Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Free Cupcakes & Coffee @ CupcakeStop Tomorrow

Beginning at noon tomorrow, CupcakeStop will be giving away 100 specially made mini coffee cupcakes and 100 cups of Oren's Special Blend coffee to celebrate Oren's Daily Roast coffee, which is served up regularly on the truck.

We hear they'll be located at 5th Avenue between 22nd and 23rd Street, but check their Twitter feed to confirm.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Play Dodgeball This Spring & Save $20

For the past four seasons I've been playing dodgeball with Downtown Dodgeball, and this week they're extending an exclusive offer to you!

For one week only, if you register to play dodgeball this spring using promo code NYCDAILYDEALS, they'll knock $20 off the registration fee meaning it will cost you just $55 for the entire season. That includes:
  • 8 weeks of dodgeball officiated by Downtown Dodgeball refs
  • The opportunity to network with cool ladies and gents in a fun atmosphere
  • Access to exclusive drink specials at the league bar
  • The chance to win prizes, including but not limited to free booze
  • A Downtown Dodgeball team t-shirt
  • A vote (and chance to play) in the Spring 2010 Downtown Dodgeball All-Star game
Games are held on Tuesday evenings beginning on April 27th. You can find out more information and register here. See you on the court!

Monday, March 29, 2010

$10 Fajita Mondays At Cilantro

Start the week off right with $10 Fajita Mondays at Cilantro. Choose between grilled chicken, adobo steak, cilantro shrimp, and grilled marinated vegetables. They have three locations where you can take advantage of this sizzling Monday deal.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Brownie Crawl In Chelsea Today

This afternoon NYC Food Crawl presents The March Brownie Crawl. Meet at the northern corner of Jackson Square (Greenwich & 8th Avenue) at 3PM and spend a couple hours sampling different types of brownies across Chelsea. No RSVP necessary. Bring friends and make new ones. The event is pay as you go.

More details can be found on the Facebook invite here. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

$25 Restaurant Gift Certificates For $2.00 @!

From time to time, we've let you know about discounts from and now through 3/31, the website is selling $25 gift certificates to select eateries for $2! There are more than 600 New York area restaurants on the site!

To purchase:

1) Click here and enter a zip code or city to find the local participating restaurant.
2) Select the gift certificate amount (if more than one choice is available), then add it to your cart.
3) Once you’re ready to check out, enter the discount code
COOK on the Shopping Cart page.
4) After completing the transaction, you'll be taken to a page where you can print your gift certificates.

Here are some of our favorite spots:

10 Downing (West Village)
1834 Bar & Burger (Financial District)
Aperitivo - Italian (Park Slope)
Agozar Restaurant & Lounge - Cuban (East Village)
BonChon On John (Tribeca)
Boom - Italian (Nolia)
Drom (East Village)
Focacceria (West Village)
Hill Country - Barbeque (Murray Hill)
Lobo (Park Slope)
Madiba - African (Fort Greene)
Miranda (Williamsburg)
Novecento - Argentinian (Soho)
Pangea - Pan Asian (East Village)
Philip Marie (West Village)
Philoxenia (Astoria)
Savoia (Carroll Gardens)
Sol Y Sombra - Spanish (Upper West Side)
Via Della Pace - Italian (East Village)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Free Admission To EastVille Comedy Club This Weekend

You know the drill: Mention NYCDAILYDEALS when you make a reservation for the 9PM and 11PM show tonight or Saturday night at EastVille Comedy Club (phone at 212-260-2445 / e-mail at and they'll waive the $20 cover charge. Beverages start at $5.00 so you'll have no problem meeting their 2 drink minimum. Here's who you'll see:

Ted Alexandro
(Conan O'Brien, The View, Carson Daly, Oz, Comedy Central)

Sherrod Small
(Best Week Ever, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Today Show, Comedy Central)

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Midtown's Best New Pizza (For $6!!)

Earlier this month, word spread that a "speakeasy" pizza place had set up shop in the upstairs level of a cafe in midtown Manhattan. Well that place is 57 Napoli Pizza e Vino (120 East 57th Street) and once word gets out, I guarantee you this 50-seat spot will be packed for lunch every day. The best part is... you can get a personal 10 inch pie until 3PM each day for just $6.00. Considering two slices at a sub par pizza place in Midtown will run you about $5.00 these days, this is a steal.

