Busy at work? Not busy at all at work? Either way, say "screw it" with these 2-for-1 Drunkards Lunch specials: weekday twofers of varying classiness, in joints geographically dispersed across the Island.
11am-7pm; 30 Water St, between Broad and Coenties Slip; 212.425.1000
This tri-level meat manse is offering twofer wines, bottles (Lagunitas IPA, Allagash White...), and draughts, e.g., Blue Point Toasted Lager, Magic Hat's Circus Boy White, and Captain Lawrence Pale Ale, which, like everyone in your office, hails from Westchester.
Noon-3pm at 30 W 26th St, between 6th Ave and Broadway; 212.255.4544
The brisket honkeytonk's going doubles with PBRs every weekday from noon until three, and all day every Tuesday's pouring 2-for-1 cocktails like the 8-Layer Dip (Tito's, Cuervo, Bloody mix), The Rolling Thunder (Sailor Jerry's, IBC Rootbeer), and a ballsy Tequila-wine-habanero concoction called the Mayor of Lockhart -- who will proudly present you with the key to the bathroom.
Via dei Mille
Noon-4pm at 357 West Broadway, between Broome and Grand; 212.431.0080
Making the magic happen with double sangria, bellinis, and Peroni, this rustic Italian eatery's run by the guys behind defunct nightclub Stereo, now abandoning their erstwhile drink-deal math of 1-fer-$300.
Noon-4pm (no lunch Monday and Tuesday) at 205 Allen St, between Houston and Stanton; 212.777.3200
During their new weekend brunch and every weekday during lunch service, this Mexico City sit-down taqueria's pouring 2-for-1 fresh lime margaritas -- a drink invented in Texas, to mess with you.
Noon-4pm at 1460 2nd Ave, near 76th; 212.249.1001
The Memphis-style 'Cue joint'll hook you up with double everything, including premium liquor and suds like Abita Amber, Blue Point, Guinness, and Chimay. Sadly for your female coworkers, Justin Timberlake's cut all ownership ties, and is no longer in this box.
12-5pm at 53 W 19th St, near 6th; 212.255.4160 and 171 Spring St, between Thompson and W Broadway; 212.343.4255
The Flatiron and SoHo Boqs're offering double beer (Peak Organic, Ommegang Witte...) and sangria, but only if you purchase food -- like your girlfriend forcing you to make eye contact while you sex her.
The Cub Room
11:30am-4:30pm at 131 Sullivan St, at Prince; 212.677.4100
Pouring double wine, liquor, and suds (Guinness, Brooklyn, more), this longtime SoHo standby's reputed to be one of the most romantic restaurants in the area by those who don't spend their time taking advantage of 2-for-1 lunch drink specials.