“Open the Patio Party” at Schooners Grill

The weather looks perfect for a weekend of outside fun at Schooners! Saturday, April 14th, let’s kick off Spring with a patio party. Catch live music, drink specials and more this weekend.

Schooners Grill is well known for their amazing food, friendly staff and fun atmosphere. Enjoy food and drink specials throughout the day and be sure to catch a few new additions to the cocktail menu.

Live music will begin at 2pm with Brian Carmona followed by Matt Yarborough for the evening. We can’t wait to sit outside and enjoy that glorious patio (and Greek Pizza). Get there early to secure a good seat.

This event is from 10am until 1am. For more info, click here.

“Tasting Room Grand Opening” At Ironclad Distillery Co.

The day has finally arrived! The much-anticipated opening of the Tasting Room at Ironclad will take place Saturday, March 31st. Spend the afternoon touring the beautiful, historic building while learning all about the history of the company and the product.

Come out to show support, meet fellow bourbon lovers and get a taste of what Ironclad has to offer. The day’s festivities will include tastings, cocktails, live music and a literal outpouring of history and stories. Take advantage of the opportunity to see how their hand-crafted bourbon is made, or pick up a bottle to take home.

Tastings are $5, or you can get a Tasting Flight (a one ounce sample plus your choice of two cocktails) for $20, or you can just get an individual cocktail from the menu.

Free tours will be given every hour on the hour. Last tour leaves at 4pm. This event is from 12-5pm. We will see you there!

For more info on this free event, click here.

“Special Whiskey Tapas Tuesday” at Fin Seafood

Tapas Tuesday returns to Fin Seafood with two of our absolute favorites, whiskey and tapas! Tuesday, March 20th, plan to attend the ‘Special Whiskey Tapas Tuesday’ at Fin.

You’ll enjoy outstanding service, delicious food and cocktail creations by Mixologist Robert Gregory. This event offers 3 courses with 3 different cocktails for $25. The menu includes cured salmon, lamb sausage and cannoli. For dessert options, you’ll love the salt roasted pineapple sorbet and almond bon bon with chocolate dust.

This event is from 5-9pm and reservations must be made. For more details and the entire menu selection, click here. Reservations are accepted over the phone at 757-599-5800.


“Bourbon Cocktail & Wine Dinner” at Fin Seafood

Sunday, March 4th Fin will host a ‘Bourbon Cocktail & Wine Dinner’. The perfect Sunday evening date or Girls Night Out.

The five course meal will be paired with 2 bourbon cocktails and 3 wines aged in bourbon barrels. Enjoy the stunning atmosphere of Fin Seafood while being served by the best. The dinner menu will feature venison carpaccio, wild Alaskan salmon, pork belly and veal cheek. For dessert, you’ll enjoy a bourbon pecan ice cream tart.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the area’s best mixologist and an astounding chef. Space is limited and reservations are required in advance. This event is from 6-9pm. Tickets are $75, not including tip and tax.

For more info and to purchase tickets, call 757-599-5800

“Artini – Virginia Made” at Boathouse Live

The PFAC Board of Advisors is excited to announce the 7th Annual Artini – Virginia Made. This year, the event is taking place at Boathouse Live Friday, March 2nd.

Local mixologists will compete to create the best cocktail using ingredients made in Virginia. Attendees will choose the winner. Enjoy amazing appetizers from Circa, Waypoint, Harpoon Larry’s, P.F. Chang’s, Second Street, Fin, Riverwalk, Juan’s, Kismet, Mellow Mushroom, Schlesinger’s and of course Boathouse Live.

Tickets are $60 in advance and $75 after February 23rd. Admission includes drink tastings and food pairings. Enjoy great food, exquisite drinks and live music by Plastic Eddie. This event is from 6-9pm.

For more info and to purchase tickets online, click here.

“The Virginia Craft Spirits Road Show” at The Mariners’ Museum

Attention all lovers of local spirits! Saturday, February 10th, The Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow comes to the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News.

This exciting event will highlight eight Virginia distilleries, plus Norfolk’s Smartmouth Brewing. Participating distilleries include Belle Isle Moonshine, Chesapeake Bay Distillery, Copper Fox Distillery, Ironclad Distillery, James River Distillery, KO Distilling, Virginia Distillery Company and Vitae Spirits Distillery. Area restaurants providing food will be Supper, Gosport Tavern, The Public House and Still Worldly Eclectic Tapas.

Tickets will include all samples of artisan spirits, craft cocktails, local beers and delicious southern food pairings. Guests can enjoy spirits neat or experience the same spirits in a carefully crafted cocktail. Tickets purchased in advance are $25 for one, $45 for two or $60 for three. Advanced ticket sales end February 9th. This event is from 4-8.30pm.

For detailed info and to purchase tickets, click here.

“Speakeasy Night” at Fin Seafood

Fin is excited to announce another awesome event in Port Warwick. Saturday, September 23rd, Fin Seafood will host their 2nd ‘Speakeasy Night’. The private room in the back of the restaurant will be transformed into a Speakeasy for one night only.

This will be an incredibly fun and different cocktail party. Mixologist Robert Gregory will have 5 specialty cocktails paired with 5 vegetable hors d’oeuvres from Chef Kenny. This event will begin promptly at 9pm. Drinks and food will be served every 30 minutes. Tickets are $65 per person. You must call (757) 599-5800 for reservations.

For more info, and the detailed menu, visit facebook.com/FinPortWarwick

“Facebook Live Bourbon Tasting” with Ironclad

If you’re a fan of good bourbon and haven’t had the chance to try Virginia’s own Ironclad, here’s a perfect opportunity. Tuesday, August 1, Ironclad will host a ‘Facebook Live Bourbon Tasting’. This live broadcast will allow you to remain in the comfort of your own home (and favorite chair), and get to know the family behind the business.

Enjoy learning how to properly taste whiskey while the creators taste the latest batch of Ironclad Bourbon. You’ll also learn how to create a delicious summer cocktail with a behind-the-scenes peek at Ironclad’s future tasting room. Don’t miss it! Tune in from 6-7.15pm.

For more info, visit the Facebook Event Page.