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ISO Friday happy hour with free food, near Grand Central

small h Apr 20, 2010 02:26 PM

I've gone blind & insane searching My Open Bar, Drink Deal and Wined & Dined. And all I found was chips & salsa at Baja Fresh, a mess of broken links, and other listings of questionable accuracy. Your advice is appreciated!

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    fooodie Apr 20, 2010 03:56 PM

    Not gourmet cuisine, but you can get free hot dogs at Rudy's on 44th and 9th.

    Rudy's Bar & Grill
    627 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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      small h Apr 20, 2010 05:44 PM

      Thanks! I knew about that one, but it's too far west for my purposes.

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        fooodie Apr 21, 2010 05:25 AM

        Hmm I can't think of anything else within walking distance to GC. Kellri Taverna has free cheese and olives at the bar, but it's not a great space for a group happy hour.

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      Shirley Apr 22, 2010 09:47 AM

      When I've had after work drinks at Centro and Naples 45, they've both offered complimentary snacks. Naples 45 serves pizza, and Centro servies olives, cheese, salami and an occasional hot hors d'oevres.

      Naples 45
      200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166

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        small h Apr 22, 2010 09:57 AM

        Thanks! Much obliged. Sounds good.

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          Upperwestsider Apr 22, 2010 10:11 AM

          Strong second for these two recs; more room at Naples, but both, in their way, are excellent. Another poss is Ben Benson's (123 W. 52nd--too far away?) Potato skins at 1700 hrs followed by piping hot fried chicken. Drinks pretty $$ and with all the salt, you put a few away. 10-15 minute walk to GCT.

          Ben Benson's
          123 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

          1. re: Shirley
            natgasdriller Dec 5, 2010 12:44 PM

            centro is VG, get the Guiena hen.. excellent

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