Friday, February 29, 2008

MurphGuide Weekly Newsletter

This Week
1. Leap Year Promotion at Track's Raw Bar & Grill: Fri. Feb. 29
2. Soldiers' Sailors' Marines' Airmens' Club Benefit: Fri. Feb. 29
3. Andy Troy's Wine Tasting Party at Taj: Fri. Feb. 29
4. Zodiac Party at The Big Easy: Sat. March 1
5. Hoboken St. Patrick's Day: Sat. March 1
6. Live Music Spotlight: Dave Foster at The Baggot Inn

1. Meet Market Adventures March Lineup
2. Irish Networking Event at Professor Thom's: Thu. March 6
3. World Pong Tour at Porky's: Sat. March 8 & 15
4. Red Hurley at Symphony Space: Fri. March 14
5. Joe Hurley's Irish Rock Revuew: Sat. March 15
6. Luck of the Irish Bar Crawl: Sat. March 15 & Mon. March 17
7. Society Ties Black Tie & Black Jack Casino Night: Sat. March 15
8. Concern for Hunger Run: Sat. April 12
9. Save the Dates

Leap Year Day: Another Excuse to Party?

Yes, of course it is! Who are we to complain?

With New Year's Eve, St. Patrick's Day and Cinco de Mayo all falling on a Monday, we need a good old Friday night party! So why not February 29, which only comes once every 4 years.

Here are some parties that are (sort of) commemorating Leap Year Day 2008...

Friday, February 29
Guinness presents...Leap Year Promotion
Complimentary Guinness & Smithwicks
plus giveaways
6 - 8pm
Tracks Raw Bar & Grill
Penn Station
LIRR level
New York, NY
(212) 244-6350
Friday, February 29
The Junior Committee of SSMAC presents...
Leap Into the New Year Benefit
To support the Soldiers' Sailors' Marines' Airmens' Club

$35 per person, ($30 if you bring an item for a gift bag)
entrance is free for members of the military, NYPD & FDNY.
Price includes Open bar from 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Heavy hors d'oeuvres
Raffle hosted by the JC,
prizes include tickets to the theatre and tickets to annual Military Ball
After party details TBA
6:30pm - 10:30pm
283 Lexington Ave. (between 36th & 37th St.)
New York, NY

More info Email:
The Soldiers', Sailors', Marines' and Airmen's Club was founded in 1919
to accommodate servicemen returning from overseas duty in World War I. The Club has been operating continuously for over 85 years, offering a "Home Away From Home" to all service personnel, military retirees, veterans and their dependents.

Since 1919 they have provided accommodations for over 2,500,000 eligible guests and their families. The Soldiers', Sailors', Marines' and Airmen's Club is a 501(C) 3, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION funded by private citizens to express their gratitude for the sacrifices of our Servicemen and Servicewomen.

Friday, February 29
Leap Year Party
It only happens once every 4 years
Free Birthday parties for all Leap Year babies
$20 All You Can Drink from
Porky's NYC
55 W. 21st St. (between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 675-8007
Friday, February 29
Leap Year Happy Hour
Happy hour extended to 9pm
795 Eighth Ave. (between 48th & 49th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 459-0643

Full details on these and many other parties are on the
MurphGuide Events Calendar

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Andy Troy: Drinking Wine & Living Young

Our friend, NY fitness trainer and author Andy Troy hosts regular social gatherings at some of New York's top venues. His next party is a wine tasting event this Friday February 29

Friday, February 29
Andy Troy presents... Wine Tasting Party

This event will feature an assortment of fine South American wines
at the discounted price of $6 a glass.
Complementary appetizers will be served from 7pm - 8:15pm
Also featuring a performance by Uruguayan guitarist Beledo

RSVP at:
$11 In Advance, $15 at The Door
48 W. 21st St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY

For further info you can call Andy at: 917-754-4329 Or email

Andy will be appearing on an upcoming segment of The Tyra Banks Show. The producers knew that he was the 50-year-old author of an anti-aging book, Living Young: 32 Habits of Ageless People

So he was asked to pose as a 35-year-old bartender and go on a fitness oriented date with a 44 year old woman, who only dates men in their 30s. They wanted to see if the woman, Jamie, would realize how old Andy actually is. This was a great opportunity to demonstrate his book's anti-aging principles. Watch her reaction when his true age is revealed. See the episode this Monday, March 3rd, at 5PM Eastern Standard Time.

The Tyra Banks Show
Living Young: 32 Habits of Ageless People

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

St. Patrick's Day Video from The Town Tavern

Our friends at The Town Tavern have released their St. Patrick's Day promotional video:

Check it out and then head to the Town Tavern on the 17th...

