7 of the Best Happy Hour Spots in NYC

Oh boy do New Yorkers love their “happy hours.” It’s that delightful window of time before dinner when many bars and restaurants drop their prices on wine, beer and cocktails in an attempt to lure in the post-work crowds. And IT WORKS. You would be surprised the things some New Yorkers will do to save a buck or two. But we have every right to do so. It’s stupid expensive to live here.

With that being said, here is a list of happy hour spots you need to try after work this week…

1. Cooper’s Craft and Kitchen – Weekdays 4–7pm 

This spot offers $5 select drafts (from IPAs to stouts to ciders), and foodgasmic specials like $1 fish tacos on Mondays and $12 burger-and-beer on Tuesdays. There are also $7 house-liquor mixed drinks and $7 select wine (including a rosé).

2. El Cantinero Mexican Cantina, Greenwich Village

GET YOUR FAT PANTS READY. Mexican food is all you can eat for $11.95 on Mondays and Thursdays. After you’ve eaten away your dignity, head to the second floor where drinks are just $4 during the all-night happy hours. Friday and Saturday happy hour starts at 5 p.m.

3. Jeremy’s Ale House, Financial District

Trying to channel you inner frat boy? Well then this dive bar is the place for you. Starting at 8am, yes that’s 8am, 32-ounce styrofoam cups of Bud go for $1.75.

4. Niagara, Lower East Side

Typically heavy-handed on the tequila, topped with extra cherries, or hung with plastic monkey drink decorations, their frozen margs will get you #messy. Everyday until 8pm, draft beer and wine go for $4 and well liquor and frozen drinks go for $5 a pop. Perfect for a brunch pre-game or your next regret-filled night out.

5. Turtle Bay, Midtown East

I LOVE THIS PLACE. They offer drink specials every single day of the week all of which run until 8pm. Tuesdays are $2 PBR, $1 beers on Wednesdays & $20-$25 open bar on Thursdays. Plus, they have dope music & a ninja turtle that walks around to pump up the party.

6. The Stumble Inn, Upper East Side

Stumble on in to The Stumble Inn in the UES and grab a beer or 10 for $2.50 each from 11:30am-7pm (every day except Sunday when they start at 12pm).

7. Mezetto, Lower East Side

UGH. This spot offers a week-long bottomless brunch deal that runs from 10am-4pm. You’re allotted a 1.5 hr block to chug as many mimosas & bellinis until you can no longer stand. Also, this joint offers bottomless sangria with dinner Sunday through Thursday, should you have the urge to return (which I’m sure you will).

Let me know your favorite happy hour spots below!

Happy Chugging.

Xo, Broke & Bothered.




5 Toursity Things Every New Yorker Needs to Do At Least Once

Walking in Times Square has its own unique form of misery, but there are countless reasons why the Big Apple is such a popular travel destination in the first place. And by ignoring things that we consider “only for tourists,” we could be selling ourselves and our city short. This is why I gathered a quick list of things us NYers need to cross off our bucket list because hey, there’s a first time for everything and you really have no excuse, so shut up and listen.

  1. Have brunch with Lady Liberty

Even though she’s right in our background, many New Yorkers are guilty of never visiting the Statue of Liberty. Can you really even call yourself a New Yorker if you haven’t made your rounds on Ellis Island once or twice?

Seriously, you need to take a selfie with her. Like yesterday. The best city in the world has history and ya’ll need to familiarize yourselves before saying you’re a “proud New Yorker.”

2.  Take in a Broadway show

Going to see a Broadway show isn’t in the budget? Totally understandable. But, if you’re one of the fortunate ones that have money coming out your you know what, what’s your real excuse for not going? I mean, you can always mail the tickets to me, or donate to my GoFundMe page…But anyway, Broadway shows are world-renowned for a reason, and once they take your breath away, you’ll know why too.

3. Eat your heart out in Little Italy

Chicken parm, spaghetti, cannoli’s, CARBS. Take home a piece of Little Italy with treats from the old-school Di Palo’s Fine Foods and Parisi Bakery because not everyone in the city expects you to be supermodel skinny. That’s why we all wear black #duh.

4. Sing the Rangers’ goal song with 18,200 of your closest friends at MSG

There’s nothing like a Rangers Game at MSG and if you have some time, walk the halls to view the historical photos of celebs and events that have graced the Garden throughout the years. And if you’re not into sports, there are concerts like every other night. Literally. So get on that.

5. Slow the f*ck down & take a tour of Grand Central Station


If you’re anything like me, you’re ALWAYS in a rush, even when you’re not. So when I see people stopped in the middle of Grand Central staring at the ceiling, I just want to barrel into them with my suitcase and tell them to get out of my way. But instead of being a coldhearted b*tch, maybe I should see what they are looking at for a change. I mean it is over 100 years old and now houses five restaurants and cocktail lounges, a Dining Concourse, and 50 shops. Cool? Or nah.

Of course there are hundreds of other things to do in NYC, but this list is just a quick inspiration to start your journey around the greatest and dirtiest city in the world. Stay safe out there peeps & happy exploring.

Xo, Broke & Bothered.




Best BYOB Brunch Spots in the Big Apple

If only one thing I say about New Yorkers is true, it’s that we are absolutely OBSESSED with brunch. No eggs-aggeration.

My Body is Ready

The Sunday boozy brunch bash is sacred to you, and your 15 friends. We spend more time planning our next outing because we’re lucky to see let alone talk with one another during the craziness of the work week. That’s why it’s a well preserved tradition for friends to get together on a Sunday and catch up on some much needed gossip, chow down on some delicious grub and drink our sorrows away with a couple (dozen) bottomless mimosas – Sex and the City style (we wish).

Eating brunch

The only thing that’s better than a (fairly) cheap brunch in NYC is when you find out that the place you’ve always wanted to go to is BYOB.


That’s why I’m here. Below is a snapshot of the best BYO Booze spots you just can’t say no to for brunch this weekend…

  1. Queens Comfort


Talk about comfort food! From their drool-worthy chicken & waffles and apple cider crumb cake donuts to their Nutella & banana stuffed brioche french toast and pumpkin whoopie pies, this place will give you the #foodgasm of your life. Located in the heart of Astoria, it’s well worth the quick subway ride. BELIEVE ME. Oh, and it’s BYOB, so what do you really have to lose?

2) Nook
e735e0df-29a6-431b-b1d7-2838ed9dc149Ok, so if Queens is too much of a hike, you could always head to Nook in Hell’s Kitchen. It’s a cute pocket-size, cash-only pit stop offering a range of global eats and of course, BYOBooooze!

3) Tartine

This french inspired west village gem is amaze. The Croque Monsieur, Apple Pancakes and even the regular Eggs Benedict are to die for, and the “could-be-in-Paris” vibe is particularly sweet. Grab your own bottles of champagne and head on down (or up) and give Tartine a taste. Bon appetit!

4) Elephant & Castle

Elephant & Castle

This place is a classic. I come here for their Eggs Benedict over French Toast for a much-needed sweet & salty fix – just what the doctored ordered after a night of irresponsible shenanigans.

Let’s be honest, brunches make the world go round, and New York has some of the best restaurants in the world. Make brunch a habit by going BYOB, keeping your wallet heavy and your hangover heavier.


For another must-see list of bottomless brunches in NYC click here…#IGotYou

Xo, Broke & Bothered