If you want to get some inexpensive drinks and snacks outside in the West Village after work or on a Saturday afternoon, go to Ofrenda. This Mexican spot has sidewalk seating on 7th Avenue, and during its daily Happy Hour from 4-7pm, you can get $5 beers, $7 margaritas, and discounts on things like guacamole and tacos.
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