I just wanted to let you know that our Engagement Party at the Gin Mill turned out amazing. The food was so good and the bar service was stellar. Gibson our bartender was very accommodating and served a killer Tom Collins. I was a little worried since I had never been to the venue and was going only on web reviews then when we got there, saw the place and met the staff the evening of the event I realized that I had made a great choice. My expectations were exceeded and I would definitely recommend and use this service in the future.

Best Regard,

Monica B., Future Bride



Christine, Kate, Niki, Brittany,

The event went very smoothly and it was a huge hit for my now fiance. She was absolutely thrilled, shocked, and amazed at the same time. Everything was setup as requested and my party helpers had no issues. When I received text messages from them saying that “we are all set” – it was a huge sigh of relief given that this was a surprise engagement party – obviously timing and setup was crucial. 

Also, thank you for being so accommodating with my fiance’s brother (under 21) – when she saw him, she literally mauled him and was jumping for joy.

I will definitely consider your services for my future parties. 



Dear Brittany and Niki and team, 

We had our shower yesterday in the Speakeasy Room at the Gin Mill and it went really well! Rich was great as our party manager and bartender, the food guy and security guy (whose names we did not catch) were also great. Everything ran very smoothly and we got complimented on the quality of the food. All in all, it was a lovely event and we wanted to say thanks – to Rich especially, and also to your organization. 

– Emily and Chris


Hi Niki,

Just wanted to thank you for all of your help in organizing our Cancer Crusher Fundraiser last Saturday. 

Everything was flawless! The bartender Rich was super helpful and attentive the whole time, as was the bouncer and the barback. 

The space itself couldn’t have been better for our event- everyone had a blast and most importantly we were able to raise money for a great cause!

We look forward to working with you on future events. 

Thanks again! 



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Hi there! 

The party was great! The Gin Mill was the perfect location and the room was just what we were hoping for. Everyone had a great time. The staff at the Gin Mill were so friendly and helpful. 

All of you at Eat, Drink, & Be Merry have been so wonderful. Planning a party can be stressful, but booking through EDBM was easy and hassle-free. From the moment I called, through the night of the party, you all have been great. You were helpful, timely about everything and answered all of my questions. I appreciate you all checking in throughout the process and keeping me updated on the status of each step. 

I also loved how easy it was to find our room once we got to the bar! The signs made it so easy for people who had never been to the bar before. I think it also made the birthday boys feel special. The one thing I noticed was that Wes’s name was spelled wrong (“Wess” instead of “Wes”), but that’s partly my fault since I didn’t notice that spelling error on the contract. It in no way affected the awesomeness of the party. 

Booking through EDBM has been such a great experience. My friend, Jessica Dalrymple, recommended you and I’m so happy I listened to her. You made my party-planning life much easier! I will definitely recommend you to other party bookers. I’m sure you’re already working on this, but it would be great if you could expand your partnership to other venues! 

Thanks again, 


Speak Liquor

Hi Ladies,

The event was a success! The staff was great in helping us prep the room before the event, was there to check in with us during, and clean up afterwards. I heard a lot of compliments from the guests. They loved the decor in the Speakeasy Room, which went hand-in-hand with our vintage-themed bridal shower. I heard from some who had gone to the Gin Mill before that they had no idea this room existed. Overall, I give it a 5/5!

Thanks for everything!



Hey, just wanted to get back to you and let you know everything went perfectly.  My brother’s bachelor party was a great success.  Everyone had a great time.  The staff went out of their way to make every thing perfect.  The food was great.  The entertainment was exactly what we were looking for.  The room at the Gin Mill was awesome.  We were very happy all around.

I want to thank you also for helping  me to plan this event.  You guys really made it easy for me and came to the table with a lot  of apparent experience because you guys really seemed to know what I wanted even before I did.

I would absolutely book a party with you guys again.  Thanks again for everything.




I just wanted to thank you for an amazing birthday party. Not only did I enjoy myself, but the service including the bartenders and the security guard were amazing. Everyone was super pleasant and made the party so much better since they were all extremely friendly. You all have done an amazing job and I appreciate your kindness and your easy going nature when planning this event. Both Krista and I had a great time and will be doing events here in the future. Thank you again for everything you have done, you do a great job and I will be recommending you to all my friends!



Speak Liquor

Hi Christine

As usual, it was a great event! The food was great, ready on time, and enjoyed by all. The staff were attentive and very polite.

We always love working with The Gin Mill, and I really appreciate all of your help planning this event – incredible customer service. We’ll be back for next year!


Gin Mill Bar

Hi all – what an absolutely cracking night!!

Thanks to all, especially the staff at the Gin Mill and those involved in the limo and entertainment. 

The Stag had a fantastic time – it was a complete surprise to him and really set up the whole trip.

We’re all suffering now though after 3 days of solid partying!




