We just profiled Sam Ziar, a bartender at Orient Express, one of Manhattan’s most romantic bars. But where can you find a completely unromantic bar where you can get your drink on away from all the VDay business — red cocktails and couples canoodling in dark corners? You’ll find the answer a few streets away from Orient Express, at the Rusty Knot, which has an all-night happy hour on Tuesdays.
There’s a two-for-one deal on Busch pints and well cocktails, from 5:30 p.m. until close. Splurge for a couple of the spot’s signature pickleback shots and its most delicious bar food item — the pretzel dog — for a delicious, very un-Valentine’s Day meal.