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The 5th annual Bacon and Beer Classic is taking over USTA National Tennis Center for one massive festival devoted to the best things in life: bacon and beer. With more restaurants, breweries, and entertainment than ever before, it’s going to be the most epic party we’ve ever thrown. 

 

Choose: 1pm or 7pm

  • Get full reign over the USTA National Tennis Center
  • Indulge in 3 hours of unlimited bacon and craft beer
  • 150+ beers from regional breweries
  • 50+ bacon-infused dishes from local chefs
  • Home Brewing Demo
  • A tasting cup you’ll never want to throw away
  • Live music, epic games, and a bacon eating contest
  • More surprises tba (it will be Oktoberfest, after all)

Choose: 12PM or 6PM

Everything included in GA plus...

  • Enter the festival an hour early through an expedited line
  • Score first dibs on your favorite bacon dishes and beers

Choose: 12pm or 6pm

Everything included in GA plus...

  • Enter the festival a full hour before GA
  • Gain exclusive access to USTA's Premium Show Court
  • Take your photo court-side in Arthur Ashe Stadium
  • Three exclusive dishes not seen in GA
  • Pork belly tasting and donut wall
  • Exclusive craft beers
  • Photo booth
  • Stadium seating
  • Bonus games and activities
 
 

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Pilsner Urquell – the original pilsner beer – was named after the city it was first brewed in: Plzen, Czech Republic.  Now the most popular beer style in the world, Pilsner Urquell is made from just four ingredients:  Moravian barley, Saaz hops, soft Plzen water and Pilsner H strain yeast.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Participating restaurants

More to be announced!

BarBacon

The bacon they serve all have simple beginnings, rich history, passion and fortitude of their makers to be connoisseurs of their craft.

Tipsy Scoop

Tipsy Scoop blends the magic of an artisanal, hand crafted ice cream with the mastery of a perfectly mixed cocktail!

Slide BarBQ

They specialize in gourmet sliders that were developed by Madison Cowan, who is a British-American chef, best known as the first ever Grand Champion of Food Network's Chopped and on Food Networks Iron Chef America.

Breadfroot

Inspired by their neighbors and coworkers just as much as those they meet abroad, Breadfroot was eager to help share their Carribean style food with NYC!

Burger Envy

Having taken part in many of New York City’s top food festivals and events, they found that despite all the diverse offerings, the biggest lines were for burgers and fries!

Brooklyn Baked & Fried

Chicken & Waffle Sandwich Crafters made in Brooklyn to feed New York City. They are the official "anti skinny jeans movement!"

Butcher Bar

They started as an old school Butcher Shop with modern day ideals and evolved into the current BBQ Smoke House restaurant located in Astoria, Queens.

Druthers

Druthers doesn't just sell beer; they encourage good-humored, freethinkers who would rather do it their own way to shake free, go for the gusto, and live the lives they have always wanted. 

Cuzin’s Duzin

 Cuzin's Duzin has an established history of 25 years in the mini donut industry. Founder and CEO, Todd The Donutologist, has a passion for making specialty mini donut treats with customized toppings and alcoholic infusions.

 

Café Cochera

Café Cochera celebrates Latin American cariño and people by sharing their food and culture with those that value neighbors over borders and flavor over fluff. Erés parte de la familia?

Hoodoo Brown BBQ

Chef Christopher started his apprenticeship on a Big Green Egg smoker and eventually opened a barbecue catering business. Through the encouragement of his customers, friends and family, he decided to open Hoodoo Brown BBQ.

Rudy's Cuties

Rudy's Pastry Shop has been in business for over 35 years providing wedding cakes, specialty cakes and assorted baked goods. They were the winners of "Best Sweet Dish" in 2015 & 2017 at our Bacon and Beer Classic!

 In Good Company Hospitality

In Good Company is a New York-based hospitality group that currently includes seven venues throughout Manhattan and Queens, with several new venues opening within the year. Each venue has a unique identity, but embodies the ethos of the hospitality group as a whole - human, humble, hungry, hospitable. 

 

sweet chili

Top Chef Finalist, Lisa, is returning to the Classic to serve up her signature sweet chili sauce! Every dish on her menu tells a story. She's been cooking since she was 9 years old, creating dishes that she's constantly worked on and refined up until this day.

Queens Bully

Queens is the Mecca of food and culture in NYC. It has tied the diversity of those cultures together with the love of food. Queens Bully  was born out of this mutual love for our neighborhood, culture, and ethnicities. It has inspired their menu which features beloved barbecue foods from around the world.

