These restaurants offer the rare luxury of space, which is hard to come by in the city, some great deals and an oompah band or two to discover.
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113 N. Third St., Williamsburg: The live music is year-round here. On Thursdays, score a free bratwurst with a liter of beer, or get a half-liter for $5. Tuesday through Friday from 5-8 p.m., food-and-beer pairings start at $13.
29-19 24th Ave., Astoria: The large picnic tables at this huge outdoor venue are first come, first served and family friendly. From 5-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, you’ll find $4 beers. Weekends through Oct. 12, there’s a special menu, beer tastings and live entertainment.
4254 Arthur Kill Rd., Staten Island: Dine at the king of food specials, with 100 beers on the menu. There’s an all-you-can-eat buffet on Mondays and Tuesdays, Wurst Wednesdays and kids eat free on Thursdays. Daily from 4 p.m-7 p.m. you’ll find half-price beer and potato pancakes.
2344 Arthur Ave.: This place only serves craft beers made in New York state. For Oktoberfest, they are doing tap takeovers to showcase local brewers’ seasonal beers. The menu includes sausages, burgers and chili.
Monica DiNatale is a deals expert, food host and author of “365 Guide New York City,” a treasure trove of restaurant deals and bar specials in New York. Monica has hosted segments for The New York Chocolate Show and Craft Beer Week festivals. She dines out eight days a week in search of the best deals in the Big Apple. “365 Guide New York City” is available in paperback and e-book.