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The Best Happy Hours In NYC

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Every day, you show up to work ready and able to tackle whatever comes your way - or to look productive enough not to get fired. And when that glorious moment arrives when you've either crossed enough tasks off your to-do list or read the entire internet, you deserve to bust out of that office and get yourself to the nearest drinking facility. HAPPY HOUR IS A CIVIL RIGHT. And we're here to help you exercise that right.

This is your back-pocket guide to the best Happy Hours in New York City, organized by neighborhood. All the deals, days, and times listed here have been fact-checked, so you can make your plans with confidence.

Read up, drink up, repeat.

The Spots

lower east side

169 Bar

169 E Broadway

When: Daily, 12pm-7:30pm

The Deal: $3 Can of Beer & Well Shot; $1 Off Can Beers & Drafts; $2 Off Everything Else

Things get weird at 169 Bar. Probably not the best place to come with coworkers, unless they like to get weird too. Also of note: you can text in your order.

Verlaine Bar & Lounge

110 Rivington St

When: Daily, 5-10pm

The Deal: $5 Lychee Martinis, Sangrias, Vietnamese Bloody Marys; $5 House Red & White Wines; $5 Basic Cocktails; $3 Yuengling

A minimalist,"lounge" type place whose best asset is its till-10pm Happy Hour. The next time your finance friends complain about never making it to Happy Hour, send them Verlaine's way.

The Magician

118 Rivington St

When: Daily, 5-8pm

The Deal: 50% Off All Drinks Except Top Shelf; $2.50-3.50 Beers; $3 Well Drinks; $3 Wines

This is possibly the cheapest Happy Hour in the LES. Yes, that says $2.50 for a beer and yes, it's 2016.


When: Mon-Sat, 5:30-7pm

The Deal: $1.50 Oysters; $5 Session Beers; $7 Wines

A fantastic choice for a first date, made even better (i.e. cheaper) during Happy Hour.

Local 138

138 Ludlow St

When: Daily, 4-9pm

The Deal: $3 Draft Beers, Well Drinks, and Wines

Your standard neighborhood pub, complete with lots of wood paneling and sports on TV.

Hill & Dale

115 Allen St

When: Daily, 5-8pm & Mondays All Night

The Deal: Discounted Drafts; Discounted Cocktails; $7 Well Drinks; $7 Wines; $1 Oysters

A great little cocktail bar that flies pretty under the radar. You can use the money you're saving on drinks towards the tasty small plates.

soho & nolita

The Brooklyneer

West Village
220 W. Houston St.

When: Daily, 4-7pm

The Deal: $3 Beers; $2 Off Wines; $2 Off Well Drinks

We're still not sure why a bar in Manhattan needs to celebrate Brooklyn, but we're OK with it because the bar food here is great, and it's a good go-to for any serious soccer fans.

Botanica Bar

47 E Houston St

When: Mon-Fri, 4-8pm

The Deal: $4 Beer and Well Drinks; $5 Wines

The closest thing you'll find to a dive in Nolita. Big bonus: they let you order in takeout.


When: Daily, till 8pm

The Deal: $3 Off Drafts

A very useful beer hall with solid food, this is a pre-Bowery Ballroom move we rely on.

The Randolph at Broome

349 Broome St

When: Daily, till 8pm

The Deal: $9 cocktails

The sister bar to Randolph Beer is smaller, "cuter," and specializes in cocktails.

Tom & Jerry's

288 Elizabeth St

When: Weekdays, 5-7pm

The Deal: $5 Draft Beers; $5 Well Drinks

A divey, cash-only spot that used to be where the city's "tech" people hung out. They've since graduated to more expensive spots.

Sweet and Vicious

5 Spring St

When: Daily, 2-7pm

The Deal: $8 Frozen Margaritas; $7 Wines; $6 House Drinks; $5-6 Beers

You come to Sweet & Vicious for two things: frozen margaritas (they're especially potent here) and an outdoor patio. If you're here in the warmer months, it's great for big groups.


20 Prince St

When: Sunday-Thursday, 4-7pm (only upstairs at the bar)

The Deal: $5 Draft Beers; $7 Wines; $8 Cocktails

French bistro vibes smack dab in the middle of Nolita. It's a tourist's dream, but they also make pretty solid cocktails.

