HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
WHAT DO I GET FOR SIGNING UP?
Ticket includes small food bites to kick things off, and 8 premium bourbon tastings (1 oz. serving size) at 8 of downtown New York’s favorite bars during this daylong adventure. As you spend the day meeting new people and having a great time, your bourbons can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or with a soda mixer. (Designated Drivers are absolutely welcome and free!) Ticket also gets you no cover at any participating venue. You also get a warm fuzzy feeling (not only from the bourbon) knowing that a portion of ALL ticket sales go to benefit local New York City nonprofit, FreeArts NYC, helping underserved children re-imagine their worlds through the creative arts.
CAN MY FRIEND PICK UP MY PASS FOR ME?
No. All passes must be picked up by each participant, individually. You must have a valid, government-issued ID. All participants must be 21 or over.
CAN I BUY TICKETS AT THE DOOR?
No. All tickets are sold through our Ticketing Agent online.
WHAT IF I CAN’T MAKE IT BY 3:00PM?
Check-in closes at 3:00pm SHARP. If you haven’t picked up your pass by then, you will forfeit it. Please plan accordingly.
WHEN IS THE EVENT?
The NYC Bourbon Bash is on Saturday, June 18, 2016. Check-in starts at 12:00pm and closes at 3:00pm SHARP. The NYC Bourbon Bash begins at 12:00pm and goes until 10:00pm.
WHY PARTICIPATE IF I MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO FINISH?
Because you’re an American, damn it! We accept challenges – no matter how difficult the odds. Just kidding! But seriously, you’ll have a ton of fun, whether or not you finish.
IS IT DIFFICULT TO FINISH?
You’ll have an easier time walking backwards from Lexington to Louisville, or so we’ve been told.
THIS SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF BOURBON – DO I HAVE TO FINISH?
No. As macho and tough as you may be, this event includes the opportunity to drink a LOT of bourbon. If you can’t finish, don’t, there is no prize for doing so. It’s very important to drink responsibly. Even in your college-prime, you would still have difficulty attempting this task. The point is to visit as many of the venues as possible, not to finish each and every bourbon taste.
HOW DOES THE EVENT WORK?
When you check in, you will receive an all-access VIP laminated badge. It will have the names of the participating venues printed on it. The bartenders at each venue will have hole punchers and will give you a (friendly!) punch on your badge when they serve you their specialty bourbon. Please be kind to your bartenders and servers, who work hard to provide you with a great time!
After check in, you may proceed in any order and at any pace that you choose.
WHAT DOES CHECK-IN LOCATION MEAN?
You will pick up your VIP pass at the Check-in location that you purchase your ticket for. Your selection only affects WHERE you pick up your pass at the start of the day.
I WAITED TOO LONG AND THE CHECK-IN LOCATION THAT ALL MY FRIENDS REGISTERED AT IS NOW SOLD OUT. CAN I STILL MEET UP WITH THEM?
YES! Check-in locations only determine where you pick up your pass. After you pick up your pass, you are free to go wherever you’d like.
CAN OUR DESIGNATED DRIVER JOIN US?
YES! We STRONGLY encourage and celebrate designated drivers. There is no cost to a designated driver.