Bars in Franklin Square

50% Off Sports-Bar Food at CANZ Roadhouse

CANZaciti Roadhouse

Westbury

$50 $25

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Spread of sports-bar fare includes steak burgers, Jack Daniels barbecue salmon, and Canz "Almost Famous" wings doused in a variety of sauces

Up to 63% Off Small Plates at Jbird Cocktails

Jbird Cocktails

Upper East Side

$88 $35

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Handcrafted cocktails blended from artisanal ingredients and small plates such as pork sliders with cider slaw and crispy calamari

Up to 42% Off Billiards and Drinks

The Billiard Co.

Forest Hills

$50 $29

Swanky billiards club entertains guests with cocktails, nachos and up to two hours of pool

Appetizers, Beer, and Pool for Two or Four

Break Bar & Billiards

Astoria

$40 $20

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Sports bar features 18 beers on top, a full-service kitchen, 15 true HD big-screen TVs, and games such as billiards and table tennis

50% Off at Esquire Lounge

Esquire Lounge

Brooklyn

$50 $25

Sleek, modern lounge serves craft cocktails and bar appetizers, along with entrees and desserts

Up to 50% Off at Fire Lounge Hookah Bar and Cafe

Fire Lounge Hookah Bar and Cafe

Gowanus

$80 $40

Practice your smoke rings, snack on finger foods, and sip refreshing drinks at a hookah bar with an open backyard, TV, and free WiFi

Up to 53% Bar Bites and Beer at Stone Creek

Stone Creek

Manhattan

$36.95 $18

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Tree trunk tables and stone walls envelop guests in a woodsy atmosphere as they sip craft beers and snacks

Up to 53% Off Beer and Snacks at Pioneers Bar

Pioneers Bar

Chelsea

$31 $15

Cheery bar welcomes guests with inviting wooden interior and plush leather seating, plying visitors with craft beer and hot sandwiches

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Shackletons has been part of the Franklin Square community for some time, but it might feel different to recent visitors thanks to new management who has redone the space and menus. The happy hour crowd is equally as welcome as a family out to dinner, and the menu reflects this open-door policy—there's chicken fingers and macaroni and cheese, but there's also pork tenderloin and baked clams. Many of the entrees have an Italian flavor with eggplant parmigiana and pasta alla vodka, and seafood is plentiful with mussels, crab cakes, and fish and chips. Those seeking entertainment with their meal can stop by for trivia on Wednesdays, karaoke on Thursdays, or a live DJ on Fridays and Saturdays.

1050 Hempstead Tpke.
Franklin Square,
NY
US

When he decided to open a hookah bar, Farrukh Pakal knew that one thing had to be perfect: the seating. “If my body is not relaxed,” he reasoned, “I cannot relax my mind.” So, within Silk Hookah Lounge's cherry-colored walls, guests’ backsides will not bounce into a single hard-backed chair. Couches and sofas sprawl throughout the space, inviting patrons to linger over teas imported from Pakistan or hot chocolates sprinkled with coconut, cinnamon, or vanilla. And, perhaps most importantly, the cushy seating cradles holders of Egyptian glass hookahs. Like anger over an incorrectly punctuated parking ticket, these slowly burn for up to three hours, releasing scents of chocolate, mint, lemon, apple, or other fresh fruits into the air.

While enjoying their hookahs, groups can grab cards, dominoes, or other games as LED lights splash a rainbow of colors overhead. On weekends, DJs infuse the flavorful airwaves with music.

19208 Northern Blvd
Flushing,
NY
US

Teeth-brushing, breakfast, and bowling. For anyone who takes advantage of Jib Lanes' early opening at at 9 a.m. 365 days a year, this could just be a typical start to a great day. But it's not the only time for bowling lovers to get in on the action. The alley's 48 lanes also host birthday parties, seasonal theme weeks, and cosmic bowling set to Top 40 hits on the weekends. It also helps that Brunswick Vector scorekeepers stay on top of who's winning so that players can reserve their math skills for important things like calculating how many square feet of ice cubes can fit in a friend's bowling bag. The center's automatic bumpers make outings with little ones easier, and at the full-service cafe and lounge, bowlers take breaks with pals over drinks and snacks.

6719 Parsons Blvd
Flushing,
NY
US

A bright green awning marks the corner entrance of Fillmore’s Tavern, where tin ceilings and exposed brick walls transport patrons back in time. But instead of the smoky haze of traditional speakeasies, this tavern keeps the atmosphere lively with flat screen TVs and weekly events. A long bar and assortment of tables provide the perfect resting spot for enjoying a frothy pint or perusing the diverse menu—where homestyle entrees range from black and bleu burgers to fish and chips to Jack Daniels pork chops.

16602 65th Ave
Fresh Meadows,
NY
US

As inviting as they are, the low, blue-tinted glow of the overhead bulbs and the rhythmic tunes emanating from live DJs and drummers probably won’t be the first things you notice when walking into Obsession Hookah Lounge. Your senses will most likely home in on the mingling of premium and exotic smoke wafting through the air, conveying the sweet aromas of Caribbean coconut- or lychee-scented tobacco. Like Carmen Miranda's wardrobe, hookahs can be enhanced with undertones of fresh fruit, including orange, pineapple, and grapefruit. Guests relax at the black-and-white lounge as late as 4 a.m. on Saturdays, playing pool and using complimentary WiFi to work on mobile devices.

160-02 Hillside Ave
Jamaica,
NY
US

The Kave Bar and Grill sets the mood with dim lights as patrons cozy into tall, tufted leather booths. The lounge features a full bar with an assortment of cocktails that cleanse palates between puffs of assorted hookahs scattered throughout. The hookahs boast numerous flavors that complement the menu's appetizers, which guests are encouraged to order by spelling them out in smoke rings. And they don't skimp on entertainment either. The Kave Bar and Grill sometimes holds events such as parties with DJs and dancing.

519 Meacham Ave
Elmont,
NY
US