Bastille Day, you're wondering? It's the French national holiday celebrating the storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution in the late 1700s. These days, it's a pretty good excuse to get positively sloshed and start the weekend early. Here are some happenings around town!
As a hub of the French-American community in the city, Belden Place throws one of the biggest Bastille Day parties in the country. Trademark kicks things off at 4 pm by converting their outdoor patio into a full-on beer garden during happy hour. Plouf and Café Bastille start their own parties at 5:30 pm with live DJs, classic French food and drinks. Trademark takes over again at 10 pm with their own DJs, late-night food, and $6 Absolut drinks until closing.
When it comes to Irish pubs, you guys voted The Irish Bank as your favorite. If you're braving it tonight, we suggest you head over there immediately -- we can practically feel the beer and sea of green swelling from our Union Square windows. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Here are the results (in order of votes).
1. Irish Bank
2. The Dubliner
3. Fiddler's Green
4. Abbey Tavern
5. Martin Mack's
6. 3300 Club