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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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Win the NYC Good Local Passport

Today on the blog, we’re giving away a Good Local Passport. What is it? With this passport, you’ll get one cocktail, featuring one local distillers, at about 20 different bars, distilleries and restaurants. The passport costs $37 and it’s pretty easy – walk into a bar, flash the passport and choose from 1-2 cocktails […]

Win the NYC Summer Good Cocktail Passport

Yesterday, I told you all about the NYC Summer Good Cocktail Passport. If you don’t remember, here’s a refresher – for $37, you get a free cocktail at 21 different bars and restaurants around the city from July 1 – September 7.

Today, I am giving a passport away to one lucky read! Enter […]

Like Cocktails? Check out the NYC Summer Good Cocktail Passport

So I’ve told you guys about two beer deals in the past few weeks – the NYC Good Beer Passport and the Queens Beer Book. If cocktails are more your thing, you must check out the NYC Summer Good Cocktail Passport.

For $37, you’ll be able to check out 21 different restaurants and 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 […]

Sometimes I Need to Just Dance at Bowery Electric

Ask Caryn, and she’ll probably give you a different review of this spot, but if I need to dance it out, the first place I’m going is Bowery Electric.

Frankly, it has everything I hate – a line to get in, it’s crowded and there’s a special section that is the best spot in […]

Cute Irish Nook on the UES

Courtesy of New York Magazine

Last Tuesday I met an old boss/friend for drinks to catch up. We both live on the UES and wanted to find a place with specials (or at least I did) that wouldn’t be taken over by Fat Tuesday celebrations. Having walked by Trinity Pub a few times, […]

$2 Coronas and Buffalo Chicken Pizza? Yes, Please

In the bar-wasteland around my office, a very welcome addition has been Whiskey Rebel on 28th and Lexington. Curry Hill doesn’t seem like a natural spot for such a bar, and isn’t, but I think that’s why it works.

What we love about the bar is the free popcorn or snack mixes they serve […]

We’re Fans of West 3rd Common

Earlier this week, Laura (thoughts in italics) and I were lucky enough to visit West 3rd Common (full disclosure: we were invited to dine there. We are ethical bloggers!). West 3rd Common is owned by the same person who runs Common Ground, which our guest writer, Jenni, reviewed last week, and it just […]

5 Beers for $10. We’re not kidding.

Guest Post by Jenni Maier, Editor of the Post Grad Blog

Every once in awhile I find such a great deal that I feel the need to share it with everyone. I recently discovered Common Ground Bar in the East Village. The cozy and somewhat dark bar offers such a phenomenal happy hour special […]

Daytime Drinking at Down the Hatch

I recently fell back in love with daytime drinking.  There’s really nothing better than having a few beers midday, going to bed by midnight, and having all of Sunday hangover-free to tackle whatever projects you wanted to finish over the weekend.

Last weekend, I headed over to Down the Hatch to indulge in some […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost