Drinking the week away


Fifty years ago, 98 cents could buy you a six-pack of beer.

Unfortunately for today's college students, a dollar wont get you very far in any local bar.

A night out drinking often includes paying for cover, shots, a few rounds of drinks and a cab ride home, which can put a serious dent in any college student's wallet.

Many local establishments are currently offering deals and discounts attracting college kids to fill their bars every night of the week.

MONDAY

Although it may not the most popular night to go out, Monday nights may be the best night to drink for cheap. Bada Bing, located on Chippewa, offers $10 buckets of beers, no cover and two-for-one domestic bottles and well drinks from 11 a.m. to 4 a.m.

The Town Pub on Eggert Road has a "Dollar Night" every Monday featuring $1 pints.

Cecelia's on Elmwood also features "Martini Monday" from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Martinis are buy-one-get-one free and appetizers are half price.

TUESDAY

Tuesday nights just got a little more fun thanks to Flip Night. Popular at many local bars, Average Joe's and Third Base bring in droves of college kids looking to win free drinks. Average Joe's, located on Sweet Home Road in Amherst, offers students a chance to win free drinks if they correctly call heads or tails when the bartender flips a coin.

Third Base, located on Main Street by South Campus, hosts Flip Night every Tuesday night with a $5 cover at the door. While $5 may seem like a steep cover charge for a night, the chance to drink for free makes it a worthwhile expense while sucking on unlimited free Blow Pops.

WEDNESDAY

Papaya, a trendy Vietnamese and Thai restaurant on Chippewa, has two-for-one martinis Wednesday nights and half-priced sushi at the bar.

The Snooty Fox Lounge, on Delaware Avenue in downtown Buffalo, caters to young professionals with specialty drinks and a full service restaurant. Wednesday nights from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., students can get half-price martinis, $6 meatballs, crab cakes, stuffed peppers and shrimp.

THURSDAY

Every Thursday is College Night at Pure Night Club on Chippewa in downtown Buffalo. College Night is 18 and up, with reduced cover charge with a college ID. Pure, the closest thing Buffalo has to a "real" nightclub, has drink specials all night on Thursdays, from $2 Bud Lights to two-for-one well drinks.

Marcella, a popular gay bar on Main Street, features $2 well drinks and beer every Thursday night with a drag show double feature at 11:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.

FRIDAY

On Fridays, J.P. Bullfeathers on Elmwood Avenue hosts Twilight Happy Hour from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Students can enjoy $6 Skyy martinis, $3 Bacardi drinks and $3 Yuengling draughts.

SATURDAY

The Amherst Pizza and Ale House located on Crosspoint Parkway in Amherst, brings in college students looking for a more relaxed drinking experience on Saturday nights with buckets of Sam Adams for $9.95 and discounts on pizza and pitchers during hockey season.

SUNDAY

If you woke up too late to go to church, or are too depressed to watch the Bills game, Sunday can be a perfect day to end the weekend with deals on drinks. The Pearl Street Grill and Brewery, on Pearl Street in downtown Buffalo, offers Sunset Sundays with $2.50 Shots of Jaeger and Michael Collins from 8 p.m. to close.

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