Guest Post by Jenni Maier, Editor of the Post Grad BlogI’m a recent postgrad on a tight budget so I’m constantly on the look out for good deals and cheap meals. Crocodile Lounge in the East Village out does itself daily by by offering a free personal pizza with every single drink purchase. That’s a 24/7 offer which basically means you can treat yourself to a drink and dinner (or after bar snack) for $5.
And I got an even better deal by going during happy hour. My beer was only $3. Now the pizza isn’t great quality and it probably couldn’t even beatDigiorno in a taste test contest. But an 8 (small) slice pizza for $3…I really can’t complain. The biggest problem I had during happy hour was that it was really crowded and finding a place to actually eat your pizza was a problem. But after giving the evil eye to a few people at the bar who weren’t drinking or eating, I finally found a seat.
You won’t be surprised to hear Crocodile Lounge is somewhat of a dive bar. The lights are low and it’s probably for the best. It’s the kinda place that I think would be pretty disappointing (and most likely disgusting) if the lights were actually on. But I appreciated the low lighting since I was stuffing my face with pizza. You don’t finish off a pizza in five minutes flat by eating like a lady.
Once your down getting your fill of drinks and pizza, you can head to any of the bars along 14th.