STUF'D Truck

 STUF'D Truck does it savory and sweet by stuffing their sandwiches and French toast pastries. Interesting, huh? It will make your head spin.

American Cut 

They pay homage to the best original and aspirational New York dining experience, the steakhouse. LDV Hospitality and chef partner Marc Forgione, capture the nostalgic glamour of yesteryear and adapt this ambiance to today’s modern social life through these restaurants.

Jagerhaus

Based in Whitestone, NY, Jagerhaus will be serving up their famous German style food! You DO NOT want t miss them at the Classic!

 

Brooklyn Pizza Market 

Founded in 2017, Brooklyn Pizza Market is committed to continuously updating their menu of delicious pizza recipes. 

Schmackary's

Zachary “Schmackary” Schmahl is a born cookie monster. After trying every cookie he could find from the heartland to the big apple, Zach wanted to create something different. Why stop at Chocolate Chip?!

tBJ Gourmet

As foodies, home brewers, and especially bacon lovers, TBJ Gourmet's product has grown out of their desire to explore unique and fun recipes. Everyone who tries the bacon jams wants more and repeatedly says, "you need to be selling this." So after some time planning and organizing...here they are!

 

Dang BBQ

Their menu features the tasty flavor of smoked pork, chicken & brisket. Don't forget to try their hickory grilled burgers and hot dogs with a side of their outrageous gourmet Mac & Cheese. They believe in Dang good BBQ!

 

 

Knot Of This World Pretzels

The Knot of this World Pretzel Company started in 1920 at a tiny local store in Brooklyn, New York. The very first pretzel was hand twisted by the Italian Grandfather of the current proprietor and Executive Chef, Mr. Ray Ruffino.

Star Studded Events & Catering

Chef Barret Beyer epitomizes new beginnings and change, inspiring millions with his cooking and actions.Chef Barret Beyer is a Long Island native whose passion and dedication has allowed him to excel and succeed in every aspect of his professional and personal development.

Route 66 Smokehouse

Route 66 Smokehouse is located on historic Stone Street in the Financial District. Chef Billy Kooper's menu features unique twists on beloved BBQ and American recipes with a strong emphasis on hand-selected locally sourced ingredients.

Clinton Hall

With specialty games such as giant Jenga, giant connect 4, cornhole & more, the 3 pillars of Clinton Hall’s DNA (Craft Beer, Great Food, Fun) are sure to be met no matter which location you choose to go!

Corfu Grill

 Corfu Grill welcomes couples, families and friends to their petite dining room furnished with charming antique lanterns, barrels, and lovely seaside paintings mounted on classic Grecian blue walls. 

Ottomanelli Brothers

Frank, the owner of the Queens location, is returning for his fifth year cooking at the Classic! He is known for his delicious, juicy burgers! Ottomanelli’s has continued their tradition of excellence as purveyors of fine foods for over 100 years.

Wowfulls

Wowfulls was created by three average guys with a sweet tooth and an idea for sharing what they liked eating as kids. They are introducing a new savory dish at the Classic that you will not want to miss!

International Wings Factory 

IWF is in its fourth year of business and has been featured on NBC, FOX, and The New York Times. Come taste what the buzz is all about!

Marcha Cocina

Cooking up Spanish food and tapas in Washington Heights, Marcha Cocina is ready to throw down at the Classic for "Best Dish" of 2018!

BarKogi

Korean restaurant & bar, BarKogi specializes in Korean fusion cuisine & Korean fried chicken. Full service bar & lounge with 20 craft beers on draft.

Sands Jerk Hut

A Brooklyn based catering company that provides an array of foods that will challenge your palate and provide you with a culinary passport to the Caribbean.  

Rib in a CuRp

RIB IN A CUP was founded one hungry evening long ago on a campsite in Delaware. After an exhausting weekend at a music festival, everyone agreed, something needed to be cooked and eaten. There we stood: one rack of ribs, no utensils. However, we did have plenty of cups. 

Wafels & Dings

It all started with a ‘68 Chevy Truck roaming the streets of NYC. "Wafels & Dinges' mission shall be to give America's “Belgian waffles” a serious upgrade", Albert II declared. And the rest is history...

What's the dillaz?

Winner of the 2017 Vendy awards for 'Best Market Vendor'. They are an artisanal quesadilla company that makes the most unique
quesadillas, like their infamous chicken bacon ranch-dilla.

