When Billy Crystal had a hankering to get out of the city he flew west and joined a cattle drive. You don’t need to go so far to get in touch with your inner cowboy. Just head to Rodeo Bar in Gramercy (375 3rd Ave, Manhattan–map). Rodeo features old west decor and live country and rockabilly music 7 nights a week. But from 4 ’til 8 Monday-Saturday and 6 to 9 on Sunday it’s Happy Hour, and the main event is the free grub.
Settle in with a $4 pint, or a $6 margarita if the other cowboys aren’t looking. Then saunter over to the food table for free nachos and roast chicken. Top it off with a mound of peanuts from the nearby trough that’s always full. Go ahead, throw your shells on the floor! This ain’t no beauty parlor.