The Five Best BYOB in NYC Activities


Drinking at a bar is out. Drinking while painting a Picasso or jiving at a swing dance party is in. When it’s five o’clock somewhere, check out these five best BYOB NYC activities, ranging from $10 to $80.

1. Painting Lounge | 309 Roebling, Brooklyn | $50/2hr workshop

The Painting Lounge in Brooklyn is a BYOB art studio where supplies and good cheer are provided for all levels of artists, and “liquid courage” is recommended. Classes teach step-by-step replication of classic works like “Starry Night” and “The Persistence of Memory.”

You can also choose from a variety of other paintings, or create your own masterpiece with the guidance of a professional instructor. The Painting Lounge is a fun and social way to unleash your inner artist and enjoy a night out with friends, family, or a date. To book a class, visit their website or call them at (212) 518-1803.

2. Anyone Can Dance NYC | Long Island and more | $29

Anyone can Dance in NYC is a dance studio that specializes in beginner-friendly wedding dance lessons. Whether you want to impress your guests with a romantic waltz, a fun salsa, or a unique choreography, Anyone can Dance in NYC can help you achieve your goals. You can choose from a variety of packages and styles, and enjoy a private and stress-free environment.

Anyone can Dance in NYC also offers lessons for other occasions, such as quinces, sweet 16s, bridal parties, bachelorette nights, and date nights. You can learn how to dance with confidence and have fun at the same time. Anyone can Dance in NYC is more than just a dance studio, it’s a place where you can express yourself and create lasting memories. To book a consultation or a trial, visit their website or send them a message. Anyone can Dance in NYC believes that anyone can dance, and they are ready to prove it to you.

3. Little Shop of Crafts |711 Amsterdam Avenue | From $10

Little Shop of Crafts

Little Shop of Crafts is a warm, charming store that offers free wine at BYOB adult art classes Wednesday through Fridays, as well as on Saturdays at the Upper West Side location.

4. Taste Buds Kitchen |109 W 27th | From $80

Whether you want to learn to make sushi, dumplings, pizza, pastries or pasta, you can find a class for it at Taste Buds Kitchen. While a few classes specifically include wine pairings (and are, therefore, more expensive) the majority are BYOB.

5. Color Me Mine TriBeca |123 Baxter Street| From $13

Color Me Mine TriBeca

This Manhattan craft center lets customers pick out their own ceramic pieces to paint, with featured events like Mommy and Me Mornings to Student Nights where studio fees are waived for those with student IDS. All classes at Color Me Mine TriBeca are BYOB for those 21 and up.


Photos: Painting Lounge, Little Shop of Crafts, Color Me Mine