Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Dutch Kills to Launch Happy Hour

Dutch Kills, which recently enlarged its bar area, will now shrink the size of its drink prices.

The Long Island City cocktail bar has launched a happy hour. From 5 PM to 7 PM, Sunday through Thursday, finely wrought mixed drinks can be had for $8. Among the available libations that can be had on the cheap: Rye Shake, Presbyterian, Whiskey Fix, Daiquiri, Rum Fix, Rum Buck and a total of three vodka cocktails (can this be the discriminating haute cocktaildom we've come to know?), including the Vodka Gimlet, Vodka Fix and Moscow Mule.

The new happy hour is named after Patrick Jerome "Battle Axe" Gleason, the final, and notoriously corrupt, 19th century mayor of Long Island City before the burg was incorporated into New York, a man who modeled his career after that of Boss Tweed. And like Tweed, he spent time in jail an died broke.

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