You rarely see hot girls in TV ads for forty-ounce bottles of malt liquor. In fact, you rarely see TV ads for forties at all. This is because your average forty-drinker knows that even a crap TV set is worth quite a few non-ironic forties. Why, then, are forties poised to become the newest eau-de-vie of the Sullivan-Bleecker set? Especially when Thunder Jackson’s, the bar selling the bottles for $12 (roughly four non-ironic forties worth), also has some of the best specialty cocktails in town? Yes, as a self-confessed “urban road-house,” Thunder Jackson’s hems and haws, offering both forties and cocktails, of which the cocktails are, shocking as this is, a whole lot better tasting.
This bar food will cost you a bit more at Thunder’s than at your ‘Bama dive, but then again, so will the forty. This way, though, you won’t have to pass out on the street to call it a night. But even if you do end up blacked out on Bleecker, Michelle will watch over you as you sleep, spitting a wreath of Southern Comfort flames to protect you. Well, not really. But it’s not impossible.-Cait Weiss
• $3 sangria, $3 domestic draft and bottle, 2 for 1 well drinks
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