WHEN YOU NEED: A GO-TO HAPPY HOUR SPOT
Few people work as hard as New Yorkers, who low-key compete with each other about how late they stay up answering emails. So when it comes time to de-stress after one of those particularly draining days, you need a place you can get to practically on autopilot. Such a bar should supply cheap drinks, yes, but also feel homey enough that you can actually unwind. Enter Bonnie Vee. With $5 Narragansett, $2 off every glass of wine on the menu, and a discounted slushie during their three-hour happy hour, Monday to Friday, you’ll be set no matter what you feel like drinking. The deals go late enough -- until 8pm -- that you can still cash in on a happy-hour priced drink even if you get stuck at the office. Plus, the bar is comfy enough to feel like your second (or, let’s be honest, in this neighborhood, only) living room, thanks to plenty of seating, including a backyard garden -- perfect for thawing out from overly air-conditioned offices in the warmer months.