Whether you are looking for a cheap spot to pre-funk or looking to save money, you can find great bars in New York that can quench your thirst cheaper than a bottle of water. In the city that never sleeps, here are five of our best spots where you can buy a beer for just a buck!
Off the Wagon, 109 MacDougal St. Mondays nights
Start the week off in the West Village at Off the Wagon, where drafts will set you back only a buck from 8pm to close, and pitches clock in at a wallet-friendly $8. This place is very vibrant with multiple snacks and food selection. If you had a stressful day at work, this place would be the perfect spot to calm your soul and keep your pocket full.
The 13th Step, 149 Second Ave, Tuesdays nights
Named after a frat, The 13th step gets super busy on Tuesdays because of their 1$ beer mug and cheap snacks. Beer pong is on all night long, all you have to do is put your name on the list and wait for your turn while drinking dollar beer pints. Most of the people who hang out at this spot are college students and young fellas. So if college atmosphere is your thing, then this is the right place for you.
Turtle Bay, 987 Second Ave, Wednesdays nights
One of the week’s best deals is Turtle Bay’s weekly Wednesday promo, when all domestic drafts cost just a buck from 5 pm to 1am—all the better for washing down their 50-cent wings. After 1p.m, bartenders hop on the bar and start dancing and giving out free vodka to everyone. The bar is filled with HD TV plasmas, 2 different floors with different types of music, DJ upstairs, and a wide variety of drinks and snacks.
Calico Jack’s Cantina, 800 Second Ave, Thursdays nights
If you are hanging out around Second avenue in Midtown on Thursday, you should check out this dollar-beer deal called Mexican joint Calico Jack’s Cantina. From 10pm onward, beers are just a buck—thanks to customer demand for the deal’s comeback. The menu at Calico Jack’s Cantina combines the bold spicy tastes of southern bayou fare with south-of-the-border favorites for a Cajun-Mexican mix that’s sure to please everyone.
Lion’s Head Tavern, 995 Amsterdam Ave, Saturday nights
Located in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights (UWS), the Lion’s Head Tavern is a neighborhood staple serving its patrons with bar favorites, craft beer and quality spirits since ’02. One of the best dive bars in the area, on Saturdays, the bar boasts $1 Bud and Bud Light drafts from noon to 6pm alongside its usual menu of wings, burgers, tots and more.
We dare you to challenge the common misconceptions that everything in New York is expensive, and take our advice, go see for yourself, drop by one of our favorite spots and cheers to a dollar beer.