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No Matter Where You Find Yourself Thirsty

A seven-day-a-week, fifteen-neighborhood, 105-bar cheat sheet.




The Brandy Library

Swanky, Live Music

Hundreds of whiskeys and brandies, plus resident jazz pianist Joel Forrester. 25 N. Moore St., nr. Varick St.; 212-226-5545

Financial District

Fresh Salt

Low-Key Scene

A nautical den where you can throw back beers and actually hear your drinking partners speak. 146 Beekman St., nr. Front St.; 212-962-0053

Lower East Side

Parkside Lounge


Sip discounted $8 Manhattans at the grungy lounge’s weekly vinyl swap. 317 E. Houston St., nr. Ave. B; 212-673-6270

West Village

Vin Sur Vingt

Low-Key Scene

The ambience is as sophisticated as the wine-tasting selection from the Loire Valley and Alsace. 201 W. 11th St., nr. Seventh Ave. S.; 212-924-4442

East Village

William Barnacle Tavern

Live Music

Come for the absinthe, stay for the Celtic bopping. Theatre 80, 80 St. Marks Pl., nr. First Ave.; 212-388-0388

Midtown West

Barcelona Bar


Trivia night and 100-plus silly-fun shots (the Harry Potter involves fire and a sorcerer’s hat). 923 Eighth Ave., nr. 54th St.; 212-245-3212

Midtown East

P. J. Clarke's

Low-Key Scene

Enjoy the 130-year-old’s suds and cranky bartenders, sans the fratty weekend crowds. 915 Third Ave., at 55th St.; 212-317-1616

Upper East Side

Bemelmans Bar

Swanky, Live Music

Take whimsical décor, add live jazz, wind up in fantasy land. The Carlyle, 35 E. 76th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-744-1600

Upper West Side

The Tangled Vine

Cheap Eats, Low-Key Scene

Get 30 percent off both the bottle list and its specialty dish, the montadito sandwich. 434 Amsterdam Ave., at 81st St.; 646-863-3896


Union Pool

Live Music, Divey

The Reverend Vince Anderson’s free blues shows are popular with the devout and sinners alike. 484 Union Ave., at Meeker Ave.; 718-609-0484


The Habitat

Cheap Eats

A friendly picnic vibe with $5 mac ’n’ cheese and $3 happy-hour drinks. 988 Manhattan Ave., nr. Huron St.; 718-383-5615

Park Slope

Pacific Standard

Sing-alongs/Open Mike

Have a $3 draw, plus the occasional reading or improv show. 84 Fourth Ave., at St. Marks Pl.; 718-858-1951

Fort Greene/Clinton Hill

The Alibi


Drinks are three bucks at the begrimed yet beloved dive’s happy hour. 242 Dekalb Ave., nr. Vanderbilt Ave.; no phone

Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill

The Bourgeois Pig

New, Low-Key Scene

Ravi DeRossi’s bordello-ish tavern has half-priced wine bottles tonight. 387 Court St., nr. 1st Pl.; 718-858-5483

Long Island City/Astoria

Domaine Wine Bar

Live Music, Cheap Eats

Jazz music, a Terroir-like vibe, and oyster happy hour. What else could you want on a Monday? 50-04 Vernon Blvd.; 718-784-2350

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