If you’re looking for Happy Hour within walking distance of Columbus Circle or the Theater District, Alfie’s has over 20 beers on tap for $5 until 8pm. The one-room space has tables along the walls, a long bar with a couple TVs, and some standing tables in the middle of the room that work well for small groups. They also do drink specials after midnight if you’re craving beers and cheese curds after nursing a Jack and Coke for three hours at Wicked.
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Here are some normal bars in Midtown that are good for casual drinks, when you want something that’s neither fancy nor filled with tourists.
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Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill
Somehow, the Blue Ribbon brand’s new spot is just as excellent as its other outposts, despite being in a Midtown hotel. This spot is expensive though.
Marea is about as good as upscale eating gets in Midtown, and there’s a lot of that around. Don’t miss the bone marrow and octopus fusilli.
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The Shakespeare @ The William
If you’re looking for an English pub in Midtown, The Shakespeare is quite possibly the nicest. Stop by for happy hour.
Hudson Malone is a rare Midtown East pub where you can eat good food and watch sports on TV at the very same time.
The Stag’s Head
If you’re into deep cuts at craft beer, you’ll be happy at The Stag’s Head in Midtown East.
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