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Spirit Guides

Director: Jesse White Run Time: 180 min. Format: Digital Rating: NR Release Year: 2012

Starring: Audrey Saunders, Brian Miller, Dale DeGroff

Complimentary cocktails and small bites are available in our downstairs bar beginning at 8:30pm. Guests can then take the cocktails up to the theaters when seating begins!

Come see how New Yorkers rediscovered their Manhattans at the premiere screening of the documentary Spirit Guides: The Return of Craft Bartending in New York at Nitehawk.

The event at Nitehawk includes a pre-screening reception and guest bartenders (members of the cast) who will be mixing up signature cocktails for guests before and during the screening. There will also be a Q&A with the director and members of the cast like Q&A panelist: Julie Reiner (Clover Club, Flatiron Lounge), Jim Meehan (PDT), Jesse White (Director of Spirit Guides), as well as an after-party with cocktails (by more guest bartenders!) with small bites.

Shot at some of the most exclusive bars in New York, Spirit Guides: The Return of Craft Bartending features commentary from the industry’s most respected bartenders including Dale DeGroff, Julie Reiner, Audrey Saunders, Jim Meehan, and Brian Miller. Experience how a small group of bartenders rediscovered the lost history of classic cocktails, and how a new generation of bartenders is using this history to define the role of bartending today.

Guest Bartenders:
Meaghan Dorman (Raines Law Room and Lantern’s Keep)
Rob Krueger (Employees Only, Extra Fancy)
Eryn Reece (Death + Co., Mayahuel)
Jim Kearns (Prime Meats)
Joaquin Simo (Pouring Ribbons)
Lynnette Marrero (co-founder Speed Rack)

This is but one of the many tempting and titillating events of the 2013 Manhattan Cocktail Classic, taking place May 17 to May 21 in and around New York City.  For a complete list of all the fabulous parties, pairings, seminars, and soirées taking place, and to snag tickets, go to


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