So me and my closest NYC friends / crew did our quarterly meet-up and ventured off to a really awesome Mediterranean spot in Soho called Pera. Pera has a really innovative happy hour menu with great pricing. I mean with cocktails like Bicycle Thief and small plates like fried mussels, you know you’re in for a surprise. Getting trapped in traffic caused me to miss the excellent happy hour deal, but thankfully my good friends still had some food left for me to nibble off of.
They ordered the Fried Mussels and the Smoked Eggplant with Garlic Yogurt (2 items for $6 = $6 total). The dip was good. Pera had a fairly decent selection of other tapas (or meze rather) choices for happy hour, but the lovely gridlock at the Lincoln Tunnel caused me to miss out on their discounted segment of the menu. My crew mentioned the Pera Rickey cocktail being extremely good but since I was tardy for the happy hour party, I went with one of the regularly priced cocktail items.
So there you have it. A great Mediterranean selection at great happy hour prices, and an ambience and outdoor garden that will make you keep coming back. Just make sure you come before 7:30, cause they ain’t cheap..