I can remember when it was a big deal for a bar to have a video game. Going out in the 80's meant DJ music, maybe a band, some disco dancing, and plenty of aqua-net. That can't be farther from the truth nowadays.

This generation of bargoers has typical bars with pool tables, music, and more but there is also the brewery experience. Places you can go to hang with your friend maybe grab a bite to eat and enjoy some kind of entertainment.

New York Bar Night Just Got More Interesting

I can remember the first time someone told me they were going to a Coloring Night at their favorite bar. This was pre-Sip n Paint. Now you can do all kinds of things while you hang out with your friends at a bar or a brewery.

Union Street Brewing via Facebook
Union Street Brewing via Facebook
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They have knitting nights, pottery nights and of course, the sip and paint is still a great night out but I will admit what I am about to mention I had never heard of it until last week. You can now visit some of your favorite breweries and make Bonsai Trees.

Learn to Make Bonsai Trees at Breweries in New York

Newburgh Brewing Company via Facebook
Newburgh Brewing Company via Facebook
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Bonsai Bar has teamed up with breweries all over to create these exciting nights where you can go out, hang with your friends, meet new people, enjoy a brewery-style beer, and learn all about how to make a Bonsai tree.

When I went looking at the Bonsai Bar website to find a place in the Hudson Valley to do this I ended up finding a huge list of places all over New York.  I also discovered that this type of night is not a secret being that many of them this winter are already sold out.

Making Bonsai trees looks like a fun way to spend a night out. And in the video they make it look so easy. So where can you go in the Hudson Valley to make a Bonsai Tree with Bonsai Bar?

Where are Some Bonsai Bar Events in the Hudson Valley, New York

As I mentioned you can go to the Newburgh Brewing Company in Newburgh, New York. They offer monthly events, January and February are already sold out so the first time you can book is in March. They are at 88 South Colden Street. Open Wednesday through Sunday (845) 569-2337.

Newburgh Brewing Company via Facebook
Newburgh Brewing Company via Facebook
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Union Street Brewing in Hudson, New York has dates booked starting on January 20th and their event still has available room. They are at 716 Union Street in Hudson. Call for hours to (518) 822-1133.

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You can also make Bonsai Trees at Industrial Arts Brewing Company in Beacon. Their events start in February but that one is already sold out. The next event there is on April 11, 2024. They are at 511 Fishkill Ave in Beacon open Thursday through Sunday call (845) 942-8776.

Industrial Arts Brewing Company via Facebook
Industrial Arts Brewing Company via Facebook
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For a complete list of all Bonsai Bar events visit bonsaibar.com.

What Does Witchcraft Have to Do with Brewing Beer

5 Witchcraft Items That are Really About Brewing Beer

There are five things that always make us think about a witch that really have an origin in making beer. Ale Wives and early women brewers had tools to aid them in the making and selling of their brew. These items turned into labels for witchcraft when the women where pushed out of the beer making process.

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Quick List of Hudson Valley Distilleries

Hudson Valley Distilled Spirit Makers

Any time of year is the perfect time to treat yourself to a cocktail made with one of the many fine distilled products you can find around the Hudson Valley. Visit the distilleries, figure out what you like then head home with a Hudson Valley made spirit to mix up your own version of a classic cocktails.

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Cold Weather Cocktails of the Hudson Valley

This is just a sample of some of the hearty cocktails served up at some of your favorite Hudson Valley bars and restaurant this time of year. As we discover more we will add them to the list.

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