Building a miniature ship inside a bottle is impressive, but not as impressive as forging a giant glass shell around yourself and waiting for your family to come home and find you. Do something crafty with this Groupon.
$22 for a Barrels and Brushes Painting Class for One ($45 Value)
During the Barrels and Brushes class, a local artist teaches small groups the basics of painting. Equipped with brushes and paints supplied by the studio, students craft their own masterpieces while sipping selections from the extensive beer and wine menu. Classes take place on Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cork and Barrel
Across Cork and Barrel’s shelves, cubbies, and barrels repurposed into tabletops sprawl bottles of all kinds. Labels hint at the European and American provenance of a huge selection of wines. Notes of red peppers, chocolate, or fruit wait to leap from adventurous small-batch craft brews, from saisons—light Belgian ales—to potently hopped double india pale ales. Beer-brewing classes introduce the art of combining barley, hops, water, and yeast, and guests in art classes sip wine while swirling blues and greens for landscapes or portraits of Gumby weeping.