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The Best Happy Hours In Manhattan

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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 and updated for 2018. 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

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When: Mon-Fri, 5-8pm

The Deal: $5 Drafts; $8 Wine; $10 Cocktail Of The Day

This is one LES bar that doesn’t get too crazy. The little neighborhood spot makes some good drinks, but you won’t find anyone dancing here. Grab a seat in the corner and drink a frozen cocktail. And if the weather is nice, check out the backyard.

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7.4
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When: Mon-Fri, Sun, 5-7pm

The Deal: 2 For 1 (Per Person) Select Beer, Wine, And Well Drinks

A quaint bar on the LES with an old-timey atmosphere and some very good small plates. Come here with a first date and have some charcuterie or a goat cheese tartine.

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When: Daily, 6-8pm

The Deal: .99 cent North Shore Oysters; $3 Genesee Cream Ale; $8-9 Select Wine; $9 Select Cocktails

Black Crescent is a dark little bar on the LES that happens to serve some great oysters, and also stuffed calamari and duck pot pie. Aside from the food, it’s pretty normal here and a good spot for a low-key Happy Hour.

Photo: Noah Devereaux
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When: Daily, 3-6pm

The Deal: 2 for 1 beers

Eastwood is bright and casual, and sort of feels like a coffee shop with alcohol. Hang out and get some 2-for-1 beers (this place is beer-and-wine-only), and have some of their Mediterranean bar food if you’re hungry.

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169 Bar

Lower East Side
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. This probably is not the best place to come with coworkers, unless they like to get weird too. Also of note: you can text in your order.

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When: Daily, 5-10pm

The Deal: $6 Lychee Martinis; $6 Sangria; $6 Red And White Wine; $4 Narragansett

A minimalist “lounge” type place where Happy Hour is till 10pm. The next time your finance friends complain about never making it to Happy Hour, send them Verlaine’s way.

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When: Daily, 5-8pm

The Deal: $4 Well Drinks; $5 Drafts And Glasses Of Wine

The Magician is not as cheap as it once was, but $4 for a well drink is still pretty decent. Overall, this is a pretty normal cash-only bar on the LES.

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When: Mon-Fri, 5-7pm

The Deal: $1 Oysters; $4 Session Beers; $8 Wines; $8 Select Cocktails

A fantastic choice for a first date, made even better (i.e. cheaper) during Happy Hour. There’s live music most nights, and a much better than average bar food menu. Start with oysters and go from there.

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When: Daily, 4-9pm

The Deal: $4 Draft Beers, Well Drinks, and Wines

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

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

The Deal: $1 Oysters; $5 Drafts; $6 Well Cocktails; $6 Select Wines

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

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Epistrophy

Nolita
200 Mott St
7.2
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When: Weekdays 4-7pm, 10pm-close

The Deal: $5 Beer; $6 Wine

Officially one of our Super Cute, Reasonably Priced Restaurants To Catch Up With A Few Friends, Epistrophy is a solid choice for some relatively quiet, early-evening drinks. They also do a lot of food, like kale salad, pasta, and steak.

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When: Daily, 5-7pm

The Deal: $5 Off All Glasses Of Wine (Except Mystery Wine); $5 Snacks

La Compagnie is one of the better wine bars in NYC, and it feels sort of like a living room. There’s plenty of seating, and it’s good for groups or a first date. Maybe do this at Happy Hour, when the glasses of wine cost as little as $5.

Photo: Noah Fecks
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The Brooklyneer

West Village
220 W. Houston St.
7.4
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When: Daily, 4-7pm, 11:30-7pm on weekends

The Deal: $3 Brooklyneer Pilsner; $7 Selected Wines And 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.

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Botanica Bar

SoHo
47 E Houston St
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When: Mon-Fri, 6-8pm

The Deal: $3-5 Drafts; $5 Glasses Of Wine; $4 Well Cocktails

This is the closest thing you’ll find to a dive in Nolita. Big bonus: they let you order in takeout.

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7.2
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When: Weekdays, 1-7pm; Weekends, 4-7pm

The Deal: $2 Off Drafts

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

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When: Daily, till 8pm

The Deal: $10 cocktails

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

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Tom & Jerry's

NOHO
288 Elizabeth St
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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.

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When: Daily, 2-7pm

The Deal: $1 Off Everything (Except Wine)

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.

