Get the Most Bang for Your Buck: 8 Bars for Cheap Drinks on a Saturday in NYC

What would happen to us New York City partiers if every day were Saturday? Well, first of all, our livers would hate us, and second of all, we'd explode from fun overload.

If every day were Saturday in NYC, then Saturday would be paradise. As it is, Saturday is already paradise, and the absolute best day of the week.

The early bird definitely gets the worm when it comes to drinking on Saturday in NYC.

What we mean is, if you begin your Saturday evening at 4 p.m. instead of 11 p.m., you'll definitely spend much less money.

There are plenty of extremely fun NYC bars with incredible happy hours on Saturdays between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., where they sell $4, $3, and even $2 beers.

We know we've got your attention. Read on to find out where to get the most bang for your buck at bars on Saturdays in NYC.

1. The 13th Step (149 2nd Avenue)

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Oh, okay 13th Step. We see you coming in hot with those fly Thursday night deals.

Want us to tell you about them? We can tell you all about them. Yes, they've got dollar beers at 13th Step on Tuesdays, and that's great and all, but let us tell you about Saturdays.


From 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at 13th Step on Saturdays, they've got $2 drafts and $5 shots. It's their Saturday power hour. If you participate, you'll definitely be buzzed and ready to hit the town and get wild for Saturday night.

If you get to 13th Step during the day on Saturday, they've got half-priced beer from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and $5 shots all day long. So, yeah, Saturdays at 13th Step are pretty insane.

2. The Half Pint (76 West 3rd Street)

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We're talking brunch right now. Brunch is an essential aspect of Saturday partying, isn't it?

At The Half Pint on Saturdays (and Sundays too) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can drink unlimited drinks for $18, plus the price of your meal. 

For $18, you can have unlimited angry balls, dark and stormys, strawberry fields, metro-mosas, bloody marys, mimosas, or brunch punches.

This is a pretty phenomenal deal, since we could think of some places that would charge you nearly $18 for one drink, so, rock on The Half Pint.

3. Tribeca Tap House (363 Greenwich Street)

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At Tribeca Tap House on Saturdays, they've got some pretty excellent deals during their happy hour between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

They've got a $5 craft beer of the day, a $5 red or white wine, $5 well drinks, and $6 appetizers. If you want to start your night with some inexpensive drinks and delicious, inexpensive appetizers, we're thinking Tribeca Tap House is your move.


They've also got some really incredible mac and cheese, a really amazing variety of chipotle lime wings. These, combined with the excellence of Tribeca Tap House's disco fries make it very clear that these aren't just any $6 appetizers. 

4. Local 138 (138 Ludlow Street)

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Drinking in the East Village on Saturday? You should probably get your night started at Local 138. They've got $3 draft beers on Saturday night from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

It's one of the cheapest, loveliest happy hours in the city. Delicious, fancy beers for only $3? You'll be buzzed in no time.

We mean it, we don't think you'll find a happy hour like this anywhere else in Manhattan. Plus, they've also got $3 well drinks, and wine too. They're also really tasty well drinks!

Local 138 doesn't get that turned up, so it's an excellent, more relaxed place to start your night before you get really going for Saturday night.


5. 1849 Bar (183 Bleecker Street)

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1849 Bar on Bleecker Street turns up on Saturdays. Want to hear about it?

We thought you would. From 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., they've got 20 cent wings, as well as half-priced well drinks and half-priced beer.


We know. We want to get completely buzzed on well drinks and beer while munching on as many 20 cent wings as we can get our hands on, too.

Also, we do have to mention that the wings are delicious, and that this bar has an adorable seating area with a lot of couches and chairs. So, it's a phenomenal spot to start your Saturday night, or drink your way through the day.

6. Ace Bar (531 East 5th Street)

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You should come to Ace Bar on a Saturday night whether it's during happy hour or not, because it's one of the most fun bars in the entire city.

If you come between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, though, the deals are absolutely on point. They've got $4 well drinks, and $3 and $4 dollar draft beers.

If you begin your night at Ace Bar during happy hour, you'll definitely be adequately tipsy by the time the real party starts, and the Saturday night crowd rolls up.

Plus, if you're already in Ace Bar from 4 p.m. onward, you'll definitely get to avoid the pesky lines that inevitably form outside on Saturday nights.

7. Bar 515 (515 3rd Avenue)

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What does Saturday night mean to you? To us, it means getting as buzzed as we possibly can, for as little money as possible.

Bar 515 is definitely on board with that mission, and their happy hour proves it.


Between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturdays, Bar 515 has $3 domestic light drafts, $4 domestic drafts, and $12 Bud Light pitchers.

Yeah, $3 beers are pretty sweet, and so are their cheap wings. If you're looking for a party spot in Murray Hill, look no further. You've found your place.

8. Big Bar (75 East 7th Street)

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Big Bar is one of the best bars in the East Village, and maybe even all of Manhattan. It's small, which is why it's funny it's called Big Bar. It's a great locale for a fun night with chill people and inexpensive drinks.

Big Bar is lively without being too crowded, and about as cool as it gets. It's small, divey, and intimate, and a really great place for you to get after it on a Saturday in NYC.

If you come to Big Bar between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., you can enjoy $4 well drinks and $5 margaritas. Plus, they've also got some drafts for $5.

So, yes, things are excellent at Big Bar on Saturdays. An added bonus is that their margaritas are extremely well-made, and they've also got a really delicious variety of local craft beers.

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