Friday, June 20, 2008

Bar Show hopping



Unfortunately, I'm away this weekend. Otherwise, I'd be hitting the Javits Center for The Bar Show 08. As the site says, "The Bar Show is the Only Trade Show specifically for Professionals representing the Bar, Nightclub, Restaurant, and Liquor Store Industry. The Bar Show means business!"

Well, I'm not in the bar business. But! I love going to bars! I'm certain the ownership from all my favorite neighborhood places will be going...to learn the latest ways to dazzle me with laser-light shows, interactive ads and Port-O-Pong! It will make getting drunk even more delicious! And entertaining!

So what will be going on during the convention?

Big Apple Showdown-Flair Bartending Competition - This show will be presented both days on the Main Stage and will feature participants from all over the world who will demonstrate the wildest bottle flipping, shaker spinning and glass tossing on the planet.

DJ CHEF Spinnin' the Beats While Cookin' the Treats. DJ CHEF is the only entertainer who simultaneously cooks & dejays for special events around the globe.

31 st ANNUAL NYC BIG APPLE GRAPPLE INTERNATIONAL PRO ARM WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE HELD ON SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2008

Port-O-Pong Tournaments!

Plus, there's the exhibit hall. This caught my attention:

FogScreen is currently working with bars and nightclubs to help them promote and advertise brands in a never before seen way. Consumers can now interact and walk through ads, providing advertisers with endless possibilities for engaging audiences.

Hmm, interesting! I don't understand this whatsoever!



Meanwhile, to get in the proper mood:



1 comment:

sara said...

uhmmm...these aren't exactly the kind of bars (I'm more of a pub person)that I'd go to to be in a proper mood to drink. Firstly, whenever you have a cocky bartender like Tom Cruise's character -- that's definitely a red flag. Secondly, the patrons are yuppies ('80 yuppies they maybe--but yuppies nonetheless), and those who'd date/sleep with yuppies-- the secretaries (or in today's time, the "marketing", "fashion",
"communications" assistants, "publicists" "dating columnists", in other words Carrie Badshaws) who orders apple martinis and cosmopolitans.

Unless Tom Cruise himself speaks Spanish and bartends, then maybe i'd get into a proper mood.