Neighborhood Watch

Monkey Bar’s New Late-Night Hours; Oficina Latina Offering Brazilian Carnival Specials

Financial District: Libations 101, the bar at Earl’s Court, is celebrating Fat Tuesday in the most appropriate way possible, by serving Bourbon Street classics: Hurricanes, Mardi Gras mojitos, and French Quarter martinis. [Grub Street]
Greenwich Village: Corkbuzz Wine Studio is hosting a helpful “Choosing Wine for a Date” class tomorrow from 6 to 7 p.m., giving suitors the skills to impress their dates without being late to dinner. [Grub Street]
Hell’s Kitchen: Burgeoning artisanal chefs take note: Ardesia is continuing its wine bar food classes with a pasta-making session on Saturday, February 18, at $40 a head, with food and draft beer included. [Grub Street]

Midtown: Monkey Bar has officially extended its hours till 2 a.m. and expanded its drink menu with a bevy of winter cocktails, including one with steamed milk and nutmeg. Mmm, nutmeg.* [Grub Street]
Nolita: In honor of the upcoming Brazilian Carnival, Oficina Latina is offering two of Brazil’s culinary staples, feijoada and caipiriña, for the recession-friendly price of $22 from Thursday until February 21. [Grub Street]
Williamsburg: If you’ve ever wanted to master the art of the Prohibition cocktail or have been watching too much Boardwalk Empire, bartender extraordinaire Brian Quinn (Silver Lining, Maison Premiere) is offering a class in stirring, serving, and sampling the twenties specialties on Saturday, February 18, all for $35. Venue will be released to ticket-buyers. [SideTour]

*This post has been corrected to show that Monkey’s Bars hours go until 2 a.m., not 2 p.m.

Monkey Bar’s New Late-Night Hours; Oficina Latina Offering Brazilian