Dream Job: Get Paid to Taste the Best Irish Coffee in New York City this Winter

Update Dec 2, 2019: We’re happy to announce the winning candidate has been chosen, and the dream job campaign is closed. Watch this space for updates with the final reviews of the best Irish coffee in New York City! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for dream job updates and openings.

There’s nothing as magical as New York City during the holiday season. From the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to The Rink at Rockefeller Center, to nearly every shop decked out in Christmas and holiday decorations.

When the air turns icy, celebratory New Yorkers head for their favorite bar to warm up with a beverage to warm the body and soul. One of the quintessential pick-me-ups during the cold and chaos of the holidays is a comforting Irish coffee. The perfect blend of coffee, sugar, and alcohol, it contains all the major energizers you need to finish your day on a high note. This got us wondering, where is the best place in NYC to order the libation?

We’re interested in doing a sampling ourselves but need some help.

Call for Applications: Become Our Paid Irish Coffee Taster in New York City is proud to announce a dream job: get a job as a judge of the best Irish coffee in NYC.

One lucky applicant will be hired during December to try out the top bars in restaurants in NYC and give us their professional opinion.

Applications are open from November 20 to December 1, with the winning applicant announced on December 2 for the job.

The tester will write up a 300-word review of each Irish Coffee and rank their favorites in the end. You’ll receive $500 for the drinks and food, and a travel and writing stipend of $1,500 for a total of $2,000.

To apply, write up a 150-200 word description of your favorite holiday beverage and setting.

Winning Applicant Duties:

  • Visit each of the 8 selected bars and restaurants from December 10-17, 2019
  • Order 1-2 Irish coffees and some treats of your choice
  • Enjoy the drink and the atmosphere, taking dutiful notes
  • Write up a 300-word review of each of the eight experiences

Terms and Conditions

  • Applicants must be 21+ to apply
  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Deadline for applications: December 1, 2019
  • This is not a full-time role
  • The winning applicant will review the bars over a 5-7 day period of their choice in December 2019
    • The tester will receive a drinks + food stipend of $500 total
    • The tester will receive $1,500 payment for the trip to cover transportation, accommodations, and writing time
    • The tester will submit final written summaries to by Dec 31, 2019
  • We will notify the winning applicant on December 2, 2019 via email and/or phone. If the applicant fails to accept within 3 business days, reserves the right to choose another applicant as a replacement
  • We don’t condone binge drinking, the successful applicant must review the bars in separate sessions
  • If you are unavailable, the prize will be forfeited and another applicant will be chosen
  • Final reviews will be published on

Applications Completed – But Follow Us for Next Dream Job!

Applications are closed for the Irish Coffee Dream Job campaign but don’t worry, there are more dream jobs in your future. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to be alerted of the next dream job opening.