The Dead Poet Bar at 450 Amsterdam Avenue near 82nd Street likes to celebrate birthdays, and will happily celebrate yours by pouring you some free booze. It’s one of the rare remaining local spots that gives freebies to people celebrating their special day, the Wall Street Journal recently found.
But there’s a catch. To receive free drinks — excluding shots, premium beers and liquors and some cocktails — you have to share a birthday with a famous writer. There’s a list of birth dates at the bar. If you don’t have the rare luck of sharing a date with someone like Edgar Allan Poe (January 19) or Virginia Woolf (January 25), you’ll have to find another literary great who shares your birthday and then convince the bartender that the person is worthy of the liquor (no your Uncle Barney who sends around emails with dirty limericks doesn’t count).
So enjoy your birthday, and dedicate your next cold one to a great dead poet.