If a weekend full of shopping for others has cleaned you out, why not treat yourself to a cheap drink? We have a fresh round-up of spots where you can find one.
Cubana Social, 70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn
Cuban eats, rum, and live music are a good way to mentally escape the cold — and it helps when you can do so affordably. From 3 to 7 p.m., beers like Modelo Especial are $3 while select wine and cocktails are $5. Pair your drink to a little food; consider taking advantage of the two-for-$5 empanada deal as well as $5 fried pickles and other small bites.
SingL Lounge, 80 East 13th Street
One of the best parts about the holidays is that seasonal drinks that come but once a year. From 4 to 6:30 p.m., this Union Square cocktail lounge is offering 20 percent off any holiday drink, such as the Naughty or Nice, a mix of gin, vodka, Chartreuse, and lemon. The offer is available daily throughout the month of December.
Johnny’s Bar, 90 Greenwich Avenue
This West Village dive continues to attract a crowd with its multiple weekday happy hour specials. From noon to 3 p.m., there’s a buy-two-get-one-drink-free special. If you don’t get a long lunch break, there’s also an after work special from 3 to 7 p.m., which nets you well drinks for $4.25. The bar features a shot of the day, too.
St. Dymphna’s, 118 St. Marks Place
From noon to 8 p.m. daily, drafts are $4 each at this neighborhood Irish pub. The current line-up includes heavy hitters like Spaten Oktoberfest, Boddingtons, and Stella Artois, though the ambiance may just put you in the mood to order a good old Guinness. There’s also plenty of pub grub like bangers and mash should you find yourself hungry after multiple pints.