Beersgiving tip sheet
blog by S.J. Velasquez • November 21, 2012 @ 11:07am
The night before Thanksgiving is said to be the biggest party night of the year, with more than 80 million Americans age 21 and older gathering for drinks and socializing, according to a survey conducted by Kelton Research on behalf of Miller Lite.
So sacred is the pre-Thanksgiving annual celebration that about four in 10 Americans would rather have a beer than a slice of pie on Thanksgiving Eve, the research reveals.
With excess drinking inevitable this evening, we at Buffalo.com would like to offer some tips, suggestions and safety reminders to all those planning on enjoying an adult beverage or 10 tonight.
Where to party
Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar, 253 Allen St.
DBGB’s Jive Turkey Party goes from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., and it brings together a solid lineup of DJs, including Lopro 9-11 Drop, Daringer, Camaican, Charlie the Butcher and Bearskinrug. Party organizers will be giving away free turkeys all night long, which is a little weird, but I like it.
Lux, 75 W. Chippewa St.
Fill up on $2 pumpkin shots and dance amid the lasers, fog and beats provided by DJ QBall. Event starts at 11 p.m. and runs until 4 a.m.
North Park Theatre, 1428 Hertel Ave.
Relive the disco decade at this Hertel Avenue movie theatre with music from Disco Duck. Do the Hustle from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $25 at the door, and include an alcoholic beverage and slice of pizza.
Snooty Fox Lounge, 445 Delaware Ave.
Enjoy an acoustic performance by Michael Bly, and drink and appetizer specials. Two for $12 martinis and select House wines? Tough to beat.Party goes from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m.
Mighty Taco announced via Facebook that all locations will be open late—until 2 a.m—and the Chippewa restaurant will keep the kitchen going until 5 a.m. Thanksgiving Day.
We’re still waiting on WNY’s food trucks to post locations where they’ll park this evening.
Any other hot spots staying open especially late? Let us know is the comments section below.
How to get home
Let’s be real for a minute: You’re not driving tonight unless you’re the awesome friend who decided not to drink alcohol and is filling in as DD. Even if you have a few adult beverages, please don’t take any chances.
Designated Drivers of Buffalo has added extra drivers to tonight’s fleet to account for all the Thanksgiving Eve partygoers who may need lifts home, The Buffalo News reported. Not only will a driver get you home safely, but another will drive your car home for you, too.
Here are some car service numbers to keep handy tonight:
Designated Drivers of Buffalo: 716-713-7703
Yellow Cab of Buffalo: 716-877-5400
Buffalo Metro Taxi: 716-867-4216
Photo courtesy of Mike Licht of NotionsCapital.com, via Flickr.