Sake, beer, oysters and Basel, Art Basel

Monday, Sake Mondays
Celebrate the end of Monday at Katsuya, 1701 Collins Ave., where every single bottle of the restaurant’s sake collection will be offered at half off. So buy two bottles for the price of one and lament that decision on Tuesday. Live in the moment, a moment when drinking sake on Mondays may seem like a good idea. 
Mollusks Moderne
You know what they say about oysters–that when they are offered at only a buck each, they go fast. Oh, never mind. That other thing. Anyway, new at db Bistro Moderne Miami, 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, is a daily Oyster Hour where, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. every single day, you can suck down a rotating selection of “artisanally farmed” oysters at only a dollar each and wash it all down with a glass of Francois Montand Blanc de Blancs Brut for $9, or a discounted signature cocktail along with happy hour bites by Chef Jason Pringle. Should you not be an  oyster fan, remember that db has a daily happy hour from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a DJ Tuesday through Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. catering to all sorts of joneses. 
Keg Tapper
Chicago-based Goose Island Brewery has teamed up with Batch Gastropub, 30 SW 12th St., for a very special night of tapping into your inner hops at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27. There, Batch will tap two Goose Island Bourbon County kegs and release ten cases of the new 16.9 oz Bourbon County bottles. This is the Beaujolais of beer–or at least is sounds like it. While you’re there, members from the Goose Island team wil be on hand to assure you that Batch is the only bar/resto in Miami with Bourbon County Coffee stout. Kegs will be tapped at 8:30 p.m. promptly and bottles released at 9 p.m. Arrive early, they say, as half the stash of just released bottles will be available with reservation.
Basel Freezle
Blah blah blah Basel. Wish your entitled friends would stop kvetching about how they should have been invited to so and so’s Basel bash? Ignore them and head to the places where those who know better will be including the 10th Annual Moksha Art Fair, taking place (mostly) at the Delinquent Designs Gallery, 122 NW 25th St., and featuring feature, duh, art, but also lectures by the likes of Sub PopRecords’ Bruce Pavitt as well as a party featuring DJs and electronic artists from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, admission cost TBA. Another similar party is happening on the 3rd and a big bang finale bash on Saturday, Dec. 5 for $40 per person and featuring live music, live painting, art installations, interactive exhibits and more. Tickets and info is available at http://www.mokshafamily.org/events/. And then there’s Hive. Not named for the skin condition that may or may not happen to some of you after enduring crowds or traffic during this week, HIVE is a free, five-day “experience” happening at MANA, 2250 NW 2nd Ave., where there will be everything from mixology demos and acoustic acts to outdoor art installations, little people wrestling and the opening of Al Capone’s vault said in SNL Stefon voice. Ixnay on the last two, but the rest really will happen. There will also be food in the form of a –you guessed it–pop up restaurant by Naked Taco’s Ralph Pagano. Also stopping by, the Heineken® Mobile Art Experience featuring a rotating canvas on the outside and a fully stocked art store and gallery on the inside. Hours are as follows: Wednesday, Dec 2, 4 p.m. to midnight; Thursday, Dec 3, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.;  Friday, Dec 4, noon to 2 a.m.; Saturday, Dec 5, noon to 2 a.m.; and Sunday, Dec 6, noon to 9 p.m.

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