Booze Beat: Two New Happy Hours (Wine Cooler Alert)

By Anne Roderique Jones  |  October 14, 2013
Credit: Circolo45

Starting today, Circolo45 in NoHo will launch a new happy hour - and it’s a pretty sweet deal. Every cocktail on the menu, like the Italian Mojito or Negroni, will be half priced ($6), along with complimentary Italian snacks to nibble with your cheap, chic drinks. Bites like housemade pastas, Tuscan charcuterie, mini-panini and crostini are all gratis on weekdays from 5:30 PM to 8 PM (212-265-3636).

In honor of the fall season, Kipsey's is introducing a new happy hour menu. Every evening (4-7 PM), the cozy Kips Bay farm-to-table restaurant is serving up discounted beer, wine and cocktails, along with select bar snacks. Among the potables are the house's own wine coolers - which have come a long way since the hits of '80s - infused with fresh peach, blood orange, passion fruit or raspberry, as well as snappy margaritas, sangria for $6 (or under) and wine and beer for $3. Made-from-scratch snacks, like the burgers and pulled pork sliders, go for three bucks a pop (646-590-3410).