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Any day is Booze Day at Bar Matchless

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Yesterday, the internet went down at work and I was sent home. PJs on, cookie crumbs on my shirt and Ghostbusters on the TV, there was only one thing that dragged me from my pathetic but cozy lair: Two for Tuesdays at Bar Matchless.

Dangerously, the special is from 8PM-2AM…perfectly timed so that you will inevitably get too drunk/stay out too late/consider getting a Ninja Turtle tattoo. On Wednesdays, local bands play for free in the side room followed by Heavy Metal Karaoke, during which every song sung is followed by a complimentary shot to make your “Enter Sandman” extra throaty. Thursday night features free music as well, and the Ladies Night special of $3 wells and Bud drafts until 2AM will make them sound way good to all the womenz.

The food is surprisingly top-notch for a dive bar; highlights including saucy hot wings at $6 for a half-order and the Panelle sandwich of fried chickpeas, ricotta and Parmesan cheese and tomato sauce for the veggie folk. The brunch specials are also top notch; $9 for platters and pints of bloody mary’s for just $5… totally worth leaving the house for, no matter how many puddles you have to step in outside.

Bar Matchless
557 Manhattan Avenue (at Driggs)

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Jill S.

Jill S.

Jill is an Ohio native and Boston University graduate who refuses to stop saying "pop" and wearing her Red Sox gear despite being heckled for doing so since moving to Brooklyn. She's been honing her thrifty ways since doing that silly thing people talk about when they ignore reason to follow their hearts and chose a career in the fulfilling but faltering music industry. She earns her beer money as a publicist and writer, and spends her spare time cooking, biking, and trying to decide if she's ready to get a cat.