If humankind never learned to play with its food, it would never have learned to play with its ingredients, and the world would be one bereft bowl of gruel. Taste the fruits of culinary creativity with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get a bar night at The Quays in Hoboken (up to a $62 value). The bar night includes:
- Two upscale American appetizers (up to an $11 value each).
- Four glasses of wine, beer, or cocktails (up to a $10 value each).<p>
With Hoboken’s picturesque shoreline as its backdrop, The Quays fuses stunning waterfront views of Manhattan with a tasty bar menu and wines from both small-lot artisanal producers such as Sybille Kuntz and larger bacchanalian enterprises such as Shafer Vineyards. Foursomes can flip a quarter or a table to decide from more than 30 red and white vintages hailing from Napa, Italy, and Australia, or they can nurse frosty brews or classic mixed drinks such as gin and tonic. Spirited sips punctuate bites of chicken wings basted in Guinness barbecue sauce or quesadillas loaded with monterey jack and chicken. The bar’s contemporary-style booths and elegant, yet sociable atmosphere set the stage for groups to synchronously dive into fried calamari or for chicken tenders to test out their best “Why did the human cross the road?” jokes.