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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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Enjoy 30 Beers at 30 Queens Bars for $30

I know a few of my blogger friends have posted about this deal but wanted to share with you in case you missed it. As you know, I live in Queens, so I was excited when I saw the launch of the Queens Beer Book. For $30, you get 30 beers at 30 bars […]

Win the NYC Good Beer Passport Summer 2015

One of my favorite things about summer in NYC is the Beer Passport. Every summer my friends and I tackle our way through the passport, trying new beers and bars. Best news of all, the NYC Good Beer  Passport Summer 2015 is back!

What is the beer passport? Well, for $37, you can get a […]

Try This Trick! Free Beer Thanks to BevBucks!

There’s a new deal site in town – BevBucks. BevBucks focuses more on bar and alcohol promotions – like buy a pitcher of Narragansett beer at Allie Way on the UES, get two free burgers for $20 or two growlers of  Bass Pale Ale for $16 at Top Hops on the LES.

If you like beer, […]

The UES Gets a Craft Beer Store

On my walk home tonight I stumbled upon City Swiggers, a craft beer shop and tasting room on 86th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. Opened a month ago, City Swiggers has gained some recognition among beer gurus, but it’s great for anyone who loves to try new things. My boyfriend is a huge fan of […]

A Positively Peculier Pub

Earlier this summer a few of us wanted to get together for some drinks but we were getting antsy to try something new. A little digging online for good beers at good prices brought us to Peculier Pub in the Village.

A favorite among beer enthusiasts (and NYU students apparently, so the summer was […]

UWS’s Gem: Dive Bar

Since I babysit on the UWS, and I’ll be attending school in the fall there as well, I’ve begun exploring the neighborhood quite a bit more. I know it’s a haven for restaurants (often out of my student price range), but I don’t see too many bars. The other night my friend/ex-coworker and I […]

Backyard Burger at Corner Bistro

At dinner the other night, my friends were talking about their favorite burger spots in NYC, and Corner Bistro came up more than once. My friends swore by their burgers, saying that they “taste like homemade burgers grilled in your backyard,” giving it a distinct taste over the Pat LaFrieda meat and gourmet specialty […]

One of the City’s Best Burgers? Not Sure About That, But It Was Definitely Good

Since moving (back) to the Upper East Side, I’ve been on a quest to hunt out new go-to spots in my neighborhood. Sometimes I get a hankering for pub food, so finding a decent bar with a good burger was something that appealed to me. Everyday I walked by Genesis Restaurant & Bar, and […]

Deal Alert! Free Pizza on Fridays!

The other night I went to dinner with a friend and we topped the night off with a drink. She promised to take me to a dive bar in the East Village (probably not the hardest thing to find) and she certainly kept her promise, thankfully.

Andrea took me to Standings Bar […]

Cupcakes at Finnerty’s? Sure, Why Not?

Friday night I met up with some friends in the Union Square/East Village area. They decided on Finnerty’s at 14th and 2nd, and by the time I arrived they were already friendly with the bartender. It’s a shame that I can’t remember his name, but if you’re interested, it’s his headshot that’s taped to […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost