Usually, getting me out on a Monday night is next to impossible. However, to make my annual date for National Relaxation Day with Tommy Bahama to enjoy a Yankees game I’ll happily drop everything. And considering Tommy Bahama’s motto is make life one long weekend, I can’t think of a way to adopt the saying then taking in a game while indulging in their signature cocktails.
If you’ve never been to the Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar in 45th & 5th Avenue in Midtown, it’s a must! It’s one of the few places I frequent since there are such few good restaurants in the area and their upstairs restaurant is welcoming oasis. It’s a great spot to take in a meeting or just unwind and escape the city with it’s awesome laid back, beach, island vibe. And their seafood and cocktails are awesome. The evening started at the restaurant where we boarded a party bus and headed to Yankee stadium. One the ride we were served Tommy Bahama’s signature lobster roll and mai tai drinks to set the mood for the evening. Upon arrival at the stadium, we enjoyed pre-game cocktail from the beautifully renovated Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar right off the Gate 6 entrance of Yankee stadium.
The specialties on the menu included Mai Tais, Hula Dreams and many other concoctions crafted by Tommy Bahama’s mixologists. Taking a piece of NYC to the stadium, the re-designed bar features many elements found at the Marlin Bar on 5th avenue within the restaurant. After drinks we were ushered to the suite level where we passed the Tommy Bahama merchandise store and entered to the luxury suite the brand took over.
From there the game against the Twins opened with Frank Sinatra Jr singing the national anthem and ended in an extra inning with an 8 to 7 Yankees win.
It was the perfect evening and way to spend National Relaxation Day!