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As I mentioned last week, we headed into Times Square for my husband’s birthday. Their are many many options of family friendly places to have a meal, but not all have the combination of good food and an incredible view overlooking Times Square. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co is affordable and does have that ‘only in New York’ top down view of Times Square (don’t believe me, check out the photo I took from our table!).
BUT, the one thing that is even cooler is that when you order cocktails and children’s drinks, you get to keep the glass! This is very cool, seeing as the cocktail glasses say ‘Times Square, New York’ and could easily double as a beer glass later on. The kiddie drink that my son ordered lights up from the bottom with the push of a button. He absolutely loved it, and couldn’t believe he got to keep it.
Word of advice: We were a bit surprised when the waiter cleared my glass away before dinner was over – the menu clearly said I got to keep it. But when our final cheque came, the other waitress pointed out that we got to go claim new, clean and free glasses in the gift shop.
The drinks were fairly priced as were the meals, so free glasses were definitely a bonus!
I can’t be entirely sure if all cocktails get you a free glass, but from our order I know their are definitely at least 2 adult and 1 kids drinks that do! So make sure to ask your waiter to help you find the drinks that are part of this deal. Glasses like this would easily go for anywhere between $5-10 in souvenir shops.
So if you are looking for a neat souvenir of your time in New York remember this Travel Tuesday Pic Tip!