East coast trip day 1: Arrival


Drinks on a plane!

The Enthusiasts have crossed the country and just arrived in New York City. Our hearts may be in San Francisco, but our livers came along for the ride and are already warmed up from what was left of the 50ml bottles on our flight.

Unfortunately, this trip did conflict with SF Cocktail Week, the annual cross-bay celebration of mixology devised by the guys at the The Barbary Coast Conservancy of the American Cocktail. So while we’re missing out on some epic bar battles and loads of spirit samplings, I’m confident we can make up for it at the various dives, pubs, saloons and “secret” speakeasies this little island has to offer. We may even venture across a bridge or two to see what’s shaken in the boroughs.

Stay tuned, Enthusiasts. This should be an epic adventure and we’ll do our best to keep you apprised of the goings-on. It will be a challenge—between lauded restaurants, Jewish delis, cocktail palaces and grimy watering holes. But we’re more than up for it, and excited to see where the merry whim of the city takes us.

And that’s not all! Our journey will continue as we leave the Big Apple and explore what New Jersey, Boston, Vermont and everything in between has to offer.

Keep even more up-to-the-minute tabs on our whereabouts on our Facebook page. As always, the more the merrier … first round’s on you.