It's no secret that we at Time Out New York are obsessed with finding the city's best burgers (see: Battle of the Burger 2015). So when September 18th rolls around, rest assured that we've been out gathering intel on wallet-friendly deals and limited-time specials taking place for the holiday. From one-buck burgers to beer-and-whiskey pairings, here are nine awesome ways to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day tomorrow.
Black Tap: Craft Burgers & Beer: Burger master Joe Isidori went the extra mile by combining two actually-good food holidays—National Milkshake Day and National Cheeseburger Day. Until Saturday, the patty counter will offer the All-American (American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, house sauce) and a Peanut Butter Chocolate Milkshake for just $19.
The Bonnie: Get the Bonnie Burger (Pat LaFrieda Black Angus, melted Swiss, red oak lettuce, tomato, McClure's pickles) for just $10 all day long.
Boulton & Watt: From noon to 4pm on Friday, snag a cheeseburger, fries, a jar of housemade pickles and a draft beer for just $15. In partnership with Gilt City, the gastropub will also offer the limited-time Gilt-Free Burger (two Pat LaFrieda rounds, smoked bacon jam, roasted jalapeño aioli, aged Vermont cheddar) for $19 from Friday to Sunday.
Bounce Sporting Club: One dollar burgers on Friday. Need we say more?
Forrest Point: Bushwick night owls can stop by after 11pm for the bar's signature cast-iron cheeseburger, waffle fries, Budweiser and shot of whiskey for $16.
Refinery Rooftop: Order your burger with a side of views while you still can. Tomorrow only, the rooftop bar will serve a special That Burger ($19), built with a pretzel bun, jalapeño jack cheese, spicy ketchup, crispy pickled onions, applewood smoked bacon and a black garlic aioli.
The Grayson: There are already 12 burger variations at this Lower East Side disco bar, but they're introducing a secret option on Friday only. The Grayson Double Trouble Burger ($15)—made with two servings of fried eggs, bacon and house thousand island—isn't listed on the menu, but insiders can order it with a wink.
Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery: The Hoboken branch of the Celtic sports-bar chain will offer eight limited-edition burger-and-beer pairings—including a fish n' chips burger and a "holy guacamole"—through November 1 as part of the national Big Arse Burger Challenge, asking eaters to try the new creations and vote or their favorite online. The winning patty will be on the menu for the next year.
Uncle Sam's: Starting tomorrow, order any two house burgers (spicy avocado, dim sum) and get one free during the next week. Also try the weekly special, a house char siu cheeseburger with sriracha chips and a Boylan fountain soda for just ten bucks.