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Houston Hall

West Village
222 W Houston St
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When: Weekdays, 4-7pm

The Deal: $2 Sliders; $6 Apps; $6 Drafts, Glasses of Wine, Cocktails

Next door to The Brooklyneer, you’ll find this this giant, rowdy beer hall. If you feel like going back to college, this is a good start.

noho & east village

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When: Weekdays, 4-7pm

The Deal: $1 Oysters, .50 cent Littleneck Clams, $3-4 Beer, $7 Wine, $8 Cocktails

Good Night Sonny is a cocktail bar in the East Village, but it doesn’t take itself as seriously as PDT or Death & Co. And as much as we like Death & Co., we appreciate the casual atmosphere here. And $8 margaritas and martinis don’t hurt.

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Keybar

East Village
432 E 13th St
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When: Tues-Sat, 4-10pm; Sun-Mon, All Day

The Deal: 2 For 1 Drinks

These people do a very impressive Happy Hour. It lasts for six hours most days and goes all day on Sunday and Monday. All drinks are 2-for-1 - and the only catch is that this bar itself isn’t too impressive. It’s a little, divey neighborhood place, but it can be fun with a group of friends.

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When: Mon-Sat, 5-6pm; Sun, 3-5pm

The Deal: $10 Snacks; $10 Glasses Of Wine

A small bar in the East Village serving excellent wine and some surprisingly good small plates. If wine is a priority for you (or you’re with a wine person), come here for Happy Hour. It’s one of the nicer options in the East Village.

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When: Weekdays, 4-7pm

The Deal: $2 Off Everything

Maiden Lane is an Alphabet City bar that’s perfect for some casual day drinking. It’s friendly, there are plenty of windows, and they do a handful of seafood small plates. It feels like a real neighborhood spot, and we suggest you come here with friend or two early in the night.

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When: Mon-Fri, Sun, 4-7pm

The Deal: ½ Priced Beer, Wine, Well Drinks

This is a cross between a dive bar and a cocktail lounge, and it’s the best of both worlds. They make good drinks, but it also has the slightly gritty East Village vibes that you sometimes find yourself in the mood for. Come get your night started here.

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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.

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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, they have comfy booths.

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Ten Degrees

East Village
121 Saint Marks Pl
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When: Daily, 12-8pm

The Deal: Two-For-One Drinks; ½ off Wine Bottles On Mondays

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

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Bua

East Village
122 Saint Marks Pl
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When: Weekdays, 3-8pm; Weekends, 12-4pm

The Deal: $2 Off Draft Beers; $18 Wine Carafes; $8 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.

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8.0
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When: Daily, 5-7pm

The Deal: Half Price Punch Bowls and $7 Cocktails

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

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When: Mon-Sat, 4-8pm; Sun, 4-7:15pm

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

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

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When: Weekdays, 12-9pm

The Deal: $5 Well Drinks, Glasses Of Wine, Select Drafts, Pickle Backs

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

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8.0
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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.

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When: Weekdays, till 8pm

The Deal: $4 Drafts; $4 Well Drinks; $7 Glasses Of Wine; $6 PBR And A Shot

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

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When: Weekdays, 4-7pm

The Deal: $8 Cocktails; $1 Oysters $5 Oyster Shooters; $7 Glasses Of Wine; $4-5 Beer

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

Photo: Lucy Hawthorne
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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 great fries and coconut shrimp.

greenwich village

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When: Daily, 12-8pm

The Deal: $6 Select Wine; $6 Beer; $6 Frozen Drinks

The Folly is in a nautical-themed basement on Houston, and it’s very easy to walk by without noticing it. If you do make it inside, you’ll find a fun, dark place to hang out with a date or a group when you want to drink somewhere with minimal natural light.

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When: Weekdays, 3-7pm; Weekends, 11am-4pm

The Deal: $5-$6 Beers; $8-$9 Cocktails; $8 Wines

A useful, big bar/restaurant right next to NYU. There is lots of space, bar food-plus (i.e. lamb nachos), and sports are always on the TV.

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Reservoir

Greenwich Village
70 University Pl.
7.1
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When: Weekdays, 4-7pm

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

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

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When: Weekdays, till 8pm

The Deal: $4-6 Beer; $5 Mixed Drinks; $5 Wine

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

Photo: Ryan Muir

west village

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When: Mon-Fri, 12-7pm; Sat-Sun, 4-7pm

The Deal: $2 Off All Draft Beer, Wine, and Appetizers

During the daytime, Upright Brew House is a coffee shop where you can get a pastry and work on a novel that’s probably more autobiographical than you had intended. But at night it turns into a bar with a full dinner menu and a selection of obscure beers that any beer nerd will appreciate. These beers are also $2 off until 7pm every weekday, and there’s some seating out front when it’s warm outside.

