Five “easy on your wallet” places for beverages and a quick bite.
Cooper 35 Asian Pub (Thanks to Tim for the recommendation)
35 Cooper Square, East Village, NYC
Strong drinks are $4 always, Happy Hour includes $3 drinks and half price apps. Check out their outdoor patio tables.
Jeremy’s Ale House, My favorite dive bar, whose motto is “Where beer isn’t just for breakfast anymore.”
239 Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport, NY (Also near South Street Seaport, NYC)
Summer outside seating, live music, trademark 32 oz Styrofoam ‘buckets of beer’ and ‘go withs’. Share the homemade potato chips. Known for their New England clam chowder, fried calamari and fried clams. The only thing on the menu over $10 are the grilled scallops at $10.95.
Jordan Lobster Farms
1 Pettit Place, Island Park, NY
Fresh Seafood (plus burgers, chicken, hot dogs), take out or dine in with outdoor picnic tables at head of canal.
Miller’s Ale House
3046 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, NY (Also in Deer Park)
A restaurant chain out of Jupiter, Florida, featuring near Florida “early bird” pricing. Home of the world famous ZINGERS, Daily Drink and Monday-Thursday dinner specials.
Popei’s Clam Bar & Seafood Restaurant – Bethpage
384 North Wantagh Avenue, Bethpage, NY
Friday & Saturday ‘Late Nite Menu,’ 10pm – Midnight.
Sample menu items: Clams on the half shell, $6.60 dz.,
buffalo wings and fried shrimp, 5 for $1.75, crab cakes, $1.25,
baked clams, $0.50 and stuffed shrimp, $0.99