updated 11/04/2011 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 11/04/2011 AT 4:00 PM ET
Like his Gossip Girl alter-ego, Penn Badgley knows how to have a ball in the Big Apple. Making a Manhattan statement in a purple button-up and a newsboy hat, Badgley tried his hand at pool at the member’s-only Chivas Brotherhood’s Chivas 1801 Club launch party in N.Y.C.’s West Village Thursday night. Guests enjoyed dishes such as Moroccan spiced lamb and mint meatballs, fall harvest pizzetta and seared scallops – washing it all down with specialty cocktails, including a Chivas and ginger ale concoction.