Last month I attended the first Secret Monkey Social Club. Founded by Lukas B. Smith (currently of Dram & Grain and Jack Rose Dining Saloon, formerly beverage director of Daikaya) and Shayna Blass (actress, singer and dancer, appearing in the upcoming Passion Play at Forum Theater) it combines the best of both worlds - amazing booze and music.
I wasn't sure what to expect the first time around. I was joined by one of my partners in crime. It was beginning to snow heavily and OPM had promised to shut down the next day. It was a lively crew that joined in merriment that night. Music and drinks flowed together as one. I sampled each punch that exposed new flavors.
Shayna jumped into the set and killed. As the night came to a close, we all finished our delicious punches and prepared to enter the frozen tundra once more.
Next Secret Monkey Social Club is Monday, March 23rd. Navid "Navi" Azeez will provide an opening performance with Shayna performing again. It will be a great time with Lukas manning the punch bowls with Dan Searing. Check out February's punch menu below.