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by Melissa Ruttanai (subscribe)
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Published May 21st 2011
Happy Hour
Jake's Dilemma

With a downtown, beer bar feel,Jake's Dilemma opened on the Upper West Side in 1994 and has developed a reputation for serving some of the best drink specials in Manhattan. They boast over 50 bottled brews and 14 taps ready to pour the perfect pint. Foosball and billiards keep patrons entertained until Jake's 4am closing.

Each afternoon and evening, Jake's has distinct specials that make it one of the most vibrant and reasonable hangouts in the city.

Drink Specials

Weekday happy hour runs from 4-8pm, Fridays starting at 3. Drinks are half-price and drafts $3. Pitchers drop to $8 for domestic and $13 for imported.

After 8pm, the crowd continues to play foosball and shoot pool since nightly specials begin just as happy hour comes to a close. Each night, the specials change.

Monday: $1 Domestic Drafts, $8 Pitchers
Tuesday: Half-price Beer Bottles, Drafts, and Pitchers
Wednesday: $3 Almost Everything from Bottles to Mixed Drinks
Thursday: $12 Domestic Buckets (5 Bottles), Half-Price Bombs
Friday: $5 Code Blue Bombs and Code Blue & Vodka
Saturday: Power Hour from 8-9pm
Sunday: Half-Price Drinks, $3 Drafts, $2 Shots

Menu Eats

Jake's Dilemma offers a full menu, featuring traditional pubfare. You won't go hungry here. Choose from quesadillas, nachos, and jalapeno poppers while you play the MegaTouch machine. Or find a booth for a bigger plate of sliders, pizza, and sandwiches. The chef's specialties include Southern Fried Chicken and French Dip Roast Beef Sandwiches. Appetizers start at $5, entrees at $9.


On Wednesday through Saturday, a live DJ spins city beats until closing. Boasting both the NFL Sunday Ticket and MLB Extra Innings Packages, Jake's Dilemma is a popular hub for watching sports on their fleet of flat screen TVs.
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Why? Beer Sales are the Best
When: Sunday to Saturday
Where: 430 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10024
Cost: Inexpensive
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