For many working adults, happy hour is the best time of the day. Not only does it signal an end to the workday (hopefully), but it’s all about saving money on discounted drinks. Trophy Bar (351 Broadway, Brooklyn; 347-227-8515) goes one better — it also features a selection of cheap eats throughout the evening.
Monday through Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m., the South Williamsburg spot offers a killer deal on drinks and food.
The Trophy Cheeseburger with tomato and mayo, sandwiched between a pillowy sesame bun and a handful of well-seasoned fries, is normally $8, but during the hours of happiness, it’s just $5. Same goes for the veggie burger; the patty is made from a blend of chickpeas, sweet potato, cranberry, and walnut, and topped with tomatoes, arugula, and tzatziki. It, too, comes with a side of fries. Later in the evening, the cost nearly doubles, to $9 apiece. There’s also a grilled cheese (usually $7); the warm sandwich is filled with nutty aged gouda and presented with a creamy tomato dipping sauce and a pickle on the side. Like the others, it’s $5 during the hallowed time slot.
If you have a bit of extra cash on hand, Trophy offers $5 bloody marys, margaritas, and sangrias along with $4 wine, drafts, and well drinks. Just walk up to the bar, place your order, then pick a stool, indoor booth, or a table on the back patio. It’s cheap, easy, and very, very good.
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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on June 23, 2015