Many bars in New York City feature happy hour—some offer two-for one drinks, others might invite the ladies in for cheap drinks, emphasizing their happy hour specials, hoping that bar patrons will come early and rev things up sooner rather than later at their particular locales.
Great live music in an interesting venue on the Lower East Side's original nightlife capital, Ludlow Street. You never know who (or what) will be playing here, but a good time is guaranteed. Some shows are free, and others usually range from $5 to $10.158 Ludlow St.
2A has been around forever, and that's what makes it so special; a survivor of the punk era, you go there plastered or to get plastered. The furniture lends itself to getting wasted, and the tunes are great. Drinks are reasonably priced, and some of the patrons look like they're ...25 Ave A (East 2nd Street)
Aptly named lounge, one big dark room. With the music hopping, and the cocktails flowing, you can shimmy and jive showing off your most awkward high-school dance moves with little concern for embarrassment. It is dark in there! Who cares!165 Ludlow Street (near Stanton)
A temple of doom for the drinking crowd, Doc Hollidays is infamous for its low prices: PBR in a can ($2), Well Drinks ($4.50), Bud ($3.50) and Imports ($4). Have your meal in liquid form, stumble out afterwards if you can.141 Avenue A (East 9th Street)
Ahhhh yes.... the Boxcar. Transporting inanity from the ether to the East Village. The place get packed, the sangria gets consumed and, well, you see where it goes from there. Arrive early and you may be able to score table in their tiny outdoor space.168 Avenue B
Wood-clad and dimly-lit, the Barrow Street Ale House is a bit of yesteryear (well, yestercentury, really) in the West Village.15 Barrow Street
East Village pub with a long bar, cheap booze and the youthful hordes that come with it. Long time staple of East Village carousing, great place to start - or end - or do the in-between - of an evening. Popular with the kids from nearby NYU.155 2nd Ave