I’m old enough to remember when the term happy hour designated the 60 minutes between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. but nowadays anything goes. Witness the “happier hour” at a sports bar called Side Door on East 57th Street, which starts at 11:30 a.m. and runs till 8 p.m.
In that broader context, I suppose the hours between 10 p.m. and midnight could be thought of as a “happy hour.” That’s how that time span is being billed by Bobo in the West Village. From Thursday through Saturday, the bar is offering martinis, including two variants on the classic recipe, for $14 a pop. Should the booze stir up late-night food cravings, you can quiet yours with an order of $8 sliders made with a Pat La Frieda beef blend. Bobo, 181 W. 10th Street, 212-488-2626.
Another Brooklyn Pizza Institution Goes Under
Last week we noted the closure of Lenny’s Pizzeria in Bensonhurst after 70 years at the same location. Among the establishment’s claims to fame was its appearance in the 1977 film “Saturday Night Fever.”
Now another Brooklyn institution has given up the ghost. According to Brooklyn Magazine, Sal’s Pizza Store in Cobble Hill is closing, though there is some disparity between their claim that the shop has been around since the 1950s and the assertion on Instagram that Sal’s has been dishing up hot pies “30+ years.”
In any case, Sal’s will be missed.