The writer hosted a bash in Brooklyn, declaring the event to be Bored To Death's "funeral", and invited devotees to join him to mourn the loss of the series, which was recently cancelled.
The bar was swamped with fans and Ames spent a small fortune buying them all booze.
Speaking at the party, he told the New York Post's Page Six column, "I was not expecting this. I'm gonna lose a lot of money. Everyone gets one drink. Don't abuse the privilege."
After the event, Ames thanked fans for coming in a post on his Twitter.com page, writing, "Last night's funeral for Bored To Death was our greatest premiere ever! Thank you to all the fans... who came out!!!"