03/25/2011 12:32 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Secret Soiree w/ Endless Speakeasy Cocktails: 35% off VIP access to an open bar Belle Epoque-style bash at Astor Center


Partying like it's 1999 is for the weak! Instead, party like it's 1899, with seriously nice-priced VIP tickets to The French Spirits Soiree: a turn-of-the-century bash centered around the enthusiastic consumption of vintage cocktails and punches made with Pernod Absinthe, Ricard Pastis, Lillet, St-Germain, Dolin Vermouth, Pernod-Ricard, Benedictine, Cointreau® and more, all created by fearlessly inventive NYC mixology mavens, courtesy of The Dizzy Fizz. There will also be tasty live jazz from The Hot Sardines, French-lounge from DJ Tomas Moves, and gourmet cheeses & charcuterie from Murray's, but not Bill Murray's, because that beautiful freak of nature seems to exist only on coffee and cigarettes.

Of course, there's more: your $55 (down from $85) VIP ticket also secures you entrance into an hour-long preparty, plus skip the line and get a giftbag stocked with sample bottles of the evening's boozes -- just like on an airplane, except higher quality, and you won't have to steal them while the stewardess is preoccupied with serving cola and pretzels.