There’s just a week to go before the big holiday, but even if you’re not making final preparations with dishes, gifts, or ugly sweater parties, you’re likely sprinting to the end of the year at your job. How to survive? Drink. Copiously. Cheaply. Here.
Brooklyn Stoops, 748 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn
Bed-Stuy residents can wait out any snowstorm while enjoying $3 drafts and $4 well drinks. Drafts include offerings from craft darlings like Magic Hat and UFO, and you’ll also find cheap grub like burgers and buffalo wings if you’re planning on taking advantage of drink specials well into the night. You may as well — happy hour lasts until 9 p.m.
RockBar, 185 Christopher Street
This gay bar features rock and roll music non-stop, with daily drink specials cheap enough that you can drink until it feels appropriate to break out your best Air Supply impersonation. On Wednesday, $8 vodka cocktails are available for a late night happy hour from 9 p.m. until closing; Thursday and Friday happy hours feature beers from $3 to $5 dollars anytime between 4 and 8 p.m. Catch TV screenings and game nights on occasion, too.
One Star, 147 West 24th Street
Sometimes it’s not just what the specials are, it’s what’s so special about them. This newly opened Chelsea watering hole features a name night: Guests with that featured name (tonight’s is Eugene) pay $1 and receive a selection of well drinks and select canned beer. Pay it forward by bringing a group of friends and tipping generously. Additional specials include a humorously advertised 16-ounce can of beer and whiskey shot as well as a 16-ounce mixed drink for $7.
Post No Bills, 253 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn
Six dollars for a spicy pickleback and $8 cocktails are enough reason to check out this Bushwick bar anytime of the day. You’ll also find $3 Rolling Rocks, $4 Buds, and $6 bar snacks including a chicken wrap and quesadilla.