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6 Activities for the Manliest of Men

6 Activities for the Manliest of Men

What does it mean to be a man? Do you have to be like Hemingway and spend a year fighting bulls? Are you the kind of guy who shows up to a gunfight with only fists? Have you traveled the world by hauling coal on a freighter?

To be manly, some may say you need to be a Renaissance man, relaying stories about your days saving a squirrels from being road kill and that two-year period you were a brewer in Bavaria. Working the 9-5, there may not be time to easily trek through the Oregon forest and wrestle bears, but there’s always time to sip martinis like Bond. Stay thirsty, my friend, and check out how to be more manly in NYC.

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    Blind Wine Tasting -- Disabled pending vendor review (CS 12/9/15)
    Blind Wine Tasting -- Disabled pending vendor review (CS 12/9/15)

    Corkbuzz

    A manly man pairs, sips, and explores the world of vino. You may not always drink wine with your triple fried chicken, but, when you do, you make sure it’s a sauvignon blanc. Testing the limits of your inner Bacchus through blind taste testing wine, you’ll dissect the differences between types, vines, and maybe even barrels. Is that a hint of oak or more of a maple timber?

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    Woodworking Workshop: The Cutting Board
    Woodworking Workshop: The Cutting Board

    3rd Ward

    What’s more manly than the smell of barley, oak shavings, and beard (yes, beard’s a smell)? With a saw in one hand and a soft spot for gnomes, a woodworker’s can build a house by bare hand, and, all the while, his calluses smell like Italian leather. Learn one of man’s essential skills. Now!

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    Signature Dishes from Classic American Steakhouses
    Signature Dishes from Classic American Steakhouses

    Institute of Culinary Education

    Women like men who cook. Men like men who cook. According to our math, it seems as though both men and women like food so much they could live off it. This cooking class is dedicated to the best meat of all: Steak. Does it get manlier than cooking and devouring steaks by the pound? No, not really.

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    German Slang
    German Slang

    Fluent City

    Manly men can communicate with all, whether it be a lost tourist from Nepal or the bratty coworker Jersey. While romantic men speak French and foody men speak Italian, manly men speak German, the language of beer and sausage.

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    Krav Maga - Level 1
    Krav Maga - Level 1

    Can you say you’ve mastered the martial art of the Israeli military? Never a victim of violence or threatened by any sketchy neighborhood in the Bronx, manly men know self-defense and how to identify potential opponents. They also rescue women in need like Rapunzel and Jennifer Aniston.

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    Hike and Wolf Sanctuary
    Hike and Wolf Sanctuary

    Discover Outdoors

    Cave man is manly man.

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