We’re all for independence (and still regard the 1898 consolidation of Brooklyn into New York City as a big mistake), which is why we’re all about commemorating the Battle of Brooklyn. August 27 marks the 238th anniversary of the battle, which we unfortunately lost, but who cares? We’re winning as a borough now and that means drinking one’s way through a commemorative pub crawl taking place this weekend.
Local historian and writer Connor Gaudet has, according to Brokelyn, put together a very impressive pub crawl taking place this Saturday, August 23rd. The crawl will start out at Mary’s Bar (708 5th Avenue) in South Slope, windings its way down into Gowanus and ending at Lavender Lake. Along the way, Gaudet will attempt to educate his roving gang of imbibers.
The event is totally free, though you will have to pay to drink along the way. Thems the breaks. Also, the donning of Revolutionary-era wear is strongly encouraged, if not strictly required. And have fun “battling” that hangover the day after.
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