Last Tuesday, I decided to visit an old favorite bar, Flight 151, down in Chelsea. Â While Flight 151 has a variety of specials throughout the week, what really attracted me to the bar on a Tuesday is that it’s flip night. Â For those unfamiliar, on Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. through 1 a.m., every time you order a drink at the bar, the bartender flips a coin and if you guess right, you get that drink for free. Â Our table had a pretty high success rate of winning free drinks – I won when I ordered at the bar and received my drink for free.
If you don’t want to wait til 7 p.m. to flip for drinks, not a big deal simply because Flight 151 has a great Happy Hour. Â Bud and Bud Lights EVERY day of the week, until 7 p.m., are $1.50. Â I repeat, $1.50.
While the drink deals cannot be beat, the food is pretty good too. Â Usually I stick to a chicken sandwich with curly fries, but I decided to branch out with a chicken caesar wrap this time. Â I prefer the sandwich, as the dressing on the wrap tasted a little watered down. Â In addition, it could have used some croutons. Â Still, the wrap was filling and I couldn’t eat the whole thing. Â The spicy curly fries were excellent and all sandwiches come with your choice of potato, all for under $10.
All in all, Flight 151 is a great Happy Hour spot, with good food. Â There are plenty of tables to sit, eat, drink and catch up with friends. Â Furthermore, Tuesday’s Flip Night just makes the experience that much more exciting. Â Flight 151 also boasts other events throughout the week, such as trivia on Thursday. Â My only complaint with trivia is that you have to be present at the bar in order to answer and only one winner is selected to get a free drink, based on who the bartender hears first – which can be difficult in a crowded bar. Â On Wednesday the bar also has a “Spin the Wheel” night, where you can get $2 shots, as well as $4 margaritas on Mondays. Â Definitely check it out – even for a regular Happy Hour!The Basics Name: Flight 151 Location: 151 8th Ave (between 17th and 18th) Who to bring: Friends, co-workers Price: Sandwiches under $10. Overall: In my rotation, especially for a Tuesday night. Â 4 Stars.