The large, round lights that make up the sign for Beaker & Gray are reminiscent of an old-school Broadway theater in New York City. And the bar's indoor aesthetics would fit nicely into Gangs of New York, the 2002 Leonardo DiCaprio movie about 1860s NYC. All in all, this Wynwood newcomer is a pleasing combination of rustic, country, and hipster. And unlike many über-trendy locales, it's got a killer happy hour every Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., and again at 11 p.m. until 2 a.m. for late-night wanderers (except Friday). Everything is $5. You can legit order three margaritas for $15 — the price you're used to paying for one. Or perhaps you'd prefer a Moscow mule, daiquiri, Tom Collins, or old-fashioned. Bartenders are generous with the alcohol, so there's no watered-down happy-hour mix here. When it comes to food, don't be afraid to order one of everything on the happy-hour menu. Devour those croquetas, ham-and-cheese sandwichitos, mofongo cake, seasoned olives, and unique chips 'n' dip. And because Beaker & Gray is conveniently located two blocks from the heart of Wynwood, a plethora of second stops await after you get your night started on the cheap.
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