Best NYC Bars for Happy Hour

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Enjoy The Best NYC Bars for Happy Hour

Enjoy The Best NYC Bars for Happy Hour

Best NYC Bars for Happy Hour

It's no secret that New York City is expensive, so when you go out for an evening drink make sure to check out the best NYC bars for happy hour. Some of the best happy hours we found were bars that had longer, extended happy hours, bars with NYC happy hour specials on food and bars that were ridiculously cheap.

Everybody knows that a good night out on any town starts with a solid pregame. Get your feet and lips wet at the best happy hour NYC and fill your stomach with some grub too! Happy hour specials in NYC are there for you to take advantage of!

Of course, New York City is massive, so there's a good chance that we overlooked a few great New York bars (a ton.) NYCTourist is here to keep you up to date on all the best happy hours and NYC nightlife!

Extended Happy Hours

There's nothing worse than enjoying NYC happy hour specials and then finding out that the last Jack & Coke you ordered was 5 minutes after the special is done. Don't be that guy.

  • La Linea: La Linea is a cozy East Village lounge that has some serious happy hour hours. Seven days a week you can go to La Linea and drink half off any drink from 3pm until 9pm. Weekend happy hour for the win! Even better, La Linea has a late night happy hour with the same half off deal from 11pm to close on Sunday through Wednesday and from midnight to close on Thursdays. 
  • Blind Tiger Ale House: In the West Village, Blind Tiger Ale House runs the happy hour game with specials running from noon until 8pm, Monday through Friday. The special itself isn't all that special, $1 off all drafts and well drinks, but you can't hate "You Cut the Cheese" on Wednesday nights. Starting at 6pm, specialty cheeses and bread are brought out for the bar patrons to snack on for free

Super Cheap Happy Hours

Happy hour is all about getting cheap drinks, so doesn't it make sense to look for bars that have the cheapest happy hours? The best NYC bars for happy hour will be the places where you can use couch change.

  • Fiddlesticks: Located in the West Village, Fiddlesticks may have the cheapest and best happy hour NYC has. Until 10pm on Mondays through Fridays, you can get any drink that you want besides martinis and shots for not a cent more than $3! Fiddlesticks is great for quieter NYC happy hour specials.
  • Welcome to the Johnsons: This dive bar on the Lower East Side is definitely one of the best NYC bars for happy hour. On Monday through Thursday from 3pm until 9pm and on Friday and Saturday from 1pm until 9pm, Welcome to the Johnsons offers $2 Buds and well drinks. $2 for a beer in New York City is almost like stealing.

For more of the best NYC bars for happy hour, scroll to the bottom of the page!

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1. Greenhouse

Greenhouse NYC is one of SoHo's best nightclubs.  From their awe-inspiring decor to their impressive DJ's, Club Greenhouse NYC is the perfect ingredient to your New York night out.  When you're dressed to impress in your hippest attire and sipping on a delicious cocktail, helping the environment never looked so good.

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2. Le Poisson Rouge

If you're looking for live music, art, and alcohol, look no further than Le Poisson Rouge NYC. Many talented artists have performed at Le Poisson Rouge, including Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Andrew WK, Mos Def, Norah Jones, Paul Simon, and They Might Be Giants. In addition to cocktails, the on-site bar serves small plates such as tater tots, sloppy joe sliders, quesadillas, salads, nachos, and pizza.

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3. Marquee NY

Marquee NYC is one of the trendiest nightclubs in New York City. This elegant and refined property boasts scuptural glasswear, custom-made ice buckets, leather place settings, a 42-foot vaulted ceiling, and 35-foot "wishbone" staircase. Here you will find jet-setting celebrities and many of the most attractive people in New York.

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4. Terra Blues

If you're looking for a smooth drink and great Blues music, check out Terra Blues Bar in Greenwich Village.  Overlooking Bleecker Street, this New York hot spot has hosted many nationally recognized Blues musicians, in addition to many talented local artists.  Regardless of when you go to Terra Blues NYC, you are sure to have a memorable time.

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5. Gotham Comedy Club

If you need a good laugh, there's no place that can compare to Gotham Comedy Club NYC. This famous NYC comedy club features stand-up comedy every night of the week, with regular performances by A-list celebrity comics such as Dane Cook, Jerry Seinfeld, and Dave Chappelle.

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6. NY Comedy Club

Native New Yorker Milton Berle once said: "Laughter is an instant vacation." We completely agree, and a giggle-getaway with nightly stand-up comedy at the New York Comedy Club is just the ticket.

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7. The New York Night Life Parties

Skip the lines, the cover charges, and party VIP style with The New York Night Life's tours of exclusive nightclubs, hip rooftop lounges, prohibition era secret bars, and other incredible spots. Party in the city that never sleeps with the pros and enjoy the best New York nightlife has to offer.

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Brother Jimmy's West Delicious Wings

Brother Jimmy's West Delicious Wings

Happy Hour Food Specials

If you're going to be at the best happy hour NYC, then chances are you're going to get a little hungry. Here are a couple bars that have food specials along with their drink offers.

  • Lure Fishbar: If you're in the mood for cheap seafood and happy hour specials then Lure Fishbar in SoHo is the spot. On Monday-Friday from 5pm-7pm, head to this SoHo bar to get specials on clams, oysters and alcohol. The beers run about $5 during this happy hour, but the real deal is the $1 clams.
  • Brother Jimmy's West: Brother Jimmy's West in the Upper East Side has got prime drink and appetizer specials for its happy hour. From 4pm-7pm Monday-Thursday, get $2 beers, $3 well drinks and half off all appetizers. From 12pm-4pm on Saturdays, Brother Jimmy's West hooks it up with the same drink specials and 35 cent wings!
Complimentary Chips and Salsa at Suenos New York City

Complimentary Chips and Salsa at Suenos New York City

More Great Happy Hours

Didn't see the best happy hour NYC that interested you? Here are a few more happy hour hangouts that you might find attractive.

  • Boxcar Lounge: Located in the East Village, Boxcar Lounge has a buy one get one free happy hour until 10pm. 
  • Suenos: Suenos in Chelsea is another spot that has a buy one get one free special Tuesday-Sunday from 5-7pm. You also get complimentary chips and salsa!
  • Parkside Lounge: From 1-8pm daily, Parkside Lounge offers $3 beers and well drinks. Parkside Lounge is located in Lower East Side.

NYC Tourist has all the info you need when planning your trip to the Big Apple. Make sure to check out our New York City deals too so you can save big on more than just your drinks! Even if you need a hotel in NYC to sleep off your happy hour in before you start your nightlife - we've got the right price for it all!