Sunday, January 20, 2013

Let's see what $25 gets us

Trying Philip Marie unlimited brunch... bonus points for mimosas in big wine glasses.

Friday, January 18, 2013

"Cheap Eats NYC" unveils their own Extreme Brunch list $25 and under!

Finally!! Someone after my own heart, making their very own "Extreme Brunch" lists, just like us!! Thanks to, Lush Life has found this incredible list. Behold: Cheap Eats NYC: All You Can Drink Brunches for $25 or less - Augus...

Last update: August 2012. Do you want some brunch with that booze? Here's a list of some of the best booze brunch deals in Manhattan, NYC - unlimited drinks or multi-drink (2 or more) brunch specials for approx. $25 or less (excluding tax and tip). 

111 West 17th St
$19.95 brunch item + unlimited mimosas (1 hr time limit)

La Carbonara
202 West 14th St 
$25-27 brunch item plus unlimited champagne, mimosas, bloody marys, screwdrivers 

196 8th Ave
$21 for brunch item plus unlimited drinks

Chinatown/Little Italy
Dolce Vita
181 Grand St
$20 for brunch item plus side and unlimited mimosas or bellinis 

East Village
East Village Tavern
158 Avenue C
$17 one entree plus unlimited brunch drinks for one hour

Hop Devil Grill
129 St. Mark's Place
$28-30 a brunch item plus unlimited craft beers, mimosas, bloody marys, sangria

179 Ave B
$18 brunch item plus 3 bloody marys, margaritas mimosas and sangria)
33 Ave B
$24.95 brunch item plus 3 mimosa, bloody marys, sangria

175 Ave B
$9-13 brunch item + $10 bottles of prosecco

137 Ave C
$18 brunch item plus umlimited mimosas, bloody marys, fosters, screwdrivers, or greyhounds
(this deal is also available at Bondi Road, 153 Rivington St and Sunburnt Calf, 226 West 79th Street)

23 Ave A
$21-24 selected brunch item plus unlimited mimosa, bloddy mary, jalapeno margarita

Greenwich Village/Notlita
222 Thompson St
$22-26 brunch item plus unlimited cocktails

The Half Pint
76 West 3rd St
$24-25 brunch item plus unlimited mimosas or bloody marys
Flatiron/Union Square
The Caulfield
 119 East 27th Street
 $25 brunch item, grilled cheese, or salad plus unlimited bloody marys, mimosas, or bellinis

Hell's Kitchen/Midtown West
Aspen Social Club
157 West 47th St
$25 brunch item plus unlimited bloody marys, mimosas, screwdrivers (2 hr limit)
783 9th Ave
$12.95 brunch item plus 1/2 pitcher of sangria, bloody mary, or frozen lime margarita

859 9th Ave
$24-28 brunch item plus unlimited champagne, mimosa, screwdriver, bloody mary, strawberry or peach bellini
753 9th Ave
$20-25 brunch item plus unlimited bellinis, mimosas, or bloody marys

Lower East Side
Bondi Road
153 Rivington St.
$20-25 one brunch item plus unlimited drinks
120 Essex St
$22.95 brunch item plus 3 bloody marys, screwdrivers, or mimosas

191 Orchard St
$24-27 brunch item plus unlimited mimosas and bloody marys (2 hr limit)

29 Clinton St
$14 brunch item plus 2 bloody mary, mimosas, or screwdrivers

173 Ludlow St
$20 brunch item plus unlimited champagne, bellinis, mimosas

Midtown East/Murray Hill
Choice Kitchen and Cocktails
380 3rd Ave
$15.95 brunch item pus 2 Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Bud Light Drafts

450 Park Avenue South
$25 brunch item plus unlimited bloody marys, mimosas, or bellinis
(read our review here)

941 2nd Ave
$18 brunch item pus unlimited drinks
177 Mulberry St
$12.95 brunch item + unlimited coffee and 2 mimosas or 1 bloody mary

