Nice of daylight savings to give us that extra hour in the morning and all, but if you aren’t excited about nighttime creeping up on us just a bit earlier, take solace in a sweet drink deal. After all, no matter what the clock says, happy hour is always a nice escape.
Iron Horse, 32 Cliff Street
With cheap drinks, food, and dancing bartenders, Wall Street types have a place to loosen their suits once the market closes. From opening until 8 p.m., take down $2 PBRs, Natty Lights, or Rolling Rocks. If you happen to be
burning the midnight oil working banking hours, not to worry: The price jumps all the way up to $3 after 8 p.m. There are also all-day specials, like a $6 shot-and-brew combo and a $10 burger-and-pint offering.
Fat Buddha, 212 Avenue A
From 5 to 10 p.m., stock up on $2 edamame and $7 pork buns while you sip $7 lychee martinis and $4 select beer, wine, and well drinks at the bar. The venue features a rotating list of DJs as well as a late-night menu full of items made for sharing, like chili pepper fries, for those looking to extend the party.
Plug Uglies, 257 Third Avenue
With a name reminiscent of New York’s grittier past, the only gang you’ll find here is the one showing up for free shuffleboard and cheap drinks. From 1 to 7 p.m., select bottled and draft beers and well drinks are $4. Check out the pool table if you’re handy with a cue; the low key atmosphere makes this an ideal happy hour spot to grab a brew and engage in a little friendly competition.
Murphy’s Oyster Bar, 48-20 Skillman Avenue, Queens
With live Irish music on weekends and in-season oyster specials, expect this spot to be lively. Wednesday night features two-for-one drink specials, $3 Bud Light, and $3.50 glasses of wine for ladies from 7 p.m. until midnight, and anyone can order up a bar pie and beer for $10 until 7 p.m.