Living in New York is an awesome experience — but it can also be a pricey one. However, if you want to enjoy all that New York nightlife has to offer without adding too much stress to your wallet, you’re not out of luck. There are some great bars in New York that you can go to on a budget — and also ones that serve free food if you buy a drink! Here are some cool NYC watering holes where you can enjoy your dinner for the price of a cheap beer or cocktail.
Alligator Lounge is a Brooklyn classic. Located in the heart of Williamsburg, Alligator Lounge offers a dive bar atmosphere- and a free personal cheese pizza with the purchase of every drink! So, if you’re feeling like a night of big drinking, you can chase each beverage with a pizza, to make sure you’re feeling great the next day.
Located in Park Slope, American Cheez is a pop-culture themed bar that also serves up a cheese pizza for free with every drink. American Cheez also offers a menu of toppings that you can add to your pizzas for only a few extra cents. Come for the pizza – stay for the trivia, board games, or karaoke.
Huckleberry Bar in Williamsburg is known for its delicious, complex cocktails — and its excellent garden. If you want a free meal at a bar that’s not pizza, head to Huckleberry Bar on a Monday, when the bar plays a classic movie and serves up free mac and cheese to anyone who buys a drink.
If you’re looking for a bar conveniently located in the heart of Manhattan, then head to Rudy’s Bar in Hell’s Kitchen. Rudy’s is a quintessential dive bar, and they offer a hot dog off the grill to every customer who buys a drink.
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