Hi Christine, Kate, Ali, Niki, & Mike!
I wanted to thank you all so much for all of your help planning and putting together my joint graduation party. We had the best time and that was due to all of you and the staff at the Gin Mill. I always knew that whenever I called Eat Drink and Be Merry I would be talking to a competent and friendly person and that really made the hustle and bustle of putting together a party much much easier. I also had a great experience with the staff at the Gin Mill. Heather called me the day before which was a nice way to segue into the party. The entire staff at the bar was so accomodating and friendly that they made our party fantasitc. If I ever need to out together another party I will definatly call you all first. 
Thanks for making the party a success!
Colleen Gilmartin





I feel terrible that I did not reach out to you guys right after our party to express our satisfaction with your services. Satisfaction is an understatement. Everything was absolutely perfect every step of the way. You were completely flexible with everything we wanted to do. The space was classy, spotless, and perfectly set up from the moment we got there. I was pretty specific with my requests prior to the party day (I’m an event planner, so I’m picky!), and everything was executed exactly as I wanted, down to the votive candles and placement of the tables! It was precisely what I had pictured.
The staff was unbelievably helpful, friendly, and professional. The food was fresh, hot, and really tasty- I’ve been craving those s’mores ever since! I was nervous that we hadn’t ordered enough, but it was so great that we could order more on the spot if we needed. Our bartender was so on top of it all night, made amazing mojitos, which I didn’t even have to keep ordering! He just kept them coming. 🙂
Our party manager was new (I think her name was Sarah? Blond girl?), but if you hadn’t told us she was new, we never would have known. She was so on top of everything!! Megan was overseeing, and she was amazing as well. At the end of the night, the staff gave us drink tickets for Mo’s which was just above and beyond! 
We had looked into a lot of places, and no one topped you in quality, price, or customer service. All of our guests were commenting on how perfect the place was. I posted all the pics from the night on Facebook, and I had friends who weren’t at the party writing me messages, asking about the venue. I of course gave you all a glowing review and recommended it highly. 
I’ve been living in NYC for 8 years, but my parents live in Minnesota and haven’t met many of our closest friends. This party was such a perfect opportunity for them to get to know everyone, and that was priceless to us. Thanks so much for making our engagement party as amazing as it possibly could have been! I will continue to recommend it to everyone I know, and I’m sure we’ll be doing business with you again in the future.
All our best,
Catherine & Ian


The party was a great success. The bachelor and all the guys were extremely excited and happy with the outcome. The waitress was amazing at the Gin Mill and provided us with everything we needed. Definitely would plan another event again when the chance comes up. Thanks for all the fun.


Hi all, 
The event went well. It was a good time. Can’t say I’ve ever had a bad time at The Gin Mill. Bartenders/staff were nice and accommodating. We plan to throw another party hopefully at the end of the summer. We’ll surely be throwing another 80s party next spring. It’s becoming a yearly event among our friends. 
Thanks for all your help with organizing the party.  Also thanks for the free happy hour at Down The Hatch. We’ll be using that very soon. 



Thanks you so much – my husband’s 40th surprise party was so great on Saturday night.  The Havana Room was the perfect size for us and not a thing went wrong! Our party manager, Meghan, was so attentive as were our waitress and bartender! They were really invested in our having a good time and everyone being comfortable. They helped out with the iPod playing and were great at making sure the cake was served on time! The guests were impressed by the location and the private attention.
Thank you!