5. Five Boro Craft Beer Fest

Photograph by Miguel Rivas, The Beer Trekker, Image via Five Boro Craft Beer Fest 

The fifth annual Five Boro Craft Beer Fest takes place on May 19th this year. With 50 local and out-of-state brewers and 100+ craft beer varieties, the Five Boro Craft Beer Fest claims to be unlike any other you’ve ever been to. According to its website, it was “started because MOST other Beer Festivals well, frankly, give beer Festivals a bad name.”

There are a number of wins at the Five Boro Craft Beer Fest: a) you’ll also receive a tasting glass, b) the beer will be served at the appropriate temperature and c) tickets are limited to ensure that there aren’t any lines for the drinks.