The 3 Best NYC Weekend Drinking Events

July 8, 2011 5:50 PM

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Summer is well underway and there are plenty of events this weekend to help you cool off your tastebuds. Get your dose of culture, education and food, all with a healthy serving of hooch at these boozy NYC events. By Selena Ricks-Good.
belgian festival The 3 Best NYC Weekend Drinking Events

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Get Real NY Belgian Festival

Fri. July 8 and Sat. July 9
3-6 p.m. and 8-11 p.m.
Altman Building, 135 W. 18th St.
$85-$115
grbfny.com

Sample more than 100 Belgian and Belgian-inspired brews, from Trappists to Tribels, from Lambics to Dubbels, all while nibbling on Belgian cuisine including oysters, bratwurst, artisanal cheeses and chocolates and more. The all-you-can-taste event is being held in four sessions over two days, with VIP hours available. Other craft brewers, including locals like Greenport Harbor Brewing, will also be handing out samples of suds.

wine cruise The 3 Best NYC Weekend Drinking Events

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Greek Wine and Cheese Cruise

Sat. July 9
2:15-5 p.m.
Chelsea Piers, Pier 62
$95
localwineevents.com/events/detail/352501

Part of a series of wine tasting cruises, this trip aboard the vintage motor yacht Manhattan will feature a range of Greek wines paired with artisan cheeses. Wine professional Wendy Crispell will lead discussion on the different grapes and trends of the region, as well as share how to make your own marinated feta.

Bastille Day on 60th Street

bastille day on 60th street The 3 Best NYC Weekend Drinking Events

'The Bastille Day on 60th Street' is the largest public celebration of the historic friendship between the USA and France. French culture is shown trough food, dances and music. (credit: THEO ZIEROCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Sun. July 10
12-5 p.m.
60th Street from Fifth to Lexington Aves.
bastilledaynyc.com

Celebrate French independence with this three-blocks-long party featuring delicious French treats, live music and French-themed market stalls. Don’t miss the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) at 22 East 60th St., where complimentary wine and cheese tastings will be taking place.

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Selena Ricks-Good writes about drinks and produces events as The Dizzy Fizz.

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