A cozy pub is a popular place to end a day, grab a bite and catch a game. Tender juicy burgers with a side of buffalo wings always fits the bill. Today’s menus include steaks, seafood and new twists on old favorites. Save some dough and visit your favorite pub during happy hour and feast for a fraction of the price.
McGee’s Pub (240 West 55th Street) Pick your time and enjoy discounted drinks from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily like $6 beers and $7 wine or mixed drinks. On weekends stop by for a $20 brunch that includes one free drink or $18 pitchers until 9 p.m. McGee’s is a friendly Irish neighborhood pub located in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen and only three blocks from the Theater District and Times Square. This triple floor bar of fun boasts twenty two HDTV’s, an internet jukebox and features all the local, national and international sporting events. You can rent the third floor for parties, special events and social get togethers. They were the inspiration for McLaren’s Pub on the TV series How I Met Your Mother and offer a 15% discount for On Location Tours.
The Playwright Irish Pub (27 West 35th Street) Through the week from 4-8 p.m. sip $6 wine, beer and cocktails. Food specials include $10 Mozzarella Sticks and Jalapeno Poppers and $12 Beef Sliders and Nachos. If you need a rest near the touristy transit center of New York City, Playwright is a breath of fresh air. The long welcoming bar and antique furniture upstairs offers a comfortable stop with great pub grub, in addition to Steak Frites ($27) and Miso Glazed Grouper ($23). The Playwright is a gastropub and sports bar just blocks from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station that features dozens of high definition flat screen televisions showing every sporting event from around the world. With over twenty five rotating draft beers and countless more options by the bottle, The Playwright prides itself on being a destination spot for locals and tourists alike.
The Dead Poet (450 Amsterdam Avenue) In addition to a discounted happy hour that lasts until 8 p.m., The Poet has daily specials that last all day. Some savings include $2 off tequila and tacos on Tuesdays and $2 off whiskey pours on Wednesdays. On weekends, until 8 p.m., they serve specialty Bloody Marys and mimosas. You’ll always find a random special that isn’t even listed on their website. Poets pub grub is above average with juicy burgers ($16) and all the fried appetizers one could hope for. This is a neighborhood haunt with a great literary vibe because the owner was once an English teacher. Their cocktail list is named after literary works like their most popular cocktail, The Dead Poet. A total of seven liquors are combined with a splash of sour mix to create a mysterious elixir that tastes like grape soda. The recipe is a secret so don’t bother asking. I usually go for the lovingly poured Guinness complete with a shamrock.