Where to Spend the Last of Your Summer Fridays in New York City

Here are our picks for the best places to take advantage of the few extra long weekends you have left

Can you ever have too much of good ol' guacamole? No.

If you’ve been spending your summer Fridays at your local ‘hood bar, you might be missing out on some of the best deals of the season. Sure, the bartender knows your name, but it’s time to make the most of your summer Friday weekends. Time to explore the end-of-the-week parties happening in the city. Better hurry, though. There are only a handful of Friday’s left!

Caribbean Jerk & Reggae Fest at The Hall at MP
The Hall at MP Taverna starts its party on Thursday and keeps it going through Saturday. Head out to Williamsburg for a live music and dinner event that conjures up the Caribbean vibe without leaving New York City.  Food from award-winning chef, Michael Psilakis, includes a Jamaican Jerk platter with jerk chicken, hot pepper shrimp, plantains, rice and beans, plus coconut curry shrimp, handmade spicy beef patties and more.  There’s also rum punch, painkillers, and plenty of Red Stripe and Carib.

Tickets are $15 for general admission or $37 for general admission, plus a Jamaican Jerk platter. With the code “reggae” you get $10 off — or *hint hint* there are Groupons out there too. Click here for more information.

#TGISF at Ocean Prime
Ocean Prime is home to our favorite deal yet and not just because it starts at 2 p.m. on Fridays. New England oysters are just one dollar as part of its #TGISF end-of-the-week party. And since champs and oysters naturally belong together, they also offer $10 glasses of Veuve or Moet. Plus there are $10 cocktail of the day offers and $10 sushi rolls that include amazing lobster and prime rolls. 

Guactailing at Dos Caminos
Dos Caminos Mexican restaurants  launched its Guac’taill parties this summer and we can’t get enough of them. The party brings together guacamole + cocktails in the best way. The menu consists of four guacamoles such as lobster and chicharron and six cocktails that include margaritas and a sangria choice. Need to catch the Jitney but don’t want to miss the fun? Guac’tail to go.

The kit includes the ingredients to make Dos Caminos traditional guacamole and margaritas for two. Simply cut open the avocado and mix together the pre-diced ingredients to whip up a bowl of guacamole. Next, shake up the traditional margarita mix, consisting of fresh cold-pressed juices and agave nectar. Just add your favorite tequila to the mix and you’re good to go.

Rosé Fridays at Sherry-Lehmann
Leave it to Sherry-Lehmann to give wine lovers a place to drink AND shop on a Summer Friday. From 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. you can sip on a different featured rose every week. Like what you’re tasting? Pick up a bottle or two — it’s the perfect place try before you buy.

Finger Licking Fun at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Both the Brooklyn and Harlem outposts of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que are cooking up $5 apps including fan favorites like chili con queso nachos and chow chow topped fried green tomatoes. Beer specials run just $2-3 and drinks and wine are a few more. If you wind up making a late night of it, live music starts at 10 p.m.

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