Dizzy Recap: The Summit Bar’s First Anniversary Party


The Summit Bar recently celebrated its anniversary with its closest friends and family. All photos by Leo Borovskiy, Lush Life Productions.

Since opening last September at 133 Avenue C, The Summit Bar, helmed by Hamid Rashidzada and Greg Seider, has received a flurry of acclaim for its crafty drinks and effortlessly cool vibe. Named “Best Cocktail Bar” by New York Magazine and “Most Democratic Cocktail Bar” by Time Out New York, it’s clear the boys (yes, the bar sports an all-male staff) are doing something right. After hosting two successful events there (the Holiday Puncheon and the Gracias party), I was delighted to assist* with the arrangements for Summit’s first birthday.

Greg took on the Herculean task of creating 18 different punches, which were available for self-service all night. To keep everyone on an even keel, barbecued treats such as pulled pork sliders and mini hot dogs were served along with sliced watermelon enhanced with tequila, lime juice and dashes of salt. Base spirits for the punches included: Beefeater Gin, Yamazaki Whiskey, Leblon Cachaca, Corralejo Tequila, Santa Teresa Rum, Ilegal Mezcal, Chartreuse, Russian Standard Vodka, and Agwa Coca Liqueur. And for those not in the mood to get punched, Estrella Damm pilsner was served all night as well.

DJs DSol, Kenny Rodriguez, Ryan Taylor and Nounz NYC kept the good times flowing, and Lush Life Productions was on hand to capture photos of the rollicking celebration, which lasted until dawn. Congrats to The Summit Bar and thanks to everyone who joined in the festivities! Extra special thanks to The Summit Bar’s staff and catering team!

This is what a bar lined with 18 delicious punches looks like!

Yamabush Punch: Yamazaki 12, Honeybush tea, fresh lemon, agave.

Breaking the Law: Ilegal Mezcal Reposado, Dimmi, fresh lime, chipotle agave, orange bitters and cucumber.

Maritime Punch: Santa Teresa Rum, Sauvignon Blanc, Dimmi, cinnamon agave, fresh lemon and red wine.

Spicy Margarita Punch: Corralejo Blanco Tequila, fresh lime, chipotle agave, orange bitters and hickory smoked salt.

Tequila-doused watermelon and pulled pork sliders were served throughout the night.

Hamid and crew toast their big night.

DJ DSol on the 1's and 2's.

Gable and Cathy Erenzo.

Gabriel and Mariana Cardier, Lincoln Chinnery and Payman Bahmani.

Meghan Manning, yours truly and Aparna Mukherjee.

Ilegal Mezcal Brand Ambassador Stephen Myers, Francine Cohen and John Pomeroy.

Suntory representatives and Yamazaki Brand Ambassador Gardner Dunn.

Marshall Altier, Claire Bertin-Lang and friend.

Santa Teresa Rum Brand Ambassador Edixon Caridad and friend.

Jenny Adams and Leslie Pariseau.

* Disclosure: The Dizzy Fizz was paid by The Summit Bar for event planning services.


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