If all you’ve got left in your pockets is lint but there's still a song in your heart, belt it out onstage at the Hard Rock Cafe. Tonight only at the Times Square location between 5 and 7 p.m., get up on the famous stage for a song backed by cover band The Zoo and get a free Local Legendary Burger. And there’s a side of seasoned fries in it for you too if you throw in some air guitar (not a requirement for the deal, but definitely for properly rocking out).
Even if Uncle Sam isn’t giving you back any of your hard-earned money, a half-off cocktail will go a long way to keep your bank balance from running into the red. The beverage menus, including cocktails, beer and wines, is half off at BLT Steak, BLT Prime, BLT Bar & Grill, Casa Nonna and Horchata.
Sweat out the deadline stress at DavidBartonGym, which is offering free classes at all its gyms, including group training, spin, yoga and Pilates. Find a location near you (or make the trek to its new Limelight location inside a former church for some extra zen) here.
At the East Village’s In Vino, which just transitioned from a wine bar into a full-service restaurant with James Kelly (Babbo) turning out rustic Tuscan dishes, customers will have the tax waived on their checks for the night in solidarity.
Waiting for the refund check to clear before jetting off to someplace tropical that doesn’t have a word for winter? Preparty at Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya — the Lower East Side restaurant is hosting a Tax Day Tiki Party beginning at 6 p.m. and going until 2 a.m. with seven special cocktails ($13) alongside the usual menu.
If you’ve still got a sense of humor after filling out all those tax forms, W Hotels around the city and Hoboken are offering a special whiskey cocktail, the W-2, with triple sec and lemon juice, garnished with a Sign Here sticker. And for those expecting a refund (or just needing to check out of real life for a weekend), W Hotels and certain Starwood properties will offer a 15 percent discount on rooms booked by April 16, for stays through May 31.