We all had a great time and the bartender we had really kept the party going.    I am planning to have one in June, so I’ll be in touch.  Thank you so much for all your help planning a birthday party I will always remeber.  





Thank you so much ladies! You were all a great help to us, and made the planning very easy!  Mike and I had an unforgettable engagement party, and all of our friends really enjoyed themselves.  Eric, our bartender, was exceptionally wonderful to Mike, myself, and all of our guests!  We do thank him for a great evening. Mike now thinks we should makes this an annual event.

Your conducive recommendations for the space, the food, and the bar were perfect!

Thank you again!


Soon to be Mr. and Mrs. Gismondi 



Thank you so much for your help with the party. The bartenders and hostess at Jake’s were so friendly. My whole party had an amazing time. 

I’ve been having people ask me to throw another one. 

Thanks again. 




Hey! The party went off without a hitch! Everyone at the door was super friendly and knew exactly what was going on. Being in Philadelphia and not having been to the bar or an Eat, Drink, and Be Merry event before, I was so relieved! The bartenders were very attentive and friendly, and best of all, our waitress, Melissa, was so accommodating and fun! We had such a great time! If I ever need to plan another event in NYC, you guys will be the first people I’ll call.

Thanks again,
Tiffany Sreca



Hello! I called the day after the party and left a voice mail but I suppose it didn’t go through. Everyone had a fantastic time. I couldn’t believe how seamless it was. The staff was extremely welcoming and nice. The space was perfect and of course the drinks were great. I can’t tell you how many people said they would love to use your service to throw a party. I couldn’t have asked for a better night. Thank you again for all of your help. I well definitely be a repeat customer. Thank you again!




Hey Gals-

Our party was a great success!  Everyone kept commenting on how nice the space was and how good the food was (particularly the sliders).  We’ve had parties at a couple other bars in NYC and the difference with the Havana Room was that we had our OWN open space, flexibility (no problem bringing in a Karaoke machine or huge posters people were writing on), and the staff was super helpful and nice.  Plus, you made planning the party easy by offering food suggestions, allowing us to have a cash bar, and answering all our questions. 

The only downside was that at times it felt a little cramped–I think we ended up having about 150 people and the site says it can accommodate 200–but that was probably because we had a buffet set up, so that took up room, and the karaoke machine and speakers also took up a lot of room. So that was mainly our fault because we didn’t think about how that would affect space and I don’t even think we told you we were bringing karaoke. And it really wasn’t a big deal because people are used to that in NY. 

Also, you let us give our leftover food to a homeless member of the church and that was an unexpected but appreciated bonus. As a church, it’s hard to find places that will be considerate of our needs, which are probably different than a lot of other clients.

We would definitely work with you guys for another event in the future. Thank you so much!!!




It was a great time. Everyone had fun.  There were no problems whatsoever, management was flawless in that sense.  As always, the bartenders were great, and each one remembered every drink we had ordered.  It was a really fun time.

 Thomas Salogub



We had a great time, and I think you all did a wonderful job.   Your staff was very responsive to our needs both before and during the party.  We will hopefully come back next year!





I was so happy with my party.   Honestly, I am not shy — I have not one complaint!   I loved the space and the food.   Rachel was fantastic.  Thanks very much!





My party was a definite success; thanks for asking!   This is the second time I have gone through Eat, Drink, and Be Merry for a charity event and I am happy to admit that it will not be the last!   The four of you are always so nice when I call with questions about the contract and any of you can easily pick up where another one may have left off which proves to me how organized you all are…you also don’t get annoyed when I call three times a day! =)  You were able to work with me until I found the perfect drink special, starting time, event duration, food options, etc. and I truly appreciate your flexibility.   Not only did you make things extremely easy, but the minute after we signed the contract I was confident that I didn’t have to worry about a thing leading up to the event.  I knew you had it all under control and I would be taken care of and taking that stress away is so important in any event planning process.   Thanks so much and look for my phone call in January 2010 for my annual beer pong event at the Gin Mill!





Hello Eat, Drink & Be Merry!! 

I had such an amazing time at Jake’s Dilemma on Saturday!!  It was great.  The staff (including security) was so friendly and helpful!  We all got drunk and went home happy. 🙂 

Thanks so much!