As the temperature drops and a gorgeous pre-fall breeze rolls in, head over to a bar that still has outdoor seating, but a cozy inside bar as well.
Fiddlesticks Pub & Grill is a traditional Irish Pub located on Greenwich Avenue in the Village. It is a cozy bar with inside and outside seating, friendly bartenders and a fabulous happy hour. If you’re someone like me who loves a bar with some good nooks to make your home – you’ll love this one! Or if you’re already a fan of their sister bar Galway Hooker.
Happy Hour is Mon – Fri: 4pm to 8pm. All beers, house wines & liquors are $4.
On the weekends you can roll up for a special brunch for $10, which gets you brunch and 2 complimentary drinks.
Of course, like most bars I prefer and recommend, this one has a full menu, packed with delicious small bites or bigger meals if you’re settling in for dinner. I’m partial to their French Onion Soup and Mac & Cheese, but everything I’ve seen served looks yummy!
Fiddlesticks Pub & Grill
56 Greenwich Avenue @ Perry Street
212. 463. 0516
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This Thirsty Thursday head back over to the East Village just a touch North to The Penny Farthing.
The Penny Farthing is a spacious (with two floors) old-fashioned feeling neighborhood spot. With a mix of Irish Pub and American Country, the wooden bar and homestead decor is comforting and inviting. Mixing it up between a low-key lunch place during the day and a lively social scene at night, The Penny Farthing seems to have found the key to conquering both worlds.
The Penny serves brunch, lunch, dinner and pub food at the bar. With a special brunch on weekends between 11am and 4pm with a wide range of typical brunch favs. Everything I’ve ever ordered here is delicious, including their Buffalo Wings, Spinach & Artichoke Dip, and Fish & Chips.
Happy Hour is simple. Half priced almost anything you can think of Monday thru Friday from 4pm to 7pm. Including some old time classic cocktails, like Manhattans (careful, they’re lethal), and a Southern Fizz.
The Penny can get quite crowded on the weekends, resulting in a line to get in – I always try to go on a weekday and take advantage of their happy hour since their normal prices are a little higher than average – $12-13 a cocktail.
The Penny Farthing
Sun – Tues 11am to 2am
Wed -Sat 11am to 4am
103 Third Avenue @ 13th Street
Although it may not look like much from the front, inside Pianos there is a lively mix of people, music and drinks.
Located in the heart of the Lower East Side, Pianos has happy hour every day from 3pm to 7pm including:
Select Beers – $3
Well Drinks, Wine & Frozen Margaritas – $4
Special Plates – $5
Nachos – $2
Sandwiches – $5 & $6
Aside from a super cheap happy hour, Pianos is always pumping with music, whether by DJ or live bands. You can mosey upstairs any time of the week at 8pm to listen to a wide variety of bands gutsy enough to play for a musically rich and knowledgeable LES crowd. There is a cover for the upstairs lounge, usually $8 – but depending how packed they are and how early you’re there, you can sometimes get around this, or get it dropped to $5.
Check out their website for the schedule of performers!
Beware though, on the weekends this place still draws a massive crowd and the line can get exhausting. Be an old lady (or man) like me, and head over for an early happy hour and meal so you can find yourself a seat…or corner to stand. Otherwise, be prepared for it to be hot and crowded. As NOT ideal as that may sound, the music, dancing and all around pumped up vibe make it all a bit better. Promise.
158 Ludlow St
Between Rivington St & Stanton St
As Summer approaches, I couldn’t help but think of all the places my friends and I spend our summer nights, listening to live music and loving all New York City has to offer. This week’s Thirsty Thursday is what used to be a local spot. SO local for us, we often dodged the cover charge and knew the bouncer’s name. We’re suckers for good food, good happy hour and good live music what can I say?
We’ve seen a lot of great bands here, some really talented cover bands and original artists. Check out their Live Music Schedule and see if you recognize any of your local favs!
You can also watch almost any sporting event you want with their satellite sports channels, ESPECIALLY all the soccer one could hope for.
Or if you’re not a music or sports fanatic, simply come in for some lunch or dinner; they are open for both and have a pretty decent full menu to choose from including some delicious fish & chips!
New Happy Hour Specials Include:
$3 Select Domestic Drafts
$4 Select Domestic Bottles
$5 Well Drinks
$3 Shot Specials (They’ll tell you what the special shot is)
The Red Lion
151 Bleecker Street @ Thompson Street
Monday thru Friday: 11am – 4am
Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 4am
After a long week at work, many New Yorkers look forward to their Thursday nights. The night they can go out for Happy Hour and just forget about the day’s stressors for a bit. A place my friends and I love to do that at best is City Crab & Seafood. Although, mostly an upscale seafood restaurant, they offer an affordable and delicious Happy Hour to the twenty somethings, not making 6-figure somethings.
City Crab is located in an area lacking in suitable happy hours. Flatiron / Gramercy has few places offering specials for the young and employed, who occasionally prefer a more upscale locale for their thirsty Thursday than an Irish Pub.
I’m partial to their popcorn shrimp, which never ceases to please, while their Cajun peel and eat shrimp is perfectly seasoned in Old Bay and other such spices making it irresistible – especially when half priced.
Happy Hour is 4pm to 7pm Mondays – Thursdays & Sundays, and an extra special 10pm to 12am on Fridays & Saturdays. With 1/2 off wines, select beers, and shelf liquors, as well as 1/2 priced appetizers and $1 oysters, City Crab is a perfect place to cozy up to the bar, get to know the bar tender & catch up with your friends after a long week at work.
Grab your friends and order a $5 Pinot Grigio, $8 Peel & Eat Shrimp and $7 Popcorn Shrimp and enjoy the cozy coastal feeling bar surrounded by live lobsters, crabs and oysters all waiting to be enjoyed on your Thirsty Thursday.
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