The Cobra Club
Two yoga teachers and a bar-industry vet joined forces to open this hybrid studio-bar that caters to yogis who enjoy a postworkout nip. During weeknight happy hours (Mon–Fri 4–8pm), all cocktails are $3 off, as are all beers, many of which hail from domestic craft breweries such as 21st Amendment. Other bargains include anytime $7 beer-and-shot specials and Hangover Yoga (Sat, Sun 1pm), which includes a yoga session plus a mimosa or Bloody Mary for $15. • 917-719-1138, cobraclubbk.com
Texas expats can indulge in a gratis Lone Star longneck and an order of house-made queso dip when they present their home-state IDs before 8pm any day of the week. Other Southerners and Yankees can still treat themselves to affordable quaffs at the Austin-inspired watering hole: Margaritas on the rocks cost just a Lincoln from 5 to 8pm daily, while cans of PBR run $3 all evening. • 646-823-9617, zirzaminnyc.com
On weeknights from 4 to 7pm, nearly all of the 35-plus brews available at this Upper West Side bar go for $5. The rotation of drafts, bottles and cans includes a number of limited-edition suds, as well as more common favorites such as Captain Lawrence’s Liquid Gold. Grab your beer of choice, or a $5 well drink, and hightail it to the verdant 60-seat back patio to soak up some late-summer rays. • 212-663-0592, fivelampstavern.com
Oyster lovers gather between 5:30 and 7pm to slurp down $1 Blue Point bivalves inside the rustic dining room at this recently opened seasonal American spot. Pair the dollar eats with a happy hour (daily 2–7pm) that takes $1 off any beer or cocktail on the menu. Before you head out, stop by the attached gourmet store, where you can snag well-priced comestibles, including organic products made in Kings County. • 718-399-3003, alicesarbor.com
Sommelier Laura Maniec curates a list of more than 50 domestic and international wines that oenophiles can sip at her casual wine bar. If you’re not sure what to order, show up at one of the hour-long blind tastings (Mon, Fri 5–6pm), when you can sample a flight of three reds or whites for just $15. The choices change on a daily basis, meaning you’re likely to have something new to try on a repeat visit. • 646-873-6071, corkbuzz.com
This Greenpoint tavern offers more than the typical cans of beer, burgers and fries. The menu of seasonal suds includes favorites like Ommegang Witte and Brooklyn Brown Ale (both $6), and the list of house cocktails features a ginger-jalapeno margarita and a pickle back with homemade brine (both $9). When the clock strikes midnight, late-night happy hour kicks in, and domestic beers drop to $3, craft beers to $4 and wine and spirits to $5. Hungry? Choose from five different burgers (including a veggie option), all of which you can customize with any of the 15 additional toppings ($12–$14). There’s also a selection of more composed entrees, like saffron shrimp risotto ($22), steak frites with peppercorn sauce ($25) and a roasted half chicken with mushroom barley ($18). Barley even does dessert: treat yourself to the banana bread pudding, hot fudge sundae or root beer float ($7 each).