WE KNOW THE BAR
IS THE LIFE OF THE PARTY
From mild-mannered to opulent, our in-house bar packages offer options to find the best fit for your vision and budget – without the worry of handling the nitty-gritty details. Our beverage packages include ice, mixers, garnishes, glassware, and expert bar staff.
Choices range from a Brunch Bar (a collection of your favorite day-time cocktails including Mimosas & Bloody Marys) to Beer + Wine (a range of bottled beers and cider, featured beers on tap and a fine selection of wines) to our Ultra Luxe package featuring featuring two seasonal cocktails. Contact us for more information about our bar packages for your 501 Union wedding or event.
…AND WHAT’S A PARTY WITHOUT FOOD
The following is a list of our preferred catering partners who have a history of creating amazing events at 501 Union. They know our venue intimately, provide stellar service, and of course … delicious food.
Comparti is based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and has been creating a menu of dishes that are fresh, vibrant and built for celebration for 6 years. We praise the art of the party, when celebration is being honored and people dress up for the occasion. “Come party” is our invitation to bring the most special version of ourselves, to dress up, to suit up, to be there when the dance floor calls and your lady winks at you across the room. Come party is our “bring it” to you, because we certainly will and boy will it be special, decadent, divine, sexy and forever youthful.
We have been trained by the best and service is hard to put on paper. You either have it or you don’t, and we believe our reputation and our reviews illustrate how seriously we take service. We have built a culture of respect at Comparti with a 360 model: full respect and transparency with our employees, our vendors, our partners and our clients. Food Composting Program, Full Recycling Program, and Zero Waste Initiative are all a part of our culinary teams’ ethos.
Pig Beach is an exciting new foray into the Smoked Meat Universe, unlike anything in New York City to date. We use tried and true BBQ technique while adding worldly influences and forward-thinking cooking. The highest quality meats and market produce are our standard. With our mixture of a new approach to “BBQ," paired with our individual New York City histories, the menu at Pig Beach is an alchemy of multiple cooking disciplines, with a strong focus on live wood fire. Whether it’s NYC-style pastrami, Italian-style charcuterie, Za’tar rubbed leg of lamb, Yuzu glazed smoked duck or good old Buffalo chicken wings, the focus will always be on the best ingredients, thoughtful cooking and the guest experience.
We believe in creating unique moments that leave a lasting impression. What differentiates us from our competitors is that we truly listen to our clients, creating distinctive events tailored to their specific needs and desires. Our passionate team excels at interpreting your vision and ideas, seamlessly bringing them to life. Our mission is to offer the perfect balance of Food, Service, & Elegance - We promise to exercise flexibility, trust, and detailed attention when meeting clients’ needs as we provide premier food, using only the finest ingredients, serviced by unobtrusive, friendly, and professional people making for a truly memorable event.
For over a decade, Dish Food & Events has been catering and planning extraordinary weddings, corporate events and social gatherings in New York City, the Hamptons and the Hudson Valley. Born, bred and based in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, Dish is proud to serve our clients and guests seasonally inspired, contemporary food with global influences. From intimate cocktail and dinner parties to elegant weddings and fundraisers, Dish will work with you to create a custom event where simplicity, innovation, and warm hospitality are reflected at every step. Dish is laser focused on our company mission of fully delighting our guests by providing delicious food paired with the finest hospitality, resulting in remarkable events and satisfied customers. As a full service caterer, Dish also offers professional staffing, party rental coordination, vendor recommendations and day of coordination services. We look forward to serving you!
For 20 years, Night Kitchen has been grateful to be able to participate in celebrating the most joyous occasions in people’s lives. It has always been an honor to work with clients, get to know one another and capture their spirit and energy in the form of delicious and nourishing food. Our kitchen is filled with adventurous hard workers who are passionate about strong flavors. Our events team listens carefully and attends to every detail with a sense of joy. Blending cultures and sensibilities, using the freshest possible seasonal organic produce and local purveyors, we aim to serve guests a meal they won’t soon forget.
The Raging Skillet has been catering non-traditional weddings, international soirees and fabulous holiday bashes for 30 years. At The Raging Skillet, we believe food is love. Our mission is to replace the linoleum cooking of yesteryear with glorious, delicious, fun, exciting love cooking! We are perhaps best known as the anti-caterer; everything is personalized down to the menu and style of service. Tired of old fashioned sit-downs? Try family style, table-side French Service or Chef Rossi’s personal fave: The Floating Supper. Our food reflects fusions from Korea, Japan, Thailand, Cuba, South Carolina, New Orleans, Morocco, Jamaica, India, Puerto Rico, The South-West, The Middle-East, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and Chef Rossi’s mother’s Yiddish home cooking.
Marcey Brownstein Catering & Events was established in response to a need in the boutique wedding catering field. Lending an artisan’s hand to everything we do, we ensure that every morsel of food is delicious, every service item is beautiful and unique, every flower fresh and inviting. Whether you’re hosting a photo shoot for 20, a wedding for 200 or a benefit gala for 1,000 our handcrafted cuisine and attentive planning will guarantee a successful event. Located in the West Chelsea Arts District of Manhattan, we have been catering weddings, corporate events, and social events since 2002. Our mission is to provide outstanding food, communicated in an extraordinary way. We accomplish this successfully by consistently: emphasizing caring planning and service to each and every event, using only fresh ingredients and all house-made products, offering a sense of style and customization to every event, offering an artisan approach to non Kosher and Kosher catering. We are proudly women owned and operated.
We started STE Events 5 years ago to bring our brand of restaurant quality food to the world of weddings. Initially catering weddings for industry friends, chefs and restaurateurs, we grew to welcome food driven couples from all over. Today we see ourselves as pioneers within the wedding industry, creating our own brand of events and rethinking what wedding food can be. Our aim is to make wedding planning fun, easy and inspiring. Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, STE Events is a curator of exotic events, weddings and private dinner parties. We bring our 15 years of training in NYC's top restaurants to your event.We create collaborative menus, cook with the seasons and source the best local ingredients. We accept all challenges and value our couples opinions; we want your guests to talk about your wedding for years to come! Our company culture is focused on fun, innovation, creativity and quality of ingredients and service. We strive to source ingredients that are sustainably sourced and produced locally. We work closely with several small farms in and around the Tri-State area, and often visit to learn and stay informed on the best produce and proteins we can provide our clients.