Where: The Thirsty Scholar (155 2nd Ave.)
When: Weekdays during happy hour, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
How to Pull It Off: Along with $4 well drinks and 20 oz. beers, happy hour at this East Village bar will also bless you with a hearty meal, completely gratis. Recent offerings have included penne with chicken, rice and beans, chicken wings, and even Shepherd's pie.