5 great happy hours in Nolita that really are worth your money and drinkin' time. We tracked down 2-for-1 craft cocktails, free bar snacks, and a great café with cheap wine.
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At Lafayette Espresso Bar and Marketplace the Green Lemonade ($4.95 small/$6.45 large) is a refresher that couples elements from three popular summer drinks: lemonade, green juices, and ice cold ginger tea. A tart, fresh lemonade is the base, and it's blended with raw spinach leaves, apples and apple juice, and finally a spicy dose of grated ginger.
The hidden, low-ceilinged room at 1534 is less speakeasy than captain's quarters. Named after the year that colonist Jacques Cartier set sail for the new world, 1534 has a drink menu (styled like a passport and divided by nation) that fuses French ingredients with those of once-exotic lands.