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Where to Find Good Cheap Drinks in New York City

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1232008_10_hasmaps%20%281%29.jpgHere, now, we present Eater's map of 12 places to get solid cocktails for $8 or less, for all those times when you want a good, stiff drink but don't want to pay an arm and a leg. Have other picks for cheap cocktail destinations? Throw 'em in the comments.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Fort Defiance

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Now that it's back open post-Sandy, get over to St. John Frizell's New Orleans-y cafe and restaurant, where most of the cocktail options run under $10. Definitely try the Barbados Buck, a take on the classic Dark & Stormy, at $8.

Zombie Hut

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Just about everything on the Zombie Hut's menu of tiki drinks runs under $8. The sweet and coconut-y Bahama Mama is a strong choice at only five bucks. And little-known fact: tiki is just as good in the fall or winter as it in the spring.

The Summit Bar

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The list at Summit Bar easily satisfies a frugal drinker's needs. Many of the cocktails hit as low as $8, including the Dark & Stormy and the Whiskey Sour.

Gin Palace

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Ravi Derossi's Gin Palace has $7 gin-and-tonics flowing from the tap. Enough said.

Pork Slope

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The new roadhouse-themed bar from Dale Talde and friends has three cocktails between $8 and $10, with the cheapest being the eight buck Brooklyn Mule. It's a Moscow Mule made with Brooklyn Republic vodka. Also try the beer-and-a-shot special.

The Commodore

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The ever-popular bar The Commodore has a lengthy list of cheap cocktails, including a couple of serious steals. Old-school drinkers should get the Old-Fashioned or the Manhattan, both just $7.

The drinks typically run $11, but at happy hour Rye offers a borderline-absurd $5 Old-Fashioned special.

Dutch Kills

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Go to this ridiculously good cocktail bar in Long Island City on Monday nights, and there's a sizable selection of rye, rum, and vodka cocktails for just $8. That special menu is also available for happy hour Sunday to Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.; otherwise drinks are $11.

The Drink

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The cocktails mostly run $10, just out of our price range here, but while your high-rolling friends get drunk on Manhattans and martinis, try the rotating punch selection or the wassail: both only $5 for a cup.

Continental

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It might not be the classiest place, and the crowd might get kind of bro-y, but you get what you pay for: all drinks are between $2 and $6 between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m.

International Bar

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Per TONY, liquor maxes out at $8 at this East Village watering hole. With an 8 a.m. opening time, it's also perfect for day drinking.

Jimmy's Corner

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Jimmy's Corner is an old-school New York dive hiding out in Midtown. Also per TONY, drinks will average you around $4 here.

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Fort Defiance

Now that it's back open post-Sandy, get over to St. John Frizell's New Orleans-y cafe and restaurant, where most of the cocktail options run under $10. Definitely try the Barbados Buck, a take on the classic Dark & Stormy, at $8.

Zombie Hut

Just about everything on the Zombie Hut's menu of tiki drinks runs under $8. The sweet and coconut-y Bahama Mama is a strong choice at only five bucks. And little-known fact: tiki is just as good in the fall or winter as it in the spring.

The Summit Bar

The list at Summit Bar easily satisfies a frugal drinker's needs. Many of the cocktails hit as low as $8, including the Dark & Stormy and the Whiskey Sour.

Gin Palace

Ravi Derossi's Gin Palace has $7 gin-and-tonics flowing from the tap. Enough said.

Pork Slope

The new roadhouse-themed bar from Dale Talde and friends has three cocktails between $8 and $10, with the cheapest being the eight buck Brooklyn Mule. It's a Moscow Mule made with Brooklyn Republic vodka. Also try the beer-and-a-shot special.

The Commodore

The ever-popular bar The Commodore has a lengthy list of cheap cocktails, including a couple of serious steals. Old-school drinkers should get the Old-Fashioned or the Manhattan, both just $7.

Rye

The drinks typically run $11, but at happy hour Rye offers a borderline-absurd $5 Old-Fashioned special.

Dutch Kills

Go to this ridiculously good cocktail bar in Long Island City on Monday nights, and there's a sizable selection of rye, rum, and vodka cocktails for just $8. That special menu is also available for happy hour Sunday to Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.; otherwise drinks are $11.

The Drink

The cocktails mostly run $10, just out of our price range here, but while your high-rolling friends get drunk on Manhattans and martinis, try the rotating punch selection or the wassail: both only $5 for a cup.

Continental

It might not be the classiest place, and the crowd might get kind of bro-y, but you get what you pay for: all drinks are between $2 and $6 between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m.

International Bar

Per TONY, liquor maxes out at $8 at this East Village watering hole. With an 8 a.m. opening time, it's also perfect for day drinking.

Jimmy's Corner

Jimmy's Corner is an old-school New York dive hiding out in Midtown. Also per TONY, drinks will average you around $4 here.

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