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Am I Drunk, Or Are These Beers Really Cheap?

Superior drink specials for all tastes, at all hours.

  • For Cocktails

  • Allen & Delancey

    115 Allen St., at Delancey St.; 212-253-5400

    The restaurant’s cocktail list—created by Death & Co. guru Alex Day—is half-off at the bar, Tuesdays.

  • For Bingeing

  • The Anchor

    310 Spring St., nr. Greenwich St.; 212-463-7406

    On Recession Thursdays, $20 gets you all you can guzzle, from 7 to 9 p.m., on anything in the place.

  • For Pizza Plus Pitchers

  • Gruppo

    186 Ave. B, nr. 12th St.; 212-995-2100

    The thin-crust haven offers a large plain pie and a pitcher of beer for $18, daily from 5 to 7 p.m.

  • For Mobile Drinkers

  • Village Pourhouse

    982 Amsterdam Ave., nr. W. 109th St.; 212-979-2337

    Hail a cab up to Morningside Heights, and the bar will match the amount of your fare in comped drinks. Keep that receipt!

  • For Beer in a Can

  • Bar Great Harry

    280 Smith St., at Sackett St., Carroll Gardens; 718-222-1103

    Five bucks buys you two cans of not-too-shabby Porkslap Pale Ale, Moo Thunder Stout, or Snapperhead IPA, weekdays until 7 p.m.

  • For Late-Nighters

  • Magician

    118 Rivington St., nr. Essex St.; 212-673-7851

    Starting at midnight on Sundays, the LES standby sells $2.50–$3.50 beers and cocktails all the way until closing time. Perfect for long weekends and the unemployed.

  • For Gluttons

  • Brother Jimmy’s

    416 Eighth Ave., at 31st St.; 212-967-7603

    On Mondays the midtown BBQ joint offers all-you-can-eat rib tips and hot wings and all-you-can-drink drafts for $15.95.

  • For Rock and Roll

  • Hi Fi

    169 Ave. A, nr. 11th St. 212-420-8392

    Daily two-for-ones until eight means free rein on the bar’s legendary jukebox.

  • For Budweisers

  • Bourbon St. NYC

    407 Amsterdam Ave., nr. 79th St.; 212-721-1332

    Uptown collegiates get together on Thursdays for truly out-of-state prices: fourteen ounces of Bud and Bud Light are 50 cents from 9 to 10 p.m., $1 until midnight, and $2 the rest of the way.

  • For Bankers

  • Stone Street Tavern

    52 Stone St., nr. Mill Ln.; 212-785-5658

    A rotating daily food-and-booze special gives the Goldman guys something to be happy about. Deals include a burger and beer for $10 and a Guinness and half-dozen oysters for $13.95.

  • For Dive Devotees

  • The Alibi

    242 DeKalb Ave., nr. Vanderbilt Ave., Fort Greene; no phone

    The endearingly shabby confines feel just right with these dirt-cheap offerings: $1 for mugs of Bud, $3 for everything else, daily from 5 to 8 p.m.

From the 2009 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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