Check out a full review of the place on my pizza blog: I Dream Of Pizza.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Free Lunch In The Financial District Today

According to Midtown Lunch, Yorganic (3 Hanover Square) is launching some new products today and the first 300 people to swing by from 11:30AM to 2:00PM will be treated to a free lunch. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Free Pastry Day At Starbucks / Free Cone Day @ Ben & Jerry's

We'll do this one chronologically...

It's probably a little misleading since this first deal is only valid until 10:30AM, but today is Free Pastry Day at Starbucks. Get a free pastry with the purchase of a beverage this morning. Simply print out the coupon below and present it to your barista or show them the coupon on any mobile device.

Click on the coupon below to enlarge.

And after you fill up on Starbucks, stop by Ben & Jerry's for Free Cone Day. From 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM have yourself a treat at any of their shops!

In case their website crashes once again this year, here are some participating locations:

Ben & Jerry's Third Ave.
41 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Macys Herald Square
Macys - 4th Floor
151 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

Ben & Jerry's Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Plaza
Concourse Level
New York, NY 10020

Ben & Jerry's Hoboken
405 Washington Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Orens Grand Central Station
Grand Central Terminal
New York, NY 10017

Ben & Jerry's 104th & Broadway
2722 Broadway
New York, NY 10025

Monday, March 22, 2010

Circus Elephants Walk Through Manhattan

Tonight, from 11:30PM until 2:00AM (tomorrow) the Manhattan bound side of the Queens Midtown Tunnel closes for elephants. Yes, elephants.

The circus is, in fact, coming to town.

A total of six Asian elephants, eight ponies, three stilt walkers, and a watusi (breed of long–horned steer) will arrive for their stint at Madison Square Garden as part of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The entourage will make its way westward across East 34th Street to MSG, so if you're in the area at that time... no you're not drunk. There really are circus animals marching down the street.

Those interested in viewing the procession are advised to wait on the Manhattan side of the tunnel at East 37th Street between Second and Third Avenues beginning around midnight.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Coupons For Free Tony's Crispy Crust Pizza

The folks over at Tony's Pizza have been kind enough to provide us with 8 coupons for free Tony's Crispy Crust Pizza available at your local supermarket.

Plus, check out a FREE BOWLING offer they are currently running!

E-mail with your name and address to enter. Good luck!

UPDATE: THIS CONTEST IS OVER. Thanks to all who entered! The winners have been contacted via e-mail: Debra S, Miguel I, Eleanor M, Arlena Y, Mika V, Rich K, Jennifer B, and Jackson W.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Free Food Alert! Italian Ice @ Rita's / Macarons Throughout NYC

Celebrate the arrival of spring with a free cup of Italian Ice at Rita's, the nation’s largest Italian Ice chain. From 12PM-10PM, each Rita’s guest will receive one free, regular-sized, 10 oz. cup in the available flavor of their choice!

The only New York City location is at 2486 Broadway between 92nd and 93rd on the Upper West Side, but there are more than a dozen in surrounding areas. Find the closest to you here.

Also... François Payard is organizing the first annual Macaron Day in NYC today! Bakeries across the city (like Bouchon Bakery and Almondine Bakery) are coming together to provide free macarons to customers. You can see the full list of participating vendors here.

To receive a free macaron, simply tell the shop you are there for Macaron Day NYC.

Friday, March 19, 2010

March Madness: Free Pizza At Standings For NCAA Tournament

The NCAA Tournament kicked off yesterday. There's no better place to watch all the action then at East Village bar Standings (43 East 7th Street). Even if college bball isn't your thing, they'll be serving free pizza for lunch at 1:00 PM today.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Deals @ Public House, ChikaLicious, SPiN + More w/ BuyWithMe

We're excited to tell you about a new website which offers you exclusive deals throughout NYC. From now until Sunday, BuyWithMe is giving you the chance to save big bucks at GustOrganics, Public House, ChikaLicious, SPiN, Bikram Yoga, and many more places!

Click here to access all of their deals.

And for a limited time only, take an additional 10% off your order by using promo code NYCDD upon checkout!