The Town Tavern
134 W. 3rd St. (Sixth Ave.)
Greenwich Village
New York, NY
(212) 253-6955

Thursday, February 21, 2008

MurphGuide Weekly Newsletter

Our Weekly Newsletter is now on-line at:

MurphGuide Update February 21, 2008
This Week
1. $10K Raffle Party at The Back Page: Thu. Feb. 21
2. Mannahatta at Crime Scene Party: Thu. Feb. 21
3. Rock Band Competition at Nevada Smith's
4. Stand at Bowery Ballroom: Sat. Feb. 23
5. Oscar Parties: Sun. Feb. 24
Parties at Mercury Bar, Joshua Tree, Comix, South 4th & Joe's Pub
[more... ]

1. Trivia Nights:
a. New Pub Quiz at Social
b. Quizzo Trivia Nights at Joshua Tree & Mercury Bar
2. Karaoke for a Cause Benefit at Iggy's: Thu. Feb. 28
3. Dave Foster CD Release Party at Rockwood: Thu. Feb. 28
4. Leap Year Promotion at Track's Raw Bar & Grill: Fri. Feb. 29
5. World Pong Tour at Porky's: Sat. March 8 & 15
6. Red Hurley at Symphony Space: Fri. March 14
7. Joe Hurley's Irish Rock Revuew: Sat. March 15
8. Concern for Hunger Run: Sat. April 12
9. Save the Dates
[more... ]

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Rock Band Competition at Nevada Smith's: Sat. Feb. 23

Are you a fan of the video game "Rock Band"?
Do you have what it takes to be a fake rock star?

Find out this Saturday,
February 23 as and Nevada Smith's present our first Rock Band Competition.

Band Registration: 6:30pm
Competition: 7-10pm
Teams of 3 compete for prizes

$30 entry fee per team or Open bar option:
$150 per team includes
Open bar from 7-10pm for each team member
Plus entry in the Rock Band competition
Prize for first place team

Register on-line at:

Nevada Smith's
74 Third Ave. (between 11th & 12th St.)
East Village
New York, NY
(212) 982-2591

Saturday, February 16, 2008

And Then What Happened? - Whiskey to the Rescue

Our nightlife chronicles, "And Then What Happened?", has been updated with the latest episode, "Whiskey to the Rescue". Our correspondent Stephen Bailey's latest piece details how The Whiskey Ward on the lower east side saved the night for Stephen and his friends.

Recent episodes:

February 9 , 2008
Whiskey to the Rescue
Escaping the dress code and cramped quarters of an earlier party

January 26, 2008
My, My ... My Moon
A night of celebrations (and tricky barstools) in Brooklyn

January 24, 2008
Art Show at Niagara
Paintings, photos and a giant vagina ... oh my

January 23, 2008
Bar Nine
It was like walking into a relaxing spa ... at first

See all episodes at:

Jazz Brunch to Celebrate Giants Victory

Mr. Dennehy's bar & restaurant in Greenwich Village is kicking off their new Sunday jazz brunch this week with a special NY Giants victory brunch.

As a thank you to all of their NFL football fans for their patronage throughout the season, proprietor Donal "Mister" Dennehy is hosting Giants Victory Brunch this Sunday, February 17 from 1-4pm. featuring:
A Giants Brunch fit for Eli Manning, Complimentary Mimosa, Beer or Cosmo.

This event launches their new weekly Sunday Jazz brunch featuring the Matt Lavon Quartet

Jazz brunch every Sunday at:

Mr. Dennehy's
63 Carmine St. (Seventh Ave. S.)
Greenwich Village
New York, NY
(212) 414-1223

Mr Dennehys
Matt Lavon Jazz
Matt Lavon
MurphGuide Directory of NYC Jazz Venues
MurphGuide Events Calendar

Friday, February 15, 2008

New Pub Quiz Nights

Trivia nights are increasing in popularity in bars all across New York.
There are three new pub quizzes, all of them on the west side.

On Sunday nights at 8pm, The Mercury Bar West hosts Quizzo, presented by the National Trivia Association. There are seven rounds of trivia, including entertainment, music (Name That Tune), sports, history, geography and General Knowledge.

There will be prizes and drink specials, and teams can qualify for the June 7th national finals at Bally's Hotel & Casino.

