Sexy, budget-friendly nosh for when Midtown’s a parking lot anyway
When: Monday - Friday from 4-6:30pm
The deal: STK’s Social Hour happens in the bar and lounge area up front, with sips and stuffings starting at $2 (fresh oysters), moving to $5 (select beer, Lil BRG sliders with truffle fries), $7 (bone-in filet lollipops), and up to $8 (jalapeno cheddar grit croquettes, tuna tartare tacos, shrimp cocktail). They’ve also got select wines for $6 and cocktails for $7, and a DJ spins while you save on scrumptiousness.
After-work snacks and beverages in the city’s center
When: Monday - Friday 3 to 6pm and Saturday 3 to 5pm, bar & lounge only
The deal: If you feel like your day has been a battle, 5Church, with it’s The Art of War quotes painted all over the walls and ceiling, is a great place to restrategize at a reasonable price. Their Social Hour lets you throw back a Highland Gaelic Ale or Modelo Especial for $4, merlot or pinot grigio at $6 a glass, and an $8 menu of eats including short rib pretzel bun sliders, margherita flatbread, smoked wings, and duck gravy poutine.
Oysters three ways for the low-low
When: Every day from 5-7pm
The deal: Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere’s bistro-steakhouse hybrid can’t give you a cut rate on a 14oz Jackman Ranch Wagyu steak and stay in business, but they’re nice enough to give you your early evening oyster fix on the cheap, $1 for raw, and $2 for fried or grilled, at the bar only.