Drink Cheaply at Atrium, Dakota Roadhouse, The LCL: Bar and Kitchen, and Bench Sports Bar


We’ve barely closed the door on summer, but we’ve already spotted holiday-themed commercials–which makes us keen to save a buck or two in anticipation of the spending to come. Here’s where to eat, drink, and be merry on the cheap this week.

Atrium, 15 Main Street, Brooklyn

Now that the months whose names include the letter “r” are here, oyster season is officially underway, and a new happy hour featuring fall’s favorite bivalve has arrived on the Brooklyn waterfront. From 5:30 to 7 p.m., guests enjoy $1 oysters from renowned harvest grounds like Prince Edwards Island while sipping reduced-priced drinks. The bar has a reputation for its innovative cocktails–olive oil and lavender are some of the ingredients you’ll find floating in drink choices–which is reason enough to hang around after you’ve shucked all you can.

Dakota Roadhouse, 43 Park Place

If the Megamillions wasn’t in your favor this week, Dakota Roadhouse’s happy hour might make you feel like your luck has improved. From 5 to 7 p.m., with every drink you order you’ll receive a random card that may tell you to pay full price–or may net you a drink on the house. If lady luck isn’t on your side, there’s always the pool table in the back. Helpful hint: Bring cash; credit cards aren’t accepted.

The LCL: Bar and Kitchen, 212 East 42nd Street

From 4 to 6 p.m., those searching for a healthy drink can order select Organic Avenue-based cocktails for $7. Patrons can order up fresh-pressed classics like tom collinses and gin rickeys; the bar rotates specials to reflect seasonal changes. Supplement your cocktail with regional beer and biodynamic wines, which range from $5 to $7 during happy hour.

Bench Sports Bar, 8812 Third Avenue, Brooklyn

$3 drafts, $4 sangria, and $4 wine served from 3 to 7 p.m. help fans practice for Wednesday trivia at this Bay Ridge one-stop shop for sporting events. A variety of cheap eats like $7 sliders and $5 appetizers are made for sharing with teammates, though you may want to hold out for the Wednesday all-you-can-eat rib special ($15.99) if you think better on a full stomach.