3 Bars Offer Deep Deals On R29 Drinks

Unless your boss is Cruella De Vil, you've got Monday off, marking the first work-sanctioned three-day weekend in a long-ass time. It's time to start summer off right, and what's better than engaging in a lil' (or, uh, a lot) libation to celebrate BBQ season. Though some of us in the office are jetting out of town, we also think it's kinda chill to have a staycation in the Big A when the crowds are somewhat thinner. So, stop worrying about hangovers (you've got an extra day to recover), and start thinking about where you're gonna get your cocktail on. To make it a bit easier, we've partnered with chic vodka brand Double Cross to give you a quick itinerary of three bars where you can score some yummy custom-made R29 cocktails, plus some really rad deals. Just don't forget to pick up some extra Advil.

Here's three must-stops to get your drinks at a discount:

Yerba Buena—This spicy Latina joint, with some exotic fare from our South American neighbors (think Peru, Argentina, and Chile), will definitely put you in the mood to nosh and party. Backlit with some soothing blues and greens, and accented with heavy wooden paneling, black and white-tiles, and gilded mirrors, the crazy-cool coctelería cl ásica (classic cocktail bar) will have you thinking you're in a space-age Havana. Plus, the skilled bartenders are like sexy surgeons of alcohol.
R29 Custom Cocktail: Strawberry Martini: Double Cross vodka with muddled strawberries, fresh squeezed lime juice, and agave.
R29 Deal: 50% off the R29 custom cocktail tonight, Friday, May 28, through Monday, May 31
Yerba Buena, 1 Perry Street (at Greenwich Avenue); 212-620-0808.

Marc Forgione
—A stone's throw from our office, this Michelin-star Tribeca resto is classy without being stuffy. There's some super-cute outdoor seating, plus a serious menu with mouth-watering greenmarket offerings like Kona Kampachi Tartare and Basil Whipped Ricotta Ravioli with Lamb Belly Bolognese. We're also living for the Wild Wild West meets the Upper East Side interiors.
R29 Custom Cocktail: Strawberry Mint Lemonade: Strawberry infused Double Cross vodka mixed with fresh mint lemonade.
R29 Deal: 50% off the R29 custom cocktail tonight, Friday, May 28, through Sunday, May 30
Marc Forgione, 134 Reade Street (between Greenwich and Hudson streets); 212-941-9401.

Veranda—This hookah lounge, which just opened a new restaurant, has lighting that is so good you'll look like a supermodel. Even if you're not on a date, you'll wanna get down to the house beats, which attract some very hot Euros. Puff, puff, pass...
R29 Custom Cocktail: Cote De Cross: Double cross vodka with Aperol, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and a lemon twist.
R29 Deal: 50% off the R29 custom cocktail tonight, Friday, May 28, and Saturday, May 29.
Veranda, 130 7th Avenue South (at 10th Street); 212-255-3331.