With so much to do in this city and so much nightlife to partake in, don't let being unemployed stop you from going out. Take advantage of the recession specials being offered throughout. 

After all, you did pay taxes at some point, the least you deserve is a freebie here and there.

Check out these spots . . .

Alligator Lounge
600 Metropolitan Avenue 
Brooklyn, NY 
Free slice of brick oven pizza with every drink you order.

The Sunburnt Cow
137 Avenue C
New York, NY 
$15 Brunch buys you an endless pour of Bloody Mary's, Mimosas or beer for as long as you're seated

Thirsty Scholar
155 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 
Free buffet from 5pm – 8pm

Columbia Cottage
1034 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY
Bottomless glass of white wine while eating your dinner

Gray's Papaya
2090 Broadway
New York, NY 
$3.50 gets you two dogs and a drink

The Cub Room
131 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 
3 course-meal for $29. Two for one cocktails, wine or beer Monday through Friday 4pm – 7pm.

Allen & Delancey
115 Allen Street
New York, NY
Tuesday nights, all cocktails $6.

122 E 7th Street
New York, NY 
Spend $30 on drinks and get an endless amount of tea smoked oysters and mackarel

The Smith
55 3rd Avenue
New York, NY
$8 breakfast including coffee and OJ, weekdays 8:30am – 11am.

Union Prime
9 E 16th Street
New York, NY 
Two for one cocktails, $4 glasses of wine, $2 sushi. 4pm – 7pm Tuesday – Friday.

1071 1st Avenue
New York, NY 
$9.95 gets you a two-course prix fixe lunch

Yerba Buena
23 Avenue A
New York, NY
$12 gets you a latin brunch with unlimited mimosas, bellinis or bloody mary's. Weekends 11am – 3pm.

173 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 
$13.50 gets you soup, salad and main course along with coffee or tea.

201 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 
Specialty cocktails $5, $2.50 drafts, $12 pitchers of sangria daily 5pm – 8pm.