Drink For Free
-For no strings attached truly free birthday drinking, visit East End Bar and Grill
(1664 First Ave between 86th and 87th Sts; 212-348-3783) where birthday patrons are offered unlimited free well drinks. Second Chance Saloon (659 Grand St between Leonard St and Manhattan Ave, Williamsburg; 718-387-4411) is another great place to drink on your birthday- free and simple.
-The Dead Poet
will let you drink for free on your birthday, if you happen to share your birthday with a famous dead author. There's a list of acceptable authors on their Facebook page.
(450 Amsterdam Ave between 81st and 82nd streets; 212-595-5670)
-If you can round up 10 friends to join you at Justin Timberlake's Southern Hospitality BBQ
on your birthday, you'll score a free drink bracelet as well as some free peach cobbler (460 2nd Ave between 76th and 77th Streets;
212-249-1001 and 645 9th Ave, corner of 45th st; 212-265-1000). Similarly, plan your birthday party at The SKINnY
in advance and drink for free if you bring at least 10 friends. (174 Orchard St between Houston and Stanton; 212-228-3668)
-If your birthday isn't for a while but you're itching to drink for free, try your luck with bars that run a name night calendar. At Antarctica
if your name falls on their calendar
, you'll drink for free on the corresponding night, until 11pm on weeknights and 1am on Saturdays. (287 Hudson st at Spring st; 212-352-1666) No Idea Bar
has a name calendar
as well, drink for free from 5-11pm if you have the name of the night, but don't come alone or you won't be eligible (30 E. 20th st between Broadway and Park; 212-777-0100).