2007_04_food_azocar.JPGThat first sip of wine after six painful hours of meetings is as liberating as loosening up your tie or slipping off your heels. After all, it’s not called happy hour for nothing. Throw in a good deal on top of it, whether it’s a buy one get one free or 50% off, and you may have one of the great pleasures of the work week. With so many deals all over the city, it’s almost enough motivation to end the workday a littler earlier. Say around 4pm. Unfortunately we can only have so many “doctor appointments” a week, so we have to be a little more selective with where we go. Here are some great deals that will help you unwind from Excel nightmares and Powerpoint malfunctions…

Acme Bar and Grill – 4pm to close

9 Great Jones St, between Lafayette Street and Broadway
Monday: $4 Margaritas
Tuesday: $2 Acme Brew
Wednesday: Ladies night and half price appetizers
Thursday: $4 Hurricanes and half price appetizers
Friday: Half price appetizers

Agozar - 5pm to 8pm

324 Bowery at Bleecker St.
Buy one get one free everyday

Rudy’s Bar and Grill
627 9th Ave between 44th and 45th St.
Free hotdogs and $3 pints

Zanzibar
645 9th Ave at 45th St.
$2 off every drink: Mon., Tues., Wed. and Sat., from 5pm – 7pm

Laila Lounge – 6pm to 8pm
113 N-7 St., between Berry and Wythe, Brooklyn
All beers are 2 for 1
Well drinks are $1 off
Wine special - $4 glass
Laila Special – Shot of whiskey plus a beer is $6

Where are your favorite places to kick back after a long day of pretending to look busy?