Free Eggs, Sliders & More @ New "Hangover" Food Truck

According to Grub Street, a new truck -- Tabasco Hangover Headquarters -- launches today and will be serving up free food like a bacon pizetta, sirloin sliders, and a corned-beef-hash with sunny-side-up-egg sandwich + virgin Bloody Marys.

There will most likely be lines today, but you can find the truck from 7:00AM to 9:30AM at 48th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue or 26 Broadway near Bowling Green from 12:00PM to 2:00PM.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patty's Day Specials (That Don't Involve Drinking!)

Okay. Yesterday we compiled a list of St. Patty's Day drinking specials that can't be beat. Well there are also tons of free things you can do today that don't involve drinking (although we can't condone being sober on St. Patty's Day).

For starters, there's the St. Patrick's Day Parade which begins at 11:00AM and heads north on 5th Avenue starting at 44th Street.

After, head over to Brooklyn Bowl where there is FREE bowling all day long (4 person minimum per lane, 2 hour max). They'll also have Blue Ribbon crafted corned beef and cabbage for sale.

Finally, don't forget about Baja Fresh's free burrito promotion.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Where To Drink For CHEAP In NYC This St. Patty's Day

It's that time of year again! Our annual list of where to drink cheap on St. Patrick's Day in New York City. As many of you probably know, St. Patrick's Day is reason for most bars to cancel their happy hour specials and hike up their prices.

Fear not! We've complied a list of the best drink specials in town tomorrow. We've confirmed each of the deals below, but it's always a good idea to give the places a buzz before you head over to reconfirm. Also, keep an eye on this list -- hopefully we'll be expanding it as more deals come about (UPDATED, 3/17 @ 11:05 AM).

Happy St. Patty's Day!!

Southern Hospitality (1460 2nd Avenue) - By far the best special we could find! $2 Coors Light drafts, $3 Killians, $3 well drinks, $4 Jameson shots, and $5 Irish car bombs. It's worth dealing with the crowds for these prices. (212) 249-1001.

Jake's Dilemma (430 Amsterdam Avenue)- Head over to the Upper West Side for $3.50 drafts all night long. (212) 580-0556.

Dempsey's Pub (61 2nd Avenue) - This East Village watering hole will have specials all night long including $4 shots, $4 drafts, $12 pitchers, and $15 buckets of beer like Miller High Life and Rolling Rock. (212) 388-0662.

Mad River Bar & Grill (1442 3rd Avenue) - For those who want to get their drink on early in the day, this Upper East Side bar will be serving $3 domestic drafts, $4 pints of Guinness, and $5 Irish car bombs until 3PM. (212) 988-1832.

11th Street Bar (510 E 11th Street) - Avoid the crowds and head over to this bar where their normal happy hour will be in effect. That means $2 off drinks from 4PM - 9PM putting a pint of Guinness at a reasonable $4. (212) 982-3929.

Cheapshots (140 1st Avenue) - Drink enough of their $4.50 Guinness pints -- on tap all night long -- and you might start seeing leprechauns. 212-254-6631.

Bar None (98 3rd Avenue) - It ain't classy, but it's cheap! Rub arms with NYUers during this bar's daily happy hour which will be going on until 8PM. That's $3 Bud and Bud Light drafts for you. 212-777-6663.

Kabin (92 2nd Avenue) - It doesn't get much cheaper than $2 PBRs and $4 Bud drafts at this bar. Or maybe it does... all drinks are 2-for-1 until 8PM. 212-254-0204.

Stillwater Bar (78-80 E 4th Street) - Swing by this East Village bar for drink specials including $3.50 Magic Hat all night long. (212) 253-2237.


Van Diemens (383 3rd Avenue) - Another deal for early starters. This Murray Hill bar will have $5 Jameson and $3 Guinness pints until 5PM. 212-532-1123.

Flight 151
(151 8th Avenue) - Head over to Chelsea for $2 drafts and $3 well drinks from 5PM - 7PM. 212-229-1868.

Stanton Public (17 Stanton Street) - This Lower East Side bar has $4 pints of Guinness all night long + $1 off all Irish whiskey and a late happy hours from 12AM - 2AM. 212-667-5555.