Houston Hall

222 W Houston St

When: Monday-Thursday, 5-7pm

The Deal: $6 Draft Beers; $5 Wines

Right next door to The Brooklyneer is this giant, rowdy beer hall. If you feel like going back to college, this is a good start.


406 Broome St.

When: Weekdays, 4-7pm

The Deal: $6 Wines; $6 Well Drinks; $6 Beers

Conveniently located in the center of Soho, this place is a good bet for coworkers drinks or any other situation where you need something "safe."

noho & east village


13 1st Ave

When: Weekdays, 5-8pm

The Deal: $8 Classic Cocktails; $4 Beers, $6 Well Drinks, $7 Wines

This is a Happy Hour power move - the Boilermaker has a dedicated Happy Hour drink menu full of good, classic cocktails. Pair that Negroni with a burger.

Drop Off Service

211 Avenue A

When: Daily, till 8pm

The Deal: $3 and $5 Beers; $3 Off Wine, $2 Off All Liquor

A relatively nondescript spot that's super convenient for Stuy-Town residents. Also, comfy booths.

Ten Degrees

121 Saint Marks Pl

When: Daily, 3-8pm

The Deal: Two-For-One Drinks

Proof that a wine and cheese bar can get kind of rowdy - especially during Happy Hour.


122 Saint Marks Pl

When: Weekdays, 3-8pm; Weekends, 1-5pm

The Deal: All Draft Beers $4; $15 Wine Carafes; $7 Cocktails

Bua and Ten Degrees are not only located across from one another, but they're also basically interchangeable. In the summer, the outdoor tables at Bua make it the first choice among the two.


When: Daily, 5-7pm; Sunday All Day

The Deal: Half Price Punch Bowls and Cocktails

A fun, Cuban-inspired spot that's famous for its rum punches - get them at half price during Happy Hour.

The Scratcher

209 E 5th St

When: Daily, 3-8pm

The Deal: $2 Off Draft; $2 Off Well Drinks

The friendliest, chillest bar on this stretch of Bowery. It definitely doesn't belong amongst its neighbors (The Standard, The Wren), and that's a good thing.


41 1st Ave

When: Weekdays, till 9pm

The Deal: Two-For-One Drinks

A solid craft beer bar with a big back patio. It's never too crowded, so it's a good move for big groups.


When: Weekdays, till 7pm

The Deal: $4 Draft Beer; $4 Well Drinks

Royale's burger alone is a great reason to trek to Avenue C. Add to that the Happy Hour drink prices and you basically have no reason not to go.

The Spotted Owl

211 Avenue A

When: Weekdays, till 8pm

The Deal: $3-4 Drafts; $4 Well Drinks; $2 Off Wine

There's nothing terribly exciting about The Spotted Owl, but it does have some of the cheapest Happy Hour prices in the area.

The Wayland

700 E 9th St

When: Weekdays, 4-7pm

The Deal: $7 Cocktails; $1 Oysters; Select Discounted Wines

The Wayland is an all-purpose bar: good for dates, good for girls night out (hello, Kale Margarita), good for Happy Hour.


197 2nd Ave

When: Weekdays, 4-8pm

The Deal: Two-For-One Beer & Well Drinks

A vaguely Scottish-themed bar that's got the "cozy" thing down with its fireplace and specialty wintry drinks.

Kingston Hall

149 2nd Ave

When: Weekdays, 4-8pm

The Deal: Two-For-One Beer, Wine, Well Drinks

A vaguely Caribbean-themed bar with pool tables, an indoor/outdoor patio, and a decent selection of bar food.

The Redhead

East Village
349 E. 13th St.

When: Weekdays, 5-7pm

The Deal: $4 Draft Beers; $5 Wine; $6 Cocktails; Select Discounted Snacks

One of our favorite East Village hangs, this is a classic that can be utilized for everything from casual one-on-one drinks to a coworker hang. You should also consider sticking around for dinner.

greenwich village

White Oak Tavern

21 Waverly Pl

When: Weekdays, till 7pm

The Deal: $5-6 Beers; $8 Cocktails; $7 Wines

A useful, big bar/restaurant right next to NYU. Sports on TV, lots of space, and bar food-plus (i.e. lamb nachos).


