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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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Deal Alert! $2 Drinks at Idle Hands!

Here’s why you should visit Idle Hands this weekend on Ave B between 2nd and 3rd  - $2 drinks.  All weekend.  

In honor of the bar’s 2 year anniversary, you can snag these specials:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 5 – 8 pm $2 Evan Green Bourbon Shots $2 Draft Craft Beers DJ Sean [...]

Coming Up! Idle Hands 2nd Annual Winter Celebration!

One of my favorite things about changing seasons are the changing seasonal beers. Idle Hands is celebrating the return of winter beers with their second annual Winter Warmer Beers party this Friday, December 9th. Starting at 6 pm, 25 winter beers will be introduced to the bar and available for purchase until they [...]

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 [...]

Deal Alert! Petite Abeille Celebrates Oktoberfest Today!

In celebration of Oktoberfest, three of Petite Abeille’s locations – the exception being Hudson St. – is offering $4 Buzz drafts today (usually $7 a pint). Buzz is Petite Abeille’s specially-made brew by Brooklyn’s Sixpoint Craft Ales with just a touch of honey (a nice choice since the restaurant’s name translates to Little Bee). [...]

Deal Alert! Free Open Bar Tonight With INAW!

It’s the first Friday of the month, and I’m Not At Work (INAW) is celebrating with its usual free hour of an open bar for card members. This time it’s at Bullpen on the UES, and from 7-8 pm you can get unlimited Bud Light and well drinks. It’s worth heading over before and/or [...]

Deal Alert! It’s INAW’s First Friday Free Open Bar!

This month, INAW is hosting its free hour of open bar at Mercury Bar East tomorrow night. Head over with your INAW card to drink free well drinks, domestic drafts and frozen drinks from 7-8 pm. And for cardholders, the fun doesn’t end there because you get an extended happy hour until 9 pm [...]

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, [...]

Deal Alert! Super Bowl Specials!

What are you doing for the Super Bowl? Here are a couple affordable options!

MexiQ in Astoria: $3 beer specials, free giveaways and free team-colored shots every time a team scores a touch down. Firehouse Tavern on the UWS: featuring an all you can eat menu that includes chips and salsa, waffle fries, pizza, [...]

Deal Alert! Free Hour of Beer With Broke-Ass Stuart!

Like minded writer, Broke-Ass Stuart (site is temporarily down and will be back up on Tuesday), is hosting a cool party tomorrow night at the Patio Lounge in Park Slope, complete with a DJ, live music, and comedy, as well as an hour of free beer (10-11 pm)!

To get in on this delightfully [...]

Cheap Lunch Specials, Drink Deals and Craft Beers – The Brews Brothers Has It All

I love burgers. I love beer. I love them even more when I get them at a discounted price. That’s why I’m so infatuated with The Brews Brothers on the UES.

The Friday before Labor Day my ex-coworkers all get out of work early, so we wanted to find a place for a cheap [...]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost