Celebrating the hour when drinks, food, and talk are cheap can help the tip the glass to half full when you’re facing the middle of the week. After all, Monday and Tuesday aren’t exactly the easiest days to face. But Thursday and Friday precede the weekend! Here’s a round-up of cheap drink deals that should help you lose track of time.
Domain NYC, 2869 Broadway
Wine lovers get double their money’s worth during the newly opened Domain NYC’s two separate happy hours. From 4 to 7 p.m. and from 11 p.m. to close, select glasses of wine are $6, and you can snack on $1 oysters between sips. Mondays and Tuesdays also feature half off any bottle of wine on the globally curated wine list. If you’re not at that stage in the relationship to split a bottle just yet, a nightly flight selection of three wines for $10 is another way to get to know your grapes. Oh, there are also $5 drafts for those who prefer stalks of barley over vines.
Ardesia, 510 West 52nd Street
Hell’s Kitchen residents can cool off with wine or draft beer for $2 off during a daily happy hour that runs from 5 to 7 p.m. With a wine list divided into “old world” and “new world” categories, it’s the perfect place to toast Columbus if you didn’t get a chance to march in the parade. There’s also an atypical beer selection and an October special featuring a soft pretzel and Erdinger Oktoberfest beer for $14 from which all proceeds go to benefit City Harvest’s marathon team.
The Winslow, 243 East 14th Street,
This recently opened public house is the latest reimagination of a space that has seen its fair share of concepts come and go. However, a 4 to 7 p.m. happy hour that offers a gin and tonic of the day ($7) along with $5 wine and draft beer is a good way to make a crowd content. The bar also features a late night menu and traditional pub fare, with a variety of special events–such as a complimentary Pimm’s tasting–for those looking for a bit of London in the city.
Miles, 101 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn
Bushwickians and friends in need of a cheap drink are welcomed by $5 premium well drinks and $1 off drafts at this laid back joint from 6 to 8 p.m. The bar features a variety of humorously named food and cocktails–the legend of “Golden Girl” Sofia Petrillo lives on, for instance–while Wednesday also features 20 percent off bottles of wine. If you’re looking to make new friends, Tuesday night features a B.Y.O vinyl record social, while Monday’s free mac and cheese followed by movie night is a nice option now that the sun is down by the time you’re out of work.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 16, 2013