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
Looking for a bit of island spirit in the city? Head to Dromedary Bar for the urban tiki experience. The Bushwick bar serves up riffs on classic tropical drinks, like the banana daiquiri–esque Marlin Chasing a Mermaid ($11), a combination of cognac, mezcal, banana, lemon and rose. Island flavors crop up all over the drink menu, like in the gin-based Coconut Soda ($11), which gets a frothy texture fro creamy coconut milk and sparkling LaCroix. If cocktails aren’t your thing, there’s also a selection of beers on tap ($5–$8). In the kitchen, Chef Galen Duncan churns out a menu of classic pub fare. Think burgers ($11), sloppy joe sliders ($4), chicken tenders ($6) and lots of fries ($3). The exposed brick barroom also hosts a variety of events, from trivia nights to weekly karaoke to comedy shows.
Venue says: “TUESDAY: DRINKS TILL 2am w/ MICHAEL! DUNCAN'S BURGERS' TACOS; $1.25 ALL NITE! FREE TRIVIA @ 9pm! Food till midnite! FUN! Happy Hour, 5-8pm!”