BREWERIES

More to be announced!

Wartega

At Wartega there are two key rules: The beer must be balanced, and the beer must be interesting. Thus, our beers are brewed with fruit, spices and herbs, while still respecting beer making fundamentals–balance and drinkability.

avery brewing 

They are dedicated to making beer from the inside out: they brew what they like to drink--with utter disregard for what the market demands-- and search out fans with equally eccentric palates!

Port Jeff Brewing

The brewery features a 7 barrel system which is capable of producing 217 gallons per brew. They also hold a summer concert series every Wednesday night in June, July, and August!

Bira 91

B9 Beverages is a start up with the mission to bring a craft beer revolution in India & the US. Based out of New Delhi, with expansion throughout the US, everyone at B9 cares deeply about one thing, and one thing only – creating and making beers that people can fall in love with.

 

 

ACE CIDER

American family-owned and operated. They use only all-natural ingredients and make super-premium ciders on the Sonoma Coast of California.

Harlem Brew

Founded in Harlem in 2000, Harlem Brewing has more than 17 years of history and brewing tradition. Harlem is unique because of it focus on unusual flavors and infusions but more importantly because of its passion for its Harlem heritage and flavorful recipes. This resulted in the People's Champ Award for Best Brews NYC. 

 

Oyster Bay Brewing Company

They are in the business of making great beers locally on Long Island. Since 2012, their brewery has been committed to producing unconventional ales and lagers that defy styles, categories and your imagination.

Island To Island Brewery

Specializing in fruit craft beers, craft ciders and non-alcoholic probiotic brews, Island to Island is broadening the scope of fermented American craft beverages by championing the use of indigenous American produce from the Caribbean to Mexico; Canada to Argentina with a strong hyperlocal New York influence.

Crossroads Brewing Company

Adam Krawczak has taken the reigns as Head Brewer and continues the tradition of quality craft ales, taking home several TAP NY medals and the Matthew Vassar Cup for Best Hudson Valley Brewery along with a GABF Bronze medal.

Narragansett Brewing Co.

Narragansett has grown from virtually non-existence to New England’s 5th largest and the country’s 37th largest craft brewery. Nearly two thirds of all establishments in RI proudly serve Narragansett Beer!

1947 Indian Craft Beer

They set out to create a beer that would really compliment Indian cuisine and help to celebrate the culture, and they ended up with a beer that not only does that, but it tastes so good it's appealing to beer drinkers everywhere! They won "Best Lager" at our Seattle Bacon and Beer Classic!

Braven Brewing

With a focus on creating crisp, perfectly balanced ales and lagers, Braven’s beers are the ideal addition to any party, day or night. Braven takes pride in being part of the Bushwick community and is excited to help revive Brooklyn as one of America’s top brewing capitals.

Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.

Their motto #LiveDeep is exemplified by their core beers, each of which is made out east on Long Island at both of their locations. You can find their beers throughout New York, and in certain locations in CT, with more to come.

Highway Manor Brewing CO

Sour Squad to the rescue. What you do well, do often. When you don't know what kind of beer you want, just #sayjohn #tastemyplace.

 

Toast Ale

Partnering with local restaurants, Toast Ale uses surplus bread to craft award winning beers. Brewed in Westchester county, all proceeds are donated to a charity who's goal is to end food waste.

 

STONE BREWING

STONE BREWING

The eighth-largest craft brewer in the U.S. and with their breweries in Richmond, Virginia & Berlin, Germany, they join artisanal brewers across the world in the quest to show the public that there are more and better choices beyond the world of industrial beer. 

 

Flagship Brewing 

Their goal is to bring back a once thriving brewing industry to Staten Island, create a community based business that Staten Islanders can be proud of, and to produce "unforgettable beer in the forgotten borough".

Mill House Brewing

“Every beer has a story. A beginning, a middle and an end. The flavor, the aroma, the finish. People tell their favorite stories over and over… same thing. With our beer, we hope you’ll always want to go back to the beginning and start again.”

 

Sloop Brewing Co

Grounded in the craft and tradition of brewing but always searching for innovative ways to improve old recipes and create interesting taste experiences, at Vosburgh, Sloop has found the perfect environment to set their roots and grow into what lies ahead.

BrewDog 

Martin and James were bored of the industrially brewed lagers and stuffy ales that dominated the beer market. They decided the only way to fix that was to brew their own beer! In April 2007 BrewDog was born!

