Still freaking out about your costume choice for Halloween? Why not try on a cheap drink deal?
Mason Jar, 45 East 30th Street
Sweet tea and vodka, anyone? From 4 to 7 p.m., fans of warmer weather flock to this Southern-inspired watering hole and fill up on $5 well drinks or a $5 drink of the day. There’s also $4 Bud and Bud Light drafts for cheap beer lovers. The restaurant boasts an extensive craft beer and bourbon selection for those who don’t mind shelling out a few extra bucks–and don’t miss the $10 beer flight for any four draft beers, an additional good value.
Pioneers Bar, 138 West 29th Street
When a bar features Tarot card readings, comedy nights, and the chance to win free drinks all night, what’s not to like? Wednesday night’s lineup includes trivia from 7 to 9 p.m., and the winning team receives a $40 bar tab. Happy hour specials feature select $4 beers and $5 well drinks — among other deals — from noon to 7 p.m. Oh, and if performances aren’t your thing, perhaps the array of games might attract you: The bar features giant Jenga towers — which might be more challenging and fun after a few drinks.
O’Hanlon’s, 349 East 14th Street
If the hallmark of a good Irish pub is creating a welcoming atmosphere, O’Hanlon’s is on the right track. The bar offers a $1 off any drink from opening until 6 p.m. — not to mention their very own O’Hanlon’s Ale and O’Hanlon’s Light pints for $3, and house cocktails, which ring in at $8. If you can’t get there in time, not to worry: Nightly specials include $4 Coors Light and Miller High Life and $5 Fireball whiskey shots on Fridays, good for those desperately seeking refuge from the cold.
Barramundi, 67 Clinton Street
From 6 to 8 p.m., patrons receive a two-for-one drink special on all drafts, well drinks, and sangria. Beers are typically $6 and include the usual suspects like Stella, Guinness, and Newcastle. The long time Lower East Sider also features an upstairs speakeasy — 2nd Floor on Clinton — and you’ll find a selection of bar snacks to nibble on, including sausage on a roll and charcuterie plates.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 30, 2013