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89th And Broke

I'm a young professional living in Astoria (formerly of Williamsburg, the UES and Murray Hill - I move a lot!). I'm always looking for something fun to do or the best place to grab a drink and dinner at an affordable price around the city. Have a suggestion? Email me at Laura AT 89thandbroke DOT com.

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My Favorite Bar is Closing – Check Out The Wharf This Weekend

When I was 22, I was introduced to The Wharf – a bar on 39th and 3rd. Every few weeks, my coworkers and I would trek over from 32nd and Park. We went for the discounted beers (two beers on special all night long) and for the nachos. The nachos are fantastic – for years, […]

Two For One Beers at House of Brews

Swing by The House of Brews on 51st between 8th and 9th or 46th between 8th and 9th for some great two for one beer specials. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, swing by for two for one beers. Take a look at which beers will be on special below!


Drinking Event! New York State Beer Tastings at Idle Hands!

Edit: these tastings just include beer, not whiskey and tots. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Our friends at Idle Hands on 2nd and Ave B are offering a cool tasting experience every Wednesday this month from now until the end of April. For $10, you can get a tasting of different beers from around New […]

Bingo at Sunswick Every Thursday!

Sunswick, a bar on 35th Street and 35th Ave in Astoria, holds a special place in my heart – my fiance and I had a few drinks there on our first date. So here’s another reason why I love it – they now offer Bingo on Thursday nights. It starts at 8pm, and prizes […]

Deal Alert! The Colder It Gets, The Cheaper These Drinks Get

Would I normally suggest that you head to the Peninsula for drinks? No, but this promotion is too good not to tell you about it! 

According to Grub Street, the  Bar at Clement at the Peninsula on 55th and 5th is now pricing its warm winter cocktail menu in accordance with the temperature […]

Deal Alert! Free Cheese and Baguettes at Blind Tiger!

If you are going out for drinks tonight, consider going to Blind Tiger at 281 Bleecker (and 7th Ave).  Why? Wednesday is free cheese night!  Starting at 6pm, enjoy a selection  of different cheeses from Murray’s (along with fresh baguettes) for FREE! The cheeses change every week.  It’s first come, first serve, so get there on […]

Revisiting the Review: Flip Night at Flight 151!

Since it is Tuesday, just wanted to remind you of my favorite deal in the city on Tuesday nights: Flip Night. Visit Flight 151 on 8th Ave between 17th and 18th Street, and starting at 7pm, you’ll flip a coin at the bar prior to ordering a drink. Call heads or tails, guess right, […]

Deal Alert! $1 Beers at Turtle Bay!

This bar is totally fratty, but if your wallet needs some help, it is worth visiting Turtle Bay every Wednesday on 52nd and 2nd. Why? You’ll be able to snag $1 beers!  If that’s not enough to twist your arm, other specials include:

$10 pitchers $5 Jager shots 50 cent wings $2 […]

Deal Alert! $10 Beer & Bourbon Tasting!

Last summer I may have told you about Idle Hands on Avenue B between 2nd and 3rd Street and named a few reasons why I thought this bar was a great spot (the staff and the beer selection are both incredible, just to name a few).  Add one more reason to your list – […]

$2.50 Beers at the Bravest? Yes, Please

One of my favorite bars hands down is the Bravest located on 38th and 2nd.  In fact, I’ve spent my last two Fridays there and I’ve been pretty impressed that we were able to score a table on both occasions.

I like the Bravest because beers are cheap.  No matter what time of day or […]

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