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Sotto 13

West Village
140 W 13th St

When: Weekdays, 5-7:30pm

The Deal: $15 For 2 Cocktails; $15 For 2 House Wines

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

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When: Sun-Fri, 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 to let your freak flags fly. It feels much more like a place you’d find in a liberal arts college town than in the middle of Manhattan.

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When: Weekdays, 4-7pm

The Deal: $5 Well Drinks; $4 Cans

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

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Lelabar

West Village
422 Hudson St

When: Daily, 5-7:30pm

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

A great, slightly upscale wine bar where you can get all of their wine by the glass. It’s a small space, and the Happy Hour isn’t a secret - so come early.

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When: Weekdays, 3-8pm; Sat, 1-8pm; Sun, All Day

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 nearby.

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When: Daily, 4-7pm

The Deal: Half-Priced Draft, 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

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When: Mon-Fri, 5-7pm

The Deal: $7 Cocktails; $8 Wine

Ichabod’s is a restaurant a few blocks from Union Square, and it functions as a nice neighborhood pub for the people who live and work in the area. The space is just one big room, and they serve things along the lines of brick chicken and a kale caesar. Bring your boss, or try this place for a Happy Hour date.

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When: Weekdays, 4-7pm

The Deal: $5 Select Drafts; $5 House Wine; Half-Price Bottles Of Wine

This bar specializes in picklebacks, but if you’d rather not get drunk on pickle juice, come at Happy Hour instead.

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When: Mon-Wed, Fri, 12-7pm; Thurs 12-8pm

The Deal: $5 Cans; $6 Selects; $6 House Wine; $8 Gin And Tonic Of The Day

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

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When: Mon-Fri, 11-7pm; Mon-Fri, 11pm-2am

The Deal: $5 Drafts; $6 Wine Glasses; $7 Margaritas

Tavern29 is a two-story bar with TVs, chandeliers, and exactly one thing that sets it apart: a rooftop. It isn’t very high, so you won’t get much of a view, but there a bunch of picnic tables that are perfect for outdoor group drinking in Nomad. And if the weather isn’t great, you can grab a table inside and eat a burger.

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Turnmill Bar

Nomad
119 E 27th St
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When: Daily, 12-7pm

The Deal: $4-$6 bottled beer, $5-$6 draft beer, $6 mixed drinks, $6 wine, $8 beer-and-shot combo

If you’re somewhere around Kips Bay or Nomad and need somewhere to drink with a group, Turnmill Bar is a good spot to know about. It’s a big, clean pub with high ceilings and plenty of large tables, and there are few TVs for people who can’t drink without watching sports.

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Shorty's

Nomad
66 Madison Ave
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When: Weekdays, 4-7pm

The Deal: $5 Beers; $6 Drinks; $4 Fries

Shorty’s is a sports bar serving many kinds of bar food, but they’re best known for their cheesesteaks. So if you feel like having some beef and cheez whiz while you catch whatever game is on TV, come here. It isn’t fancy, but it’s good for a group hang.

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7.8
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When: Weekdays, 5-7pm

The Deal: $10 Select Cocktails; $2 Oysters and Clams, $6 Select Beer, $7 Riesling; $5 Oyster Shooters

Sure, the HH alcohol offerings are kind of random, but order yourself a Session IPA 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.

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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 second choice if Raine’s Law Room is full. But during Happy Hour, it should be your first.

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Hill Country

Flatiron
30 W. 26th St.
7.5
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When: Daily, 5-6pm, 10pm-Close

The Deal: $4 Cans Of Beer; $20 Buckets Of Beer; $6 Well Drinks; $22 Margarita Pitchers, $6 House Wine; $2 Jello Shots; $5 PBR And A Shot

Happy Hour with barbecue. Sounds like a pretty great plan.

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When: Daily, 3-7pm

The Deal: $7 Beer Wines; $8 Wine; $10 Cocktails, Cheese Plates, Mac and Cheese

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

gramercy & murray hill

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When: Mon-Sat, 4-6pm

The Deal: $5 Drafts, Cocktails, and Glasses Of Wine; $15 For A Burger And Manhattan

If you want to grab a drink and maybe have something to eat in Murray Hill, this is one of your best options. It’s a restaurant/cocktail bar serving slightly fancy bar food, although you should probably do their Happy Hour burger-and-Manhattan deal.

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When: Daily, 4-7pm

The Deal: $6 Glasses Of Wine, Prosecco, Beer, And Well Drinks; $3 Off Select Cocktails

This is a bar/restaurant with solid cocktails, big TVs, and Southern-inspired food. So basically, a godsend for Murray Hill residents.

