If the last day of the month is payday in your office, toast your influx of cash — or drink cheaply until the money arrives — at one of these four lively happy hours.
Zona Rosa, 571 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn
This neighborhood destination boasts a heated roof bar and Mexican food dished out from an airstream trailer. During happy hour, you’ll find $3 beers, $5 margaritas, and $5 guacamole, not to mention the tacos, which are moderately priced no matter when you stop by. Arrive early if you want to take advantage of the roof.
Sweet Revenge, 62 Carmine Street
If drinking makes you crave sweets, pull up a chair at this hybrid cupcake bakery and bar. From 4 to 8 p.m., guests can take advantage of carafes of sangria for $15, or enjoy a glass paired to a select cupcake for $10. $5 beers and $8 glasses of wine are also on the list, and a cupcake pairing menu helps guide you to your perfect snack.
Brooklyn Fire Proof East, 119 Ingraham Street, Brooklyn
Part art gallery, part cafe, this spot’s happy hour, which runs until 7 p.m., offers a straightforward two-for-one bargain on cocktails. The space also hosts performances of all kinds, and it serves coffee and food throughout the day, plus $5 beer and shot specials. But what else would you expect from a place that boasts a $5 brunch?
District Tap House, 246 West 38th Street
From 4 to 8 p.m., this Midtown bar offers a laundry list of craft brews along with $6 well drinks and wine. Settle into tap offerings from local darlings like Bronx, Evil Twin, and Ommegang, or branch out into other regions with pours from places like Cigar City, Rogue, and BrewDog.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 30, 2014