MurphGuide Weekly Newsletter


Parties & Events This Week:
1. Live Band Karaoke at Johny Utah’s: Fri. Aug. 21
2. International Wine & Cheese Tasting at The Imperial: Fri. Aug. 21
3. Yankees Game Watch Party at The Joshua Tree: Fri. Aug. 21
4. Hamptons Weekend:
a. Weekend Kickoff at Dune: Fri. Aug. 21
b. Saturday Lounge Night at Madame Tong’s: Sat. Aug. 22
5. All-Day Metal Show at Peggy O’Neill’s: Sat. Aug. 22
6. Third Anniversary Celebration at Village Pourhouse: Sun. Aug. 23

Special Interests:
1. Fantasy Football Drafts at The Village Pourhouse
2. Spotlight Bar: Merrion Square
3. Quick Links

Party Planning with
1. MurphGuide Party Planner

Upcoming Events:
1. Chubby Tuesday at Bourbon Street: Tue. Aug. 25
2. Trivia Fundraiser for Leukemia Lymphoma Society: Wed. Aug. 26
3. MurphGuide Annual Summer Party Cruise aboard The Temptress: Thu. Aug. 27
4. Brewtopia Great World Beer Fest: Sept. 4 – 6
5. Riverside Park Oyster Festival: Sat. Sept. 12
6. Hudson River 400 Celebration: Sun. Sept. 13
7. Adam’s Angels Salute to Firefighters: Thu. Sept. 24
8. Save the Dates


Parties This Week:

Our friends at Johnny Utah’s are hosting a live band karaoke night tonight…
Friday, August 21
Live Band Karaoke at Johnny Utah’s
celebrity host: America’s Next Top Model winner: Caridee
All night drink specials including Svedka
& Bull Riding
Johnny Utah’s
25 W. 51st St. (between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
(212) 265-UTAH
New York, NY
Our friend Any hosts monthly parties, and you’re invited…
Friday, August 21
Tasting NYC presents…
International Wine and Cheese Tasting
featuring an assortment of International wines, served with cheeses from around the world.
Specially selected wines, sold for the discounted price of $7 a glass.
Paired with a great selection of cheeses.
RSVP at:
Free admission
The Imperial
17 W. 19th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
For further info you can call Andy at: 917-754-4329
Or email
The next installment of Yankees vs. Red Sox is this weekend…
Yankees vs. Red Sox
Friday, Aug. 21: 7:10pm
Saturday, Aug. 22: 4:10pm
Sunday, Aug. 23: 8:05pm

Our friends Robert & Laura are hosting a Yankees game watch party tonight…
Friday, August 21
The New York City Social Meetup Group
Yankees Game Watch Party
Showing Yankees vs. Red Sox with sound
Drink specials: $4 Select drafts, $5 well drinks, and $5 wine to 10pm
Meet in the back bar area
Joshua Tree East
513 Third Ave. (between 34th & 35th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 689-0058
If you are going to the Hamptons, our friend David can hook you up at this weekly Friday night party, or on Saturday night at Madame Tong’s …
Friday, August 21
David Shapiro presents:
Hamptons Weekend Kick-Off Party
Mention David Shapiro for reduced cover charge & line preference
Bottle service reservations are also available
David’s tables are always given some extra-special treatment
Top DJ spinning all night

Please call or text David directly 917-806-4171
to get on guest list or to reserve a table.
11pm – 4am
1181 North Sea Road
Southampton, NY
(631) 283-0808

Saturday, August 22
Lounge party at Madame Tong’s
Looking for a laid-back party destination?
Join us at Madame Tong’s as we unwind at this casual but upscale venue
that attracts only the most sophisticated clientele.

David and his friends will be there at 11, but you can stop by earlier to sample their top-notch Asian cuisine.
Thanks to Madame Tong’s unique indoor-outdoor layout, you can enjoy the DJ and dancing in the middle of all the action or sit outside to enjoy a breezy late-summer night under the stars
RSVP to get on the guestlist:
11pm – 3am
Madame Tong’s
256 Elm Street
Southampton, NY

David also has space available for rent in one of four houses in the Hamptons.
Call 212 579-4844 for details.
Metal fans in Brooklyn can head to Coney Island this Saturday for 5 metal tribute bands…
Saturday, August 22
Metal Show at Peggy O’Neill’s
Ex-Zakked – (Black Label Society) 2pm
Sin – (Nine Inch Nails) 3:30pm
Kill Em All (Metallica) 5pm
Wicked World (Black Sabbath/Ozzy) 6:30pm
Dimebag (Pantera tribute) 8pm
Regardless, no cover charge….cheap beer…. and some of the best metal ever!
$5 32oz Coors Light Draft too
If the weather is good, they are outside….if it is rainy….they are inside.
Peggy O’Neill’s
1904 Surf Ave. (W. 16th St. at Keyspan Park)
Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 449-3200
Congratulations to our friends at The Village Pourhouse on their 3rd Anniversary, celebrating this Sunday…
Sunday, August 23
Village Pourhouse 3rd Anniversary
$3 pulled pork sandwiches
$3 curry chicken sliders
Grand Opening of Takeout window
$3 select drafts
3pm – 3am
Village Pourhouse
64 Third Ave. (11th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 979-BEER

