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Most Bang for Your Buck: New York City’s Best Food & Drink Specials

August 24, 2011 4:30 PM

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Let’s face it: Times are tough. Everyone loves a bargain — especially in New York. So we did our homework and found some of the best deals around so you can have a good time and not feel like you’ve spent a fortune.

John Street Bar and Grill

john street Most Bang for Your Buck: New York Citys Best Food & Drink Specials
17 John Street
212-349-4659
johnstreet.com

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$10 all you can drink draft beer on Thursdays have made this Financial District water hole quite popular. Drafts include: Bud, Bud Light, John Street Amber and Rolling Rock. $12 gets you a bucket of beers and a half-order of wings 5-8 pm Monday.

The Half Pint

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76 West 3rd Street
212-260-1088
thehalfpint.com

Known mostly for having more than 200 beers from around the world, if you’re looking for a Sunday brunch spot with great drink specials, look no further. The Half Pint brunch is 10.95 and offers the usual brunch fare, from French Toast to Eggs Benedict. However, an additional $8 will get you all the Bloody Marys and Mimosas you want.

Mercadito

mercadito Most Bang for Your Buck: New York Citys Best Food & Drink Specials
100 7th Ave South at Grove Street
212.647.0830
mercaditorestaurants.com

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If you’ve been “overserved” and need a little hair of the dog, head to Mercadito for their Ultimate Hangover Cure on Sunday. $25 gets you all you can drink (for two hours): House Sangria (white or red), fruit mimosas (strawberry is delish!) and Chelas (beer). You also get your choice of  an entree from their extensive brunch list. Make sure to visit their two Avenue B locations!

Double Crown

double crown Most Bang for Your Buck: New York Citys Best Food & Drink Specials
316 Bowery (at Bleeker)
212-254-0350
doublecrown-nyc.com

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Restaurant week happens twice a year, but for the same $35 per person, the Sunday Nonya Dinner at Double Crown is an amazing deal. Feast on a tasting menu of various foods inspired by family-style banquet dining of Singapore and Malaysia, including yellowtail sashimi with cucumber, and grilled strip steak with black bean dressing. Two desserts are also part of the package! If you’d like to wash all of that delicious food down with a bottle of wine, two featured bottles are offered at $25 each.

Nancy Whiskey

nancy whiskey Most Bang for Your Buck: New York Citys Best Food & Drink Specials
1 Lispenard St, Between Broadway & Ave of the Americas
212-226-9943
nancywhiskeypub.com

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Shuffleboard anyone? Who needs to be on the Promenade Deck of some fancy cruise ship to play this classic game? Head on down to this Irish pub in Tribeca and take part in a nightly shuffleboard tourney–no experience necessary. Games aside, this place has really cheap drinks: $4.50 will get you a wide variety of top shelf drinks–uncommon in most cities–unheard of in Manhattan. $10 will get you a pitcher of Bud, Bud Lite & St. Pauli Girl during happy hour (12-5 M-Fri). College Football fans: $15 gets you two half-pound burgers deluxe and a pitcher of Bud or Bud Lite.

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