The Week in Drinks: a Roundup of Boozy Events

The sun is mostly out, summer is winding down, and it's a perfect time to get your drink on in a very boozy week. Here's our list of where to go:

Distillery No. 209 Tour

Where: Distillery No. 209, Pier 50 #B

When: Thu., July 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Cost: $25; e-mail or call 707-363-8182 to make your reservation.

The rundown: Distillery No. 209 is once again is opening its doors for its monthly tour and tastings in its amazing bayfront facility. Distiller Arne Hillesland will lead you through the ins and outs of gin production. Each month highlights a different bartender and drinks using No. 209 gin at the end of the tour.

Cocktail Competition at Orson

Where: Orson, 508 Fourth St. (at Bryant)

When: Thurs., July 28th, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Cost: $5 online or $10 at the door

The rundown: Watch eight bartenders compete to see who can make the best cocktail using Bloom Gin. Cheer on your favorites from Orson, Bubble Lounge, Zero Zero, DOSA, Brixton, and upcoming Hops and Hominy. The best part is that you get to taste too.

Island Paradise Party

Where: Forbes Island (off Pier 39)

When: Fri., July 29, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Cost: $75 online; 21 and over

The rundown: Drink Me Magazine is hosting a party at Forbes Island, the kitschy and surreal floating restaurant built to look like an island with palm trees and lighthouse. Enjoy rum, drinks, and a boat ride to and from Forbes from Pier 39. Look out for the smoke monster.

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