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Penny Beer and Quarter Bourbon at Ellis Bar!

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One of Inspector Gadget's niece will get you a beer!

Normally, bartenders get pissed when people pay for drinks with fists full of change. Sure, you can buy booze with the change festering at the bottom of your bag. It just usually involves plunking down a stack of nickels and dimes in the Plexiglas window at a bodega. Sitting on a stoop and swigging a tall boy is one of the best parts of summer in New York, but sometimes a brokeass needs to drink something that comes in a glass indoors. We’ve written about Ellis Bar a few times–for their penny beer and Captain Morgan shots and one cent drinks. Now, they’re offering BEERS FOR A PENNY EVERY FRIDAY from 9 to 9:30pm and 11 to 11:30pm. On Wednesdays, they’ve got BOURBON SHOTS FOR A QUARTER and live bluegrass. I don’t mean to go crazy with the capitalization, but I thought the only thing you could get for a penny were temporary tattoos of bunnies and shit from sketchy online catalogs. And they’d probably still cost a nickel until you bought over 1000 of them.

Ellis Bar
627 5th Ave, at 18th Street [Park Slope, Brooklyn}
Penny beer Fridays, 9 to 9:30pm, 11 to 11:30pm
Bourbon for a quarter and live blue grass on Wednesdays

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Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher

After years of denial, Kiley has finally admitted to baring a striking resemblance to Velma from Scooby Doo. Instead of traveling in a van hunting ghosts, she prefers wandering on foot in search of tacos, cheap beer, and fake birds. Growing up in Portland, Kiley enjoyed the balance of urban and green spaces. Then she spent her four years at Ithaca College, and found herself craving more sprawling asphalt in her life. So she moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where most of the buildings look like they're about to collapse. Kiley's favorite activities include: getting lost, crafting, sewing, biking, and geeking out at museums. Her love of taxidermy probably makes her a terrible vegetarian, but she doesn't care.