Drink and Park on the Cheap at Bryant Park Hotel
Manhattan's Bryant Park Hotel knows how to hook a driving booze-hound up. Well, not exactly. They do keep the drinking and driving (read: parking) deals separate. During the work week, the overly stressed and recession fearing can over indulge in a three-hour happy hour starting at 5pm in the Cellar Bar (above). (The hotel's website says bad boys and girls go here to be discreetly naughty and listen to DJs spinning an eclectic mix of sounds.)
Come the weekend, the over-the-top lucky, or, bridge & tunnel crowd can take advantage of the shockingly kind (by New York City standards) complimentary valet parking on Friday and Saturday nights. So no need to worry about DWIs! The catch? A deluxe queen with a view still runs you roughly $319 a night. Also, you have to be a guest to enjoy such perks. That means out-of-towners in the city for work will likely never make it out of the hotel until noon each morning after.