The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking

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The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking

The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking
4.5
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
About
Are you a history buff? A science geek? A cocktail connoisseur? Or do you just love extraordinary theater? If so, The Imbible Off-Broadway shows are the perfect NYC theater experience for you! Since 2014, The Imbible shows have combined music and comedy with history, science, and of course drinks to take audiences on journeys through time and across the world while learning about and enjoying cocktails and spirits! The Imbible productions consistently receive rave reviews from both critics and guests alike. All performances include 3 complimentary craft cocktails, making The Imbible easily the best theatre deal on or Off-Broadway! Declared "Absolutely must-do in NYC" by Thrillist, rated "One of the five best things to do in New York City" by NewYork.com, and recognized with 3 consecutive TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence. "The Imbible has become a staple of the Off-Broadway scene, using music and theater to explore the great pastime of enjoying a cocktail." -Business Insider
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4.5
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HanKelly
Bowling Green, KY4,553 contributions
Highly educational
Feb 2020
Looked for a show with some friends and this sounded entertaining. You learn about alcohol and get drinks in the process? Sign us up! We walked in to a high top table with small seating area with a bar as the stage and popcorn at our table. The actors were excellent and we learned a lot. You're served various cocktails that follow the story and they were good and pretty strong. It was quite the history lesson if you want to learn about how alcohol has evolved over the years.
Written April 19, 2020
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Charles T
Philadelphia, PA38 contributions
Really funny and well done!!
Feb 2020
Both the show and the drinks were excellent. Great actors and a really funny story. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it!!
Written February 17, 2020
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bridget f
Libby, MT270 contributions
The Imbible
Dec 2019
If you've been to Drunk Shakespeare and enjoyed it, you probably will not like this show. It was painful to sit and witness this lack of everything. Talent, humor etc. We left at intermission. Only because we were right in the front and didn't want to disrupt the room just in case someone was enjoying it. 15 min. some folks that were sitting near the "door" (it's just a curtain that they close off the lobby) left. We wanted so badly to leave with those folks!
The greatest loss is not the wasted money, it's the loss brain cells and our time.

Drunk Shakespeare is wonderful and we will be going to see it again on our next trip.
Written January 11, 2020
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The Imbible productions are educational musical comedies about the history of cocktails and spirits. Drunk Shakespeare is not. However, we've found that most audience members who enjoy their show also enjoy ours, and vice versa. We recognize that preferences in theater, like food and drink, are a matter of taste, and we also know that our shows are not right for everyone. As you can see from the rest of the reviews on this site, though, they are very much enjoyed by the vast majority of our audiences. We're sorry that our show wasn't what you were looking for, and we hope that your next theater experience will be more suited to your taste!
Written January 23, 2020
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Tyler R
1 contribution
Really, really bad...
Dec 2019
I have never once left a review before but after seeing "A Spirited History of Drinking" I feel the need to give it an honest in hopes that people save their time and money and do not see it...the content was incredibly dry, the drinks were watered down, and the audience gave no more than a few half-hearted pity laughs as most all I saw counted down the minutes until the end of the show. Not only was the content brutally boring, but the sound in the bar - despite being no larger than a small room - was imperceptible, especially when the narrator was going on his monologue. Please please: either change the content of this play to make it actually entertaining or discontinue it. Sounded great at first but was incredibly let down. Save your time and money.
Written December 8, 2019
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We're very sorry you didn't enjoy the performance! The Imbible shows aren't for everyone -- theater, food, and drinks are all very personal tastes, though we try our best to appeal to as many people as possible. However, we can say without question that our drinks are not watered down, and we're not sure why you would make that accusation in a review. The vast majority of our audiences find The Imbible productions to be both entertaining and educational, as you can see from the balance of reviews on this site, and our drinks are often cited as one of their favorite parts of the shows. We hope your next theater experience, and your next drink, will be a better match for your taste!
Written December 9, 2019
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JDM
15 contributions
Amazing time learning about the history of drink with a drink in hand
Nov 2019 • Couples
Anybody in New York and want a cheeky way to get pissed while learning about why we get so rat-arsed should definitely check this out.
Written November 25, 2019
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sspidermandog
forest hills ny6 contributions
Vitality
May 2019
Love the way the performers interacted with one another. They lifted my spirits up in more ways than one . The intimacy of the stage made you fill that you were one of the performers. Great job!
Written November 4, 2019
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Ashley P
NYC2 contributions
Not to be missed!
Nov 2018 • Friends
Super fun, silly, informative, and the drinks were delicious. Would definitely try one of their other shows.
Written October 31, 2019
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Ian Rajczi
San Jose, CA3 contributions
All of the Imbibles are great fun
Sep 2019
Rum and pirates hit close to home, we love both! The drinks are good, the history is accurate, and you come away having learned many new things! All of the plays are intimate, no more than 40 people, and you get a good chance to know actors. Since this was a limited run show, it was not as polished as the other two shows but, the fact this earned a 4 should tell you how good they all are!
Written October 28, 2019
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Peter S
1 contribution
Fun holiday show!
Dec 2018
Good small theater show.. cast was funny and interactive. they give you cocktails and some education on history of booze and Christmas!
Written October 28, 2019
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Joe Doe
1 contribution
Christmas Carols Cocktails
Dec 2018
We got there a little early and so were first in line. We took seats in the front row then were approached by one of the actors and were offered seats on the stage. We took seats at the bar and so had even more drinks. When the play started we realized we were part of the play. At one point my wife was given the role of assisting in the preparation of drinks. Later I was put in charge of a row for the song contest which we won. It was our broadway debut!! The whole thing was a lot of fun and we had a great time.
Written October 26, 2019
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