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No Matter Where You Find Yourself Thirsty




Macao Trading Co.


Even when the nabe is otherwise dead, this downstairs party gets borderline debauched. 311 Church St., nr. Lispenard St.; 212-431-8750

Financial District

Cowgirl Sea-Horse

Cheap Eats, Divey

What’s not to love about $2 tacos and sea-life-themed décor? 259 Front St., at Dover St.; 212-608-7873

Lower East Side

169 Bar

Cheap Eats, Divey

More chill than the weekend’s Mardi Gras–like bacchanal, with three-for-$5 oysters until 4 a.m. 169 E. Broadway, nr. Rutgers St.; 646-833-7199

West Village



Producer night features hip winemakers like Arianna Occhipinti. 34 Eighth Ave., nr. Jane St.; 212-518-2722

East Village

Bowery Poetry Club

Sing-alongs/Open Mike

Open-mike poetry slams for just $7. 308 Bowery, nr. Bleecker St.; 212-614-0505

Midtown West

Rudy’s Bar + Grill

Cheap Eats, Low-Key Scene

Wash down free hot dogs with Rudy’s own blonde ale amid a relatively chill crowd. 627 Ninth Ave., nr. 44th St.; 646-707-0890

Midtown East

The Campbell Apartment


The twenties railroad tycoon’s office is well worth a post-work drink. Grand Central Terminal; 212-953-0409

Upper East Side

Lexington Bar and Books

Swanky, Screenings

Discounted-whiskey night, plus James Bond films on request. 1020 Lexington Ave., at 73rd St.; 212-717-3902

Upper West Side

Soldier McGee Tavern

Games, Divey

Join the pool tournament at this reliable, gimmick-free bar. 480 Amsterdam Ave., at 83rd St.; 212-579-4299


Maison Premiere

Cheap Eats, Hot Bartenders

Spendy cocktails (from $9) feel like a deal alongside dollar oysters. 298 Bedford Ave., nr. S. 1st St.; 347-335-0446


The Mark Bar


Free artisanal cheeses from hip fromagerie Eastern District during $3-draft happy hour. 1025 Manhattan Ave., nr. Green St.; 718-349-2340

Park Slope

The Sackett

Games, Low-Key Scene

At this super-neighborhoody watering hole, even novices are welcome for pub quiz. 661 Sackett St., nr. Fourth Ave.; 718-622-0137

Fort Greene/Clinton Hill

The Emerson

Games, Low-Key Scene

Buy in to the pool tourney or just observe at this antique-y bar-slash-gallery. 561 Myrtle Ave., nr. Emerson Pl.; 347-763-1310

Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill

Bar Great Harry

Dogs Welcome, Low-Key Scene

Monthly brewery nights showcase taps from Allagash or Cigar City. 280 Smith St., nr. Sackett St.; 718-222-1103

Long Island City/Astoria

Beaver Bar at the Astor Room

Live Music, Swanky

Tiki Tuesday at the Paramount cafeteria turned cocktail lounge, complete with grand piano. 34-12 36th St.; 718-255-1947

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