4 BIG Thanksgiving Eve Parties Happening on Staten Island

by | Nov 21, 2016 | Life This Way on Bay, Play This Way on Bay, Things to Do

Artwork for the the Thanksgiving Eve event at Play Sports Bar

Artwork for the the Thanksgiving Eve event at Play Sports Bar

Thanksgiving is arguably one of the best holidays. It’s hard to compete with a day that’s solely dedicated to eating delicious seasonal food for hours on end. However, some of us like to kick off our celebrations a day earlier by partaking in Thanksgiving Eve festivities.

Thanksgiving Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year. Many people return to their home towns and hit up local watering holes to hang with their old friends and drink like there’s no tomorrow. Plus, nursing a hangover on Thanksgiving is easy when you’re only responsibilities are to show up to a table and eat.

If you’re interested in celebrating Thanksgiving a little early, check out one of these Thanksgiving Eve events happening on Staten Island this year.

Phunky Elephant Thanksgiving Eve Party

The Phunky Elephant Gastropub is a great happy hour stop thanks to their excellent cocktail/food menu, live music performances, and their generous drink specials. For Thanksgiving Eve, however, the Gastropub is kicking it up a notch.

On Wednesday November 23rd, join The Phunky Elephant for an All Day Happy Hour. From 4 PM to closing, guests can enjoy half-priced bar food and drinks, including select bottled beer, signature cocktails, and martinis. There will also be live music performances starting at 9 PM.

For more information about Phunky Elephant or the event, visit their website.

A Yacht Rockin’ Thanksgiving Eve at Mother PuFlying W.A.S.P.S.g’s Saloon

Mother Pug’s Saloon really knows how to throw a rockin’ party, and Thanksgiving Eve is no exception. This year, a $10 cover charge will get you a free well drink and a front row seat to a performance from the Flying W.A.S.P.S., who will be performing the greatest hits from the 70s and 80s.

For more information on Mother Pug’s or their Yacht Rockin’ Thanksgiving Eve, visit their Facebook page.

Tina’s Whiskey Tavern Thanksgiving Eve Party

Although Tina’s Whiskey Tavern is relatively new, it’s already proven to be a big hit with islanders since it opened back in August. The bar has an excellent whiskey selection, as the name suggests, and rewards its patrons with excellent drink specials and even free breakfast on Football Sundays.  

Join Tina’s Whiskey Tavern on November 23rd for their first Thanksgiving Eve celebration. Starting at 9:30 PM, the bar will be offering free food and drink specials, as well as hosting a live DJ.

For more information about Tina’s Whiskey Tavern, visit their website.

Jive Turkey: Thanksgiving Eve at Play Sports Bar

Play Sports Bar is a mecca for sports fans and beer lovers alike. The bar not only has an extensive and impressive beer selection, but they also offer excellent drink specials on game nights. The bar is also known for hosting some of the Island’s most talented musicians.

This year, cover band Cause and the Effects will be headlining Play’s annual Thanksgiving Eve party, aptly named Jive Turkey. Although they haven’t advertised which drink specials will be offered, the bar promises “NO TICKETS, NO LINES, NO INSANE COVER CHARGES!” and encourages their patrons to “stay local and avoid the hassle.”

For more information about Play Sports Bar and Jive Turkey, visit their Facebook page.



Written By Victoria

Victoria is a writer, host, and actress for Richmond City Media. She’s also a storyteller, digital marketer, and pop culture aficionado. When she’s not educating the masses on Staten Island culture, you can find her watching Bravo TV shows or getting her nails done.

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