60 Thompson St in the Thompson Hotel
$25 brunch item + unlimited lychee bellinis and blood orange mimosas (2 hr limit)

Upper East Side
Don Pedro's
1865 2nd Ave
$19.95 3 course brunch plus unlimited sangria

Parlor Steakhouse
1600 3rd Ave
$25 brunch item plus 5 mimosas, bloody marys, or rose bellini
1431 2nd Ave
$23-28 brunch itemn plus unlimited champagne, mimosa, bloody mary, screwdriver, mango or peach bellini

Upper West Side
106 73rd St
~$26 selected brunch item + unlimited champagne, mimosa, screwdriver, bloody mary, peach bellini

45 West 81st St
$9-15 brunch items plus unlimited sangria (reservations recommended)

West Village
75 Greenwich Ave
$13-16 brunch item + unlimited bloody marys, mimosas, and frozen margaritas

557 Hudson St
$25 one brunch item and unlimited sangria, mimosa, or bloody marys (2 hrs max)

Diablo Royale
189 West 10th
$25 brunch item plus unlimited drinks (1.15 hr time limit)

575 Hudson St
$14.95 brunch item plus 2 drinks

56 Greenwich Ave
$10-12 brunch item + 2 Buds, mimosas, bloody marys, screwdrivers, kir royales, red or white wine

99 7th Ave South
$23 for brunch item plus one hour unlimited mimosa, screwdriver, and bloody mary (1 hr limit)

60 Greenwich St
$22 brunch item plus unlimited mimosas, bellinis, bloody marys

84 Seventh Ave South
$25 brunch item pus unlimited mimosas
 Mercadito Grove

100 7th Ave South
$18 brunch item plus 3 bloody marys, margaritas mimosas and sangria)
569 Hudson St
$24.95 brunch item plus unlimited mimosas or bloody marys

One Perry Street
$23-27 selected brunch item plus one hour unlimited sangria, caipirinha, bloody mary, mimosa, brazilian bellini

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fly Virgin...don't drink like one

Ok i have been AWOL lost in a world of lushy self-indugence but i am back to share with you the ultimate in the Lush Life: Virgin Atlantic/America Clubhouse.
5000 SQ FT of pure awesomeness. Pool table, lounge, restaurant, full bar, full amenities and fully free. ($75 FEE for domestic first class travellers)

The "virgin rose" in an amazing meld of tea infused gin, rose, pims and magic. At first like it should be in my bath not my glass but after second sip you realize it is the best palate cleanser ever....just like the clubhouse is a palate cleanser for your sometimes hard or mundane life.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Just in time for Easter: Drinks with your PEEPS

Yes, that is meant to mean drinks that you ave with your peeps/friends but also the candy we love to hate/hate to love: marshmallow Peeps!

The Easter Bunny always brings a bunch of sugar-crusted Peeps, but since rarely do people want to eat them all, we need to come up with something better to do with  aside from letting them get stale or blowing them up in the microwave.

BEHOLD!! A wonderful site called gives you a number of boozy, candy-tasting ways to enjoy Peeps like an adult. If nothing else this site also provides some laughable and awesome drink names. I really wish I could roll up to a bar a truly order a Long Island Iced Peep!!

They have Peep-a-ritas, Peep-tinis, and even shots like The Peep Eraser, that calls for :

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz KahlĂșa
  • 1 oz club soda
  • 1 reckless peep

The Peep Eraser

SO this Sunday, get drunk on Peeps with your own reckless peeps...just don't become a peeper after getting tipsy!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Life in the Fab Lane. How did I get here?

