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Holiday Playlist For All Your Needs

We compiled a holiday playlist with some of our favorite seasonal songs.  Whether you’re in need of some tunes to decorate your tree, have a party or just get in the mood we think you’ll love the flow.  We kept Mariah and the Chipmunks off the list but feel free to add them to the […]

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Booze Fueled Holiday Gift Guide

Sometimes at barHappy our livers need a break and that’s where The New York Observer ‘s Booze Fueled (Bourbon-Less) Holiday Gift Guide comes into play.  These are perfect suggestions for the spirit lover when another tie or pair of socks just won’t do.  Here are a few of their suggestions: Balcones Texas Single Malt, $70 […]

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Holiday Party Recipes

Are you planning a party or bringing something to a friends or colleagues?  We have some great recipes that are easy to make and everyone will love.  If you’re looking for festive disposable dinnerware at a great deal check out Smarty Had A Party. This is one of my all time favorites.  Make extra for yourself and keep […]

Christmas in Rockefeller Center

The holiday season is upon us and there’s nothing else like seeing the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Tonight, December 3rd from 8-9 PM, is the 82nd annual Christmas Tree Lighting!  There will be an entertaining show with many different performances  from Mariah Carey to Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga as well as The Rockettes! Rockerfeller […]

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Black Friday - Shopping & Drinking Guide

You planned for weeks, mapping out your course of action for the biggest shopping day of the year, you’re ready!  You didn’t over indulge on turkey and dessert because let’s face it, you need to be on top of your game for Black Friday.  You’re well rested and ready to brave the insanity.  We have […]

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Warm Up With Some Hot Chocolate & Booze

It’s easy to throw a few marshmallows in there and call it a day, but the fine folks at Bustle have some suggestions that take it to an adult level not to be missed.  Cozy up next to your fireplace and enjoy these: Red Velvet Hot Chocolate - Our friends at A Cozy Kitchen offer up some solid winter weekend advice: […]

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15 Best Winter Beers

Every year Christmas music starts pumping out of stores two holidays early.  Coffee quickly turns from pumpkin spiced to peppermint mocha (thanks Starbucks) and one day it may be normal to leave the holiday lights up year-round.  With the current freeze going on and Thanksgiving just a week away it seems natural to turn to winter […]

Out To See Festival - South Street Seaport

The second annual Out To See Festival is underway every weekend in November at the South Street Seaport.  It’s filled with local crafters, artists, live music and great food.  Check out some of my favorite spots in the area to unwind and grab a drink. Ambrose Hall – When the weather is nice craft beer fans […]

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Staten Island Hangs

I’ve ventured into the land of unknown (for me) only a few times but it has a lot to offer.  I’m talking about the island..not Long but Staten.  It’s a quick free ferry across which comes in handy since the toll for outsiders isn’t cheap.  Check out some of the spots I visited and let […]

Village Halloween Parade

Tomorrow is the 41st Annual Village Halloween Parade and this year the theme is the Garden of Earthly Delights! It starts at 7PM and goes till 10:30, going North on 6th Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street.  Most people gather around Bleecker and 14th Street, so get there earlier to be able to get […]