It’s time to recover from the polar vortex — by huddling up at the bar and ordering a shot of whiskey, of course. Go forth and find your cure at one of these spots: Here’s a forecast full of drink specials.
The Pullman Kitchen, 959 Second Avenue
Indulge in the under-sung pleasure of pairing hot grilled cheese sliders with $5 craft beer. From 3 to 6 p.m., enjoy beers like Brooklyn Lager and Ommegang Witte while inhaling pimento cheese finger sandwiches. This casual restaurant also features half off any beer, wine, or cocktail on the menu on Mondays after 4 p.m.
Mar’s, 34-21 34th Avenue, Queens
From 5 to 7 p.m., give $1 oysters a warm home in your stomach while throwing back $4 Narragansetts. There’s also $6 wine on tap and a $7 special cocktail. The bar specializes in old school tipples like sidecars and manhattans; you’ll also find a full dinner menu featuring chowder and moules frites.
Kurant Wine Bar, 1091 Second Avenue
Seven is the magic number at this three-hour-long cheap drink splurge, where Prosecco, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay are all $7 from 4 to 7 p.m. Beers are $5, but since this is a wine bar, you’ll find a number of cheese plates and varieties of bruschetta for pairing.
One Stop Beer Shop, 134 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn
A hard-to-find brew store with a happy hour, this off the beaten path locale features a happy hour from 4 to 8 p.m. that should convince even the most skeptical Manhattanite to take the trip over the bridge. Specials include $1 off all draft beers on tap, $5 pickle backs, and $6 beer cocktails. There’s also a borsch shot special for beet fans and a slew of daily deals from beer pong to trivia.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 8, 2014