237 Sullivan St

When: Weekdays, till 8pm

The Deal: $4 Beer; $5 Mixed Drinks; $5 Wine

NYU grad school's version of Cheers. But divey-er.

Reservoir Bar

70 University Pl

When: Weekdays, 4-7pm

The Deal: All Well Drinks $4; Bud Light Drafts $4; Food Specials

A divey sports bar you'll love if you're a Buck Hunter pro.

west village

Sotto 13

140 W 13th St

When: Weekdays, 5-7:30pm

The Deal: Two Cocktails for $13; Two Beers for $10; Two Wines for $13; $10 Pizzas

Shocker: this boozy brunch go-to also happens to have a pretty great Happy Hour deal. Two glasses of wine and a pizza = ideal after-work fuel.

Greenwich Treehouse

46 Greenwich Ave

When: Daily, 5-8pm

The Deal: $2 Off All Drafts; $4 Well Drinks

One of the quirkier bars around (Star Wars paraphernalia abounds), this is a good place to bring your coworkers during Happy Hour and let your freak flags fly.

The Village Tavern

46 Bedford St

When: Weekdays, 4-7pm

The Deal: $4.50 Well Drinks; $4 Beer Drafts

If you want to watch a game during Happy Hour, this is one of the best places in the West Village to do it.


422 Hudson St

When: Monday-Saturday, 5-7:30pm

The Deal: $8 Wine Glasses/$28 bottle; $12 for 3 Charcuterie & Cheese

A great, slightly upscale wine bar. It's a small space, and the Happy Hour isn't a secret - so come early.

WXOU Radio Bar

558 Hudson St

When: Weekdays, 3-8pm; Weekends, 1-8pm

The Deal: $4 Draft Beers; $4 Well Drinks; $4-$5 Wines

A straightforward, laid-back spot that's a great choice if you're trying to avoid the busier options around.

Art Bar

52 8th Ave

When: Daily, 4-7pm

The Deal: Half-Price Draft Beer, House Wine, Well Drinks

A West Village mainstay with big, round booths in the front, couches in the back, and one of the best Happy Hour deals in the area.

union square

The Belfry

222 E 14th St

When: Weekdays, 4-8pm

The Deal: $2 Off NY Draft; $2 Off Well Drinks; $5 Shot & Can until 9pm

This bar specializes in picklebacks, which are $5 at all times. If you'd rather not get drunk on pickle juice, come at Happy Hour instead.

Winslow Public House

243 E 14th St

When: Weekdays, till 7pm

The Deal: $5 Beers; $6 Wines; $7 Cocktails

The Winslow may not look like much from the outside (especially if you're judging it by its IHOP and 7-11 neighbors), but it's actually a nice place to sit and have a cocktail, especially for the Union Square area.

nomad & flatiron


When: Weekdays, 5-7pm; Weekends, 12-3 & 5-7

The Deal: $2 Oysters; Half Price Sherry, Stout, Riesling

Sure, the HH alcohol offerings are kind of random, but order yourself a Stout and some $2 oysters and you'll be fine. John Dory is one of the best spots in the area for polished yet laid-back meet-ups of all kinds.

Flatiron Lounge

37 W 19th St

When: Weekdays, 4-6pm

The Deal: $10 Select Cocktails; $6 Beers; $10 Wines

One of the "fancier" cocktail bars in the area, and probably your 2nd choice if Raine's Law Room is full. Except not during Happy Hour, when it should be your 1st.

Hill Country

30 W. 26th St.

When: Daily, till 7pm

The Deal: $3 Tall Boys; $5 Shots; $22 Margarita Pitchers; $6 Malbec

Happy Hour with a side of #MEEEEEATS? Sounds like a pretty great plan.


When: Daily, 4-7pm

The Deal: $6 Wines; $6 Cocktails; $8 Mac and Cheese; $7 Cheese Plates

Underneath Beecher's Cheese shop is this useful little wine and cheese bar that's definitely the best option for your Work Ladies Wine Wednesdays in the area.

gramercy & murray hill


When: Weekdays, 4-7pm; Tuesdays Till 12am

The Deal: $5 Prosecco; $6 Well Drinks; $5 Beers

A new-ish bar/restaurant with solid cocktails, big TV's, and Southern-inspired food. So basically, a godsend to Murray Hill residents.

