This Week's Four Best Happy Hour Specials
Need a post-tax day drink? Or craving a plate of bratwurst now that it's grilling season? This week's happy hour specials offer both, plus a suggestion on where to head if you've got hours to kill on a cool April day.
Courtesy Isola Trattoria and Crudo Bar Live the high life for less during happy hour at Isola at the Mondrian SoHo
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The Marrow, 99 Bank Street
Harold Dieterle's West Village dining room is now offering a happy hour with a focus on German and Italian drink specials. Beers like Radeberger and Birra Moretti are $5 each from 5:30 to 7 p.m, while select red and white wines from both countries are also available for $5 a glass. If we get hungry, $10 plates of bratwurst and sweet Italian sausage are ready to help turn our happy hour plans into a full blown dinner.
Isola Trattoria and Crudo Bar, 9 Crosby Street
Gone are the days when a free snack meant a bowl of pretzels. From 5 to 7 p.m. nightly, guests here can enjoy complimentary Italian style snacks -- like crudo -- while throwing back negronis. The bar is mixing up beer, wine, and cocktail specials during its new aperitivo hour.
Claret Wine Bar, 46-02 Skillman Avenue, Queens
Here's a happy hour to split with a friend: Head out to Sunnyside and enjoy a choice of a brick oven pizza or a cheese and meat platter along with one bottle of red or white wine for $25. If that's a little much, beer on tap is $4 from 5 to 7 p.m., and the selection represents a good mix of New York craft brews like Blue Point and Ommegang.
Eastside Billiards, 163 East 86th Street
From opening until 7 p.m., you can hustle fellow pool players over $3 brews and $5 mixed drinks at this billiards bar. You'll also find $15 play-all-day deals. If you're really strapped for cash -- or are really bad at hustling -- free games on the coin operated bar table are available after 7 p.m on Wednesdays, too.