If you’re in Long Island City with a big group, get some beers at Alewife. This two-floor bar has more than 25 beers on tap, some of which they brew themselves. You can also play pool or pinball, or get some bar food and hang out at a picnic table in the backyard. There's a Happy Hour from open until close Monday-Thursday, too.
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When you want to drink during the day in the winter and also feel good about it, check out any of these 32 spots.
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Court Square Diner
Court Square Diner is a 24-hour neighborhood spot in LIC for pancakes and chicken parm at 4pm or 4am.
Bierocracy is a big beer hall that’s close to the 7 and G trains in LIC if your crew is looking for an alternative to Radegast or Houston Hall.
Chinelos Birria Tacos
The Chinelos Birria Tacos truck is usually parked in Long Island City right by the water, and they make fantastic, consomme-drenched birria tacos.
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DBA is a bar in the East Village that’s good for people who like whiskey and beer and drinking those things outside.
Verlaine Bar & Lounge
Verlaine is a bar and lounge on the Lower East Side whose best asset is its Happy Hour.
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