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I’m Going: Meh Places With Great Free Booze

Finding free drinks in the city is pretty easy but it isn’t always, well, pretty. Sometimes you have to sacrifice your sense of taste or even some of your dignity just to score a diluted vodka cran.

Luckily, there are so many options that if you get a little creative, you can always make a grand game for your and your friends out of your collective attempt to drown your recession sorrows for free. Such as…

Best Open Bar To Meet Your Future Stalker


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See below.

Trainwreck Prom ‘08!

(Don’t be confused by the date on the flier – the event is Dec 2nd) –

Date: Tuesday, December 2nd
Time: 10:00pm
Location: Angles and Kings (500 E 11th St bet Ave A & B)
Cost: Free
Open Bar: Venom and Vodka, 10:30-11:30

This is the first annual Trainwreck Winter Formal hosted by Panic at the Disco’s Brandon Urie. Formal and festive wear is strongly encouraged for this event.

Sling back complimentary Venom and Vodka from 10:30-11:30pm and free shots when they ring the gong. 21+

I went to the Angles and Kings in Chicago this past summer while working at Lolla. It felt like “House of Douche Baggery” would have been a better name for the venue. It was like all frat parties throughout history rolled into one burrito of sadness, with a coating of hair gel and tanning spray. But I am keeping an open mind because I want a free drink while checking out a potential prom situation.

After The Jump: More horrific places I am willing to check out in the name of damaging my liver during the recession..

C-17 on Thursdays
well vodka, Bud, downstairs / 12am-12:30am
93 Second Avenue,
btw. 5th and 6th Streets
East Village
(212) 777-7987

Winter has made me an old woman so this is kind of late for me, but I always seem to run into “let’s have a drink” friends on Thursdays — always when I’m broke. From now on I’m taking them here – trust fund babies and old rich hipsters be damned.

Booze Up on Saturdays
beer, no cover / 9:30pm-10pm, 11pm-12am
Mojito Loco
102 Meserole,
btw. Manhattan Ave and Leonard St

There are two open bars AND free chicken wings with a purchase of drinks. I am having a hard time finding a downside here. Oh wait. Yeah. It will be crawling with Bushwick hipsters and perhaps even *shudder* Morgan stop hippies. Hm.

It’s three blocks away so I’ll check it out.

New York Nightlife open bar listing

Final Two Thoughts

1) I’m surprised there isn’t a Mahalo page for open bars in NYC *tsk tsk*

2) I’m fine with a little suffering if it means I can partake of free libations, this is true. But if you know of any decent open bar spots that don’t end before 9pm, share the wealth.

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