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21 Club's Gatsby-inspired 'Beautiful Fool' cocktail.

8 NYC Cocktails Inspired By ‘The Great Gatsby’

Now that it’s not required reading in your sophomore year English class, The Great Gatsby is a lot more exciting. The Roaring Twenties are making a serious comeback thanks to Baz Luhrmann’s silver screen take on the novel, hitting theaters this weekend.

05/10/2013

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NYC’s 8 Best Cinco De Mayo Dinners & Celebrations

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with specialty cocktails, Mexican meals and festive music at these New York City restaurants and bars. Make reservations or stop by for a fiesta on Sunday, May 5.

05/01/2013

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NYC’s 7 Best Cinco De Mayo Cocktails

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo this Sunday with these New York City bars and restaurants are offering delicious ways to imbibe.

04/30/2013

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NYC’s 5 Best New Cocktails This Spring

The days are getting longer, buds are blossoming and slowly, but surely, the mercury is rising. Help speed along your recovery from a long winter with these refreshing spring cocktails featured at an NYC bar near you.

04/18/2013

4.9.13 Whiskey

Whiskey 101 On The Couch

Pretty soon, New Yorkers will be able to get a taste of the best whiskeys in the world. Lauren Mayer and Gabby Shayne, the “Whiskey Sisters,” are hosting the Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza at the Roosevelt Hotel.

04/09/2013

Do or Dine doughnuts at 2012's Great GoogaMooga Festival. (credit: Siobhan Wallace)

Great GoogaMooga Food, Booze, Music Festival Returns To Brooklyn In May

Back for its second year, the event billed as the “amusement park” of food, drink and music will hit Prospect Park on May 17.

03/26/2013

2.25.13 Beer

The N.J. Craft Beer Boom

Not since before prohibition has the Garden State seen more locally brewed beer. NJ Monthly magazine tapped into the craft beer bonanza in its latest issue. Editor Ken Schlager stopped by The Couch to fill us in on the state’s beer history and the current craft beer boom.

02/25/2013

2.22.13 Margaritas

The Couch Celebrates National Margarita Day

Master mixologist Lynette Marrero returned to The Couch to show us how us some fun takes on the classic cocktail.

02/22/2013

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New York City Beer Week Event Guide, 2013

The annual hops celebration returns to New York City on February 22, when New York City Brewers Guild will bring together all twelve NYC craft breweries, along with nationally and internationally renowned breweries.

02/19/2013

1.31.13 Super Bowl Drinks

How To Make Super Bowl-Themed Drinks This Sunday

It’s time to put the finishing touches on your Super Bowl party planning — and we all know it’s not a shindig without some drinks.

01/31/2013

Champagne

The 5 Best Bars For Champagne Cocktails In NYC

New Year’s celebrations call for popping bottles of champagne with the ones you love. When you’re looking to mix it up from your usual glass of Prosecco or bottle of Brut, visit these New York City bars for the best in champagne cocktails

12/28/2012

New Year's Eve

NYC’s 8 Best New Year’s Eve Parties & Events

The thought of being stuck in Times Square in the freezing cold – among crazed tourists – and without a bathroom in sight is, well, scary. You know better than that.

12/26/2012

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NYC’s 10 Best Christmas & Holiday Cocktails

Hot cocoa, egg nog and peppermint lattes are all well and good, but we don’t blame you for needing a little something extra during the holiday season. We have relatives, too.

12/12/2012

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NYC’s 5 Best New Beer Cocktails For Fall

The beer cocktail trend isn’t going anywhere, as NYC bartenders continue to add malted ingredients to their mixology. Here are some of the best cocktails featuring a splash of brew this fall season.

10/11/2012

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The 5 Best Cocktail Bars In Chelsea

Check out Chelsea for a glimpse of glamour as you sneak into secret dens for expertly crafted cocktails.

09/13/2012

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