FREE Vodka Wednesdays at Blue Owl
Hump Day sounds disgusting, always has. “Bumping uglies” sounds gross too. I know people who hate the word “groin”. “Crotch” is crisp and tight to me, but friends find it equally unappetizing. One of Stuart’s friends has a website called The Fart Party. That leaves a very unpleasant taste in my mouth and mind. Shit, honestly it ruins my day.
So it says a lot that the Blue Owl anointed their midweek event Wonderful Wednesdays instead of Hump-Day Slurpfest, which is consistent with the faux-baroque-grotto (the website says “modern day speakeasy”) with its (fake) gold plated banquettes, and exposed rock walls, candles, and leather chairs angled at 45 degrees with a small cocktail table nestled between. Minus 2 old guys at the corner of the bar, the crowd was a mix of well-dressed, poorly groomed dudes (probably into graphic design), groomed office cats who were poorly dressed in nice clothes, and girls who were in the basement because, well, it’s a basement. I had the distinct feeling everyone here has real jobs. Again, neglecting the old men. Oh, and maybe the guy dressed as T-Pain.
The downside to well-measured mix of class, pretentiousness, and free vodka is that the bar can be a little busy and there is only one person to tender it. Also, hold on to your glass and bring it up with you for expedited refills.
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And I lied, because if you stay past the free vodka, there is The HUMP party, with hip hop from ’88-’98. Stooping and humping starts at 9 pm.
Where: Blue Owl is @ 196 2nd Ave (downstairs)
When: Every Wednesday. Free Vodka 5-6 pm, $6 specialty cocktails until midnight