Fans of the inventive weekly drinking institution "Tiki Mondays" can rejoice: After a brief and nail-biting hiatus, the pop-up celebration of all things Tiki has landed (on a quarterly basis) at the East Village cocktail den Pouring Ribbons, beginning September 22, according to an email from its founder.
As author Kara Newman noted in a Thrillist article earlier this month, Tiki culture in NYC has gone through its share of ups and downs over the years. One of the big ups of the past couple of years has been an odd little gathering dubbed Tiki Monday. Hosted by head "pirate" and longtime bartender Brian Miller, the weekly event initially set sail very successfully, from SoHo's Lani Kai, until that bars untimely demise. After brief periods of scrambling, Brian and Tiki Mondays popped up for a brief time at Goldbar, some sojourns to Hoboken and finally Apartment 13 until another untimely bar closure forced Miller's hand.
Now the periodic party celebrating all things Tik--and highlighting original (and not repeated) cocktails, celebrity bartenders and racous antics--is back "bigger, badder and better than ever," according to Miller's email. While some may mourn the transition to a quarterly event from weekly, the fact it's back at all should cheer up sad pirates everywhere. The scheduled September 22 launch will feature a new "Ship Master," Jason Cott, along with guest stints from Garret Richard (Prime Meats and host of the Brooklyn Luau), Miller's trusty sidekick Ryan Liloia, Jelani Johnson (Clover Club) and Pouring Ribbons head bartender/co-owner Joaquin Simo.
Pouring Ribbons is located at 225 Avenue B (at 14th St). You must be 21 or older to participate in Tiki Mondays. Call 917.656.6788 for more details. Please drink responsibly, mateys.
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