THRILLIST’S 3rd Annual ‘Best Day of Your Life’

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Zach Braff
Zach Braff

New York – This past Saturday, over 800 guests (including Scrubs’ star Zach Braff) gathered in the LES to celebrate Thrillist’s 3rd annual Best Day of Your Life, the national holiday celebrating the longest day of the year.

Here are all the epic things that went down:

Benson’s served double-smoked thick-cut bacon and a summer lager as a cow picketed outside.

Benson's Summer Lager
Benson’s Summer Lager

Cake Shop served an empanada and Radeberger beer while patrons took over the basement, serenading each other with live band karaoke…

Cake Shop Karaoke
Cake Shop Karaoke

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Cheese Grille served their classic cheddar grilled cheese with a spicy tomato soup dip while a cheesy comedian entertained BDOYL-goers..

Cheese Grille Grilled Cheese
Cheese Grille Grilled Cheese
Cheese Grille Group
Cheese Grille Group

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The Delancey, presented by Corona Extra, served ‘Sons of Essex Sliders’ and Corona Extra while a sand castle artist constructed a BDOYL sand castle and guests played corn hole toss

Sand Castle Artist at Delancey_Photo Credit Thrillist
Sand Castle Artist at Delancey
Corona Cheers at Delancey
Corona Cheers at Delancey

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Donnybrook served a grilled black pudding with caramelized apple slices and Irish beer while a leprechaun took photos with guests

Donnybrook
Donnybrook

Lucky Jack’s transformed into a perfect Saturday morning – complete with a full cereal bar, a stacked line-up of Saturday AM cartoons and classic theme songs blasting over the sound system while Popeye the Sailor Man & Papa Smurf handed out cereal martinis..

Popeye
Popeye

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Melt Bakery served their Cinnamax (cinnamon ice cream sandwiched between snickerdoodle cookies) while an acapella group, presented by Kia Soul, sang for the crowds..

Cinnamax
Cinnamax

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At Samsung’s ‘Museum of Instagrammable Moments guests took photos with the live-artist exhibits including a ‘table’ handing out champagne, a red carpet turned model, ‘Vertigo’ the trippy moving backdrop, an aerial view of NYC – prompting guests to jump on the trampoline. As Sunnyside Social Club performed guests additionally charged their phones at the charging station while event helpers used selfie sticks to take photos. Instaprint printed out all Instagram photos tagged with #BDOYL…

Samsung
Samsung

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Set served a fresh coconut shot and Cajun corn while Coconut Girl and Corn Man walked around handing out shots…

Cajun Corn
Cajun Corn

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Showtime’s Ray Donovan re-created Ray’s loft in the Thierry-Goldberg Gallery – offering lobster rolls, beer & whiskey tastings, freshly rolled cigars, a Showtime red carpet and a JackThreads closet giveaway sweeps…

Beer & Whiskey Tasting
Beer & Whiskey Tasting

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The Skinny served a Chinese Sweet Sausage Corn Dog and Mint Julep as a burlesque dancer transformed from King Kong to a sexy Ann Darrow…

The Skinny Corndog
The Skinny Corndog

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Sweet Chick served their Maple Ice Pops while the Kia Soul parked outside played tunes…

Sweet Chick
Sweet Chick

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Tapeo 29 served their patatas bravas, pan con tomate and sangria while a Flamenco dancer entertained the bar…

Tapeo 29
Tapeo 29

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T.G.I. Friday’s Food Truck took over the parking lot of Clemente Soto Velez, offering handcrafted cocktails, seared Ahi tuna, sliders, bacon-wrapped stuffed jalapenos, ghost pepper and garlic Parmesan wings. At 6PM, the BDOYL after party kicked off with a special performance by DJ Pauly D from Jersey Shore…

TGI Fridays...
TGI Fridays…
DJ Pauly D
DJ Pauly D

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Two Bit’s Retro Arcade served a sake bomb and mountains of Rizzo’s Pizza while everyone played arcade games and stood in awe of the roaming magician performances…

Two Bit's Retro Arcade
Two Bit’s Retro Arcade
Two Bits Sake Bomb
Two Bits Sake Bomb

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Welcome to the Johnson’s served their Taquito Bloody Mary while grandmas handed out birthday cards, Werther’s hard candies and Prohibition “Beer & Pretzel” Cupcakes..

Prohibition Bakery Boozy Cupcakes
Prohibition Bakery Boozy Cupcakes

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