Open run | 1h 45m | Midtown W

The Imbible: Day Drinking

From 42 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Quirky, Delightful

About the show

A new cocktail, brunch, and history-infused show from the folks behind the long-running 'The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking.' More…

Join four friends as they battle today's always-connected, over-scheduled world to carve out time to enjoy brunch together. While struggling to prioritize and prepare for their gathering, they learn the stories behind not only well-known brunch drinks but also the meal itself, and come to appreciate the value of making time to break bread and sip drinks with good friends. Tickets include a light continental bunch and three craft cocktails, including a create-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Please arrive 30 minutes before showtime to enjoy brunch and your first drink.

1h 45m | Open run | New World Stages (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (42)


Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Quirky, Delightful
Avg Score

Ambitious, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky

See it if If you want to learn about the history of drinking . 4 young actors are pretty humorous. Silly but fun and different!

Don't see it if If your into traditional theater whether drama or musical. Not really for the serious theater goer.

Booze-infused, Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Clever

See it if Booze-infused highly sippable cabaret in a tall matinee glass. Talented cast serve up Vladdy Marys, whiskey coffees & bellinis. Add yer own.

Don't see it if Arrive early to opt for the jalepeno scones and the savory spiced garnishes as they vanish before showtime (twenty-minute window).Very clean

Also Four meals are better than 3;why don't we brunch more than once aweek?

Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You'd enjoy three tasty drinks (make-your-own bloody mary, spiked coffee, bellini) with a fun energetic cast performing skits.

Don't see it if You're looking for a profound show, since this is silly campy fun that's perfect for a brunch out with friends.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if You want to enjoy an afternoon with a friend at a funny production w lite brunch, 3 full size drinks & a kooky cast singing history of drink

Don't see it if You expect a Broadway production, don't like sitting in a small space, expect a full spread at brunch. If that's you, go to Saardi's.

Also I had a great time. The cast was funny, talented and interacted with t... Read more Read less

Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy, Thought-provoking

See it if If you want to see a show about brunch with some facts about booze. Also included free drinks( of which they discuss)

Don't see it if You do not like drinking. You do no like singing with your brunch

Quirky, Disappointing, Fluffy, Great singing, Clever

See it if you want a light, fun experience performed by earnest young people. Especially if you like Bloody Marys, Irish Coffee and Bellini. Good date

Don't see it if you are expecting great art, or if you aren't there to drink. The free drinks (full size with considerable alcohol) are the main draw.

Clever, Great singing, Ambitious, Funny

See it if You like small intimate shows with a talented cast, and drinking!

Don't see it if You like traditional theater with a stage, you need shows with sophisticated costumes and staging, you don’t like alcohol!

Quirky, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if If you are interested in having 3 drinks then the history it conveys and like a variety of drinks, which they pick...go 30 minutes early

Don't see it if If you want to hear the history of different alcohol, rather than seeing musical skits trying to enact it. Seating uncomfortable, crowded

Wikipedia history as lyrics, Theatre as a bar, New cast needs more time, 3 free cocktails, Entertaining

See it if A cappella of history of cocktails (Irish coffee is tasty); nice bar venue; 4 hardworking actors managed to pull off various accents;

Don't see it if Many small accidents (some are actually funny); material not in actors’ body yet, they don’t feel the joy, thus neither can we;

Also The tenor needs to work on his high notes, tho his acting is adorable;... Read more Read less

Banal, Great singing, Funny, Delightful

See it if You like a barbershop quartet with a few drinks and a little information. If the price is right this is a great value and a must see.

Don't see it if You need memorable songs or a central thread for the drama. If the price is wrong this is a a bad value.

Also Show opens with a Bloody Mary bar (shot obviously poured for you) the.... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Funny, Cute, Enjoyable

See it if I don’t get bad reviews. Delivers exactly what expected: drinks with ok acapella singing, and enjoyable atmosphere. Unique concept.

Don't see it if It surely is not a masterpiece, but it’s a fun afternoon out. Light, enjoyable and entertaining. Wouldn’t see for the full price though.

Diverting, Buoyant, Fact-filled, Low-budget, Silly

See it if you need some fun facts to drop casually at your next brunch, like the stories behind Veuve Clicquot and the Bellini.