Hi Ladies,

So sorry for the delay! The party was a huge success, and everyone had a wonderful time. The bartenders did a great job, and the food just kept on coming. The music worked out perfectly, as we had an iPod stocked full that we just plugged in and were off. At the end of the night, settling the bill was easy, as the guys had done a great job letting me know how we were pacing throughout the night when it came to the minimum.

People were surprised by the space and thought it worked so well for a party. I would definitely have another event with you guys!

Thanks again for all your help throughout the entire planning process!

Best wishes,




Thank you for checking in after the party.  I will gladly give my feedback, as this was one of the most wonderful companies I have ever worked with.  From the moment I first called to plan my brother’s bachelor party, I was given excellent customer service and an abundance of information.  Everybody that I spoke with was incredibly kind, informative, and enthusiastic.  This made planning my event so much easier than I originally anticipated.  

The party was a huge success.  Jonathan from The Gin Mill made our dinner experience fantastic, and the limo driver was incredibly accommodating.  He ensured that we had fun while we traveled from location to location.  He was punctual when we needed him and knew where he was going.  He never made us feel rushed or that we were an annoyance, and he stayed with us until the last minute.

I would recommend that anybody planning an event utilize the skills, experience, and knowledge of Eat, Drink, and Be Merry.  If I have to plan another event in the future in NYC, I will certainly, without a doubt, use your company.

I cannot thank you enough for or all of your help as the bachelor had one amazing time, as did all of the others in the party.



Hey All,

The party was definitely a success! Thank you for all your help, we all had a great time and Christine was definitely surprised. Working with you was a great decision and I will highly recommend your business to others.  I really liked how you worked with me in trying to find a suitable bar and waited until I could give you feedback on what my plans were (bar location, the amount of people attending etc) without any pressure at all. I valued how the overall process of booking the bar was quick, easy, and straightforward. I also really appreciated how you made my girlfriend complimentary, for her birthday, as well as her parents, who were not staying the entire time, at the open bar.  The surprise went very well, all of the bar employees were aware of the plan and knew exactly what to do. The bar itself had everything that was promised (liquor/beer selection, beer pong) as well. I would not have changed anything.

Thanks again,



Hi all,

The party was fantastic! I can’t thank you enough for being part of it’s success. From the very start of planning, you all were amazing—extremely helpful, patient, and knowledgeable in event/party planning. I appreciated the individual attention, “hand-holding” and advice. You guys are wonderful!

The Gin Mill Speakeasy staff were fabulous— from Tim the bartender to John our server. All were just great. 

I will definitely recommend your service to my friends— actually, I already have. Thank you so much for taking the worry out of the event— and leaving me free to enjoy the party!





Sorry I took so long to get back to you with feedback, but I’ve been extremely busy.

The Gin Mill was such an awesome place! When we arrived, they had a sign welcoming me for my birthday and we quickly found a table at the end of the main bar space. We had enough room for the 10 people that showed up, and no one bothered us the entire night. 

The bar tender was amazing! After we each ordered 2 rounds, he knew exactly what we wanted the entire night. As soon as we walked towards the bar, he was already pouring our drinks! With some open bars, the bar tenders tend to almost ignore you, since you are getting unlimited drinks all night, and that can be a real pain. But the service at The Gin Mill was A+!

I have been to Down the Hatch for a few parties, and always had a good time. I didn’t think you could get better than that…but The Gin Mill definitely was! I will absolutely book more parties through you guys, and will be returning to The Gin Mill.

Thank you for everything you did to make my 25th birthday a great success!

– Jason


Hi there! The party was an absolute success! The birthday boy was quite surprised. The bartender Eric was very attentive from the minute I walked in. The finger foods were also quite the hit, especially the sliders which people were fighting over. Thank you so much for helping this go so smoothly and checking in with me in the weeks/days before the day of. I was left with no questions or concerns, other than making sure guests didn’t spill the beans!

Speak 3

Holiday Party at The Gin Mill

December 28, 2012

I would like to take this opportunity to say great job to the staff at Eat, Drink and Be Merry and The Gin Mill for a great job on our party on Friday 12/21. The staff at edbm were great, made the planning process a breeze and pain free. The Gin Mill, Mgr. John and staff were bending over backwards to give us whatever we needed, and even upgraded our area to fit our party better. The food was great, hot and tasty, and the Buffalo wings kicked ass.

We will definitely use you service and go back to the Gin Mill again.



Hello!  The party went really well.  As ever, the staff at the Speakeasy were FABULOUS – really helpful, friendly, great fun.  The guests loved the venue, the food was delicious, and everything really could not have been better.  So, many thanks again and we look forward to hosting another party through you guys next year.  Thank you!

Kirsten xx


The party was great, and the drink special was amazing!  It all worked out in our favor, and I could not think of a better way to celebrate a birthday.  It is safe to say that the Gin Mill is now one of my new favortie bars.

Thanks for all of your help!!


Hi All,

I couldn’t have been happier with the event from a venue standpoint.  Every person on the staff was incredibly helpful, 10 out of 10 in that category easily.  The space was very good for the crowd we had, food was excellent, and everything was setup and ready for us well before the event.