This Skee-Ball-themed bar in Williamsburg is a haven for kitschy, nostalgia-driven boozing. The beer offerings skew cheap and cheerful, with five standard taps supplemented by 17 canned brews kept in ice-filled coolers behind the bar. Three-buck Genesee Cream Ale replaces PBR as the cheapo suds of choice, and a $4 beer-and-hot-dog combo serves as the snack of champions. Divey decor reflects the owners' commitment to the game—the bar is constructed from old Skee-Ball machine parts, and a TV up front plays a live feed of the action on the three ramps in the back ($1 per game).
Gone are the days when free stuff was the fate of the New Yorker who simply couldn’t afford the best the city had to offer. New York City boasts more free experiences and events than anywhere else and ever before, and the one thing that all these free things to do in NYC have in common (apart from costing zilch) is that they’re so awesome we’d gladly lay down serious cash for them. Thankfully, we don’t have to. You can see some of NYC’s best stand up comedians, enjoy one of the world’s biggest bands, gorge on lip-smacking food or just watch the sunset while enjoying one of the best views in the city—all without spending a cent. This is democracy in action, people, and it’s never looked so darn good.
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