Now more than ever I’ve been surfing MyOpenBar for drink specials around town. I feel it’s important to remain social and upbeat in a crummy economy, and happy hours can be a great way to kick back with friends after work.

MyOpenBar lists drink specials in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and Honolulu. On any given night you should be able to find an event with free adult beverages. For example, whiskey lovers might be thrilled to know that Jake’s Dilemma, a bar on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is pouring free Jack Daniels from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. tonight.  And no cover! Just remember to bring money for tips!

—Catch more of Farnoosh’s advice on Real Simple. Real Life. on TLC, Friday nights at 7.