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review: Brooklyn Based Cocktail Club at Sidecar

I rarely venture out in Park Slope, and, let’s face it, I rarely make it outside of Williamsburg or Dumbo (where I live/work). Last night I went to the brooklynbased.net co-hosted Cocktail Club at Sidecar. The event was sponsored by a certain tequila company, so there were two signature cocktails offered. The bartender chose the Paloma for me (some concoction involving agave syrup, bitters, and grapefruit juice) stating that it tasted like summer. He was so embarrassed by this description (not manly enough?) that he made me promise not to tell anyone he described a drink as such (note: sorry Sidecar Bartender Guy!). The drinks were ok and the crowd was thin. I had to head out early, but I did have a chat with Nicole, the lovely editor and founder of Brooklyn Based. She’s single-handedly trying to create the new online medium, bleemail (cross between a blog and e-mail) with her site and daily mailer, brooklynbased.net. Since I’ve lived in NYC, I’ve subscribed to numerous daily and weekly newsletters, and I can honestly say that BB is one of the few I read (not skim) daily. They have great design along with great content. Killer combo. Check them out and sign up if you, as I do, love all things Brooklyn!


To do tonight, Wednesday, March 26

Brooklynbased.net-sponsored event in the South Slope at Sidecar. Tonight is a Brooklyn cocktail event at a new-ish bar on 5th Ave in the South Slope. I’m thinking it would be fun to meet other Brooklyn people, although it’s a bit far from my Brooklyn. There’s something so comforting and classy about a traditional cocktail, especially at a bar called Sidecar. Cute. There’s said to be good food and a dj.

Crystal Castles at the Mercury Lounge. This show is sold out but if you are lucky, you can buy a scalped ticket or make a buddy on Craigslist…My very music-savvy friend Grace named this band one of the top three she saw at SXSW this year in Austin. This boy-girl duo is about to embark on a UK tour. Catch them before they jump the pond!

Related: check out tourfilter.com. Great way to track upcoming shows in your area with a simple, smart design.