Spring has (nearly) sprung, and that means: HAPPY HOUR!
Well, any day is worthy of happy hour in our book, but nicer weather calls for outdoor drinking. Amirite? While there are plenty of places to enjoy a drink al fresco, here are some of our current favorites for a great cocktail to enjoy spring and summer after a long day at work.
There’s no better company than friends, food, and premium cocktails. Mingle with all three at Carrol Place, an Italian American winebar, and gastropub in the heart of Greenwich Village. The 6700 sq. ft. is both expansive and homely, and hosts quiet evenings and rowdy nights with the same ease. Grab a lucky friend and enjoy three delicious small plates full of all the usual irresistibles (think gooey mozzarella settled on to some fresh-baked crispy dough; sweet, slow-cooked Pomodoro sauce…) and 2 cocktails that look and taste perfect. If you’re looking for a nice after-work spot, don’t forget to check out Fever’s special deal here!
This bright, fun bar in Hudson Square is perfectly colorful for spring! Lazy Point is a relative newcomer to the Soho/Tribeca scene, and they are doing something different from the gimmicky rest: focusing on quality drinks, delicious food, and a relaxing, beachy atmosphere for all their customers. Make your way to Lazy Point for deluxe cocktails and delicious small plates at this hamptons-esque, white picnic table bar. Inspired by coastal Long Island resorts, Lazy Point’s colorful atmosphere, surfing photos and vintage scuba gear are a departure from the stuffy NYC scene. Get more info here.
If you’re looking to drink after work you’ll want to check out the beer ATM at Duke’s! Sip a cold brew while you consider the menu. Then, dig into a delicious burger made with certified Black Angus meat. Burgers range from The Duker (topped with cheese fries, crispy bacon and pickled jalapeños) to the Southern Comfort, which features onion rings, Monterey jack and the signature roadhouse sauce. New York, the best southern treats are waiting for you. For more info click here.
Hop in your T-Bird, slick your hair back, and prepare to indulge in some old school cool. Known for its charming hospitality, music-inspired cocktails, and vintage California vibe, a drink at Pinks is a trip back in time. Whether you get the “well” or “call” package, we guarantee you’ll be amazed by their 1950s inspired bar equipped with a motorcycle chain chandelier, gear shift beer taps and vintage bar stools. Let the good times roll and the drinks flow! For a 2-hour open bar special, click here.
Don’t listen to what others say: it’s ok to be self-serving! Make your way to Slate, get your beer card, and pour pints for the coolest person in NY (that’s you, by the way). Just slide your card in, and pour as much or as little beer as you want from any of the drafts. Pour yourself a crisp one with no foam, or all foam if you want (that’d be strange though). Slate’s self serving wall is a beer drinking experience like no other! For more info, click here.
Common Ground NYC is a creative and multifaceted workspace and bar in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. Beneath 20 foot ceilings, come and groove after work with a 2 hours open bar, including well drinks. Whilst at Common Ground, you might want to check out the outdoor seating, which will let you fully immerses yourself in the chic Meatpacking District atmosphere. For more info on this Fever special, click here.
Why settle for one drink, when you can have a whole bar? Make your way to Soho Park to replenish yourself with drink after drink from their swanky woodtop bar. This Midtown favorite commingles the chicness of exposed brick and ivory-white banquettes with the warmth that bottomless drinks brings about. You are in for a great evening at Midtown’s best! Click here for more info on this bottomless special.
Clinton Hall is great for a beer and some outdoor seating (especially in the Seaport District), but what happens when two powerhouses come together to create the ultimate Instagram-worthy culinary creation? You get the Clinton Hall x Sugar Factory Tomato Soup and Bacon Habanero Doughnuts. Read that again. Alone, doughnut expert Max Santiago’s savory Bacon Habanero doughnut is tasty enough to sell out before most people even get out of bed in the morning, but mix it together with Clinton Hall’s over-the-top ideas, and you get a food lover’s dream come true. Chef Darryl Harmon has come up with a mouthwatering tomato soup recipe that cannot be replicated. He’s mastered the art of blending the two together in the most mouthwatering way, and your taste buds will pretty much go into shock over this creation. For more info on this deliciousness, click here.