You’ve been working all week (or maybe just made it through Monday), you’re finally office-free and ready to hit up that happy hour. The only problem? With all the charming watering holes New York has to offer, the last thing you want to do is spend time finding the perfect deal. That’s why we’ve gone ahead and compiled our favorite happy hour spots by neighborhood, so you can blow off some steam without worrying where you’re headed.
When: 12:00-7:30 pm
Deal: $3 beer and shot deal and $2 off all drinks
Address: 169 E. Broadway, New York, NY 10002
Near Rutgers St.
If you’re looking for an energetic, lively dive to get your night started, look no further than 169 Bar. Open for more than 100 years (!!!), this bar is known for its eccentric vibes, oyster bar, and lively music, so you’ll find it hard to leave even after happy hour has ended. Bonus: Looking to cut the line and save some time? You can text in your food and drink order!
When: Daily 12:00-8:00 pm
Deal: 2 for 1 per person
Mondays, 1/2 price all night on all wine bottle
Address: 121 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 1st Ave & Avenue A)
New York, NY 10009 United States
This U-shaped bar with intimate leather couches serves as the ultimate date spot. From it’s buy-one-get-one (yes, that includes bottles of wine) to it’s delicious Charcuterie selection (you can mix and match any three for only $21), you’re in for a night of wining and dining without breaking the bank.
When: Weekdays 5:00-8:00 pm and weekends 6:00-8:00 pm
Deal: 3-5$ drafts, $5 wine, $4 well drinks
Address: 47 E Houston St, Bsmt B, New York City, NY 10012-2749
Happy hour drinks all under $5–need we say more? This divey Nolita bar is the perfect start to any night, letting you order in take out so you don’t have to make more than one stop. Be sure to swing by on a Sunday for some karaoke and a live DJ, so you can put off those Sunday scaries til the wee hours of Monday morning.
Upper East Side
When: Daily from 4:00 pm-close
Deal: $6 Mexican cervezas, $8 margaritas, $7 latin wines,
Address: 1191 1st Ave
New York, NY 10065
Looking for something a little more upscale? Check out Maya, a traditional Mexican restaurant located in the Upper East Side. This festive happy hour includes $6 tapas, so you can chase down your Mexican favorites with a few margaritas—all night! Pro tip: Head there on a Tuesday for their $2 tacos—there’s no better way to do Taco Tuesday!
Jeremy’s Ale House
When: Weekdays 8:00-10:00 am, 4:00-6:00 pm
Deal: $4 buckets of beer
Address: 228 Front St, New York, NY 10038
If you’re looking to relive your frat days, there’s no better place than Jeremy’s Ale House. The main feature here (other than the hundreds of bras lining the walls and ceiling) are the 32 ounce styrofoam cups of bud for only $1.75—and we haven’t even gotten to the happy hour! Curing a hangover? Get there for their Eye Opener (weekdays from 8-10 am) for $1.75 Coors, or head there after work for half price well drinks and $4 buckets of Coors/light (4-6pm).
When: Weekdays 12:00-7:00 pm
Deal: $3 well drinks, $2 cans of beers, $5 beer and shot combos
Address: 152 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
If you’ve spent any time in Williamsburg and haven’t made it to Skinny Dennis, it’s time to make things right. An all-around favorite, this honky-tonk bar offers daily happy hour, live country music three days a week, and a spiked frozen coffee that will have you up on your feet dancing all night long!
When: Daily 5:30-8:00 pm
Deal: $6 cocktails, $3-4 beers, $5 hot dogs
Address: 357 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036
Named after a small volcanic island off the coast of Madagascar, this “French Surfer Bar” has all the tropical vibes (and drink deals) to help you forget your office woes. Chase down a happy hour hot dog with one of their famous cocktails (try the Surfer Girl or Mermaid) to truly be swept away from all the city madness.
Lower East Side
When: 4:00-9:00 pm
Deal: $4 draft beers, well drinks, wines
It’s not a happy hour list without Local 138. This neighborhood lounge has a cozy pub-like feel that will make you question ever leaving. The wood paneled walls and bar make you feel right at home, and for the cheap price of one of their happy hour drinks, you might as well be. Offering a back room that can house all your friends, this place is the best pregame in town.