Time Out New York’s Cheapest Happy Hours

TimeOut New York has your back! They have scoured the city and found the 10 Cheapest Happy Hours in New york City, featuring 50¢ Bud drafts, $3 PBR-and-whiskey combos, many more awesome deals.

  1. Acme Bar & Grill The secret of this po’ boy and jambalaya purveyor is that if you scoot past the tables and step up to the back bar on a Tuesday, tap beers (Acme ale and Michelob Light) are two bucks all night. You can get down-home grub for nearly nothing, too: From 4 to 8pm, Cajun-inspired appetizers such as hush puppies (regularly $5.95) and Old Bay–dusted Gulf shrimp (regularly $9.95) are half price. 9 Great Jones St between Broadway and Lafayette St (212-420-1934, acmebarandgrill.com)
  2. Bourbon Street With enough bras hung behind the bar to rival a small Victoria’s Secret, bead-bedazzled Bourbon Street aims to be a year-round Mardi Gras party. It certainly achieves that rowdiness on Thursdays, when prepsters attempt to “beat the clock”: Beginning at 9pm, Bud drafts are a mere 50¢ each; the price rises to $1 from 10pm to midnight, at which point the cost gets bumped to $2 until close. On your marks, get set, chug! 407 Amsterdam Ave between 79th and 80th Sts (212-721-1332, bourbonstreetnyc.com)
  3. Gotham City Lounge Attracting comics fans and other scantily paid bloggers, this friendly, cheapo hang feels more like a fanboy’s basement than a dive, but with $1 cans of Rolling Rock on Wednesdays and $3 PBR-and-well-whiskey combos all day, every day, even Batman would be tempted to swoop in for a cold one. 1293 Myrtle Ave between Central Ave and Hart St, Bushwick, Brooklyn (718-387-4182, myspace.com/gclny)
  4. Jake’s Dilemma If you’ve got a thirsty gang on your hands, the mishmash of worn, spring-challenged furniture in the back room at Jake’s makes for a great conversation pit to while away a few hours—especially on Mondays from 8pm to 4am, when domestic drafts are a buck and shots will cost you $3. 430 Amsterdam Ave at 81st St (212-580-0556, nycbestbar.com/jakes)
  5. Mercury Bar While Mercury is certainly not hiding its true sports-bar colors (note the multiple, monstrous flat-screen TVs throughout the bordello-red-walled watering hole), nice touches like button-back leather booths, diamond-shaped wooden wine-storage bins and twinkling votive candles make it feel more chic than Citi Field. Throw in $4 happy-hour shots like kamikazes and Woo Woos from 4 to 8pm daily and you won’t even need a home team to root for. 659 Ninth Ave at 46th St (212-262-7755, mercurybarnyc.com)
  6. The Stumble Inn Even with two walls of windows looking out onto Second Avenue, after-work tie-looseners craving big burgers are more apt to be glued to the 20 flat-screens at this UES sports bar. On Mondays from 7pm until 4am, drafts are a dollar and well drinks (normally $5.50) are half off. 1454 Second Ave at 76th St (212-650-0561, nycbestbar.com/stumble)
  7. Third & Long Attracting the team-jersey-clad Murray Hill set, this no-frills Irish-owned sports pub has 16 beers on tap, and will keep you raising a glass to your athletic heroes with nine-ounce $1 drafts on Mondays and Tuesdays (4pm–4am) and $3 PBRs all the time. 523 Third Ave at 35th St (212-447-5711,thirdandlongnyc.com)
  8. The Thirsty Scholar As the name suggests, you’re likely to find solo-sitting book readers at the bar, along with chums chatting about the day’s op-ed page—but it doesn’t take a genius to know that the $4 well drinks from 5 to 8pm Monday through Wednesday (and 2 to 8pm Thursday through Sunday) are a booze lover’s bargain. 155 Second Ave between 9th and 10th Sts (212-777-6514, ryansnyc.com)
  9. Three of Cups At the restaurant upstairs, knock 20% off wood-fired pizzas (ten-inch $9–$11, 16-inch $16–$20) and decent Southern Italian fare from 5 to 6:30pm Sunday through Thursday. In the intimate, low-lit lounge downstairs, get $2 off all well drinks (normally $6–$8) and $2 PBRs from 8 to 10pm every day as you recline on comfy couches and huddle around wee tables. 83 First Ave at 5th St (212-388-0059, threeofcupsnyc.com)
  10. The Village Tavern This friendly corner sports bar with ten large flat-screens, a brown felt-top pool table and sports memorabilia galore pours $4 well drinks from 4 to 7pm on weekdays. 46 Bedford St at Seventh Ave South (212-741-1935, villagetavernnyc.com)

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