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15 Best Happy Hours In NYC

By Justine Golata

15 Best Happy Hours In NYC

Everyone’s favorite hours of the day!

There’s not much New Yorkers love than eating and drinking with friends, especially when it’s cheap! And with the weather only improving, people are ready to enjoy the season with some delicious cocktails and light bites. Here are 15 of the best food and drink happy hour deals around NYC.

1. The Mermaid Inn, UWS

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Happy hour is everyday at the Mermaid Inn from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Feast on $1.25 East Coast oysters and select $6 beers, $9 wines and cocktails. Make your reservations here.

Where: 570 Amsterdam Ave., New York

Hours: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

2. Villanelle, Union Square

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From chips & dip, to beer, wine, and cocktails, fill up at Villanelle’s happy hour located right by Union Square. Try theLovely Day with Vodka, Pomegranate Spiced Mix, Cocchi Americano, Prosecco or the Spring Fields with Gin, Green Strawberry/Rhubarb, Pomp & Whimsy, Lime Juice for only $9!

Where: 15 E 12th St, New York

Hours: Fridays & Saturdays ( 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.)

3. Fresh Salt, Seaport

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From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. enjoy happy hour specials everyday of the week! Order draft beers anywhere from $5-$6 and house liquor and wine for $6.

Where: 146 Beekman St., New York

Hours: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

4. The Pony Bar, UES

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If you’re a beer lover, here’s definitely the happy hour for you. Order any beer on draft, well drink, or wine by the glass for $7.

Where: 1444 1st Avenue, New York

Hours: Monday – Friday (4:20 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.)

5. Yoon Haeundae Galbi, Midtown

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This Korean BBQ spot is offering draft beers for $5 – $8, house wines for $10 – $12, and select cocktails for $10. Try the favorite “From Yoon With Love” including soju, grapefruit & sparkling limonata or “Yuzu Spritz” with prosecco, yuzu honey, lime.

Where: 8 W 36th Street, New York

Hours: Monday – Friday (5 p.m. -6 p.m.)

6. Château 49, Midtown East


Vacation to France at Château 49 with their lunch menu featuring crepes, escargot, and jambon fumé. Afterwards treat yourself to $7 select wines, $5 beers, and $9 Aperol Spritz’s from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. The best part is that their happy hour deals are daily!

Where: 924 Second Avenue, New York

Hours: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. (Everyday)

7. Leonelli Restaurant & Bar, Flatiron

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Drink $10 cocktails, like the “La Primavera” with cucumber vodka, Dolin dry vermouth, snap pea syrup & celery bitters) and the “Sorbetto Di Sangue” Cruzan white rum, Solerno blood orange, & mandarin juice among other beer and wine selections. For bites to eat,  enjoy appetizers like Arancini and Cacio E Pepe Croquettes.

Where: 7 East 27th St., New York

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday (5 p.m. – 7 p.m)

8. Valerie, Midtown

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This bi-level cocktail bar is serving up happy hour deals from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Mondays- Fridays with $11 cocktails, $9 select wines, and $7 select beers. If you’re hungry you can order $1 oysters and charcuterie board for $16.

Where: 45 West 45th St., New York


Hours: Mondays- Fridays (4 p.m. – 7 p.m.)

9. Boilermaker, East Village

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Snack on $1 wings with unique flavors like black bean maple and pad thai and pair them with $8 Moscow Mules or Old Fashioneds.

Where: 13 1st Avenue, New York

Hours: Wednesday – Friday (4 p.m. – 7 p.m.)

10. Tara Rose, Kips Bay

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You can’t go wrong with $8 Aperol spritz’, mules, select wines, and $6 beers. Try their 2-bites for $15 to fuel you through the 6 hours of affordable drinking!

Where: 384 3rd Ave, New York

Hours: Monday – Thursday (1pm – 7pm)

11. Mister Paradise, East Village

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Your new favorite time of the day “Discount Liquor Hour” runs Monday – Friday from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Mister Paradise starting with $9 cocktails, $4 beers. Enjoy their food deals too like their $9 burger with bacon-infused American cheese. Plus, you can get a bottle of rose for $35.

Where: 105 1st Avenue, New York

Hours: Monday – Friday from (5 p.m. – 6 p.m.)

12. Groove, Greenwich Village

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This musical venue home to NYC’s funk, soul, and R&B scene offers $5 drink and food specials every weekend for happy hour. Catch some live music while you enjoy such incredible deals.

Where: 125 MacDougal St A, New York

Hours: Weekends (4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.)

13. John Doe, NoMad


Craving some seafood but not looking to drop a ton of money? From 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily feast on $1 oysters at John Doe!

Where: 253 5th Ave., New York

Hours:  11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Everyday)

14. Zeus Kitchen, Astoria

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With mouthwatering burgers and cocktails, you’ll want to stay the full length of happy hour. Enjoy affordable deals all night long.

Where: 27-24 21st Street, Queens

Hours: Monday – Friday (5 p.m. – 10 p.m.)

15. David Burke Tavern, Lenox Hill

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The happy hour deals at David Burke Tavern are practically endless with $11 burgers and house wines, $7 fries and beers, and $2 oysters!

Where: 135 E 62nd St, New York

Hours: Wednesday – Saturday (4 p.m. – 7 p.m.)

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