Sunday Night's at Mercury Bar West

Mercury Bar
659 Ninth Ave. (45th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 262-7755

Starting on Monday, February 25, 2008, Social will host a Monday Night trivia night from 9pm - 11pm

Monday Nights at Social

795 Eighth Ave. (between 48th & 49th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 459-0643

And on Tuesday nights, The Joshua Tree has started up their Quizzo night, hosted by National Trivia Association. Quiz starts at 8pm. Contestants at this quiz are also eligible to qualify for a national trivia event in Las Vegas in June.
Tuesday Nights at Joshua Tree West

Joshua Tree West
366 W. 46th St. (between 8th & 9th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 489-1920

For more pub quiz / trivia nights,
check out MurphGuide's directory of NYC Pub Quizzes:


Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day

Check out our directory of Valentine's Parties, including:

Thursday, February 14
Cupid is Stupid Party at The Town Tavern
Free manicures
free tarot card reading
$5 Red Hearts cosmos
$3 Glasses of champagne
$4 mixed vodka drinks
The Town Tavern
134 W. 3rd St. (Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 253-6955

Thursday, February 14
Two Valentine's Day Events in One
Singles Night Speed Dating on the Upper Level
Couples Dinner with cool jazz on the Lower Level

Mr. Dennehy's
63 Carmine St.(Seventh Ave. S.)
New York, NY
(212) 414-1223
Thursday, February 14
Singles Only Valentine's Day Party
2 W. 35th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 594-9343

Thursday, February 14
Valentine's Day Screw Party
no couples allowed
every girl gets a condom with a number on it.
every guy gets a rose with a number on it.
if you both find your match you can trade them in for free shots, drinks or goodies
The Big Easy
1768 Second Ave. (between 92nd & 93rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 348-0879
Thursday, February 14
Valentine's Day Comedy Show
"The Urban Chase: Will U Be Mine?"
Parkside Lounge
317 E. Houston St. (Attorney St.)
New York, NY
(212) 673-6270
Thursday, February 14
Meet Market Adventures presents...
Singles Anti-Valentine's Day Party
Mingling, meeting & networking w/over 800 singles
Hors d'oeuvres &
Half Price Martinis
6 - 7pm
DJs spinning tunes all night long
Columbus 72
246A Columbus Ave. (Between 71st & 72nd St.)
New York, NY
Thursday, February 14
Mad River's "Hearts and Darts" Party!

FREE DRINKS when a Heart (girl) finds her matching Dart (boy)
Mad River Bar
1442 Third Ave. (between 81st & 82nd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 988-1832
Thursday, February 14
Zog Sports Valentine's Day Party
Not just for couples and not just for singles.
A donation will be made to the most popular heart related charity.
Voting will take place at the door
8pm - midnight
The Village Pourhouse
Third Ave. & 11th St.
New York, NY
Thursday, February 14
Beer Lovers Valentine's Day
BEER, will you be my Valentine?
Beer, I love you, I want to taste you, drink you, be yours forever.
Will you be my Valentine? IF YOU FEEL THIS WAY TOO,
then come to the Lighthouse Tavern from 3pm-1am...
15 + 5 oz samplings of EVERY BEER they have on draught and cask!
The Lighthouse Tavern
243 Fifth Ave. (bet. Carroll St. & Garfield Pl.)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 788-8070
Thursday, February 14
Anti-Valentine's Day
Roses for first 100 ladies

plus, Valentine's Day Menu for couples:

Butterfield 8
5 E. 38th St. (between 5th & Madison Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 679-0646
Thursday, February 14
Valentines Day Menu
Only $39.95, including Drinks
Vintage Restaurant & Bar
171 Main St.
White Plains, NY
(914) 328-5803
Thursday, February 14
Valentine's Day Drink specials
Metro 53
307 E. 53rd St. (between Second & First Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 838-0007
Thursday, February 14
Moxie in the City
Valentine's Day Moxie Member Mixer
783 Eighth Ave. (between 47th & 48th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 245-3034
Thursday, February 14
Valentine's Day
Eat Your Heart Out Drink Specials
all day long
795 Eighth Ave. (between 48th & 49th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 459-0643

Full details at

See also these date spots:
MurphGuide Directory of NYC Romantic Bars
MurphGuide Directory of NYC Wine Bars
MurphGuide Directory of NYC Tapas Bars
MurphGuide Directory of NYC Jazz Clubs

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

TG Whitney's Celebrates 20 Years with 3 Nights of Specials

Congratulations to Frank and Tom and our friends at T.G. Whitney's on their 20th anniversary.

They are celebrating with three nights of specials, including Dollar Beer Night, 20 Cent draft Night and 80s Karaoke Night.

Wednesday, February 13
Dollar Beer Night
Back in 1988, a dollar was worth something, and there was no such thing as a Euro,
T.G. Whitney's opened their doors.
Celebrate with Dollar Beers. Select brands are just one dollar for a limited time.

Thursday, February 14
20 Cent Beers

Celebrate 20 years with 20 Cent Beers
Select brands are just 20 cents.