Accompanying my friend around NYC for his birthday I got a peek into a day in the life of a far better connected New Yorker. Hanging around his famous boss after Nobu, then drinks with a celeb author at The Carlyle then I get swept up on in the rest of his plans that included sashaying about town from one cocktail to the next. 
Somewhere in my bleary evening haze, as we dashed off to find one of his designer friends (really?!) I came across the best drinks I have had in AGES! 
Sort of like an Arnold Palmer for adults, Hudson Clearwater's "Duchess" drink is phenomenal and refreshing! You can not taste the gin and instead you are intoxicated by the Earl Grey Tea, sugar and Lemon. 
If I wasn't already spinning by this bizarre Page Six alternate universe I was in, as I knocked back another Duchess, The Queen Of Hostesses strolls in. What up Martha?! 
Beer me. 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Adventures in Williamsburg: We found more than just Hipsters

Hello lushes. I know what you may be thinking...Billyburg? "I don't need a list of places to drink PBR and whine about how Foster the People got too mainstream for you. Take your ironic Cosby sweater and shove it LushLife". BUT WAIT!  The area has a lot to offer that is not over-run with the cool kids who cramp your ability to enjoy your poison.

Here is a list of LushLife's favorite finds. Black-frame glasses and Cosby sweaters not required.

1. Nitehawk Cinema: I recently went on a date here. A midnight Jackie Chan movie with an attractive man in the seat next to me is usually enough to make an awesome night, but add in a dinner-theater setting, cocktails and a full menu, and it is quickly my new favorite place. They don't come by often to check on you once they give you an order, so you may want to double up on the beverage, or tie a few on at the sultry bar downstairs.

2. Rosemary's Greenpoint Tavern: Jukebox. Christmas lights all year round. Massive 32 oz Styrofoam cups of Bud Light for $4. What else needs to be said?

3. The Lovin' Cup Cafe , We were really excited when we thought this was the first "Extreme Brunch" in the BK to make the blog, but when we sat down we were told that the "unlimited drinks" sign outside was false. It's actually 3 drinks and an entree for $15 which is a great deal, but still, not extreme. The bloody marys are spicy and thick and the cream cheese stuffed french toast is killer! Also, if you check in on Foursquare they bring you a free plate of tater tots! So -2 points for false advertising and +1 for the tots.

4. The Levee on Berry and N. 3rd Jagerbombs, cheap drinks, pinball and tons of free cheesy poofs. This is a great dive especially for when you need to clean your palate from all the locally-made/socially conscience/organic/cool/obscure fare. Sometimes we just want to drink some booze and most of that time we don't want that booze to have a social agenda. 

5. Directly across the street from Levee is Radegast Hall & Biergarten. For NYC, this place is downright gigantic. Big expansive spaces, big tables, big steins of craft beer and big sausages. Size matters at this place for sure.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hangover 2012: survival tips from LushLife and Gwyneth Paltrow

So we all know what we are gonna get up to this Saturday night. Booze, disposable hats, sparkly dresses, more booze, making out at midnight, drunk dials and inevitable bad decisions. Yep, it's New Year's Eve already. Shocking isn't it?
Well we here at Lush Life hope you have a better New Year's Eve than that awful movie New Year's Eve, and an even better New Year's Day.

January 1st should be named National Hangover Day, because no matter how responsible we try to be, we all are guilty have having one (or 3) too many glasses of Cristalino! Oh yeah, so classy that we pop the Cris(talino).

Enter the hangover:

My hangover cure is usually a smoothie from Jamba Juice, gatorade, water with Emergen-C, Advil, a Law & Order marathon, and eventually some pizza when I think my stomach is ready for it.

But I came across Gwyneth Paltrow's Hangover Remedies on which include doctor explanations and a few cool other suggestions than just your regular aspirin and hide-under-the-covers method.  SWEET! A vitamin drink called Mercy sounds like it works miracles and Gwennie seems to be a big fan of Alka-Seltzer. Check out the link above for the whole low-down how Mrs Coldplay possibly plans to cure her hangover. :)

Happy 2012!! Drink responisbly and clean up after yourself if you puke.

much love,
from Lush Life