, from 3pm to 9pm.
Wristbands cost $8 with 2 cans of food, or $10 without
Drinks will cost $2 for 16 oz. Domestic drafts at all bars.
Mixed drinks will cost $3 The East End, the final stop,
will be doing an after crawl special as well

Bar Tour Lineup:
1. Aces & Eights: 3-4pm – 87/88th & 1st
2. The Bullpen: 4-5pm – 87/88th & 1st
3. Bar East: 5-6pm – 90th & 1st
4. Rathbones: 6-7pm – 88th & 2nd
5. Tin Lizzies: 7-8pm – 85/86th & 2nd
6. The East End Bar & Grill: 8-9pm – 86/87th & 1st (Live DJ all Night!)

Drink for Charity:
All canned goods will be given to City Harvest to help feed the needy
Registration: 3 – 6pm
The East End
1664 First Ave. (between 86th & 87th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 348-3783
We had so much fun at our last beach volleyball tournament, we are doing it again…
MurphGuide & Big City Volleyball
4 v 4 Co-Ed Beach Volleyball Tournament
Saturday June 27th
If you love beach volleyball but can’t get to the beach, we’ve got the perfect solution for you
Come join Big City Volleyball and as we team up again for another fun-filled day
of beach volleyball, food, drink and more at Hudson Beach Café on 105th St and Riverside Drive.

A co-ed tournament featuring teams of four intermediate-level players (minimum one woman) will begin at 9am and continue throughout the day on the sand courts near the Hudson River. When not playing, you can watch the action, mingle with other teams or take a break at the restaurant and bar which overlook the courts.

Entry fee is just $160 per four-player team ($30 per additional player cap at 6) and covers a minimum of three matches (six games), referees and prizes for the winners.
All players will receive a T-shirt and coupons redeemable for lunch and a drink at Hudson Beach Café and we’ll also have live music starting in the afternoon
Bring your friends and family and make a day of it.
Prizes Include:

* $300 gift certificate for a happy hour party at Whistlin’ Dixie’s or The Town Tavern
* Tickets to the Coney Island AVP Pro Beach Tour July 4th Weekend courtesy of Volleyball Vacations
* Tickets to The Toxic Avenger Musical

Bump, set, spike, eat, drink and have fun in the sun
Register at:
Hudson Beach Café
Riverside Park
105th St and Riverside Drive
New York, NY

Other News:

Spotlight Bar: Merrion Square
Merrion Square announces new happy hours & specials:

Happy hour
Mon – Fri 10:30am to 7pm
$3 domestic bottles
$3.50 import bottles
$4 draft beers
$4 well drinks
$4 glass of wine
Check out their beer menu

Every day specials: Monday to Sunday
Free order of wings with every pitcher of beer ordered
7pm to 11pm plus all day Saturday & Sunday

Saturday & Sunday daytime special from 12pm to 6pm:
Free burger,sandwich & wrap with every two drinks ordered per person
And $3.50 Rolling rock drafts every night
Merrion Square
1840 Second Ave. (95th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 831-7696
Contact Karl for private parties
For more Spotlight Bars, check out

Spotlight Bar: Wicked Willy’s

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

For more Spotlight Bars, check out
Big City Volleyball: Summer Season Registration
Big City Volleyball Summer 2009 Indoor Volleyball Registration now open
The 8-wk Summer Season begins July 13th, and includes:
Same night every week play
air conditioned gyms, great refs,
schedule/scores/standings all posted on-line
plus trophies and prizes

Entry deadline for all teams is July 1st.
(Individuals without teams should come to one of the Open Scrimmages listed below.)

How to register a team:
1. E-mail us at, stating your team’s intention to register.
(do not skip this step)
2. Visit our website, and register your team on-line.
3. A $250 non-refundable deposit is required when you register.
The balance of the $1,250 registration fee ($1,000) must be paid before your first match.

How to register as an individual:
Players without teams will soon find this situation remedied
Come to one of Big City’s Open Scrimmages, ready to play,
as teams form out of players at the same skill level on these nights.
You’ll spend a couple of hours playing volleyball,
meeting people and by the end of the evening, you’ll be on a team!

