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Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Coney Island and Carnival Big Adventure Final Itinerary!

The Coney Island and Carnival Big Adventure!

For the photo gallery from this Big Adventure click here!

The Coney Island and Carnival Big Adventure went down on Saturday, August 28th we wanted to send out the complete itinerary and detailed plan for the day! We were extremely excited for a chance to bid farewell to Summer and kept our fingers and toes crossed for great weather. We started around 1:45 PM in the East Village, trekking out to Coney Island and ending back in Manhattan later that evening. 

As always, you can join us at any stop along the way and The Big Adventure is open to all and we encourage you to bring friends, loved ones, etc. Be forewarned that the bars we’re visiting all have two things in common: they all sell Coney Island Lager and they are all Cash Only. Also, Make sure you bring your ID - we’ve found some of these places would even card our 93 year-old grandpappy. Feel free to also bring gear for the beach if you choose. Perhaps a Frisbee, bathing suit or favorite Dick Dale record. 

1:45 PM- Ace Bar and Skee-Ball Tournament - 531 E 5th St (between Avenues A & B). Well kick things off at one of our most beloved game related bars which is opening a touch early just for The Big Adventure crowd. This is also home to the Inaugural Big Adventure Winner-Take-All No-Holds-Barred Skee-Ball Tournament. We’ll be playing on dueling lanes for prizes, a cash purse, fame and bragging rights. 

3:30 PM- VIP Transportation to Coney Island- If you want to ride down to the beach (and back) in style, we’re leaving from Ace Bar right at 3:30. A truly amazing ride would have a DVD player, comfy seats, A/C, a bar and more! Yeah, we’ll have none of that. But our bus will be very, very yellow.

4:15 PM(ish) –Our bus arrives at our featured destination and we head right to Freak Bar and Coney Island Circus Sideshow- Surf Avenue and 12th. We’ll hang out in the laid-back lounge enjoying local craft beers before heading into the freak show. (Show tickets should be about $5-7.) From this home base, we’ll also explore The 99 Cent Coney Island Museum, The Coney Island Lager Mini-Brewery, El Dorado Bumper Cars (where $6 unleashes that inner road rage warrior),The El Dorado Arcade and legendary Nathan’s where Brooke and Phil will try to eat 59 ½ hot dogs in twenty minutes.

7:00 PM(ish) –Ruby’s and Beer Island- Coney Island Boardwalk –We’ll move up to the beach and imbibe right on the boardwalk as our bar visits continue. We’ll hit the last family owned bar in Coney Island, complete with surly bartenders (Ruby’s) and a sand inspired spot with beach umbrellas and a hundred-bottled beers all priced at five dollars (Beer Island). From here, you can venture out to explore The Wonder Wheel, The Cyclone ($8 to ride, but the coaster thrill is apparently not to be missed) and Shoot The Freak where “the freak” has to be one of the worst jobs on Earth. 
9:00 PM—We promptly depart Coney Island via our yellow bus and arrive back in Manhattan after a bit at Otto’s Shrunken Head 538 E 14th St (also between Avenues A & B) Otto’s is a world class Tikki Bar with great, cheap drinks. We’ve set up some fantastic drink specials just for the Big Adventure. If the Photo Booth and impressively strong specialty drinks like the Volcano Blast aren’t reason enough to visit this pharmacy turned bar, the rockabilly band playing in the back will be. 

 Midnight – Led Zeppole 328 E 14th St (between 1st and 2nd Avenue) From Otto’s, we’ll take a short walk to our late night final fair food stop. This beloved but tiny gem offers the city’s finest in Fried Oreos, Cream Puffs, Funnel Cakes, Cannolis and the Italian-donut like creation: the Zeppole!

Hope to see you next Saturday, August 28th for a day we promise that will be unique, affordable and distinctly NYC

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