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When: Weekdays, 4-7pm

The Deal: $4 Drafts; $4 Well Drinks

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

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4.0
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When: Weekdays, 3-7pm

The Deal: $5 Cans OfBeer; $6 Draft Beers; $7 Wine; $8 Cocktails and Sangria

Cask gets pretty busy, but thanks to its giant size, it’s never overly-crowded. Just know we wouldn’t recommend eating here.

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When: Weekdays, 4-7pm

The Deal: $1 Off Everything,

Discounted beers plus free, serve-yourself popcorn are a match made in Happy Hour heaven. On Wednesdays, bottles and glasses of wine are all half-off. This is also a great place to pregame a movie at the nearby AMC - extra points for sneaking in the aforementioned popcorn.

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When: Daily, 3-8pm

The Deal: $4 Beer; $2 Off Glasses Of Wine

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

tribeca

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Terroir Tribeca

Tribeca
24 Harrison St.
8.0
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When: Daily, 4-6pm, 11pm-close

The Deal: $2 Off Bar Snacks; $1.25 Oysters; $2-$4 Off Every Glass Of Wine

This wine bar doesn’t take itself too seriously. They serve some good food, and there’s a lot of wine to choose from. Also, every glass is discounted during Happy Hour. Go drink here.

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Belle Reve

Tribeca
305 Church St.
7.5
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When: Weekdays, 4-7pm

The Deal: $1 Oysters; $15 Burger And Narragansett

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.

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When: Daily, 4-8pm

The Deal: $5 Beer and Wine; $6 Well Drinks

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

FiDi

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When:Weekdays, 5-7pm (Second Floor Only)

The Deal: $1 Oysters; $12 Cocktails

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

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Trading Post

170 John St
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When: Weekdays, 4-7pm; Sat-Sun, All Day

The Deal: $5 Select Drafts; $7 Select Wines By The Glass; $8 French Martinis And Cosmos; 50% Off Bottles Of Wine On Mondays

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

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When: Weekdays, 5-7pm

The Deal: $3 Bud Light Pints; $5 Wines; $5 Well Drinks

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

chelsea

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When: Mon-Fri, 11-7pm

The Deal: $5 select beer, $7 select glasses of wine

There’s a Cooper’s Craft & Kitchen in the East Village, but we prefer the location in Chelsea. It’s smaller, and it feels less like a sports bar for undergrads and more like a little cabin where you can get a good beer. There’s also a seating area in the back that works for dates, and the weekday Happy Hour is perfect for whenever you decide that you don’t want to go to work.

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Porchlight

Chelsea
271 11th Ave.
7.7
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When: Daily, 4-7pm

The Deal: $10 Cocktails; $5 Punch Flasks, $7 Tall Boy Beers

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

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When: Weekdays, 4-6pm

The Deal: $5 Rocks Margaritas; $6 Frozen Margaritas; $3 PBR and Schaefer 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.

midtown

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When: Daily, 5-7pm

The Deal: $4 mixed drinks, $4 beer

A surf-themed bar two blocks from Times Square might sound like something you wouldn’t even wish upon your least-favorite coworker - but it also might be fun, depending on what kind of mindset you’re in. If you want to drink something cheap and maybe play beer pong while you stare at a portrait of Patrick Swayze on the wall, go for it. This is a good place to relieve some stress after a day spent in cubicle on 52nd Street.

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When: Mon-Fri, 12-7pm

The Deal: $1 off draft beer, $10 draft cocktails

If you ever find yourself wandering around Hell’s Kitchen, and you feel like drinking a beer in a place that isn’t a sports bar, try As Is. This place has a great beer selection (as well as cocktails and natural wine), and with all the exposed brick and potted plants, it’s about 20 times nicer than every other casual bar in the area.

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When: Daily, 12-6pm

The Deal: $10 Rum Punch, Daiquiris; $10 Wine; $5 Narragansett

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

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When: Daily, 5:30-8pm

The Deal: $3 Pilsner; $4 IPA; $5 Hot Dogs; $6 Select Cocktails

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.

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When: Tues-Thurs, 12-5pm

The Deal: $1 Off Every Draft Beer

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

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Ardesia

Hell's Kitchen
510 W. 52nd St.
7.0
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When: Weekdays, 4-7pm

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.