McKenna Pub (250 West 14th Street) - This Irish bar won't have any drink specials, but they'll be serving free corned beef and cabbage all day. Yum! 212-255-2889.

The Levee (212 Berry Street) - We realize there are no Brooklyn places on this list. That's because we assume most Brooklyn bars will be cheap enough for you regardless. But we'll show you some love by mentioning that the normal happy hour at this Williamsburg spot will be in effect -- $1 off all drinks from 5PM - 8PM. 718-218-8787.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure + $2 Beers @ Brooklyn Bowl

Tonight, Brooklyn Bowl screens the classic Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure on their HD projection screen. Free admission and $2 beers. Doors at 6PM. Screening at 8PM.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Discount On New York Movie & TV Tours

Escape reality with On Location Tours -- New York City's only TV and movie tour company! Their signature tour -- New York TV & Movie Sites -- will take you everywhere from the apartment building in Friends to the Ghostbusters firehouse.

For a limited time only, enter code NYCDD when purchasing tickets and receive a 20% discount! Tours start at only $20.

On Location Tours also offers the following customized tours dedicated to showing you the sites on your favorite TV show:

See all the spots Carrie and company hit up on the Sex and the City tour.
Head over to Jersey and check out Tony's favorite places on The Sopranos tour.
See where Blair and Serena have made their mark on the Gossip Girl tour.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Dine In Brooklyn For Cheap!

Dine In Brooklyn -- Brooklyn's equivalent of Manhattan's Restaurant Week -- kicks off tomorrow. Get a three course lunch for $20.10 and a three course dinner for $25.00 at some of the borough's best restaurants. You can see all the participating restaurants here. But below are some of our suggestions that will blow you away:

iCi 246 Dekalb Ave | Btwn Clermont & Vanderbilt Ave

Applewood 501 11th St | Btwn 7th & 8th Ave

Rose Water 787 Union St | At 6th Ave

Petit Oven 276 Bay Ridge Ave | Btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave

Po Brooklyn 276 Smith St | Btwn Sackett & Degraw St

Sue Perette 270 Smith St | Btwn Degraw & Sackett St

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Free Baja Fresh Burrito W/ Drink Purchase Next Week

Lots of upcoming St. Patty's Day deals are forthcoming, so we'll start you off with one today. Next Wednesday, get a free burrito at Baja Fresh with the purchase of a drink!

Simply go the the Baja Fresh Facebook Page ( and (1) click on the offer to open it, (2) click “Account” in the upper right hand corner (be sure your name is displayed below “Account”), and (3) print the offer (with your name on it)!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Free Pinkberry Tonight @ All Locations!

Pinkberry’s newest flavor is here -- the refreshing, light and fruity mango!

Tonight, swing by your local Pinkberry for a "Mad About Mango Happy Hour" from 5PM - 9PM. You'll get a free 3 oz. serving of Pinkberry’s mango or mango swirl with all the toppings that can fit in the cup! We hear there will also be music, in-store games, and giveaways.

To find the closest Pinkberry to you, click here.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Free Admission To EastVille Comedy Club This Weekend

You know the drill: Mention NYCDAILYDEALS when you make a reservation for the 9PM and 11PM show on Friday or Saturday night at EastVille Comedy Club (phone at 212-260-2445 / e-mail at and they'll waive the $20 cover charge. Beverages start at $5.00 so you'll have no problem meeting their 2 drink minimum. Here's who you'll see:

Mike Britt
(Best Week Ever, David Letterman, Bad Boys of Comedy)

Amy Schumer
(Ellen DeGeneres Show, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central)

Nate Bargatze
(Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central)

Myq Kaplan
Comedy Central Presents, Conan O'Brien, National Lampoon TV

$1 Pizza Slices On The L.E.S.

Although we've tracked down some of NYC's best pizza places with $1 slices before, we thought we'd let you know about Mario's Pizza which just opened on the Lower East Side (corner of Eldridge Street and Houston Street). For a limited time, they're selling 2 slices of pizza for $2. Normally, a single slice will run you $2.29. No better way to help that morning hangover!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

40% Off DVDs At Bordess Today & Tomorrow

Click here for a coupon good for 40% off the list price of single and two-disc DVDs or BLU-RAY discs at Borders today and tomorrow. It's valid with Borders Rewards membership which is free and you can sign up for here. Available DVDs include recent Oscar nominees like The Hurt Locker, Up, and The Blind Side.

