Hours: Monday 4 to close, Tuesday through Friday 4 to 7.
Specials: Beer $3 to $4; wine $5 to $6; flatbreads $6.50, burger $5; salami poppers $5.
If you find yourself in Gallery Place on an early evening with a hankering for a drink and a snack, consider the lounge adjacent to Peter Smith’s PS 7’s. I recently stopped in to survey the situation in the aftermath of cocktail mixer Gina Chersevani’s very public departure, and found a bar area full to the brim—with people drinking beer and wine.
Happy-hour-goers—thirtysomethings-plus for the most part, the ladies in boots and clingy dresses with bold orbicular patterns, the men wearing ties—leaned on windowsills and squeezed around little lounge tables to take advantage of $3 and $4 beer specials and wines discounted to $5 and $6 a glass. I perched grumpily on a sill and prepared for a wait, but soon finagled a seat at the bar, where a friendly young bartender immediately presented me with a bowl of popcorn and a menu of food and drink specials. The snacks on offer include half off flatbreads and the house burger, and salami poppers for $5. The poppers, along with the Nutty Goat flatbread—topped with walnut butter, goat and Gouda cheeses, arugula, and toasted shallots—are just the sort of fatty, rich snacks that taste good with strong drinks, but they do all right alongside a lager and/or a Super Tuscan, too.