Don't see it if you want a full brunch experience; it's just muffins and croissants here with your Bloody Mary (which you should get with the pickled okra)

Entertaining, Fluffy, Funny, Slow, Small space

See it if You like a cappella, want the history of brunch/brunch cocktails, like to drink the cocktails, like tiny immersive theater.

Don't see it if Space is very intimate; writing/acting is meh. Harmonies aren't always on. Saving grace: cocktails, actors laughing at themselves.

Also For people with acid reflux, the cocktails are a nightmare (but tasty)... Read more Read less

Funny, Fluff, Great singing

See it if If you want to know history of brunch drinks and like A Cappella

Don't see it if Want big show, it's 4 people in a bar

Also Overall it was fun. The a cappella was a nice surprise. It felt a bit ... Read more Read less

Good drinks, Entertaining

See it if Good storytelling about history of drinks. Good drinks: Irish coffee, Bloody Mary, Bellini, along with mini pastries

Don't see it if Can use some cut towards the end

Entertaining, Cliched, Disappointing, Quirky, Funny

See it if you want to indulge in alcohol with a show. They are not stingy with the amount of alcohol that they serve you.

Don't see it if you don't like drinking.

Also The script is a bit dry, which is inevitable as they are trying to "te... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if You enjoy an afternoon show explaining history of the brunch phenomenon as well as the alcoholic beverages typically served with this meal.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy matinee performances, nor alcohol served during performances.

Clever, Fluffy, Slow, Disjointed

See it if you enjoy a Capella music, history lessons, and drinking alcoholic beverages. It's an interesting concept, but it's a little silly.

Don't see it if you want a plot, talented musicians, or do not like sitting in small spaces.

Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Quirky, Romantic

See it if If you are willing to try different drinks/Spirits and interested in history.

Don't see it if If you don't drink

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You enjoy drinking and want to learn some history about different brunch drinks

Don't see it if You don't enjoy drinking, or are expecting a large production. The show takes place in an actual bar with 4 performers.

Boozy, Light-hearted, Fluffy, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you're with a few friends and want to enjoy and extremely self-indulgent show (with an entire song about umami) while you have 3 drinks.

Don't see it if you want substance, or would have to pay full price.

Delightful, Clever, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like history lessons.

Don't see it if You don’t care about history and how drinks are made.

Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Campy

See it if you enjoy a cocktail or 2 (actually 3). The actors were talented & very interactive.

Don't see it if you are looking for a typical show. This is definitely not the usual, but it is fun!

Also It was a fun afternoon with laughs & some learning. The make your own ... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if you like to drink and want to learn a little about the history of brunch and popular brunch drinks. Full of fun a cappella songs and drinks.

Don't see it if you are looking for a large production or professional bartender quality. This show is light hearted and fun. The cast is great.

Hilarious, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Fun show about the history of brunch with 3 brunch related cocktails included. I learned a lot about these cocktails while sampling them.

Don't see it if You don't like drinking and the historical part of brunch with classic brunch cocktails.

Also Fun show! We were able to make our own Bloody Mary cocktails at a Bloo... Read more Read less

July 2nd, 2017
"A surprisingly educational diversion...Lightly amusing anecdotes and vignettes quickly pour forth over the two hours...The quartet handily switches between numerous accents, costume pieces, and attitudes as they swiftly depict a cavalcade of personages...Their nimble performances prove more pote...
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July 2nd, 2017
"The energy and laughs bubble over after intermission...Throughout the time-traveling show, the actors perform Ehrlich’s original a cappella songs with melodious voices and perfect four-part harmonies...The engaging production concludes with the ensemble bringing us up to date on the growing popu...
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July 19th, 2017
"Though the play gets a bit too academic at times, the sung anecdotes...have the effect of making you feel strangely protective of this thing you’ve likely mocked as much as you’ve participated in...The absurdity—and academic rigor—are easy to embrace as the cast dispenses two more cocktails over...
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July 2nd, 2017
"While it takes maybe a little bit to fully adjust your expectations, once you’re in the pace of things, the show is a laugh-out-loud delight...Not only is this a great boozy excursion, it’s also really informative...The actors all have amazing voices and jump between historical and modern-day ch...
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