Get there early for our regular Thursday Happy Hour:
2 for 1 drinks 4-8pm

Friday, February 15
80s Karaoke Night

Sing your favorite hits of the 80s starting at 9pm

Get there early for their regular Friday Happy Hour:
2 for 1 drinks 4-8pm

T.G. Whitney's

244 E. 53rd St.
(between Second & Third Ave.)
midtown east
New York, NY
(212) 888-5772

Call Frank for more info.212 888-5772

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

MurphGuide Weekly Newsletter

Our weekly newsletter is on-line at:

This Week
1. TG Whitney's 20th Anniversary Specials: Wed. Feb. 13 - Fri. Feb. 15
2. Buy Your Friend a Drink presents: Rocky Mountain Social Hour - Wed. Feb. 13 & Thu. Feb. 14
3. Valentine's Day Parties: Tue. Feb. 12 - Thu. Feb. 14
4. Live Music Spotlight: Super Diamond: Thu. Feb. 14 - Sat. Feb. 16
5. Events for Beer Lovers:
a. Beer Lovers Valentines at The Lighthouse Tavern: Thu. Feb. 14
b. Kuhnhenn Brewery Night at Hop Devil Grill: Thu. Feb. 14
c. Beer Luncheon at Dive Bar: Sat. Feb. 16
d. American Honey Promo at The Half Pint: Sat. Feb. 16

Upcoming Week
1. $10K Raffle Party at The Back Page: Thu. Feb. 21
2. Stand at Bowery Ballroom: Sat. Feb. 23
3. Save the Date...

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Buy Your Friend a Coors

Our friends at are offering to buy YOU a Coors Light this Wednesday, February 6.

You must register on-line at, then show up at one of the participating bars between 5 and 8pm on the Wednesday of your choice.

Participating bars include BUtterfield 8, Latitude, Dewey's Flatiron, Blaggard's Pub, Bar Coastal, Metro 53 and more.

Our friend Steve Cohn from BYFAD says it takes 3 easy steps:
Step 1: RSVP for an event that you want to attend by clicking on the 'Submit' button.
Step 2: You will receive a gift code via email (and optional text message) that is good for a drink only at the event that you RSVP'd to.
Step 3: Bring the gift code to the bar at the designated time and location of the event for your free drink.

Bar Coastal
Blaggards Pub
Butterfield 8
Dewey's Flatiron
Metro 53

Scruffy Duffy's Leaves 8th Avenue

One of New York's best bars is closing today, February 6.
Scruffy Duffy's is recognized as one of the top sports bars in New York. After a couple of reprieves, they are officially closing on Wednesday, February 6, victims of the constantly changing real estate landscape.

Fortunately, Scruffy Duffy's plans to re-open on Ninth Avenue later in the year. Their potential new location: 690 9th Avenue (Between 47th & 48th St.)

If you would like to support their move, you can sign their on-line petition at:

Above: Owner Pat Hughes takes down the famous Scruffy Duffy's wheel, used for drink promotions during games.

Scruffy Duffy's
743 Eighth Ave. (bet. 46th & 47th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 245-9126

Super Diamond Ticket Promotion

Our friends at Live Nation are offering MurphGuide readers a chance to win tickets to see Super Diamond, the tribute to Neil Diamond show.

Lead by frontman Surreal Neil, Super Diamond is a national touring act that will be playing in Brooklyn on Feb. 14 and in Manhattan on Feb. 15 & 16.
Live Nation will provide two tickets to lucky winners for each show.
Enter to win at

Thursday, February 14
261 Driggs Ave.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Friday, February 15 & Saturday, February 16
The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza
17 Irving Pl. (between 15th & 16th St.)
New York, NY

Enter to win
Super Diamond
Live Nation
The Fillmore at Irving Plaza

Monday, February 04, 2008

The Giants Win

The Giant win the pennant Super Bowl!
New York was buzzing last night as the Giants upset the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. Pandemonium broke out with less than a minute to play as Eli Manning connected with Plaxico Burress for the winning score.

Below are scenes from The Gael Pub on the upper east side.

The Gael Pub
1465 Third Ave. (between 82nd & 83rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 517-4141

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Saturday, February 02, 2008

50 Super Bowl Parties in NYC

50 Super Bowl Parties in NYC
Super Bowl Sunday
Check out's Super Bowl Page:

Links: Super Bowl Page Directory of NYC Sports Bars

Brady's becomes Manning's

What do you do when your bar has the same name as your opponent's quarterback in the big game? You change the name, temporarily, at least.

And so, Danny Brady of Brady's Bar on the upper east side is temporarily calling his bar Manning's, in honor of quarterback Eli Manning and the Giants' trip to Super Bowl XLII to face Tom Brady & The Patriots.

NBC reports that Bloomberg was even on hand to help rename it. It was part of a "Paint the Town Blue" promotion.

Brady's Manning's
1583 Second Ave. (82nd St.)
(212) 861-6070

Links: Super Bowl Page Directory of NYC Sports Bars
Brady's Bar

Today in NYC

Slightly Known People at Rififi
UFC 81: Breaking Point at Hurley's Saloon
UFC 81 at The Mean Fiddler
Lindy Promotions Second Ave. Mardi Gras Stroll

Full details on the MurphGuide Events Calendar