The life of telecommuting and freelancing has its pitfalls, but it also has its benefits like opportunities for afternoon drinking. More and more bars are popping up with free WiFi and here's a list of great places around Manhattan and Brooklyn to stop by for an afternoon of emailing while imbibing. Now all your office working friends will be jealous of the flexible lifestyle just don't spill a beer on your laptop!
Nestled between NYU and charming Sullivan Street is Vbar aka the place to find students and locals pounding away on their Macs while enjoying a few pints.
Greenpoint may be getting too fancy for its longtime locals, but The Mark Bar is there to keep it low-class. It's the neighborhood dive where freelancers needing an afternoon tipple are welcome.
South 4th is the perfect neighborhood sports bar for South Williamsburg: not too fancy, board games, and free WiFi for all. Plus coffee and pastries.
Woodwork is definitely a must for those days where work needs to be done, but there are important Championship League games happening!
"Pubs" can be found all over New York City, but for an authentic public house, visit Dorian Gray. Just be prepared for crowds during 6 Nations matches.