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The Summer Friday is a New York institution littered in mythos. Last year, The Wire reported on “The Fading Art of The Summer Friday,” while Inc. recently covered the inverse, with the story, “Why Summer Fridays Are Good For Business.”
But, if you're one of the lucky ones who can truly enjoy a shortened work day, Summer Fridays are a glorious opportunity to take full advantage of another New York institution: happy hour. What are you waiting for? Finish that project, grab your friends, and get ready for a little day drinking. It's August, after all, and these languorous days of summer are numbered. Ahead, 11 bars to try today.