Start budgeting better by taking advantage of this week’s cheap drink specials. If that’s not enticing enough, perhaps $5 wine, cheap craft brews, or the simple comfort of boozing with like minded individuals will get you out and about.
Trinity Place Bar and Restaurant, 115 Broadway
Now that the bull is back, head down to FiDi for a few up-close-and-personal shots with the NYC landmark. After you’re done playing tourist, head to this former bank vault and play beer nerd with $2-off drafts and select bottles between 4 and 6 p.m.; a few of the seasonal options include offerings from Troegs and Goose Island breweries. The bar also offers $6 glasses of champagne all night long Monday through Wednesday. Tuck into a bar menu of kobe cheese burgers and mini lobster BLTs.
The Double Windsor, 210 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn
From 3 to 7 p.m., a line-up of beers selected in good taste are a $1 off whether they come in can, bottle, or tap form; a few of the more affordable options include Nebraska Brunette Nut Brown and Great Divide Rumble IPA. Check out the bar’s specialty fries and burger, or pair your brew to Girl Scout cookies.
L’Ybane Wine Bar & Restaurant, 709 Eighth Avenue
From 4 to 7 p.m. at the bar here, a variety of wine and sangrias are only $5; look for glasses of cabernet, malbec, and chardonnay. The restaurant has plenty of Mediterranean bites like calamari and stuffed grape leaves for sharing, and the relaxed — and gimmick free — atmosphere is a welcome break from the Times Square tourist traffic nearby.
‘Cesca, 164 West 75th Street
From 5 to 7 p.m., select wines by the glass and beers are half off at this Italian joint, and Sunday through Wednesday, you can pair your pour to a $5 menu special; items include oyster po’boys, meatball heros, and zucchini parm. If a cocktail is what you crave, stop in before April ends for a spicy blood orange margarita, the drink of the month.