High-End Happy Hours
How to eat at Spago without breaking the bank: go for the bar menu, which features things like bincho-grilled chicken wings with soy glaze togarashi, smoked marrow toast with jam, and spaghettini with littleneck and razor clams, all priced from $9-$14. There’s also a happy hour from 9-11 PM on Tuesday through Saturday nights, during which specialty drinks are only $10.
Across the street, get $4 beers, $5 glasses of house wine and $7 cocktails, plus snacks like steak tartare, truffle popcorn or $2 oysters, at Bar Bouchon on Monday through Friday from 4-7 PM. And Scarpetta recently launced an $8 bar menu from 4-8 PM in the bar, featuring dishes like baby lettuce with grilled peaches and ricotta salata, chicken liver pâté with pickled cherries, and lobster croquettes.
Downtown, Drago Centro’s happy hour goes all day long and includes deals on cocktails, wines by the glass, beers, and food like polenta with cauliflower and brown butter, panini and pizzas for under $10.