Cheap Drinks (and Food) at 100 Montaditos, High Dive, The Whiskey Ward, and 2A


You likely had a rough commute this morning, which means you’re definitely having an end of day drink, right? Right. Here are a few places where you can make that happen cheaply.

100 Montaditos, 176 Bleecker Street

Anyone who’s lamenting the loss of cheap drinks on Bleecker Street might want to check out this Spanish tapas bar. Sure, it’s the corporate chain we all fear is taking over the city, but on Wednesday, the place runs some compelling for the all-day happy hour specials. All sandwiches are $1, while sangria, Spanish beer, and select wines are $2. Since there are 100 different varieties of sandwiches here, you’ll be able to sample a wide array of treats like chorizo, smoked salmon, and Manchego cheese for less than one entree at most restaurants.

High Dive, 243 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn

From opening until 8 p.m. everyday, this Park Slope bar offers $1 off every drink in the house. The bar has a wide selection of hard-to-find beers like Evil Twin’s Hipster Ale as well as good old PBR, and it focuses on whiskey in the spirits department.

The Whiskey Ward, 121 Essex Street

This Lower East Side bar may specialize in whiskey, but three hours full of specials offer something for everyone who drops by. From 5 to 8 p.m., Sauza margaritas are $5, while all well drinks and drafts are $4. There are also a few daily specials — like a PBR and Wild Turkey or Jack shot for $7 — as well as $15 pitchers of sangria.

2A, 25 Avenue A

From 4 until 8 p.m, drinks are two-for-one at this Alphabet City spot. A DJ will spin a few records, and you can also partake in a $7 vodka shandy special. Look for performances in the upstairs lounge, which often feature specials like $8 margaritas.