Best happy hours for adventurous foodies in New York City
Admit it, you're in New York because you heard about pretty fantastic happy hours and, separately, very delicious food. It turns out, you can capture both exotic birds with one stone. That's right, there are some excellent happy hours for the foodie soul. You just have to know where to perch.
Lobster Joint, Greenpoint
Between 4 and 7 p.m., this Brooklyn outpost has the hook-up for $1 oysters and $4 lobster, crab cake, and fried oyster sliders. Wash those down with a drink deal — $16 draft beer pitches and $24 cocktail pitchers.
The Cellar at Beecher's Handmade Cheese, Flatiron
One of the best places to get your mac and cheese and buzz on. It's $8 during the daily 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. happy hour, along with a daily $5 cocktail special, and $6 house wines. Those prices'll make you cheese real hard.
Georgia's Eastside BBQ, LES
A couple bucks for beer and barbecue sounds like a deal you'd have to travel to North Carolina for — not anymore! Head to the Lower East Side for $2 PBRs and $5 pulled pork and fried catfish sandwiches. But be warned, this happy hour is only available from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Miriam, Park Slope
Venture to the Mediterranean at this Middle Eastern eatery for half-off all dishes at the bar and 2-for-1 deals on draft beers and wines. Get your tzatziki on from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
Salvation Taco, Midtown
The daily happy hour here will take you south of the border for $7 margaritas, $7 glasses of red and white wines, and a selection of $5 draft beers. To absorb that cerveza, grab some $5 empanadas filled with chihuahua cheese and serrano.
Nikki Palumbo is a comedy writer and frequent happy hour-er in NYC.