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When: Weekdays, 11am-7pm

The Deal: $6 Well Drinks; $5-6 Beers; $7 House Wine

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

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When: Daily, 4-7pm

The Deal: $5 Drafts; $6 House Wine

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

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When: Daily, 11am-9pm

The Deal: $6 McGee’s Ale; $6 Select Draft Beer; $6 Wine and Well Drinks

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

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Rattle N Hum

14 E 33rd St
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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.

upper east side

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The Rochard

Upper East Side
1504 Lexington Ave
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When: Sun-Fri, 11-7pm; Sun-Fri, 11pm-1am

The Deal: $5 Drafts; $2 off Well Drinks; $2 off Draft Wine

For a casual drink at the upper end of the Upper East Side, go to The Rochard. This place is from the same people behind The Jeffrey and Fools Gold, and it similarly has a great craft beer selection along with some above-average bar food. You can either sit at the long bar or grab a table, and you can stop by for trivia on Wednesday nights.

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When: Mon-Fri, 4-7pm; Sat-Sun, 3-7pm

The Deal: $5 Beer; $5 Wine; $5 Well Drinks

Ethyl’s Alcohol and Food exists on the Upper East Side, which is strange. It’s strange because Ethyl’s is a 70’s-themed bar with divey tendencies and occasional burlesque shows. It’s one of the most fun places to hang out on the UES. Come by for some early evening drinks (and maybe a burger) while you wait for their bingo night to start.

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When: Mon-Fri, 4-7pm

The Deal: $1 off all beers

The Upper East Side isn’t really known for its bars - but Jack and Fanny’s is a surprisingly nice place. It’s a long, ’70s-themed room with some couches up front, and a bunch of booths in the back. There’s also a bocce ball court, which feels like an appropriate thing to use during Happy Hour.

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Maya

Upper East Side
1191 1st Ave

When: Daily, 4pm-Close

The Deal: $6 Select Beers; $8 Wine, Sangria, Margaritas, and Select Cocktails

A slightly upscale Mexican place on the Upper East Side where you can get some spicy crab or tuna tartare in your guacamole. Just know their Happy Hour is restricted to the bar/lounge area.

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7.5
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When: Weekdays, 3-7pm; Weekends, 10am-4pm

The Deal: $2 Off Certain Beer And Wine

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.

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7.9
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When: Weekdays, 11am-7pm; Sunday-Thurs 11pm-1am

The Deal:$5 Select Drafts And Cans; $10 Wine On Tap; $5 Well Drinks, $1 Oysters

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.

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When: Daily, 4:20pm-5:20pm

The Deal: $5 All Draft Beers, Wine, and House Liqour

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

89

e's BAR

Upper West Side
511 Amsterdam Ave
MAP

When: Weekdays, 5-7pm

The Deal: $7 Wine Glasses; $6 Narragansett, Cider, Well Drinks; $9 Beer & Shot; $30 Beer Buckets; $5 Burgers

If you live on the Upper West Side, there’s a decent chance that E’s Bar is your favorite place for a casual drink. It’s as laid-back as a dive bar, but it’s cleaner, the food is better, and there are big booths and board games. Stop by for a drink after work, or come play Scattergories with your super after you call in sick.

90

Mermaid Inn

Upper West Side
570 Amsterdam Ave.
7.8
MAP

When: Daily, 5-7pm

The Deal: $1.25 Oysters; $1 Clams; $5 Draft Beers; $7 Wines; $8 Select Cocktails

Cheap oysters, cheap drinks. The Mermaid Inn is a neighborhood seafood restaurant (with a second location downtown), and we especially like it for a the dollar-oyster Happy Hour. Bring your kids and chug a decent amount of wine.

91
MAP

When: 11-8pm Mon-Sat; Sun, All Night

The Deal: $4 Select Draft and Cans; $5 Narragansett and A Shot

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.

92
MAP

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.

93

When: Weekdays, 4-8pm; Weekends, 11am-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 2-for-1 is hard to argue with.

94
8.0
MAP

When: Weekdays, 4-7pm

The Deal: Buy 1 Get 1 Wine, Well drinks, and Beer.

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

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Mess Hall

Harlem
2194 Frederick Douglass Blvd
MAP

When: Daily, 4-8pm

The Deal: $6 Wells; Can & Shot Specials; $10 Beer, Shot, Hot Dog Combination

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

96
MAP

When: Daily, Until 7pm

The Deal: $5 Select Beer; $6 Glasses Of Wine; $6 Sangria; $6 Margaritas; $6 Well Drinks

Getting together with the girls? Or, really anyone who enjoys good wine, conversation, and food? Lexington Social’s Happy Hour is an excellent choice.

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