Tonight marks the biggest bar night of the year, and what better way to celebrate than by posting up for some cheap drinks. Since you’ll be catching up with friends — or perhaps trying to make new ones — here’s a look at a few places bound to be dishing out bar specials for your amusing pleasure.
Snafu (127 East 47th Street; 212-317-9100)
Start your long weekend with $3 Buds until 8 p.m., after which you can move on to one of the mixed-drink or shot specials available all night long. $7 gets you a flavored margarita, mojito, or sangria, while you can also celebrate a day without heading to the office by kicking back $5 shots. The bar features a pool table, Golden Tee, and Big Game Buck Hunter, which becomes a true test of skill after taking advantage of any drink deal here.
Radio Star Karaoke Bar (3 West 35th Street; 212-564-2520)
If you need some liquid courage to get up and belt a little Miley Cyrus, beer and well drinks are $4 from 3 to 8 p.m., while select beers are $3. Karaoke is also half-price during this time, which means you’ll pay less to watch your coworker suffer the same embarrassing fate.
Revival Bar (129 East 15th Street; 212-253-8061)
If you’re looking for a cheap brew before heading off to Penn or Grand Central, this Union Square-area bar is a great option. From 4 to 8 p.m., draft beers like Magic Hat #9 and Six Point are $5, while Bud or Bud Light is a steal at $3 apiece. There’re also $5 glasses of wine and $4 well drinks — sure to put you in much better spirits for braving the commute home.
Lunasa (126 First Avenue; 212-228-8580)
Bar-crawling in the East Village isn’t a bad way to catch up with old bros, and taking advantage of this Irish bar’s happy-hour specials is a good starting point. From 4 to 7 p.m., house cocktails, wine, and beer are all priced at $4, while all other drinks are $2 off. What’s more, select appetizers are available at a discount from a menu that features the likes of calamari, buffalo wings, and spring rolls. You’re downtown, so there are plenty of board games available should you decide staying in one place is the right call.