Drink Your Way Over the Wednesday Hump: 8 Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Bars in NYC

Okay, you did it. You got through Monday and Tuesday, and now you're onto Wednesday; the proverbial hump day.

You should celebrate getting to the middle of the week, shouldn't you? After all, you made it through the first half of the week, and now you're just two days away from the weekend.

The good news is that plenty of New York City bars have plenty of extremely excellent Wednesday night deals.

The secret about NYC is that if you deal hop, the city doesn't need to be as expensive as everyone says it is.

Wanna hit the town on a Wednesday night without spending every dollar to your name? Great. We know how to make that happen. Read on to find out which bars throw down for Wednesday night in NYC below. 

1. Down the Hatch (179 West 4th Street)

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Down the Hatch has done it again. They've got $2 domestic mugs on Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., and the rest of the bar is half priced.

Which means half-price domestic pitchers, which everyone knows are a blast. 


They've also got beer pong, a party crowd, and those amazing prices. If you want to munch on some tangy, really tasty wings, they're $9, and you can get them in abusive or nuclear if you're insane and you want to put your spiciness threshold to the test.

We could go on about how fun Down the Hatch is, but all you really need to know about are the $2 beers, right?

2. Finnerty's (221 2nd Avenue)

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Wednesday nights at Finnerty's are fun for the sheer reason that they've got "Geeks Who Drink" trivia at 9 p.m., and they give out $50 to the winner every week.

If you're a geek who loves pounding beers, you've found a home. If you're not a geek, well, you still love pounding beers don't you?

They've got $3 beers on Wednesday evenings from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., which includes Bud and Bud Light, Yuengling, PBR, and Coors Light. Their Wednesday night deals also include $4 mixed drinks, which is pretty stellar as well.

They've also got amazing fried chicken, and it's a very San Francisco atmosphere, so if you're into all that, make sure you get to Finnerty's.

3. Hair of the Dog (168 Orchard Street)

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Boy, do we love Hair of the Dog. We love their buffalo chicken nachos. We love the opportunity to play beer pong and defeat all our friends.

What do we love the most? Well, we love going to Hair of the Dog on Wednesday night, because it's way too crowded to have a good time there on weekends, plus those Wednesday night deals...


Let us lay it out for you. We're talking $2 cans and $8 domestic pitchers of beer from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. That's right: $2 beers. They've also got $4 shots of flavored vodka and fireball.

Tell us why you were considering going somewhere else please?

Also, if you get to Hair of the Dog before 8 p.m., don't fret. The whole bar is half-price between 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.

4. Dorrian's (1616 2nd Avenue)

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Dorrian's is very fun. What's so fun about Dorrian's? Well, we're into the uproarious atmosphere there on the weekends, and the incredible deals that go down at Dorrian's during the week.

On Wednesdays between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., they've got 50 cent wings, $3 sliders, $4 domestic drafts, $5 well drinks, and $6 house wines.

So yeah, that sounds like a pretty fun time, doesn't it? Never fear about the end of happy hour. It stays fun at Dorrian's even once happy hour ends, and you'll probably be surprised about how delicious the food is.


5. Public House (140 East 41st Street)

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At Public House, they've got $4 domestic drafts, $5 house wines, and $6 well drinks every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Public House is a gem of a pub, and it's conveniently located right by Grand Central, so it's easy for you to squad up with a crew of pals who want to meet up for happy hour after work at Public House on Wednesdays.


They also blast music, so you'll definitely be able to have a wild time if that's what you're into. Especially since you'll be tossing back $4 beers, right?

Also, we're huge nacho fans and we really can't say enough about the chicken nachos. The portions are so huge you'll definitely have a difficult time conquering them. 

6. Merrion Square (1840 2nd Avenue)

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Don't have a whole lot of money to blow? At Merrion Square on Wednesday evenings, that doesn't matter.

We're talking $4 Yuengling drafts and $4 well liquor drinks. These are pretty incredible deals, since there are definitely spots in the city that would charge you $10 more for beers and well drinks.

They've also got $5 glasses of red and white wines, $6 dark and stormies, and free buffalo wings with every pitcher of beer you purchase.

You can also get a free hamburger or vegan burger with the purchase of a drink. Yup, Wednesday nights have definitely never been better.

7. TG Whitney's (244 East 53rd Street)

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Everyone who comes to TG Whitney's is here to have fun, so there won't be anyone ridiculous. Just fun party people.

Plus, on Wednesdays, they've got two-for-one drink specials from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. They've also got $5 frozen margaritas, daiquiris, and mojitos, as well as $14 pitchers of sangria and $13 pitchers of beer.


It's never too crowded on Wednesdays, and they also have a couple of video games and amazing sliders, and one of the best quesadillas out there. 

So, yeah, it's pretty amazing, and if you visit once, it'll definitely become a go-to after work spot for you and your pals.

8. Uncle Charlie's Piano Bar and Lounge (139 East 45th Street)

Ready for the Wednesday night deal of the century? Okay, maybe not the century, but it's definitely a really, really good one.

At Uncle Charlie's Piano Bar and Lounge on Wednesdays, they've got two-for-one well drinks and wine, $2 Coors Light Drafts, and $3 Stella, Guinness, and Sam Adams Drafts.

Yeah, we know, these are wild deals, and definitely worth getting to Uncle Charlie's Piano Bar and Lounge. These are the kind of deals that make you wonder why you'd ever drink anywhere else on a Wednesday night.

They also, obviously, have extremely wonderful performers who play the piano and sing in the evenings. This spot is definitely a must-visit.

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