Where's the best place to enjoy more than 101 European beers? Beneath a 6,000 square-foot tent in the great outdoors, of course. That's where the Great European Beer Festival brings some of the best brews from across the pond—with special attention paid to the hops-filled land of Belgium. Names like Piraat, Lindeman’s, Chimay, and Duvel greet festival attendees as they work their way through the tent, which also shelters Belgian cuisine, live musicians, and the tinier musicians that live inside their tubas.
Hosted by the Sharp Edge Beer Emporium, The Great European Beer Festival has been a tradition for nearly two decades. The festivities kick off with an "Ultimate Bier Dinner," during which chefs pair Belgian ales with equally Belgian cuisine, such as duck sausage and imported cheese. The festival then hosts multiple beer-drinking sessions over the course of two days.
Juice Bliss delivers fresh, nutrient-packed juices directly to its clients’ homes or workplaces. Their cleanses work to serve three functions: weight loss, detoxification, or longevity. Optimized to assist weight-loss goals, weight-loss juices contain nutrients from fruits such as bananas, oranges, apples, carrots, grapes, and tomatoes. Detox juices help to rid harmful toxins from the body, and longevity juices help provide the body with nutrients to live a long, healthy life on Earth or beyond.
Over 30 different flavors of tobacco waft through the air inside Heavenly Hookah Lounge, ranging from Caramel Apple to Gumball to Tiger's Blood. Friends can relax with single-hose through six-hose hookahs, which can also hold hydro tobacco and nicotine-free flavors.
Oh Yeah! Ice Cream & Coffee encourages you to eat ice cream for breakfast. If you're a traditionalist, the shop will even slide a homemade waffle under the creamy scoops, though it's still your responsibility to hire bluebirds to sing on your shoulder while you eat. And if that doesn't cut it, visitors can customize their treats with nearly 100 different toppings, from classic candy and granola to fresh ginger and wasabi peas.
As unique as Oh Yeah!'s ice cream creations might seem, the shop's interior takes things to another level: every inch of space is covered by things that are edible, drinkable, readable, or watchable. In addition to ice cream, guests can dip into fat-free sorbets and sip on organic, free-trade coffees while kicking back around the shop's mismatched tables and chairs. The boutique eatery also features a library full of donated books, and hosts weekly movie nights and frequent debates?yes, debates?about environmental and social topics.
If tea is the thinking person's coffee, then coffee is the tea for the thinking person's action hero. Caffeinate and consume with today's Groupon: $5 for $10 worth of organic, fair-trade coffee and casual fare at Morning Glory Coffeehouse in Morningside. Open every day, Morning Glory features free WiFi, signature sips, and intimate live music.
Most people wouldn't expect to find gluten-free beer and food options at a neighborhood bar. But those people haven't been to Gus's Cafe yet. The newly inaugurated eatery challenges conceptions about local bars by crafting a menu that houses gluten-free fries, crepes, donuts, and vegan cuisine next to gluten-free beer. In addition to its gluten-free options, Gus's pours libations from microbreweries and nanobreweries such as Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and Rogue Beers.