A honky-tonk bar bringing the yeehaw agenda to Brooklyn, Skinny Dennis serves up bourbon mint sweet tea and a Willie’s Frozen Coffee (a bourbon-and-coffee slushie with a bourbon floater, named for Willie Nelson). Expect a crowd, live country music, and a vodka-focused happy hour on Tito’s Tuesdays: $4 Tito’s lemonades and $2 Tito’s shots. The rest of the week, you get $1 off beers and $3 wells; not bad, but a shot of vodka’s more likely to make you giddy-up.
Fresh Kills -- brought to you by the brains behind Dutch Kills in Long Island City -- has the same classic cocktail sensibility. For the bargain price of $10, you can choose from ten cocktails including the gimlet (lime and sugar with your choice of vodka or gin) and the Shake (lemon and sugar with your choice of rye whiskey or bourbon). Sure, the drinks are simple, but they’re perfectly made -- and after a long day, you don’t always want to wait for something fussy.
Full Circle Bar
This Skee-Ball-themed bar has happy hours every day, but Thursday is the time to visit. Well cocktails are $5, you get $1 off drafts and frozen drinks, and -- I can’t stress this enough -- Skee-Ball is totally free. You can’t spit in Williamsburg without hitting a dive bar with a happy hour, but Full Circle gives you something to do with your hands that isn’t scrolling through your phone. Plus, now that Cuomo has shadily cancelled the L train shutdown, you won’t have to take a shuttle bus to get there.