Ten Degrees is a wine bar in the East Village that has a great Happy Hour - all drinks are two-for-one until 8pm everyday, including on weekends. The crowded horseshoe bar up front is best when they open the doors during nice weather, and the small tables along the walls in the back work well for early-in-the-game dates.
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