Bravest on 38th

700 2nd Ave

When: Weekdays, 4-7pm

The Deal: $3 Drafts; $3 Well Drinks; $3-5 Appetizers

Ever wonder where all the city's firemen hang out? Now you know - this is a fireman-opened, fireman-frequented, fireman-themed bar. Single ladies of Murray Hill, take note.


When: Weekdays, 4-8pm

The Deal: $5 Cans of Beer; $6 Draft Beers; $7 Wines; $8 Cocktails

Cask gets pretty busy, but it's never overly-crowded thanks to its giant size.

Waterfront Ale House

540 2nd Ave

When: Weekdays, 4-7pm

The Deal: $1 Off Everything

Discounted beers plus free, serve-yourself popcorn are a match made in Happy Hour heaven. This is also a great place to pregame a movie at the nearby AMC - extra points for sneaking in the aforementioned popcorn.


575 2nd Ave

When: Daily, till 8pm

The Deal: All Beer Pints $4; All Other Draft Beers $6; $2 Off Wine; $1 Off Liquor

A nice break from the usual bro-y Murray Hill bars, this is a very solid, low-key craft beer bar that makes for a great place for a catch-up Happy Hour session.


Ward III

111 Reade St.

When: Weekdays, 4-7pm

The Deal: $10 wine; $6 beer; $12 cocktails; $12 Beer & Pretzel; $10-$12 Beer & Shot

One of the only real cocktail bars in the area that has a Happy Hour, Ward III is one of our Tribeca go-to's for great drinks and good vibes.


273 Church St

When: Weekdays, 4-8pm

The Deal: $2 Off Any Drink

A nondescript spot that feels like it belongs in Colorado. Or some other friendly, mountainous place where fully loaded nachos are a thing that people often order.

Belle Reve

305 Church St.

When: Daily, 4-7pm

The Deal: $1 Off Drinks, $1 Oysters, $15 Burger + Beer Special

Tribeca was in desperate need of more places where the crazy comes out to play, and that's exactly what Belle Reve is. Sit at the bar, get the burger, and get to people watching.

Puffy's Tavern

81 Hudson St

When: Daily, 4-8pm

The Deal: $5 Pints; $6 Well Drinks

A classic pub with one very important twist: they make Alidoro sandwiches during the day, till 5pm. Which means that from 4 to 5pm, when Happy Hour and Alidoro hours overlap, you need to be at Puffy's.


The Dead Rabbit

30 Water St

When:Weekdays, 5-7pm

The Deal: $1 Oysters; Specially-Priced Absinthe Drinks

Part cocktail bar, part restaurant, this place has an old-school vibe with fancy drinks. It's the best catch-up spot in FiDi.

Trading Post

170 John St

When: Weekdays, 4-7pm; Saturday & Sunday All Day

The Deal: $5 Drafts; $8 Cocktails; $7 Wines

A giant, three-floor space in the Seaport that's big enough to accommodate your fifty favorite Wall Street coworkers.

The Beekman Pub

15 Beekman St

When: Weekdays, 3-7pm

The Deal: $3 Beers; $3 Wines; $3 Well Drinks

An old Irish pub that you only need to know about for the sake of its ridiculously cheap happy hour.



271 11th Ave.

When: Daily, 4-7pm

The Deal: $9 Cocktails; $9 Beer & Bite Pairing

A go-to when you need a fun, unpretentious environment for a big group. The cocktails are great, as is the food.


When: Weekdays, 4-6pm

The Deal: $5 Rocks Margaritas; $6 Frozen Margaritas; $3 PBR Cans

Yep, this is a trailer-themed bar, and no, it's nowhere near as awful as it sounds. It's actually kind of great. Come with a few friends and catch up over frozen margs and tater tots.


The Rum House

228 W 47th St

When: Weekdays, 12-6pm

The Deal: $10 Select Drinks; $5 Beers

A classy spot that gets overrun with suits, but is also one of the best places to drink a good cocktail in Midtown. In this area, you just can't win 'em all.

RĂ©union Surf Bar

357 W. 44th St.

When: Daily, 5:30-8pm; Sunday All Night

The Deal: $6 Cocktails; $4 Hot Dog

A surfing-themed bar in the middle of Midtown makes zero sense, but then again nothing in Midtown really does. We welcome any place in the area that has decent drinks and not-sad feelings.