Click here for the coupon. For in-store usage.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Watch LOST @ The Knitting Factory In Williamsburg

Dude. So like the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn holds the city's biggest LOST viewing party every Tuesday night starting at 8PM. It's free and features a performance by Previously On Lost. Smuggle in some Dharma beer and maybe if you drink enough, things will start to make some sense.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Birthday Bottle Service

Have a birthday coming up or planning a party for someone else? Let Birthday Bottle Service make it unforgettable night by offering you exclusive VIP treatment at NO COST TO YOU!! Through our broad network of clients and venues, we will set you up with a complimentary VIP table and bottle service and allow you to access the New York City VIP lifestyle! Simply visit and book your FREE VIP party today!

Also, if you are looking to make some extra cash there are opportunities to get paid to book parties for you and your friends! Go to and and sign up under the "promoters" tab!

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Unlimited Spaghetti & Meatballs + Sangria At Tre

Is Locande Verde's $39 all you can eat Monday pasta special too expensive for you? Well check out Tre on the Lower East Side for a special that's less than half the price and also includes alcohol.

Indulge yourself with unlimited spaghetti, meatballs, and sangria for just $19 from 5PM - 11PM every Monday.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Smiths/Morrisey Party @ Sway Lounge

One of the best Sunday night parties in the city is the long running Smiths/Morrisey Party at Sway Lounge (305 Spring Street). D.J.’d by Ben Cho and Brian DeGraw, the party starts around 10PM and we hear things really get going after midnight. Free admission.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Target First Saturdays @ Brooklyn Museum

Swing by Brooklyn Museum tonight for Target First Saturdays -- free programs of art and entertainment each month from 5PM - 11PM. You can check out the entire lineup of activities here, but they include a dance party, film screenings, and the chance to create your own clay artwork!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Drink & Drive: Unlimited Beverages & Golf @ Chelsea Piers

Normally, a bucket of 90 golf balls would cost you $25 on a Friday night at the Chelsea Piers driving range. That's why we think their "Date Night" special is well worth your while.

Tonight -- and for the next two Fridays -- enjoy 90 minutes of unlimited golf balls , all you can drink wine & beer, and free instructions from Golf Center professionals. The cost? $30. Details here.

It's probably the only time when drinking and driving is encouraged!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Free Chess Set Giveaways From The Scholarship

With 3 weeks left for students to apply for the Scholarship, we’re giving you a chance to exercise that brain offline. The first 50 (yes... 50!) people to e-mail with your name and address will win a beautifully boxed chess/backgammon set!

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Jimmy Fallon and ?uestlove @ The Apple Store in Soho

Jimmy Fallon and ?uestlove will be discussing "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" this evening at the Apple Store in Soho at 7:30 PM. The show just reached it's one year anniversary. See what Jimmy has to say about all of the late-night hoopla that has made headlines over the past few months. Free. Details here.

Can't make it down to the Soho store? Simply call 212-664-3056 for tickets to see a taping of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The show usually books about one month in advance.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Free Cupcakes @ Grand Central This Morning

Grub Street reports that Buttercup Bake Shop will be handing out free cupcakes outside of Grand Central Station this morning from 9AM to 10AM. Swing by the corner of Vanderbilt Avenue and 42nd Street for your treat.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

$3.50 Pints At Stillwater In The East Village

Every Tuesday -- all night long -- East Village bar Stillwater serves up pints for $3.50 including Magic Hat and Goose Island. There's a pool table, Buck Hunter, and cheap food like burgers and wings.

Monday, March 1, 2010

"Meet The Oscars" At The Time Warner Center

A temporary display at the Time Warner Center this week literally lets you meet the Oscars. The exhibit -- “Meet the Oscars, New York” -- enables you to walk among a display of Oscars in various stages of completion. On display is the actual Best Actress statue that will be given away this Sunday.

Plus, you'll have the chance to hold a real Oscar and have your picture taken for free.

Display is though Sunday. Details here.