Look below to see which Scrimmage Night to attend.
Bring your checkbook, because no one will be placed on a team who hasn’t paid.
If your team has 10 players, the fee will be $125 per person.
Fewer players on a team (more playing time) will cost slightly more.

Fee includes Ranking Scrimmage + an 8-game season, playoffs, all gym rental costs,
professional refs, prizes, one of our famous Big City T-shirts, and more

General Open Scrimmages:
– For players with less than 5 yrs. of league experience: Mon, June 29th, 8pm-10pm
– For players with 5+ years of competitive experience: Tues, June 30th, 8pm-10pm
All open scrimmages are at the H.S. for Environmental Studies
444 W. 56th St. (between 9th & 10th Ave.)
(Accessible via 57th St. cross town bus, or take subway to Columbus Circle)
NOTE: To enter the school, you must have a valid photo I.D.

For more information, check out

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Brewtopia Great World Beer Festival: September 4 – 6 in NYC

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Plan Your Party with

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Need help finding a spot for your birthday?
What about office parties, reunions or fundraisers?
In our continuous efforts to “connect the fun to the fun people”
we invite you to try our party planner:

1. Go to
2. Select the neighborhood you want to have your party.
3. Fill in your contact information.
4. Select the party criteria: Date, # of people, private room? open bar? food?
5. Click “Submit”

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Our friends in the AOH invite you to their fundraising raffle party…
Wednesday, July 1
$10K 300 Club Raffle Party
Donation: $100 per ticket
Only 300 tickets sold
Grand Prize: $10,000 Cash
purchase tickets on-line at
Drawing to be held at the Raffle party
Your entry includes:
1 in 300 chance to win $10K
admission to the raffle party with open bar
Live Music by Hell or High Water
133 W. 33rd St. (between Sixth & Seventh Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 629-6191

Congratulations and happy anniversary to all our friends at Whistlin’ Dixie’s…
Thursday, July 2
2nd Anniversary Celebration
free sweet tea vodka drinks from 6pm
$2 Bud Lights, $4 monster margaritas
Complimentary appetizers while supplies last
1/2 off all delux burgers & wrap sandwiches
$3 Dixies tequila shoot
served till 10pm
Whistlin’ Dixie’s Texas Tavern
714 Eleventh Ave. (W. 51st St.)
New York, NY
(212) 349-4370

Tickets are now on sale for our annual outing to Coney Island…
Friday, July 17, 2008
MurphGuide Night
in Coney Island
Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Auburn Doubledays
$20 per person includes:
Game ticket, pre-game party and post game drink

Pre-game party at Peggy O’Neill’s:
Bottled beer, hot dogs, hamburgers from 6-7pm
1 ticket to Coney Island Cyclones Game
Cyclones vs. Auburn Doubledays. game time: 7pm
Post-game party w/ live music & 1 free drink
Peggy O’Neill’s
1904 Surf Ave. (at Keyspan Park)
Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 449-3200
Purchase tickets online at:

Our friends at The Village Pourhouse invite you to their upcoming beer festival…
Sunday, July 19
NYC Brewfest
General admission: $15
includes 5 beer samples
and $1 samples to follow
a la carte beer infused menu
purchase tickets at
1 – 4pm
Village Pourhouse
64 Third Ave. (11th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 979-BEER

Our friends Bill & Keith, aka The Beer Brothers, are putting on another Brewtopiafest…
Brewtopia Great World Beer Festival
Friday, September 4 – Sunday, September 6
For the 1st time ever, due to demand, this year’s GWBF will be three days

They have moved the venue this year to the Park Avenue Armory to better suit the visitors needs.
Tickets are on-sale now at
4 sessions:
Friday 6 – 10pm,
Sat: 12 – 4pm and 5 – 9pm,
Sunday 12 – 4pm
The Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Ave.
New York, NY
Save the Dates:
Mark your calendar for the following upcoming events.
More details to follow in future newsletters & on our website…

Friday, July 17: MurphGuide Night in Coney Island
Thursday, July 23: MurphGuide Comedy Night at TSAC
Sunday, August 16: The Saw Doctors at Highline Ballroom
Thursday, August 27: MurphGuide Annual Summer Cruise
September 4-6: Brewtopia Great World Beer Festival
Thursday, Sept. 24: Adam’s Angels Salute to Firefighters at Saloon


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