Bull Moose is Closed & Katsuhama Drink Deal is Done. Peter Dillon’s to the Rescue!

If you like to eat, chances are you like to drink (read: a lot of you are freakin’ lushes), so every Friday afternoon our Happy Hour Correspondent “Mamacita” will post about a different bar in Midtown that fits the Midtown Lunch mentality: unhealthy food, not lame (unless it’s lame in a cool way), and most importantly… cheap.

The Midtown Happy Hour front is providing some good and some bad news this week. Let’s get the bad out of the way. Bull Moose Saloon (on 44th btw. 8+9th) is currently closed, so their crispy hot wings and cheap burgers are off the happy hour menu until later next week. I spoke with one of the staff and they are in the midst of ‘renovations,’ not sure if this is DOH related but lets hope that when they come back the moose and Cigar Indian are still around.

In other sad news, Katsuhama’s (45 West 55th St.) special on unlimited drinks that “hightemp” posted to the forums has been pulled. I also talked with one the staff and she nonchalantly stated that they ran it for a few months and just decided it wasn’t worth it anymore. However, to ease the pain, they are now offering an order of edamame for only $1.99 with every draft Japanese beer . Still need your unlimited drinks? 3rd Floor Café is a sure bet.

Now on to the good news for beer drinkers. Peter Dillon’s (on 40th btw. Lex+Park) caught my eye this month and I stopped by to grab a quick one. A full +/- is to come in the future, but seeing happy hours have been a bit West Side heavy I wanted to give you a quick heads up on this beer deal for the East Siders.

Dillon’s happy hour is Monday to Friday, 5pm-8pm, with $4 pints of Stella, Blue Moon and Bud Light, $3 bottles of corona and shots of Jameson: perfect for beating the summer heat. The bartenders are welcoming and have that straight from the Emerald Isle accent. The patrons tend to be male and some in suits like you’d expect at any bar by Midtown. Despite this, the vibe is relaxed and inviting and open to groups and after work meet-ups. TV screens cover all sports, which is a must for most bars. Dillon’s also has a pool table, and if you don’t have friend to play against there’s usually enough people around to engage in a game. Dillon’s is by no means a destination pub, but it will satisfy the need for a cold one if you’re in the area. An added plus is that you can bring in food from the local take out joints and there’s a couple of street meat carts nearby to help absorb all the suds.

Peter Dillon’s, 130 E 40th St (btw Lex & Park), (212) 213-3998‎


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