 

The Bronx Brewery

The Bronx isn’t short on character. For decades, its been home to some of the toughest, most resilient people in New York City. People who know that respect is earned through hard work and determination. That’s why they knew this was the perfect place to open shop.   

Lagunitas Brewing Co

Brewed in a bizarre old world tradition using only water, hops, yeast, and malted barley. No dogs are harmed in their brewing process. 

Collective Arts Brewing

Collective Arts Brewing was founded on two beliefs: The first that creativity fosters creativity. And the second, that creativity yields delicious pints. They feature limited-edition works of art on their beer cans and labels, and they work to make sure the liquid on the inside is as diverse and creative as the artists we profile.

Downeast Cider

Downeast Cider house was founded by Ross Brockman and Tyler Mosher during their senior year of college. after a considerable amount of time spent on the family orchard, an affinity for farm-fresh apple products was born.

Piels Beer

Established in 1883, Piels is New York's oldest craft Lager that is clean and crisp with an attitude! Piels is family owned and proudly brewed in NY state.  

Great South Bay Brewery

When it comes to Bay brews, it’s not about how much they can make; it’s about how much better they can make it. It’s not about how fast they can turn it out, but about how fast the smile appears on your face when you taste it.

Mikkeller NYC

Mikkeller NYC aims to bring the highest quality craft brewery and food experience not only on game days but also year-round as a center for beer education, collaboration, and innovation.

Artisanal Brew Works

Proudly owned and operated by Kurt and Colin, both of whom are high school teachers at Saratoga Springs High School. Artisanal Brew Works is an artisanal style beer microbrewery located in a 6,000 square feet of a 12,000 square foot building in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Blue Point Brewing Co.

At Blue Point, they brew beer that stands up to New York's standards. They first and foremost brew beer that they want to drink. If there’s some left over, they sell it.

Coney Island Brewery

With 8 house-brewed beers on tap that rotate regularly, there’s always something new to try. Depending on the season, you might catch some of their limited release, specialty styles, like SuperFreak, Kettle Corn Cream Ale and Cotton Candy Kolsch.

Braven Brewing Company

The Braven is a chimera of two powerful beasts that embody the creative community. The bold buck horns represent the courage to dream daringly. The crafty raven is the talent to manifest concepts into reality. The shield defends creative endeavors from naysayers and doubters. Combined into a single sigil, the Braven emblem is the spirit animal of the creative process.

 

Druthers Brewing Company

 Their beer is brewed as a tribute to those who put their life, work, and convictions to the test. They are serious about rewarding those among us who live according to simple truths, take inspired chances, go against the grain, throw themselves all in, and trust karma to pay tribute where and when it is earned and due.

Nine Pin

Nine Pin is a New York craft cider company based in Downtown Albany. They are dedicated to creating exceptional off-dry ciders, and to the orchards that make them possible. Apple varieties are carefully selected and blended to achieve a complex, balanced flavor with a clean and pleasantly drinkable finish.

DuClaw

DuClaw Brewing Company is now housed in a large, state of the art facility on the outskirts of Baltimore, dedicated to keeping up with the growing demand for our ever-expanding lineup of beers. 

 

Austin Eastciders

Influenced by tradition, they use real cider apples sourced from Europe. Unlike culinary apples, cider apples are full of tannins that create astringency and a more complex flavor profile. They then marry them with apples from the Pacific Northwest for a perfectly-balanced cider.

Montauk Brewing co

What began in 2012 as a basement brewing operation among longtime friends, Montauk Brewing Company has grown to embody the spirit of the town. They delivered their first hand-filled kegs on bicycles to a couple of local bars!

 

Firestone Walker

Funny how brothers settle things the old fashioned way. Try brothers-in law. Who own a brewery together. Adam, AKA The Bear, and David, AKA The Lion, may battle, epically at times, but at least neither ever forgets it’s for the epic love of beer.

Graft Cider

Graft was created by siblings Kyle & Sara Sherrer to develop a new kind of cider company.  Their concept was two-fold: paying respect to old-world style of cider making while simultaneously experimenting with modern brewing techniques.

Owl's Brew Radler

Jennie & Maria  started mixing their Owl's Brew teas with craft beer, and fell in love with the great ingredients and easy, breezy, delicious flavor. Before they knew it they were in deep explorative mode, chatting about hops and IBUs, as they developed their craft beer and went from steeping to brewing!