Free pizza with a pint is an ideal match and, much like beer-and-shot combos, it's made on nearly every menu in Gotham. But these boozy dens are one-upping typical dive bardeals with great grub that also happens to be on the house. From complimentary bagels and schmear to a gratis buffet of mussels, these are the daily specials you need to know about.
Ask for any drink at this no-frills watering hole at any time before last call and you're entitled to a freshly made personal pizza. But you already know this, thanks to numerous 3:30am drunken meals, don't you? Here's a new trick: Save even more dough by opting for a Yuengling or Bud Light, the cheapest brews on tap ($4).
Buy any drink on the menu at this kid sister to Williamsburg's Alligator Lounge and get a free personal cheese pizza. If you feel like splurging, toppings like pepperoni and sausage are just $1 each. The best part? You can get free lunch and dinner—the special runs every day from noon–4am.
Wednesdays and Sundays
Gorge on free bagels on Sundays and free hot dogs on Wednesdays, when you'll also be able to glug drafts like Ommegang Witte and Smuttynose Finest Kind and well drinks for $1 off. Or, opt for a harder-to-find brew from the 16-bottle list including Orval Trappist Ale from Belgium and the whopping 13 ABV Labrynth Imperial Stout from Uinta Brewing.
Unwind at the end of the work week and graze on a buffet of gratis mussels, wings and boneless buffalo tenders from 5–7pm. Don’t come here for cheap big-name beers—the bar doesn’t carry Bud, Coors or Miller. Instead, the tap list includes ales made in-house and by microbrewers like Long Trail, Southern Tier and Green Flash, so you can wet your whistle well as you mow down.
Fridays and Sundays
At this sports haven, get a weekend bender started with free Nicholetta pizza (fennel sausage, prosciutto cotto) and plenty of suds like 21st Amendment's Brew Free or Die IPA and Peekskill Simple Sour on Friday nights at 8pm. Then cure your hangover with the free bagel bar (sesame, everything) on Sundays at noon.
You won’t find a Stella or Budweiser at The Wilky. The name of the game here is craft beer, and at any given time, the bar keeps as many as 18 different brews on tap, plus a few more in cans or bottles. The selection changes seasonally, but on a recent visit, the suds list included Evil Twin Modern IPA ($8 for 16 ounces), Clown Shoes Clementine ($7 for 16 ounces) and Founders Backwoods Bastard ($9 for 9 ounces). If you’re not sure what to order, one of the bartenders will be happy to help you narrow it down—most of them are also Certified Cicerone beer experts. The Wilky also offers a few seasonal cocktails for non-beer drinkers, like the Smoke After with mezcal, Amaro Averna, lemon and Thai chili bitters ($11). All that drinking is sure to work up an appetite, so why not order something off the menu of snacks and sandwiches? The jumbo soft pretzel ($8) or cuban sandwich ($11) ought to hit the spot.
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