Drink Up! 9 Most Bang for Your Buck Bars That Won't Break the Bank in NYC

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When you're young, fabulous, and broke as hell in this city, you'll do anything possible to keep your social calendar on schedule without dropping a dime.

Cocktails in New York City are known for being stiffly expensive and overpriced, leaving many with a depleted bank account after just one night out.

But not anymore.

We've already given you a list of cheap eats (actually, two of them) and dates in NYC, and we'd like to keep the tradition alive with a list of NYC bars that won't break the bank either.

You know, where the drinks are as cheap as the thrills and where you can drink like a baller-- without having to spend like one. Now here's 9 of them... enjoy 'em.

1. Rudy's Bar and Grill (627 9th Avenue)

[via Rudy's Bar NYC]

At Rudy's, pints of draft brews (yes, pints) are all five dollars and under, and bottled favorites are all between three and five bucks each.

Oh, and food is available too, as in free hotdogs with the purchase of any drink. So when drinks are practically free and the food definitely is, you'll be full, drunk, and happy guaranteed.

2. Gowanus Yacht Club (323 Smith Street - Brooklyn)

localbozo #hofbrau at #gowanusyachtclub.

The bar is all that better if there's food, right?

This seasonal beer garden will make you feel like this is your very own special hangout spot because of their cheap beers and grill food.

What better way to spend a summer night in Brooklyn, right?

3. Grassroots Tavern (20 Saint Mark's Place)

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This feel-good place out in the East Village can promise you a satisfying night for only $10, and that's including the heaping $1 bowl of popcorn for you and your mates to chow down on.

Drink prices are low and pitchers are $9. Rock on.

4. KGB Bar (85 East 4th Street)

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has a happy hour that lasts until 8 p.m. where all (yes, all) drinks are $4.50 and under.

This is one spectacularly good deal that makes a happy hour here a mandatory excursion.

KGB Bar's cheap drinks compliment its traditions as a grounds for artistic appreciation.

With drinks averaging around $5 a pop, you can sip your favorite spirits while you listen to readings and performances from the local literary talent.

5. 12th Street Ale House (192 2nd Avenue)

The Corcoran Group
[via The Corcoran Group]

A bar with a jukebox means that you can expect good vibes, and 12th Street Ale House sure delivers.

Opening each day at 5:00 p.m., 12th Street Ale House