Spring is definitely, at long last, in the air, which means your social schedule should be ramping up as your friends emerge from hibernation. Gather a crew for a cheap drink and food deal at one of this week’s hand-picked happy hour spots.
Alfie’s, 800 Ninth Avenue
With a happy hour that lasts until 8 p.m. and a late night special from midnight to 4 a.m., this Hell’s Kitchen spot offers up some delicious craft beer on the cheap whatever shift you’re working. Late night, all draft beer is $5. The options range from Kuka Blonde Blue Point Blueberry Ale to Abita Purple Haze, all suitable brews for spring. Earlier, look for a selection of shots, beers, and well drinks for $5, too.
Professor Thom’s, 219 Second Avenue
Displaced Bostonians looking for a friendly face during Red Sox games are welcomed at this lively East Village sports bar, named after the father of the cocktail, professor Jerry Thomas. Deals here include Boston brews like Sam Adams, which are $4 on Tuesdays during baseball season until 7 p.m., 25 cent wings, and $10 pitchers on some evenings. Check out group trivia on Wednesdays and Sunday night HBO screening parties with True Blood and Game of Thrones drink specials for all fans.
Kutsher’s Tribeca, 186 Franklin Street
$2 latkes and $3 pastrami sliders headline this food friendly happy hour from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., though there are plenty of deals on booze, too. Cucumber mint margaritas are $6 while Six Point drafts and bottled brews are five bucks. You’ll also find glasses of red and white wine for $6.
Skinny’s Cantina, 4705 Center Boulevard, Queens
With less than one month until Cinco de Mayo, you might want to practice your tolerance for sangria and frozen margaritas, which are $5 at this happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Look, too, for $5 beer and wine plus plenty of cheap grub like chicken tinga tacos. This place is also located a short distance from Gantry Plaza State Park, which offers picture perfect views of the Manhattan skyline.