Three really happy hours in New York City

With the weather getting warmer and the days getting longer, now is the perfect time to down a few cold ones while visiting New York City. While the Big Apple can be a pretty pricey place to get hammered, a few select spots offer happy hours and drink specials that are sure to get you lit for less.

Acme Bar & Grill (9 Great Jones Street, West Village): Home of the "F*ck it Buckets" and $2 Tuesdays, this Greenwich Village bar might not be the prettiest girl at the party, but you will definitely enjoy it's daily happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. with such cheap brews as Abita, Acme Home Brew, and Pabst Blue Ribbon! Stay nearby at the Washington Square Hotel.

Blind Tiger Ale House (281 Bleecker Street, West Village): The massive beer selection at this Bleecker Street bar is already tempting, but with a weekday happy hour that lasts from noon to 8 p.m., you just might call in sick to work in order to partake in the party. Note: Do not come here if you are looking for a Coors Light or Budweiser, as this is a serious drinking destination with many delicious microbrews on tap. Stay nearby at the Jane Hotel.

Rudy's Bar & Grill (627 Ninth Avenue, Midtown West): Located in the heart of Hell's Kitchen, this dive bar has been providing affordable booze since 1933. Most notable is the Ruby's Red specialty drink served in a bucket for only $7.75. Of course after downing that enormous amount of alcohol, one must eat of course. So be sure to chomp on a few (free) Ruby's hot dogs. Stay nearby at Ink48.

- Andrew Hickey of The Brooklyn Nomad

[Photo Credit: New York Daily Photo]

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