Beer Culture

328 W 45th St

When: Daily, 12-6pm

The Deal: $1 Off Every Draft Beer

A beer place near Port Authority that doesn't suck.


Hell's Kitchen
510 W. 52nd St.

When: Weekdays, 5-7pm

The Deal: $2 Off Wine & Draft Beer

A wine-and-small-plates utility play that will work for anything from a date to drinks with the boss.

The Stag's Head

252 E 51st St

When: Weekdays, 11am-7pm

The Deal: $5 Wine; $5 Mixed Drink; $5-6 Beers

An extensive beer list, an outdoor patio, and friendly staff make this place a good Midtown East Happy Hour go-to.


When: Daily, 4-6pm

The Deal: Discounted beers

A British gastropub that's your best bet for a not-awful Happy Hour scene very close to Grand Central.

McGee's Pub

240 W 55th St

When: Daily, 1-9pm

The Deal: Discounted beers

If you're into Midtown Irish pubs, we don't really understand you but we'll go ahead and recommend this one.

Rattle N Hum

14 E 33rd St

When: Weekdays, 11am-7pm

The Deal: $5 Select Draft Beers; $5 Well Drinks; $5 Wine

A great choice for Happy Hour before a game at the Garden, with lots of craft beer and surprisingly good bar food.


When: Daily, 5-7pm

The Deal: $1 Oysters; $7 Wines; $7 Sangria; $9 Cocktails

Should you find yourself in Midtown East for an early evening date, do yourself a favor and meet at The Upsider. It's the best thing to happen to its 10-block radius in a very long time.

upper east side


When: Weekdays, 3-7pm; Weekends, 10am-4pm

The Deal: $5 Drafts; $7 Wines; $6 Well Drinks; $7 Cocktails

Years after opening, this place is as much a sh*tshow as ever. Young Upper East Side people are desperate for fun places to hang, and this is one of the best and only options.


When: Weekdays, 11am-7pm; Sunday-Friday 11pm-1am

The Deal: $5 Craft Beer Cans and Drafts; $5 Well Drinks; $8 Wines

This UES beer garden is in our regular outdoor summer hang rotation, but it's also a pro Happy Hour move if you're in the area.

The Pony Bar

637 10th Ave

When: Daily, 4:20-5:20pm; Sunday All Day

The Deal: All Beers $5

All of the craft beers. Well, not all. But somewhere around 25, on tap. And you can have them for $5 during the strangest Happy Hour timeframe on this list.

upper west side

The Dead Poet

450 Amsterdam Ave

When: Daily, till 8pm; Sunday All Day

The Deal: $1-$2 Off All Alcohol

It may be as narrow as a NYC apartment, but The Dead Poet has a lot to offer - mainly good cocktails, endearing literary references, and free popcorn.

Le Pif

2058 Broadway

When: Daily, till 7pm

The Deal: $9 Wine

Perhaps the coziest bar on the Upper West Side, Le Pif is an unassuming little wine spot that's perfect for dates or one-on-ones where you actually want to hear each other.

Burke & Wills

226 W 79th St

When: Weekdays, 4-8pm; Weekends, 5-7pm

The Deal: $1 Oysters; Two-for-One Cocktails

Australians are taking over Manhattan, and their reach has officially stretched all the way to the UWS, with this downtown-feeling bar that can only be described as an industrial saloon. Whether or not that appeals to you, the cocktails here are solid and two-for-one is hard to argue with.


212 W 79th St

When: Weekdays, 4-7pm

The Deal: Two-for-One Drinks

On the same block - but the other side of the spectrum - is Blondies. Nothing cool about it, just sports on TV and pretty good wings.

east halrem & harlem

Mess Hall

2194 Frederick Douglass Blvd

When: Daily, 4-8pm

The Deal: $6 Wells; Can & Shot Specials

Movies projected on the walls, great cocktails, and a back patio make this one of the best places to grab a drink in Harlem.

The Lexington Social

1634 Lexington Ave

When: Weekdays, 3-7pm; Weekends, 4-7pm

The Deal: $6 Drinks; $6 Wines; $4 Draft Beers

Getting together with the girls? Or, really anyone that enjoys good wine, conversation, and food? Lexington Social's happy hour is an excellent choice.

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