Other News:

Fantasy Football Drafts at The Village Pourhouse
Host your Fantasy Football Draft at The Village Pourhouse
The perfect Draft Experience:

Private Rooms, Rent Your Own Keg…

Open Bar Packages:
3 Hour Top Shelf Open Bar. $50 per person

3 Hour Mid Shelf Open Bar. $40 per person

3 Hour Bud Light & Well Open Bar. $35 per person

3 Hour Bud Light Open Bar. $30 per person

Open Bar & Food Packages:
The Touch Down:
3 hour Mid-shelf Open Bar & 5 Appetizer Platters Refilled. $65 per person

The Field Goal: 3 Hour Bud Light & 5 Appetizer Platters Refilled. $50 per person

The Safety: 3 Hour Bud Light & All-You-Can-Eat Wings. $35 per person
*packages do not include tax & service fee.
Two locations:
Village Pourhouse
64 Third Ave. (11th St.)
East Village
New York, NY
(212) 979-BEER
Village Pourhouse
982 Amsterdam Ave. (between 108th & 109th St.)
Upper West Side
New York, NY
(212) 979-BEER
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
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Why should Mardi Gras be just once a year when you can celebrate every month of the year…
Tuesday, August 25
Chubby Tuesday
featuring the Sugartone Brass Band
$5 Hurricane drinks
Two for one Louisian Abita beers
Cajun & Creole food specials
The last Tuesday of every month
Bourbon Street
346 W. 46th St. (between 8th & 9th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 245-2030
Our friend Diandra invites the MurphGuide readers from Westchester to this fundraiser…
Wednesday, August 26
Trivia Night Fundraiser
For The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Westchester/Hudson Valley
benefiting Light the Night
$20 admission includes:
Two drinks, appetizers, raffle and trivia
Molly Spillane’s
211 Mamaroneck Ave.
Mamaroneck, NY
This is our annual event where we bring the readers of MurphGuide together for a party cruise…
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Annual MurphGuide Summer Cruise
$65 in advance, $70 at the dock
Price includes open bar, hot & cold buffet,
DJ & cruise in NY harbor aboard The Temptress

Dance to the tunes of DLJ

New: Just added: A special “Tribute to the 80s” by Buffalo Stance

Rain or shine
boarding: 6:30pm, departs: 7pm
return: 10pm
The Temptress
World Yacht Marina
Pier 81 (12th Ave. & W. 41st St.)
New York, NY
Call 917 627-0858 for more info. and group rates
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

Our friends at P.D. O’Hurley’s are pulling an oyster festival double header this year…
Saturday, September 12
Riverside Park Oyster Festival
Live music by Joe Hurley & Rogues March
Enda Keegan
and more acts to be announced

free admission
2pm – 9pm
P.D. O’Hurley’s at Hudson Beach Cafe
Riverside Park (at W. 105th St.)
New York, NY
(917) 370-3448
and then on Sunday at P.D. O’Hurley’s Pier 84…
Sunday, September 13
Hudson River 400 Celebration
Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson’s
sail up the river that would be later named after him

Live music by Joe Hurley & The Gents
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 Todd invites all nightlife industry employees to this benefit end of summer party…
Monday, September 14
NYC Bartenders Ball – End of Summer Bash
Nightlife industry fundraiser
$50 admission includes open bar & food
to support The National Foundation for Human Potential
and Family Residences and Essential Enterprises
Contact Irene Clarke: 6466 896-1128
P.D. O’Hurley’s at Pier 84
557 12th Ave. (W. 44th St.)
Pier 84 on the Hudson River
New York, NY

This annual event raises funds for two very worthy charities…
Thursday, September 24
Adams Angels Salute to Firefighters
100% of Proceeds Benefit
Adam’s Angels Brother-2-Brother Initiative Partners
This is a brand new initiative created in partnership with the
SSGT Chris Engeldrum FDNY VFW Post #12033 & NYC Firefighter Brotherhood Foundation, Inc.

Featuring entertainment by:
DJ Bubba Guitar
Special Performance by members of the FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums Band

Individual “Brotherhood” admission: $5
(for firefighters, EMS, military & veterans only – i.d. required)
Individual “Friend” admission: $15
Admission includes 1 free drink courtesy of Saloon
1584 York Ave. (between 83rd & 84th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 570-5454
Save the Dates:
Mark your calendar for the following upcoming events.
More details to follow in future newsletters & on our website…

Saturday, Sept. 26: Ulysses’ Oyster Festival
Saturday, October 31: Halloween

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