Because it's five o'clock somewhere, two boozy events for your to-do list:
OLD TOWN: Celebrated bartendress Lydia Reissmueller at throwback speakeasy-style Central will have a couple helpers this Sunday, with Ryan Magarian (of Aviation Gin) and Duggan MacDonald (of Encanto Pisco) guest-bartending from 9pm to midnight. Though the event's open to the in-the-know public, discounts and drink specials are available for industry folk — we'd tell you what they are, but, you know, secret and all.
NORTHEAST: Bar-slash-bottleshop Hop & Vine is raising a glass to the Scottish Maya Angelou, Robert Burns, with a celebratory "Burns Night" (featuring a prix fixe dinner, entertainment, and drink specials) on Tuesday, January 25. The Scot-influenced, four-course menu includes traditional fare like cockaleakie soup, neeps and tatties, and haggis, with two optional whiskey flights for additional tippling. There will probably also be beer. Reserve your spot here.
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