The Georgia Aquarium probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you’re in the market for a cool atmosphere to enjoy drinks with friends. Well, it probably should be. Throughout the entire year, the Georgia Aquarium hosts a bevy of booze-centric events, from their annual fundraiser Aqua Vino to more relaxed events like Sips Under The Sea.
Luckily, it’s not too late for you to jump on the boat. Next week (August 21), the Georgia Aquarium is hosting their Sips Under The Sea luau. Perfect for an end of summer shindig, the luau will feature a summer-time band, photo booth, and more. Prices for the event vary (you can find more details on the Georgia Aquarium website), but for $46.95, non-members can purchase a VIP ticket. The VIP ticket includes two drink tickets and two tapas plates.
I’ve yet to attend one of the aquarium’s Sips Under The Sea events, but I have attended Aqua Vino and Red White & Brew, and they’ve both been pretty impressive. Sips Under The Sea also sounds like a fun way to break out of the usual restaurant/bar/lounge routine.
Be sure to check out the Georgia Aquarium website for more details.
For both fitness enthusiasts and those on the path to a healthier lifestyle, hitting the gym can be a laborsome task. Group workouts have increased in popularity and indulging in post-workout cocktails and bites, ones low on the calories, of course, has become an exciting new trend in fitness.
Presented by Lushworthy.com and Vibe Ride, Cycle & Sip (#CycleAndSip) will give attendees the opportunity to tone up with a cycling class at Midtown Atlanta’s Vibe Ride. To conclude the event, those in attendance will indulge in calorie-conscious cocktails and light bites while mingling with other Cycle & Sip attendees. Attendees will also be treated to giveaways from Athleta and Lushworthy.com.
“With Lushworthy.com turning four-years-old this month, I’m very excited to take part in this unique Happy Hour with Vibe Ride,” Danielle Harling, owner of Lushworthy.com said. “I have a handful of tasty, low-calorie cocktails in mind for Cycle & Sip, and can’t wait to sip and mingle with attendees!”
The premier Cycle & Sip is scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 23 from 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM. Tickets for Cycle & Sip can be purchased for $25 at bit.ly/cycleandsipjuly.
Don’t get me wrong, BYOB paint classes are cute and all, but eventually they get kinda been-there-done-that. There’s only so many times you can paint a bottle of wine and a bunch of grapes or a boxy cabin sitting beneath snow-capped mountains. There is good news though for those of you in the Atlanta area. They’re holding another Drank ‘n’ Paintclass in the city this week, January 22 to be exact.
Unlike other boozy paint classes, Drank ‘n’ Paint is a street art painting class. In addition to your admission to the two-hour class you’ll also be able to check out the “Hard In The Paint ATL” art exhibition and partake in a mild turn up during “Snap Or Die,” the official Drank ‘n’ Paint after party.
There are a variety of ticket options for Drank ‘n’ Paint. You’ll have to check out their website for more details on that, but for $30 you’ll receive admission for one to the paint class, art exhibit, after party, and a free specialty cocktail or glass of wine.
Drank ‘n’ Paint begins at 6 PM on January 22 and takes place at Department Store on Edgewood Ave.
Although I’m very much a cocktail enthusiast, we switched things up a bit and took it to the brewery for the latest #MeetMeAtTheBar meetup, which took place over the weekend at the Wild Heaven Craft Beers brewery in Avondale Estates, Georgia.
A great time was definitely had as those in attendance sampled a variety of craft beers and were also treated to a pulled pork sandwich buffet complete with homemade coleslaw. I also raffled off a few Lushworthy prizes including two cocktail sets (full size bottle of Smirnoff Light with cocktail shaker), Stella & Dot jewelry, and beer bottle koozies. Thanks so much to everyone who came out!
Check out a few pics from #MeetMeAtTheBar below and stay tuned for an announcement about the next #MeetMeAtTheBar.
Now that preseason is in full swing it’s time to #RiseUp yet again for the home team. Yes! Go Falcons! I had the opportunity to attend the Atlanta Falcons’ first preseason game using tickets I snagged on ScoreBig.com. Here’s a quick and simple run down of ScoreBig, it’s kinda like Priceline, but for event tickets. You have the opportunity to “bid on tickets and save up to 60% below box office price.” When you bid on tickets there’s even a cool, little bar that shows you how likely you are to win a bid based on the price you suggested. Oh, and if your bid is denied you have to wait 24 hours to place another bid.
My first bid for tickets in the Five Star seating area at the Georgia Dome was denied, so I had to try again the next day. On my second attempt I ended up scoring two tickets in Section 138, Row 13 at the Dome for $47 each. I had to wait a little while for my e-tickets to be delivered and I have to admit that the wait made me a little paranoid since I’ve never used ScoreBig before. They were finally emailed to me and we of course had no problem getting into the Falcons/Dolphins game.
During the game, I snagged myself a cup of SweetWater 420 and watched the Falcons whoop the Dolphins. Okay, “whoop” is probably a bit of an exaggeration, but I’m trying to warm-up my smack talk game for the season. Back to the SweetWater though…Getting your hands on any craft beer at the Georgia Dome is a bit of a feat. We literally had to walk around half the Dome to find a vendor selling the good stuff. And if we arrived at that particular vendor five minutes later we would have arrived after the booze cut-off time, something I was completely unaware of since I haven’t been to a football game in eons.
I was also hoping to drink my SweetWater 420 straight from the can. To be honest, I just wanted a super Lushworthy, Instagram pic with my can of SweetWater 420 and the field in the background. Great idea, right? Didn’t happen though because apparently SweetWater 420 cans can be used as projectiles by angry fans.
If you plan on keeping it responsibly Lushworthy at any game this season you may want to check out this Information Guide. And if you’re in the market for tickets to any Falcons games be sure to check out ScoreBig.
* A $100 ScoreBig credit was provided, but the thoughts in this post are fully my own.
A few days ago, I had the opportunity to attend an “Eat. Tweet. Repeat” media event held to promote Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week, which began yesterday (August 9). Downtown Atlanta is definitely trying to put itself back on the map, so it was pretty cool checking out the various food and drink options available downtown. Among the three restaurants we had the opportunity to visit were McCormick And Schmick’s, Thrive, and Ted’s Montana Grill. We tried a variety of bites from each of the three restaurants, but I was of course most interested in the cocktails.
The award for Most Lushworthy definitely goes to the margarita at Ted’s Montana Grill. All of their mixers are made in the restaurant, and that added step definitely made for a great cocktail. The Lemon Drop martini from McCormick And Schmick’s was another winner. Be warned, it does come with a sugared-rim. Despite the dreaded, sugared-rim it was a tasty and welcomed sip on a day when a refreshing cocktail was a must. Also worth noting is the crab cake from Ted’s Montana Grill. It’s loaded with crab and comes with a side of guacamole for all you guac addicts out there.
All three of the restaurants we visited during “Eat. Tweet. Repeat” are of course among the numerous restaurants taking part in Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week, which is sponsored by Celebrity Cruises. As part of Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week you can indulge in gourmet prix-fixe menus that range in price from $15 to $35 up until August 17. To view a list of participating restaurants and their menus, visit AtlantaDowntown.com.